Who? What? Where?

Harriers Class – Yr4


In Art/Design Technology we will be:

  • designing and painting Roman shields
  • looking at examples of Roman mosaics
  • printing our own mosaic designs
  • drawing/painting portraits of Boudicca
  • taking part in “Take One Picture” Week
  • understanding and using electrical systems in products, such as series circuits incorporating switches and bulbs.

In Maths we will be:

  • finding the factors of numbers up to 40
  • using the grid method to multiply a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number
  • dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number
  • rounding 4 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • using decomposition to subtract 3 and 4 digit numbers
  • learning how to calculate areas and perimeters
  • learning what each digit stands for in decimal numbers with 2 decimal places
  • adding and subtracting decimals with 2 places

In Literacy we will be:

  • reading a range of texts linked to the Romans: play scripts, poems, myths and non-fiction texts
  • using dictionaries to look up words with Latin roots linked to our work on the Roman legacy in history
  • writing an account written from the point of view of a Celt watching Caesar’s invasion
  • creating a leaflet about the success of the Roman army
  • learning to use the possessive apostrophe with singular and plural nouns
  • learning to use correct standard English forms for verbs such as was and were
  • drafting, re-drafting work and evaluating our own and others’ work and making suggestions for improvement.

In Science we will be:

  • identifying common appliances that run on electricity
  • recognising that a switch opens a circuit
  • recognising some common conductors and insulators
  • taking accurate measurements using standard units
  • recording accurately using correct scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, bar charts and labels.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

In Geography we will be:

  • learning about climate zones and biomes
  • finding out about rivers and their features
  • looking at the formation of mountains
  • investigating the causes of volcanoes and earthquakes.

In History we will be:

  • looking at the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, including Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain, Claudius’s successful invasion and Boudicca’s resistance to Roman rule
  • studying the impact of the Romanisation of Britain.

In R.E. we will be considering the questions:

  • What makes a good leader? and
  • How and why do Christians follow Jesus?

In Computing we will be:

  • building sequences of instructions to create our own code
  • collecting information from different internet sources and producing a power point presentation.

In Physical Development (Games) we will be:

  • doing outdoor adventurous activities such as orienteering and shelter building with the PAS team
  • having swimming lessons at Glossop baths.

How you can help your child:

  • Support your child with learning spellings. Spellings are given on Wednesdays. Please make sure that your child brings in his/her spelling book every Wednesday.
  • Listen to your child read regularly and talk about what (s)he has read, discussing unfamiliar vocabulary, characters and story plot. Comprehension becomes increasingly important as your child progresses through Key Stage 2.
  • Ensure that reading books and reading records are in school every day.
  • Check that your child is completing homework tasks appropriately and handing them in on time.
  • Make sure that he/she has games kit in school at all times. Children will need outdoor kit this term, including trainers.
  • Ensure that your child brings his swimming kit to school every Thursday up to and including 2nd July. If your child suffers from asthma, please send a spare inhaler into school for this term. This will be taken to the baths every session.