Welcome to the brand new year 4 page, and welcome back to school to everyone at All Saints Primary.
I am in the very fortunate position of moving into year 4 with our year 3 children and cannot wait to get started on our new topic - The Romans.
During the Autumn term, we will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction followed by multiplication - as part of year 4, children will also look at Roman Numerals so any additional practice of these numbers at home would be fantastic.
In English, we will begin by looking at myths to begin with focusing on the story of Romulus and Remus - look out on class dojo for some of the children's own creative writing around some fantastical creatures.
Children will develop a greater understanding of the world they live in and where they are in the world. We will then look at what the Roman's created which has impacted our lives today for history. Following this, we will enact and create movies of an epic Roman battle! I am extremely excited to do this.
In science, children will learn about animals in their environment and the digestive system - we have a disgusting but fun lesson lined up here. In DT, children will design and build their own catapults to fire small rocks as far as possible. We will move on to learning about Italy and compare the UK to the Italian lands. As Christmas draws closer, children will finish our Roman topic with Art, music and some more exploration through our Jigsaw unit.
A hugely important element of year 4 is multiplication and I hope that you can join me in practicing as much as possible. As via class Dojo, please do use the resources provided to help all the children practice and progress as the expectation is that all children know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12.
As ever, please do contact me if via class dojo if any support is needed.