Zambezi - Year Four
This half term in Zambezi class we will be beginning our topic of Romans. Within our Roman topic, we will be asking the questions – ‘Who was Julius Caesar?’ and ‘Why did Hadrian build a wall?’ We will be finding out about how the Romans invaded many countries, what life was like as a Roman soldier, what the Romans invented that we still use today and creating our own Roman mosaics. We are hoping to have a visit to the Roman site ‘Vindolanda’ and Hadrian’s wall at the end of the topic so look out for this letter. Last year we had a great time! In English and guided reading, we are reading the children’s version of the Shakespeare play ‘Julius Caesar’ and we are lucky enough to have 4 drama workshops from the Blah’s theatre company to go alongside this. Our writing this half term will link to the book and will include newspaper reports, discussion texts, persuasive writing and speeches from the book. In Maths we are continuing our work on fractions and decimals.
In Science we will be finishing off our topic of humans and the digestive system by looking at types of teeth and how they help break down food in different ways before moving on to our next topic of sound. We will find out how sounds are made and how to change the pitch of sounds. We are also having a sound workshop in school where we will be shown all of these things practically with different materials and instruments.
In our PE sessions we will continue to practise our skipping skills and we have a session with the gymnastics coach on a Friday. Make sure you have full outdoor and indoor PE kit in school at all times.
Another busy and exciting half term in Zambezi class. Keep working hard at home on your reading and make sure learning log homework is completed each week.