Welcome to Excalibur Class
Welcome to the Year 4 and 5 class page. Please click on the Class Letter and Topic Map links for further information about what your children will be learning each term. These links also contain useful information, such as P.E. days, homework information, and a curriculum overview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in to school and see either Mrs Trusson or Mrs Holbrook.
The adults in Excalibur Class are:
Mrs Helen Trusson – Class Teacher (Monday – Thursday)
Mrs Caroline Holbrook – Class Teacher (Friday)
Mrs Bridgett Spiller – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Mandy Boniface – Music Teacher
& Mr Jack Bunter – Sports Coach (PPA cover)
In Year 4 & 5 we are developing many skills which will make us become independent and resilient learners. We are striving to be the best we can, emerging ourselves in many enriching activities.
Autumn Term – Is there any land untouched by time?
This topic will be Geography based and we will be considering how our key question applies to various aspects of life in the South American country, Peru. We will find out about inhabited parts of the country and make comparisons to the parts which have yet to be discovered or developed. By finding out about Peru’s climate, varied landscape (including rainforests), animals, food, culture, and daily life, we will be able to describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography. We will also learn about aspects of the history of Peru including The Incas.
Spring Term – Is it all hot air? How high can you ascend?
Our topic will be History based and we will be considering how air transport has developed over time and how this has impacted on people’s lives. We will find out about some of the greatest inventors, scientists and engineers as well as learning about the pilots who bravely made daring journeys over land and sea. In Geography we will use atlases and digital mapping to discover where in the world flights first took place. We will consider aerial views and how different landscapes and man made features appear to people from hot air balloons and aeroplanes.