Class 4


 Horndon –on–the–Hill C. Of E. Primary School

Teacher- Ms Voss

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Year 4! I hope you had a lovely summer. Here you will find details of your child’s learning for the autumn term. During the first half of the term, Year 4 will be focusing on a history based topic followed by a science topic after half term.



I am Warrior!

We are brave, powerful warriors, and we will meet in battle! This half term, we’ll divide into two warring groups: the Celts and the Romans. In our battle games, who will be victorious? We’ll research Celtic and Roman warriors. We will investigate the Roman Empire and read Roman numerals. At the end of the project, we will reflect on what the Romans did for us and become archaeologists, examining and sorting artefacts.



Non-fiction: play scripts.

Fiction: information texts, persuasive writing, poetry and creating menus.



Number- place value, +, -, ÷, x

Whole and part numbers- place value, comparing ordering and rounding,

Length and perimeter

Roman numerals



Discovering about teeth and hygiene, the digestive system and working scientifically.



Our computing skills are developed across many subjects, our main areas of learning will be word processing skills, multimedia, internet safety, algorithms and coding.


Music: Composing lyrics.



Games- Invasion

Indoor athletics.  Sessions will usually be on a Wednesday and a Friday.

(Please make sure kits are in school every day as P.E days can occasionally change. All jewellery must be removed for P.E sessions)


What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Recognising achievements.  


Encore! Revision of French vocabulary and Quelle heure est-il? Telling the time.


Locate countries

Use maps, atlases and globes.

Art/D. T:

Mosaics and designing shields.


‘Homework Schedule’ 

Below is a schedule of the days homework is due into school, which you will also find on the inside front cover of your child’s homework book. For each piece of homework, a week is given to complete it- this allows you all to arrange your homework schedule around your busy lives away from school.

Monday - Extra homework linked to topic work will sometimes be set. This may form a project, art work or research. When this work is set it will be recorded in homework books so that expectations are clear. Plenty of notice will also be given.

Tuesday – Times tables and speed table grid (We will revisit times tables throughout the year. Each week, there will be a times table to learn or revise and a weekly challenge is completed. The children are asked to recall them in a random order and they will need to apply their multiplication knowledge at speed to challenging questions.)

Wednesday – Reading records checked. (Minimum of 3 reads MUST be to an adult each week. Even if your child is a fluent and expressive reader, it is vital to ask questions and discuss the texts they read in detail. Question types can be found in the front of reading records)

Thursday     – Spelling homework and dictation day. A new spelling pattern and activity will be given. The spelling list can also be extended at home by investigating other words that you can find with the same spelling pattern.

Friday   - Maths homework. An activity linked to the weeks’ learning that will consolidate or extend their understanding.


I thank you in advance for your support.

Best wishes     

Ms. Voss