Year 4 Sycamore Class

Mr D Salway

Class Teacher

Mrs C Wells

Teaching Assistant

Welcome back Sycamore class!


We hope you have had a lovely half term break. We have some very exciting lessons planned over the next few weeks!


Our topic this half term is The Romans! This is a history based topic where we will use our History lessons to explore the Roman Empire and learn all about life as a Roman soldier. During the final week of this half term, we will be cooking a Roman recipe as part of our Design and Technology unit. 


In science, we are learning about animals and their habitats. We will look at the different animal groups and explore the adaptational features that allow these animals to live in their habitat. We will also look at what classification keys and how we use them to group animals. 


In writing, we will be looking at a playscript of Empire's End which is a Roman narrative written by Leila Rasheed. The children will explore a range of skills to support them in writing their own script based on a Roman setting. During our second unit of writing, the children will explore a diary entry of a Roman soldier. Finally, we will learn how to write persuasively and finish the unit by writing a persuasive text on why we should become Roman Legionary. 


In Maths, we will be finishing our unit on Multiplication and Division. Following this, we will learn about length and perimeter. We will also be continuing to develop the children's knowledge of times table facts. Our other curriculum lessons this half term will be PSHE, RE and Music.


P.E Timetable and Kit:
For Sycamore Class P.E will be taking place on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons (as of 19/02/24).  

P.E Kit requirements:

-Sky Blue Biscovey Academy t-shirt

-Navy Blue Biscovey Academy hoody

-Black shorts (black tracksuit bottoms can be worn for outside P.E. when the weather is cold)


Homework Expectations - Year 4
In Year 4, the expectation for homework is as follows:
- Daily reading (this can be done independently, with an adult to sign reading records)
- Weekly spellings (Sent home on a Friday in reading records. Test the following Friday)
- Reading comprehension booklet (Sent home on a Friday. Due on a Wednesday)
- Times table booklet (Sent home on a Friday. Due on a Wednesday)
If you have any questions or queries about your child's homework, then please speak to your child's class teacher. 

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