Mrs Abraham is our class teacher, supported by the fabulous Teaching Assistants Mrs Parry, Miss Sheard, Mrs Galbraith, Mr Greenwood and Mrs Thomas!
Autumn Term 2018
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!
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!
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 will 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.
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.
Life in Year 4
Year 4 have had a great start to the year but the highlight so far has to be our trip to Chester on Thursday. We had a wonderful time learning about about the Romans, where they came from and what their lives were like. The best bit was walking round the town centre dressed as Romans (even though it was a bit soggy!)
This term, Year 4’s topic centres around Traders and Raiders—a study of the Vikings! We start the topic with a bang, taking part in a Viking workshop at school. As we move through the term, we will look at where the Vikings came from, why they explored other countries and culture and how this has embedded into our culture today.
In literacy, we will be basing our learning around the book ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo. We will also be writing our own Viking Saga, we will be
writing a persuasive piece of text, and creating non-chronological reports.
During Maths, we will continue to practise written methods for multiplication and division, as well as apply these skills in a wide range of problems. As we move into the second half of the term we will focus on fractions and then decimals.
Click on the links below to find out more about our learning this term and homework ideas…