Year 4 Autumn Term 1
We will start the term looking at the book ‘The Promise’ which is the story of how a child has an impact on her environment and will create a discussion on how we can make similar changes to our own school and local area. We will then explore the text ‘Leon and the Place Between’ an exciting story about a visit to the circus, which will involve us writing descriptive pieces as well as thinking about the story from another characters perspective.
To start the term, we will focus place value, rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000 as well as finding 1000 more or less than a number. We will then move on to look at Roman Numerals up to 100. We will investigate how they are used in ‘real life’ contexts, for example on clock faces. Problem solving will be a recurring focus, in order to develop these important skills.
Grouping living things is our Science topic during this term. Children will find out about different species, identify their features and then group and classify them depending on these characteristics.
‘I am Warrior!’ is our curriculum topic, providing first-hand experience of what this period was like, looking at Roman clothing and weapons as well as games they used to play. We will be carrying out lots of further research to find out about the Roman times, which will involve looking at every-day objects and creating our own artefacts.
We will be looking at collaborative learning and what tools help us to do this.
In P.E. we will be developing basic skills such as throwing, catching, balancing and changing direction, and applying these to a variety of games and sports.
Our first PSHE topic is ‘Being Me in My World’. This will include aspects such as becoming a class ‘team’, discussing responsibilities, rewards and consequences as well as creating ‘our learning charter’
In RE we will be looking at ‘Christianity in Action’, which will involve a closer look at the work of the Salvation Army and how their beliefs influence their actions.