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Year 4 - Phase 3

Welcome to the year group page for Mackintosh, Picasso and O'Keeffe.

During Spring term one, we will be answering...


What happened when the Romans came?


This half term we will be learning about the Romans and why this is such a significant era in History. Our class text will be 'Romans on The Rampage' by Jeremy Strong which is a story about a Roman boy called Perlius who loves chariot racing and in Design Technology will have the opportunity to design and make our own chariots. 

We will also take part in a Roman experience day where we will be visited by the real Roman soldier, Maximus, who will explain what life is like in the Roman Army.

  In the second half of the Autumn term we will be answering our big question which is...


Why do we remember?



As part of our learning, we will be specifically looking at World War One and why it is important to remember the people who served in the war. Our class text will be the fantastic 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo and we will also incorporate our History learning into our writing sessions. The learning will tie in nicely with Remembrance Sunday and hopefully some of our children will even visit Retford Market Square for the service! 


The children will spend time in the Pilgrim’s Gallery to learn about the story of the Pilgrims and how it still resonates today. We will also discuss how the geography of the area and how that contributed to the development of the separatist movement. They will also learn about the Wampanoag, the tribe that helped the Pilgrims survive and the impact the story has on them.


Remembrance Day

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The Poppy Story.mp4

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