Year 4 Mantle of the Expert Week

This week, Year 4 spent the week as producers, actors and actresses and created a documentary about an archaeological find on the school field!


Viking artefacts were displayed under an archaeologist’s tent to recreate an archaeological dig. Along with the remains of a Viking leader’s body, the archaeologists discovered weapons, armour and some personal possessions. The children were told that the BBC were particularly interested in this event and that they wanted to commision the children to create a documentary about the discovery. Year 4 were given complete ownership of their learning and had to use many different areas of the curriculum to complete this task. They worked very hard and other classes were invited to watch the documentary that they made. Well done Year 4!


The Mantle of the Expert is a dramatic inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. The big idea is that the class do all their curriculum work as if they are a group of experts who have been given a real purpose for learning

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