Welcome to Year 4

The Teachers in Year 4 are:

Mrs Benjamin - Magnolia Class

Miss Keane - Laburnum Class

Mr Dickinson - Mulberry Class


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 Percy Jackson: The Son of Neptune. We will use this text to write an alternative ending to a chapter and diary entry. We will also be writing a newspaper article about Percy’s disappearance.

In Mathematics, we will be focusing on place value and Roman numerals initially. We will be learning about four-digit numbers and the value of each digit within these before moving onto comparing and ordering such numbers. We will also be estimating using four-digit numbers, finding 1,000 more and 1,000 less than a given number and counting in multiples of 25.  After this, we will move onto addition and subtraction where we will learn to use these operations with 4-digit numbers where exchanging is required.  We will then be learning to estimate and check that we have reached the correct answer.

In Science, we will be focusing on States of Matter. 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 topic, we will be studying life in the Roman times and the scope of their empire. We will explore what Roman life was like for adults and children. We will investigate Roman buildings and why mosaics were an important part of Roman life. We will be creating our own mosaics in our parent workshop!

In PSHE, we will be focusing on our health, who can help us, and explore how simple routines reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses/promote health and welling. We will also be learning about different relationships.

In computing, we will be learning to create, use and edit a wiki.

Finally, in our RE lessons we will be exploring Christianity, including key beliefs and places of worship.