‘Tomb Raiders’ is the Year 3 Summer topic based on the Ancient Egyptians. Children will be delving
into the history of the ancient civilisation. In Literacy, they create their own Egyptian glossaries and
they will look at newspaper report based on the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, learn the report
using Talk4Writing by adding actions and write newspaper reports based on it. Our class story book
is ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ by Emma Carroll. In Science, they learn about magnets and light.
This term, Year 4 will be travelling back in time to 753BC, to experience what life was like during the Roman Era. We are so lucky to have such a rich history of Roman remains in our very own city! We would encourage the children to spend some time at a weekend exploring some of the Roman sites which are available locally. They will also explore artefacts related to Roman domestic life to help gain an insight into how they lived their everyday lives.
In Literacy, the children will be completing a range of different genres, including: a playscript, an explanation text about the digestive system (linking to their work in science), persuasive gladiator arguments and instructional writing about Roman roads. We will be looking at Roman legacy, focussing particularly on Glevum (Gloucester), which was a very important Roman town. We will look at a range of historical and geographical sources to draw our own conclusions. To end our theme, we will be holding our very own Roman day, where we will be making pizzas (a traditional Roman food) and taking part in Roman games. The children will be able to dress up as somebody from the Roman period, whether this is a Roman soldier or Boudicca herself!
Raiders and Invaders
This term our focus is the raids and invasion of the Vikings on Saxon
Britain. The children will be exploring how this changed the status quo
of Britain and the Viking legacy. Alongside this, they will also explore
Viking trade and travel around the world.
In Science we will be investigating the life cycles of plants and animals.
We will be thinking about the stage of the human life cycle and linking
this to a discussion of changes that may be happening to the children as
they approach puberty.
Our class reading book is The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.
This is a thrilling mystery, full of clues, which the children will enjoy
Our topic this term is largely science and PSHE based, as we explore the most incredible machine – the human body. We will start by learning about the organs of our body, our body systems and everything that we can do to keep our bodies working well. We will also be learning about how different substances effect our body and healthy choices that we can make. Later in the term we will discuss how our bodies change as we grow up and human reproduction. In a secondary topic, we will be travelling across the Severn Seas as we read the famous Treasure Island and start our Pirate Anthologies. Over the term, we will explore a range of writing genres, all with a pirate theme. This always proves to be an exciting topic and we look forward to reading the wonderful writing that our talented young authors produce.