Year 4 - Mrs Bennett Brock and Mrs Bates

Autumn 2nd half term - 2016

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - I am Warrior!

This half term Year 4 pupils will be discovering Roman Britain learning about Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and finding out what the Romans did for us.

They will learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain finding out about arts and crafts such as mosaics and jewellery making, as well as investigating Roman numerals. 

On their Roman Day pupils will meet a Roman solider who will tell them all about life in the Roman army battling the Celts.

 Autumn 1st half term - 2016

Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Mighty Mountains

Mighty mountain peaks rise high over morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.

As part of their Mighty Mountains learning Year 4 pupils will discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block a dome or a plateau.

Pupils will follow the water cycle’s course from source to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas.

To begin their learning pupils will visit the Peak District to climb Thorpe Cloud and experience a higher altitude – looking at how the weather changes as they ascend and the different plant and animal environments of the area.


Year 4 - Thorpe Cloud - Tuesday 13th September

On the hottest September day in over one hundred years all of our Year 4 pupils climbed 287 metres to the summit of Thorpe Cloud.

Pupils learnt about how Thorpe Cloud was formed millions of years ago and and how mountain environments differ from other other environments.

To end their visit pupils crossed the River Dove via the famous 'stepping stones' taking time to look at the fossils located in these stones as they crossed.

Useful websites to support learning in Year 4

Visit the BBC KS2 Bitesize History web page and learn about the Roman Empire by clicking the image above.    

Find out all about the Romans Baths in Bath by clicking the above image. There are a number of interesting and educational games to play on this site.

Click the image above to find some interesting facts about mountains.

Click the National Trust logo above to find out about Ilam Park, and the Dovedale / Peak District area owned and maintained by The National Trust.