Welcome to Year 4
The teachers in Year 4 are:
Mrs Kate Jeffrey - 4J Mrs Althea Benjamin - 4B Ms Hannah Blunden - 4BL
Term: Spring 1
This half term Year 4 will be learning about The Romans. In English, we will be focusing on fiction and non-fiction writing. Our core text this half term is the story of Boudicca. We will use this text to create a character description before writing an eye-witness account of a key battle. Finally, we will be creating our own horrible history style graphic novel using ICT. In Mathematics, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will be learning strategies to recall the 11 and 12 times tables before moving onto written methods. We will then move on to learning how to calculate the area of shapes and begin developing our understanding of fractions.
In topic, we will be studying life in the Roman times and the scope of their empire. We will research counties that were in the Roman Empire and then locate these using atlases. We will learn the story of Boudicca’s rebellion as well as consider life as a Celt under Roman rule and learn what went wrong to cause the rebellion led by Boudicca. In addition, we will paint a portrait of Boudicca. In Science, we will be focusing on changing materials. We will be learning about how materials can change state. We will be developing our investigative skills through scientific enquiry with a focus on observation and drawing conclusions. In PSHE, will be learning how to maintain good health and hygiene as well as considering people who help us and how to maintain positive relationships. In computing, we will be using the internet to research before developing our skills using the app ‘Showbie’ to create graphic novels. Finally, in our RE lessons we will exploring Christians’ views of Jesus as well as taking part in an RE focus day themed around peace.