KS2 Curriculum (Years 3 & 4)
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What are the similarities between humans and animals in the way we eat and the way we move? Why can’t snails jump? Pupils explore skeletal structures and muscles and what keeps them healthy.
This unit explores the lives and legacy of early Britons and settlers, including those who lived during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Pupils will have the opportunity to consider how and why the why the ways of life adopted by prehistoric people slowly changed over time.
In this unit pupils explore a range of magnetic materials and their uses including compasses, which they use to explore the school grounds. They create maps and use grid references to help them complete a treasure hunt.
Spring Term- Local History Unit: Biggleswade Timeline
This unit has a focus on the changes to local transport in Biggleswade in the 18th and 19th centuries, concluding with a study on the impact the building of a train station had on the town and its people.
This unit explores rocks and Earthquakes, how and where they occur. The pupils will find out about fossils and diamonds, lava and coal and everything in between!
This geography based unit pupils will follow the course of river from its source to its destination. They will look at how the land alongside the river is used and what might be found there.
This unit encourages planning a travel challenge collecting information and artefacts and presenting as a holiday package.
Sewage systems; the calendar; paved roads; turnips and carrots are all things that were introduced to Britain by the Romans. But where did they come from and why were they here?
In this unit pupils will explore different light sources and how they create reflections, shadows and patterns. They will look at how the position of a country in the world affects how much light it receives and find out about phenomena such as The Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun.
This unit is an exploration of how our bodies use the food we eat, how we use our teeth and how our bodies deal with waste.
This unit explores the Viking Invasion and how this affected our land.
Pupils become electrical wizards who have the power to make lights work!
This unit looks at the mythology surrounding Dragons around the world. Why are there so many stories about them and why do they fascinate us so much?
In this unit pupils will study the history of Crime and punishment. They will find out about some of Great Britain’s most notorious criminals and how the Police force was set up to catch them!
This unit explores sounds and music across different subject areas. Pupils will answer questions such as how are different sounds made? How do our ears work? Do animals and humans hear in the same way?
As well as studying the river, the land surrounding it and the people who populate it, pupils will also study some of the more unusual aspects of this amazing river.
This unit will focus on how different individuals and groups of people have moved to a local area and bought about positive change.
This unit focuses on habitats and how animals and plants are adapted to suit them. It also explores how vulnerable habitats can be to change. Pupils will find out about a local habitat through field studies.
Curriculum Letters - Summer 2021