In the first couple of weeks after starting the juniors we build on the transition work that began at the end of Year 2 ensuring that the children know their way around the school and the expectations required as a junior school pupil. In the first term the children begin to learn about what life was like in the Stone Age and how it changed due to the discovery of metals in the Bronze and Iron Age. The children visit the Iron Age roundhouse at Hadleigh Country Park where they investigate what life was like in the Iron Age and join Warrior School. The second term focuses on the geography of Greece and then its history and the legacy that the Greek civilisation still has on life today. The Summer term is particularly exciting as the children get to visit London as our topic is on Rivers. They also take part in a Geography field study at the beach at Old Leigh.
Welcome to the Year 4 page. In Year 4, children learn about Ancient Egypt and The Romans, as well as carrying out an interesting study into the history and geography of our local area.
We visit Colchester Castle and the British Museum as part of our studies and also go on a field study to Southend-on-Sea.
Children in Year 4 have the chance to show off their creativity in a number of exciting projects, including designing and making a fully functioning fairground ride as well as creating (and testing!) a Roman Shield. We also take part in an Ancient Egyptian ‘Ready Steady Cook’ to develop our food technology skills.
One very exciting part of Year 4 is our Ancient Egyptian market, where children create their own stalls and show their parents the different skills that they have developed. This year they also produced an interesting assembly about life in Roman times.
During their time in Year 5 the children study the ancient civilisation of the Mayans, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its effects upon the Roman city of Pompeii, as well as Britain’s settlement of Anglo Saxons. This culminates in an exciting visit to West Stow Anglo Saxon village in Suffolk.
In the autumn term, the children have the opportunity to participate either in a range of outdoor activities at Hadleigh Country Park or at Stubbers in Upminster, which is a two night residential trip.
Although Year 6 can can be considered to be a challenging year academically for our pupils, culminating with the KS2 tests, it is also a highly enjoyable time.
Within Connected Curriculum, diverse topics are studied ranging from the Rainforest to 'Britain since the 1930s: Arrivals and Departures'. Linked to these areas of study, they are given the chance to use their creativity through drama, art and technology tasks.
During the course of the year, the children are prepared for their transition to Year 7 and given many opportunities to represent the school and also contribute to the school community including some children being given the chance to be monitors and prefects.
However, one of the undoubted highlights for the children remains the chance to either go on the Ilam residential trip or enjoy the varied activities offered during Southend Week.