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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God

 

 Welcome to Year Four Spring Term 2 2024!

We would like to welcome you all to Year 4, we have a great term planned with lots of exciting learning and fun activities.

 

English

To coincide with our curriculum theme on what the Roman did for Great Britain, in English, we will be starting a fantastic book called 'Roman Diary-The journal of Iliona young slave by Richard Platt.  We will be using these books as a stimulus for our own writing. 

 

Maths
In Maths, we will be continuing to focus on length and perimeter and looking at how to measure the perimeter of different polygons. Our second topic will be all about fractions. Children will be looking at proper and improper fractions and will be converting, ordering and comparing mixed and improper fractions. . There will also be a chance to complete a range of reasoning and problem solving questions using our knowledge for the topics we have learnt to show that we can apply our learning to a range of questions. We will also continue to learn all our times tables to 12 in preparation for the summer term

 

Science
In Science, we will continuing to learn about "Sound." We will explore the different parts of the ear and their role and carry out a range of experiments and observations, thinking about loud and quiet sounds and how sound changes in different circumstances. 


RE
Our RE topic for this term is called 'Celebrating the Mass'.  In this unit, we will be learning about why the Mass is important and why people attend. We will also be discussing different parts and items of the Mass and what they are used for. This will help us when we go for whole school Mass' as we will understand what is happening at each stage and what the items are called when being used.

Curriculum

In Curriculum, our big question is, 'What did the Romans do for us?' The children will create a timeline of events that happened during the Romans' time in Britain. They will also research about what Romans brought to Britain. In addition, they will learn about the rebellion led by Queen Boudicca against the Romans. Furthermore, they will find out about Hadrian's wall and what life was like for a Roman soldier. Additionally, they will also look at the weapons used by the Roman army and why they were such a formidable army.

Art

In Art, children will be looking at the unit, 'Exploring Still Life' from Access Art. They will research artists called Paul Cezanne and Hilary Pecis followed by creating their own still life painting. 

Interesting Websites

Facts about Romans for Kids - Roman Britain Homework help (primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk)

Ancient Rome for Kids: England (Britannia) (ducksters.com)

PE

Children will have PE lessons on a Tuesday afternoon.   On this day only, they should come to school in their PE kit.  For the rest of the week, the children should be wearing their full school uniform.

 

Knowledge Mats

Please find below the Knowledge Mats for this term's learning.  Please take the time to read through these with your child as it will support and enhance their learning.

 

 

Year 4 staff members

4 Poplar

Miss Ahmed – Class Teacher
Miss Ahmed – Class Teacher

Mrs Thomas- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hall-Teaching Assistant

Miss Goldsmith-1:1 support

Miss Jeffery-1:1 Support

4 Rowan 

Mrs Fatima- Class Teacher 

Mrs Hall- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Barton- 1:1 Support

Mrs Shields - 1:1 Support