Thursday 12th January 2023
Dear parents and carers of Year 4 pupils,
RE: Year 4 Curriculum, Spring 1 2023
We are delighted to welcome you all back to Year 4 and hope had a great break! Below we have outlined some key information regarding this term, that we hope you will find useful. Our topic this term is ‘Roman Rule’ with our History enquiry question being, ‘Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?’.
Please ensure your child wears the appropriate kit to school (white T-shirt, dark bottoms), including trainers/plimsols every Tuesday for all classes.
Encourage your child to wear full school uniform and ensure they have a coat appropriate for the weather. It is important that your child does not wear jewellery (unless it is for religious reasons) apart from stud earrings. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled so that the items can be returned if they go missing.
Reading: Reading is essential to help your child make progress in all areas of the curriculum. We expect children to continue to read for 20 minutes each day and record their reading in their reading journals which we check on Friday mornings. You can support your child by listening to them read and discussing what has been read.
Maths: We will continue to set tasks for your child to complete on Mathletics. We set work that we taught in the previous weeks as revision.
In addition to maths lessons, we dedicate daily 20 minute times tables sessions. We focus on specific times tables to prepare for the National times tables check and it is essential that this learning is continued at home. You can help your child by practising their times tables through using websites such as https://www.timestables.co.uk/ , https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and https://ttrockstars.com/ (you can download this as an app for free on smart devices.)
There will be a times table workshop for parents, after school on Tuesday 24th January 2023 which will outline what the National time tables check involves, as well as key resources to further support your child. Further information on this will be communicated to you closer to the time.
Home Learning Project: This term’s home learning project is explained on the reverse of this letter. Please assist your child to select and complete a task.
Thank you for all your support, and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to arrange a phone call from us via the school office.
Miss Januario, Miss Horgan and Mr Gough
Kelvin Grove Year 4 Home Learning – Spring 1, 2023
For this term, your home learning projects are to support your knowledge of the Romans. Below are suggested activities and we expect you to complete at least two of them by the end of the term. We would like you to hand in your first activity by the Friday 20th January and the second by Friday 10th February. We would like you to enjoy getting creative with your work and we are looking forward to seeing what you produce!
|Can I design and make a Roman Shield?||Design & Technology: Design and make a Roman shield. You will need to research the design, colours and shape so that it’s authentic.|
|Can I explain and use Roman Numerals?||Roman Numerals: find out what Roman Numerals are and make a poster explaining how to work them out.|
|Can I write a letter in character?||History: Write a letter as either a Celt or a Roman during the Roman invasion of Britian. Describe what is happening, how you feel and what you hope or wish for the future.|
|Can I design my own Trojan horse?||Structures Research a Trojan horse and use recyclable materials to create your own.|
|Can I create a Roman inspired art piece?||Art and design Produce a piece of artwork based on the Romans. For example: a Roman clay pot, a mosaic, a model or drawing of a Roman villa|
|Can I develop my knowledge by visiting a historical site?||Educational visit Vist the Museum of London and discover what life was like in Londinium! Or visit Lullingstone Roman Villa and find out how a rich family would have lived in Roman Britain.|