Welcome back to school, and welcome to Year Four!
Mrs Stamp teaches from Monday to Thursday, and Mrs Murray teaches on a Friday, supported by the fabulous Teaching Assistants Mrs Gear, Mrs Bradley, Mrs Sharples and Mrs Parry!
We begin our busy Year with the topic ‘I Am Warrior’, where we will be learning all about the Roman Empire and their invasion of Britain. On the 13th September we venture to Chester to explore the Roman museum, participate in a Roman workshop and (most excitingly!) march alongside a Roman Soldier!
See our Topic Overview for more details on curriculum coverage.
In Literacy, we will be reading a Caroline Lawrence book called ‘The Thieves of Ostia’, and we will use this text to encourage our own Roman fiction. Caroline Lawrence writes a series of Roman fiction books which I would encourage you to take home and read! They are fab! (Currently my bedtime reading too…)
We will also be using our Roman topic to inspire persuasive writing and the creation of playscripts, and hopefully to create some budding reporters during a newspaper unit.
During Maths we begin with a focus on Place Value, looking at the value of digits in 4 digit numbers; ordering and comparing numbers; rounding numbers; and to match our topic, Roman numerals!
Later in the term we will be focusing on addition and subtraction.
One of the most exciting parts of Year Four is your swimming lessons. We continue to swim on a Friday, so please bring your kit on this day! (Black swimming costume or trunks). We have one other PE session which is on a Tuesday afternoon.
Literacy, Numeracy & spelling homework will be set on a Friday and is due back the following Thursday.
This is an expectation of children in Year 4, and those who don’t complete at home may be asked to complete this during their school day.