Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 you will find:
Themes & Topics
Our Autumn Term topic is ‘The Romans’ and we will be looking at the effective way in which the Romans worked together and ruled the Roman Empire. Starting the topic will include induction into the Roman army with drills on the school playground and letters of application. Throughout the topic, we will investigate the design and technology of catapults and explore the way some of the most famous landmarks we see today were created. Our topic will culminate with a recruitment fair for parents to take part in!
Roman City Visit
We have arranged a visit to Wroxeter Roman City; more details to follow. We would like the children to research an area of the Romans that inspires them, for example, visit the library or research on the internet about what the Romans did for us. We would welcome any research notes, posters, pictures or even models that your child has worked on with you!
Moving into the Spring Term, we side step towards ‘The Greeks’, where we look at the origins of the Olympics and the competitive nature they instilled within us. Research into sporting events, best location and lifetime achievements will begin the topic and assist the children in organising their own Moorhill Olympics.
Finally, the Summer Term brings ‘Safari’ to Year 4! The children will act as travel agents, researching life in Kenya, geographical landmarks as well as the animals indigenous to Africa. Throughout the topic we will discover the colourful prints and designs on fabric as well as the music that influences Kenyan lifestyles. The topic will land with the ‘travel agents’ selling their holiday experience to you, as parents, and entice you into the life of Africa.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in to school and speak to us; our doors are always open.
– Year 4 Team
What can you do to support your child?
- Reading is very important in Year 4 as we are encouraging children to foster a love and understanding of books. Please support us by reading with your child every night; little and often works best- 15 minutes a day as a minimum.
- Your child will be set homework tasks relating to skills learnt that week, whether it be spelling, writing, mathematics or topic based. It is very important that your child completes this work to the best of his or her ability.
- Make sure your child is ready to learn and not tired when he/she comes to school.
- Be interested in what your child has been doing at school, encourage him/her to be inquisitive and follow ideas through to a natural conclusion.