Sully School Literacy Mathematics Castles and Dragons PE Autumn Term 2013 Curriculum Newsletter Year 4 Topic- Castles and Dragons Guided reading VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation) Handwriting Big Write Spelling Reference work Myths, legends and folk tales. Poetry – different styles and techniques. Non-fiction texts associated with our topic. Welsh – sentence patterns, vocabulary and reading through the topics of Yr Ysgol (School) and Bwyd (food). Revise 4 rules of number (-+x÷) Multiplication and deriving division facts Using and applying number skills in everyday situations Aspects of shape, space and data Big Maths This project has a history focus and teaches children about aspects of the middle ages of Welsh history between 1063 and 1283. In this project children will learn: How to use a range of historical source materials to find out information about the past; How to order things chronologically; About significant Welsh figures that shaped this period of history; About the castles of Wales; About cultural identity of Wales; About the features of myths and legends and how to write one of their own; How to use a range of mathematical, technological and artistic skills to create artefacts ands models on an historical theme. Knights’ Training Camp – athletic skills. Dance – Creating a group piece using stimuli from the topic. Throughout this topic the skills of communication, thinking, number, ICT and bilingualism will be developed.