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Welcome to Year 4! smiley

Your teacher is Mrs Simon and your teaching assistant is Mrs Holden


Autumn 2 


In English we will be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’. This together with our ‘Romans’ History topic will inspire our writing activities. This will include a job application to be a Roman soldier. We will write a recount, letters and a leaflet. We will cover a range of grammar work including the use of conjunctions and recognising clauses in sentences. Punctuation will include the use of the possessive apostrophes. Different spelling strategies will be covered including adding different prefixes and suffixes.


Our targets will be to:

  • To know what is meant be a synonym and to find synonyms of words
  • To use adjectives to describe various pictures and images
  • To listen to, discuss and recognise different forms in a wide range of poetry
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary
  • To use the possessive apostrophe with singular and plural nouns
  • To write formal and informal letters

To extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, e.g. when, if, because, although


In Maths this term, we will be developing our skills in multiplication and division, including mental recall and formal written methods. We will be using these skills to solve multiplication and division problems. We will be spending time working on both mental and written methods of multiplication and division.

Our targets will be to:

  • To improve speed of recall for times tables to 12x12
  • To gain fluency with mental multiplication and division methods
  • To develop skills in written multiplication and division methods.

To solve problems including multiplication and division


This half term we will continue to learn about ‘The Romans and their impact on Britain’. We will have a zoom call with a Roman soldier, learn more about the Roman army, the invasion of Britain, Hadrian’s Wall and Boudicca. We will explore cultural and religious beliefs in the Roman Empire.


Our topic is ‘Electricity’. We will explore common appliances that run on electricity, construct simple circuits, name the different components, switches, insulators and conductors. We will also consider electrical safety.


In Computing this half term we will be learning about online safety. This will include learning about viruses and malware, phishing, plagiarism and healthy screen time.


Our focus this half term will be ‘Torches’. The children will investigate, design, make and evaluate torches. We will apply our knowledge from our Science topic to make a working switch for our torches.



Things to remember:


Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling tests take place every Thursday.


P.E. lessons will be Wednesdays and Fridays. An outdoor kit is needed for both lessons. 


Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.


 If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.


Thank you for your support and co-operation.

 Mrs Simon