Spitfire Class (Year 4)

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome to year 4!

Firstly, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself, as a new teacher to the school and the new year 4 teacher, for those who haven’t met me already, I am Mr O’Rourke.

I am very excited to be in year 4 as we have lots of exciting topics and activities planned.

Our first topic of the Autumn term is ‘The Romans’.

During this topic we will learn about what Britain was like before, during and after Roman times, with a particular focus on the Roman influence in West Sussex. In science we will learning about animals and their habitats. We have some exciting nature walks planned to help us appreciate the environment around us.

In English we join a girl on a ‘Journey’ and write a diary of the events which happen on her magical adventure as well as learning about the extraordinary adventures of children during Roman times.

We will be learning all about numbers and their place value during maths as well as the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In PE we will be focussing on sports and games. This will involve us running, jumping, throwing and catching. Additionally, we will take part in competitive games.

I’m particularly looking forward to art this half term as we will be designing our own mosaics based on the mosaics found locally in the ancient Roman villas as well as in Rome itself.

Please see the weekly planning letters for information on what the children have been up to!

Planning letters can be viewed from the 'documents' panel on the right of this page.