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Welcome to Year 4


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Autumn 1



 We will begin the term by learning how to write a newspaper recount. To do this we will need to known the features, purpose and language of recounts. We will research and make notes about our selected topic, which is...


                                 The sightings of the Loch Ness Monster


Later in the half term we will concentrate on:  


Classic Poetry – Pied Piper 


Folk tales – Pied Piper/Dick Whittington 


      Our learning in Maths will consist of understanding place value in 4 digit numbers. We will be be looking at the value of digits, how numbers can be partitioned into their different values and how we can represent this in different ways. We will compare and order numbers and round them. We will also be counting in different steps. Once we are confident, we will learn how to add and subtract 4 digit numbers using the formal method including with renaming.



 In History, we will be learning about The Romans. We will be looking at how the city of Rome began and how it became so important. We will learn about how the Roman civilisation spread across the seas into different countries including Britain. The Roman Empire grew very powerful so we will learn about how they organised their lives including their towns and their armies. Finally, we will look at what they left behind for us after they returned to Italy and why we still remember them.


Digital Literacy

We will learn how to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.

We will understand what computer networks do including the Internet and how they can provide multiple services.



Invasion Games: Tag Rugby

We will send and receive a rugby ball, move into spaces to receive passes and travel with a rugby ball with control. We will use simple tactics to outwit opponents and apply simple attacking principles in an invasion game. We will evaluate and recognise our success. 



What might a Hindu learn through celebrating Diwali?


We will explore teachings about good and evil in the story of Rama and Sita and learn about the importance of light in the Diwali celebrations, and how this is a symbol of good overcoming evil.



We will learn about the different groups that make up our community and know what living in a community means. We will learn about diversity and what this means in our community. We will also  understand about what privacy and personal boundaries are, including online.