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Welland
Academy

Year 4 China

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Welcome to China's class page!

Class teacher- Mrs Barnett

Teaching assistant- Mrs Emerton

Welcome back! 

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead in Year 4! Our first fantastic topic is 'I Am Warrior!'. During this topic, we will be learning all about the Romans and their way of life. To get our new topic off to a great start, we will be having a 'Roman Day' in the first full week back. We will be dressing up as Romans and welcoming a real Roman soldier in to our school! They will be putting on a special workshop where we will be trying out lots of different craft activities, learning to march like a Roman soldier and even having a Roman feast! In English, using video clips and books about the Romans, we will writing a diary entry and a non-fiction instruction booklet about how to be a Roman soldier. In maths, we will be learning our Roman numerals in conjunction with our topic and improving our place value knowledge. We will be practising our times tables daily, focusing firstly on securing our knowledge of the 3, 4 and 8 timestables. In our theme lessons this half term, we will be learning all about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will be designing and making our own shields and learning all about what it was actually like to be different Roman citizens. In our music lessons, we will be learning to play the recorder, starting by securing our knowledge of the notes B,A and G. 

Our whole school rules are:

1. Be ready

2. Be respectful

3. Be safe

PE

Our PE days this term are a Tuesday and Friday. Please Make sure your child's PE kit is in school for these days. 

Swimming will start in the Spring term after Christmas. 

Homework

Homework will be set for the children online each week. They will be given more information about how to access and complete this at the start of the term.  

In addition to this, we focus on weekly spellings, which we ask pupils to practise alongside doing their homework. Children will also be tested on their times tables daily and we ask that they learn these at home as much as possible!

Reading Books

Library books will be changed on a Wednesday each week. Children are welcome to read different books from the class book corner if they finish their book before this day. 

Dates for your diary

12th September - Roman Day! Children can dress up as Romans - teachers and TAs will be dressing up too!