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Autumn Term 1

Roman and Anglo Saxon impact on Britain


Our literacy focus this term was Non-Chronological Reports and Historical Novels.

During the first 3 weeks, we looked at Non-Chronological reports that were related to our History topic: the Roman Impact on Britain. Please take a look at the children’s report below.

Non-Chronological Reports

After this, we looked at Historical Novels (Beowulf). Historical Novels were related to our History topic: the Anglo -Saxons.

We used this well-known text to invent our own historical stories. Please take a look at some of the stories below.  

Historical Narrative



We followed the Maths No Problem Scheme and looked at Numbers to 10,000 to start.  This  involved counting in 100’s, 25’s and 1000’s, using place value, comparing and ordering numbers, making number patterns, counting in 6’s, 7’s and 9’s and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

The children continued to learn their times tables and their division facts regularly!


In the last week of the term, we looked at Sound as part of our science topic. The children had the chance to investigate sound and be introduced to a variety of new vocabulary. They also visited the Museum of Science and Media in Bradford as a hook into their learning. Take a look at some of the work we did and photos of the visit.

Science Work

Art / DT

The children explored different skills in drawing to sketch a variety of Anglo Saxon objects found at Sutton Hoo. They also used clay to construct a 3D brooch which would have been used in Anglo-Saxon times.

4S Clay Modelling

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4H Clay Modelling

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Our key question this year that will be discussed through all RE lessons is as follows:

How should we live our lives?

The first faith we investigated this question through was Buddhism. We looked at rules taught through Buddhist teachings and the rules we know and understand in our own lives.



Invasion Games and Swimming

We hope many of the Y4 children will gain their 25 and 50 metre certificates.



Online Safety and Using Web Browsers

The children looked at acceptable and unacceptable behaviours when online and shared their understanding through posters. They also linked the importance of keeping personal information secure and private to rights learning.

UNCRC Article 16: Every child has a right to privacy.


We learned about the Roman and Anglo Saxon impact on Britain and how both have shaped our present day lives.


Anglo-Saxon Work


We learned about the country where the Romans came from: Italy. We investigated the human and physical features of this area, including volcanoes (like the famous Mount Vesuvius), mountains, coasts and ancient buildings like the Colosseum.



We looked at the current plastic pollution crisis that is affecting the Italian coastlines and all marine life that lives there. We linked this to our Global Goal learning and discussed how we can help reduce plastic pollution in waters around the world.


UNCRC Article 24: Governments must provide a clean environment.

Take a look at our pledges on reducing plastic below:


Pledges on Plastic


Volcano Explanations with Language of Sequencing

What a busy and fun filled half term we had!!