WELCOME, WHO’S WHO
Welcome to Year 4!
Class Teacher: Miss Farrar
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Thorneycroft
Our Class Saint is St. Teresa of Calcutta
Prayer – see separate sheet
TOPIC OVERVIEW FOR THE YEAR
The Romans – We will focus on using primary and secondary sources of information to learn about whom the Romans were and where they came from as well as identify features of Roman entertainment, Roman gladiators, the Roman Army and the main Emperors of Rome. We will learn what made the Roman Army so powerful and formidable. Finally, we will identify how the Romans have influenced our lives today. We will be visited by A Roman!
Crime & Punishment – We will explore what is meant by crime and punishment and how crimes are investigated today. We will also look at the history of the police force and how crime and punishment has changed in Britain over time. Children will take on the role of forensic scientists to investigate crimes in the classroom.
The World’s Kitchen – We will focus on locating continents, oceans and countries and the traditional cuisines throughout these continents. We will also be researching how the UK food culture has changed in the last 100 years and where our food comes from. Finally we will learn about Fairtrade and global food issues.
READING; Children will be reading in guided reading groups but will be encouraged to read as much as possible at home, especially aloud to an adult and this will be recognised by a reward scheme in class.
HOMEWORK: Homework is given on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday.
SPELLING AND TIMES -TABLES: Tests will be on Fridays. Spellings will include statutory spellings from the Year 4 list which will be taught in class as well as the spellings the children bring home.
Autumn 2 Term - Forest school on Tuesday
Spring Term – Bell boating
Summer Term – Swimming on a Tuesday
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