Ribble Drive Community Primary School

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Year 4

Hello and welcome to the Year 4 class page. This is where you'll find all the information you need to know about what we'll be learning in Year 4 this half-term.


In English, we will be looking at two books linked to our Romans history topic. We will start by learning about Boudicca's rebellion against the Romans through the book Boudicca- History VIP and then find out more about Roman life through the brilliant Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong.


In our reading lessons, we will continue to learn about the Romans including focusing on Roman soldiers using the book You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Soldier! by David Stewart.


Our maths work will focus on area before we move on to learning the 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times table and division facts . We will also be practicing the times tables we already know regularly using songs, games and Time Tables Rock Stars.


Our science focus will be on animals, including humans, will build on our knowledge of systems in the body as we learn about the digestive system, teeth and food chains. Our history topic is “How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain?” and we will spend time learning about the reasons Britain was invaded by the Romans, Boudicca's rebellion, why Hadrian's wall was built, what Roman towns were like and gladiatorial games.


In our art and D.T. lessons, we continue our art work on sculpture and 3D including using different materials and tools to create sculptures and learning about the work and influences of the artists Magdalene Odundo and El Anatsui. We will then move on to learning about structures before designing and creating our own pavilions. In RE, we will be learning about the Trinity and its importance to Christians including exploring Bible extracts, exploring Christian artwork about the Trinity and learning Christian beliefs about God as Trinity.


Coach Jasmine will be teaching us gymnastics in PE on Mondays and in our Thursday PE lessons we will be developing our dance skills.


We will begin our Royal Northern College of Music Children's Opera project which will include working with a composer and students from the Royal Northern College of Music. We will be composing music, writing lyrics and developing dances that we will use in our performance of The Jungle Book in the Spring. Miss Brooks will be teaching us about coding using spheros in our Technola sessions.


We have a lot to look forward to this half term, so please visit this page regularly to see our learning journey.


Miss Crookall and Miss Stynes