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 YEAR 4!

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This page will be updated at the beginning of every half term. For weekly/day to day updates please see Class Dojo smiley


We are both really looking forward to an exciting year ahead. Below is a brief overview of each of the subjects the children will be doing during the first half term. 


See you all on Tuesday 3rd!

Mrs Clarke and Miss Martin 


This term our topic is the Romans! All of our learning will be focused around this period of time and stem from our key question, 'Should we accept our place in society?' Alongside this, we have six concepts to explore: class, conflict, failure, free will, duty and spirituality. 



Our English learning this term will be focused on the book The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence. If you have a copy of this book at home, it would be useful for your child to bring this into school with them. By the end of the term, our aim is for the children to publish their own Roman Mystery. 




In maths this term we will be covering the following blocks of learning:

1. Place Value

Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9. 25 and 1000.

Find 1000 more or less than a given number.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones)

Order and compare numbers beyond 1000

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.

Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.

Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.

2. Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate.

Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.

Solve addition and subtraction two step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.



Our science topic for Autumn 1 is Electricity. Below are the objectives we will cover. 

Explain ways that electricity is generated.

Identify electrical appliances and the types of electricity they use.

Identify complete and incomplete circuits.

Identify and sort materials into electrical conductors or insulators.

Explain how a switch works and why they are needed.

Record and report on investigations.



By the end of the term, the children will have in depth knowledge of the Roman period and how the Britain that we live in today has been shaped by the Romans. We will look at everything from timelines to artefacts, clothing and leaders to help us form an overall picture of who the Romans were. 



In our French lessons, by the end of the half term the children should be able to:

tell somebody in French the key facts and key people involved in the history of the Roman Empire;

say the days of the week in French and learn how these are related to the Roman gods and goddesses;

tell somebody in French what the most famous Roman inventions were;

learn what life was like for a rich and a poor child in Roman times;

introduce the children to the concept of the negative form in French.



Our R.E. learning will focus on the following questions. The Journey of life and death - Why do some people think life is like a journey? Where do we go? What do different people think about life after death?



In the indoor slot, the children will do Roman Dance and in their outdoor slot, Hockey.



In our weekly PSHE lessons, we will consider the following questions, which are linked to our concepts for the term.

Class – Does your class affect your opportunities?

Conflict – Is conflict ever necessary?

Failure – Is failure always a bad thing?

Free will – Does everyone have the right to free will?