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Welcome to Year 4 at Kestrel Way. Please find below information about your child's learning topics this half term, including learning logs and topic leaflets. Please see our specific class pages for photos and information about each classes individual learning journeys.

This half term our topic is Ruthless Romans.


In English, we will be writing historical stories and newspaper articles. In particular we will be looking at using fronted adverbials, figurative language and using speech punctuation. All of our writing will be linked to our Roman topic.


In Maths, we are beginning with Roman numerals. Then we will be focusing on number where the children will be developing their understanding of place value.  They will look for patterns in number and explore number problems. We will then use these skills when moving on to addition, working towards using the compact formal written method.


In Science, we will be exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about the world around by observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative and fair tests and finding things out using secondary sources of information. Our studies will be based around digestion, the uses of teeth in humans and food chains.


In computing the children will be using Scratch software to produce a simple educational game.


In history, we will be learning about The Romans and their invasion of Britain. We will also be considering the question "What have the Romans done for us?"


In Art we will be looking at different shapes, textures and pattern within our built environment.  From these observations, we will create Roman mosaics using small foam squares and then create a mosaic using clay tiles and grout. 

Key Dates

10th October Legion XIIII visit

12th October Harvest Assembly

13th October Roman Wow Day

17th and 18th Parents' Evenings

20th October Grandparents' Afternoon