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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Class Teacher - Miss Gray
Supported by - Mrs Williamson and Mrs Eldon

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The Romans 

 

Our first topic this school year is 'The Romans'. We will learn about the growth of the Roman Empire, the Romans in Britain, Boudicca and the Celts, Roman entertainment, Roman gods and goddesses, Roman inventions and much more! Our visit to Colchester Castle will help to enhance our understanding of the how the Romans settled in our local area.

English

This term we will learn about the myth of the founding of Rome and will study various narrative texts including 'The Thieves of Ostia' by Caroline Lawrence. We will also develop our skills in non fiction writing, by studying and producing non-chronological reports and news reports.

 

We will be building on the writing skills we have developed in previous years by deepening our understanding of sentence structure. We will focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling skills and how to implement them in our writing across the curriculum.

 

In reading, we will continue to develop our comprehension skills by studying a variety of different text types. Our sessions will focus on developing a love of reading, as well as strengthening our retrieval, prediction and inference skills, alongside our understanding of featured vocabulary.

 

 

 

Maths

Investigating Number Systems 

  • Read, write and compare numbers up to 1000 
  • Roman numerals to 100
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Order and compare numbers beyond 1000

 

 

Pattern Sniffing

  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9 , 25 and 1000
  • Recall multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
  • Use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • Find 1000 more or less than a given number

 

Solving Calculation Problems

  • Add and subtract using 4 digit numbers
  • Use inverse operations to check a calculation
  • Solve addition and subtraction 2 step problems

 

Science - Sound

Religious Education - Islam and Understanding Creation

Design and Technology - Investigating Roman Food
Art - Mosaics, Clay Modelling and Roman portraits

Music - Performing rhythmically and improvising

Computing - Coding and writing blogs

History/Geography - The Roman Empire, Roman settlement in Britain and Roman lifestyle

 

Outline of Year 4 age related expectations

Useful links and websites

 

Multiplication tables check: information video

This video provides more information on the upcoming Year 4 times tables check

Topmarks website -

lots of fun games on here to boost understanding!

BBC Bitesize website -

lots of informative videos and interactive, educational games on here!