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Coxheath Primary School

Year 4

Term 1

This term, we are venturing back into the past to explore Roman Britain. Our core text is ‘Roman Invasion’, a story about a boy, Bran who is captured by the Roman Army. Can he escape without putting his family and the rest of his tribe in danger? We will use this book as a stimulus for our writing and create various pieces including a description and letter writing.

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In Maths, we will be exploring number and place value. Initially, we will revise taught strategies from Year 3 before moving on to learning new concepts, including column addition and subtraction with exchanging.

In Art, we will be investigating Roman mosaic patterns and creating our own.

In RE, the question we will be investigating is ‘Why do Christians believe Jesus is an inspiration?’ We will look at what inspiration means and the people who inspire us. Alongside this, we will also be preparing for the Harvest Festival.

For music, we will be learning to play the ukulele. A specialist teacher will come in every Tuesday morning and teach both year 4 classes for a 30-minute session each. The school has enough ukuleles for each child so there is no expectation for you to provide this.

This term in our PE sessions, the children will be doing dance on a Monday afternoon with Miss Sargent and tag rugby on a Friday with Mr Corcoran. Please ensure your child has a PE kit on Mondays and Fridays.

Computing this term will be focussed on coding. We will be using Purple Mash to create a variety of quizzes.

In French this term, we will be starting the unit called ‘Portraits’. Within this, we will be learning the colours and body parts in French. There is a focus on speaking and listening in these sessions. We will learn songs and rhymes to help us remember the new French vocabulary we are learning.

For Reading, please continue to read with your child for 10 minutes every day if possible. A reading book will be sent home with each child every night. Please record any home reading in the Learning Journal.

Times tables is a huge focus in year 4. The expectation is that by the end of this academic year the children will know all their times tables up to 12 x 12. We will be testing the children on their times tables weekly.