Learning Blog

This is where you can find out all about the topics that we study in Year 4!
Spring 1
 
English
 
Our English topic this half term is about Boudicca. She was a great warrior who led a huge army into battle. We will be thinking about how she felt during this busy time, and writing a diary entry from her point of view. 
After this, we will be looking at Rotten Roman books and creating some non-fiction writing.
Maths
 
During Maths lessons this half term, we're going to begin with multiplication. We have been learning our times tables and will continue to use Times Table Rock Stars to practise. 
We are going to spend a week learning about the area of shapes, which we will need our times tables for.
Finally for this half term, we are going to start a long unit of work on fractions. There is a lot of work to be covered during this topic so it will run over into Spring 2.
Topic
 
The Romans
 
This half term, we are going to be learning about the Romans. We will start by looking at the Roman Empire on a map, before thinking about the emperors who ruled over these huge areas. We'll learn about aqueducts and how the Romans helped the people they conquered. The children will learn about the different gods that were worshiped, and perhaps spot a link with the gods that we learnt about in Year 3.
 
 
 
Autumn 2
 
English
 
Our English work this half term is going to be all focused on the story of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone. We will be thinking about the author and learning facts about her life. The children will hear the story read to them by their teacher and also enjoy watching the film version to compare how the story changes.
Autumn 2
 
Maths
 
In Maths this half term we are going to begin looking at perimeter and measuring around a shape. After this we are going to be learning formal written methods for multiplication and division. We will need to know our times tables really well to help us.
Autumn 2  
 
Topic
 
Our topic this half term is called "Potions." We are going to be thinking about beautiful potions bottles, which scary ingredients can go into a potion and the different things that witches use potions for. We're also going to do some work on the scary Potions Master at Hogwarts!
Autumn 1 
 
English
 
We have watched a short film clip called "Eye of the Storm" and our English work this half term will be based around this story. The clip can easily be found online if you search for "Eye of the Storm." We will be writing setting descriptions as well as writing our own conclusion to the story.
Autumn 1
 
Maths
 
In Maths this half term, we're going to be focusing on Place Value. We will think about thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and discuss the value of each column. We will be learning about Roman numerals, so please test us on our knowledge!
Autumn 1 
 
Misty Mountain Sierra
 
Our first topic will see us learning more about the geography of mountains. We will look at atlases to find out where different mountain ranges can be found across the world, and learn facts about different mountains.