Year 4 Autumn Topics 2017

  Meet the Year Group Team

Head of Year

Class Teachers

PTP Support

Miss C Wyers Miss C Wyers Mrs N Arnold
  Miss P Light Miss R Minte
    Mrs M Toobe
Autumn 1 Topics


The children will look at what makes a good description, and write their own of the famous Roman leader. They will also look at persuasive features, and write a speech to persuade the Celts to join Boudicca in defeating the Romans.

The Call Poetry
This poem teaches the children how to create tension. We will be writing our own version of this poem.


  • Yr 3 recap prefixes and suffixes (-ily,-ly,-ally)
  • Year 4 suffixes (sion/tion/ssion/ation/-cian)
  • Apostrophes for possession
  • Homophones
  • Yr 3 and 4 spelling list


The children will be problem solving throughout the term, and deepening their understanding of place value in 4 digit numbers. The children will explore a range of methods for the four operations (+/-/x/÷), including written and mental methods. The children will use their knowledge of fractions from Year 3 to find equivalent fractions.

We will also look at a range of shapes and their properties.


We will look closely at Boudicca and how the Roman invasion affected Britain. The children will also participate in a Roman day. 

Computing - eSafety


Raksha Bandhan
We will be exploring the Hindu festival about protection. The children will have a go at making traditional bracelets as gifts for siblings or loved ones.


British Values
How are they relevant to us? Using stories and letter writing.


We will be using pictures painted by Monet to link to colours and times of year.


Roman Catapults
The children will have fun making catapults that fire blue tac and small objects, focussing on forces and levers. 

PE - on a Monday

Autumn 1 - Gymnastics (Balance) and Net & Wall

Homework Routines are:
  • Monday to Monday spellings
  • Reading and times tables expected at least 4 times a week. (please have their profiles filled in and signed)
  • Maths will be set Monday to Monday and be based on the previous week’s learning

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