Here is a summary of what Year 4 will be learning this half term. Our Topic in class is ‘The Romans’ and our school wide theme is LGBTQ and ‘Proud to be me’.
During story time and reflection time at the end of the day. Teachers will use the books below to support discussions on the following themes:
- Different families
- It’s good to be me
Teachers will present a lesson on anti-bullying using the Anti-Bullying presentation written by Rachel Evans, Deputy Headteacher. Teachers will introduce the class ‘worry box’.
Children will take part in the school bullying survey
Reading, and comprehension activities, linked to the following books:
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
Better NATE than Ever by Tim Federle
What’s up with Jody Barton? by Hayley Long
The children will write a piece designed to entertain, based on the book ‘The Boy in the Dress’ by David Walliams.
Spoken Language/ Drama/ Debate
Present work on whole school themes to parents, family members, other children etc. Children will also be using drama to develop their writing – acting scenes to bring stories to life.
The Roman empire and its impact on Britain. Children will look at Roman figureheads e.g. Julius Caesar and artists e.g. Michelangelo who have made an impact on life today.
Design & Technology Design & Technology
Understand the principles of a healthy diet; how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes; techniques such as peeling, chopping, slicing etc.
Children will learn how to prepare and cook a range of ingredients to create dishes that they can eat on their ‘Roman Day’.
Art & Design
Sketch collection of observational and imagined drawings and ideas using line, tone, texture, shading, hatching and cross-hatching, using a range of media.
Fresco painting/mosaics – form pictures (not just patterns)
This half term children will be studying the work of Michelangelo. He was a Roman Fresco painter, so we will be following his techniques of painting on plaster, but also observational drawings for the details.
The Fresco paintings that the children are making in art will be themed around ‘What makes me, me’. The frescoes will be based on objects or ideas that make the children proud of themselves. They will display these frescoes during the ‘Proud to be Me’ parade.
Children will learn and perform the following songs:
Proud by Heather Small
This is Me from The Greatest Showman
True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
Born this Way by Lady Gaga
‘Friends’ theme song by The Rembrandts