Year 4

Autumn Term 1
Welcome to Class 4
Greetings from your class teacher: Miss Hill
Our fabulous Teaching Assistant is Mrs Archer
Our learning journey this half term...

Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?


This half term, Class 4 will be looking at the rise of the Roman empire and how that affected the Celts in Britain. This topic will develop the children's history and geography skills. As well as mapping the spread of the Roman empire across many years the class will also look at specific historical figures and how this affected Britain. Our writing focus will be myths and legends and newspaper report writing. The children will be looking at Roman myths and then created their own. They will also be creating an article in a Roman newspaper. We will also learn a Roman song, which they are hoping to perform to the rest of the school at the end of the term.


In maths this half term we will build on skills from previous years by looking at place value, length and perimeter and addition and subtraction. The children will be learning how to read Roman numerals, round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100. Following this, we will explore using formal methods for addition and subtraction as well as using the inverse to check an answer. 


RE this term allows the children to explore and interpret the creation story. The focus for this unit is the idea of God creating us all in his image and how we can best live and respect that. We will be considering the ways in which we are all similar and different and what we can bring to the world. As a class we will analyse the school mission statement and write instructions for the foundation children in how they can successfully fulfil it. 
Children will be given weekly homework, which will be set every Monday and due in the following Monday. This will include:
  • Weekly spellings
  • Literacy Planet
  • Times Table Rockstars
It is also important that children continue to read daily and practise their individual One Minute Maths Challenge.
To help children improve their knowledge of times tables with speed and accuracy, the link below provides a range of tests and games.
The children will have PE on a Tuesday and Friday. The PE this term will be undertaken by myself and we will be focusing on creating a Roman dance. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day. Children will be reminded to take their PE kits home every half term to be washed.
Important dates
Wednesday 11th September - Year 5 and 2 mass
Thursday 12th September - Year 4 welcome meeting
Wednesday 18th September - Whole School Mass