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Year 4

Autumn 1 - Active Planet

We will be learning about the changing nature of planet Earth, and how these changes cause earthquakes and volcanoes. We will be exploring how we, as humans, can try to protect each other from natural disasters, but also how we can be inspired by and learn to live with the ever-present dangers. We will need to be geographers, designers & innovators, and even musicians. How does the changing Earth shape where you live?

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Autumn 2 - Temples, Tombs and Treasures

The people who helped create the first great civilisations were not unlike you and me. Today we can learn a lot about these people and their way of life through the things they left behind- from everyday objects to magnificent and rare treasures. We will be learning about who the first Ancient civilisations were, where they settled in the world and why they chose that particular place. We will look at how these civilisations grew rapidly and lasted for thousands of years. We will explore what their family life was like, how they communicated their life, their religion, traditions and beliefs, who ruled these civilisations, their tombs- how they were built and why they were built. We will investigate the treasures and paintings left behind in these tombs and how this can tell us about life in the past. We will look at their stories and retell these stories with music and compare life in the past to life today. We will need to be historians, artists, geographers and musicians.

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Spring - Different Places, Similar Lives

In Different Places, Similar lives we will be learning about the similarities and differences between how people lead their lives in different countries throughout the world. We will need to be global ambassadors as we compare our school life with another school internationally, geographers as we explore how the climate affects the way people live and historians as we learn about how important people in the countries we are studying have changed lives. Can people have similar interests and lifestyles even if they live in different countries of the world?



Summer 1 - Chocolate

In this unit, we will be learning about something that most of us are familiar with - chocolate! We will be learning all about the impact that chocolate has had on many people‚Äôs lives for hundreds of years. We will need to be geographers as we find out where and how chocolate is grown and processed, historians as we find out how chocolate made its way across the world, and scientists and designers as we create our own chocolate bars! Does chocolate have a positive or negative impact on the lives of many people today? 


Summer 2 - All aboard

Today, in a world where we take travel for granted and are able to cover vast distances with relative ease and speed, it is easy to forget how railways changed the way ordinary people experienced the world. Railways opened up horizons and connected the world in a way that had never been seen before. Can you imagine a life before roads, cars and flying made travelling long distances very easy? We will be historians and discover the impact the development of the railways had locally and globally.

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