Year 4

Elm Unit will be taking on the mighty Romans this term, as we embark on a Herculean journey back in time, starting over 2000 years ago, when Julius Caesar became the first dictator of Rome in 45BC. We will be taking the children on a whistle-stop tour of all the gory and gruesome delights of this ancient time, investigating weird and wonderful questions such as: Did the Romans really make themselves vomit during banquets so they could eat for longer? Which bodily fluid did the Romans use to wash their clothes? Is it true that braised flamingo was a favourite dish amongst the wealthy Romans? And why did Romans think that drinking the blood of slain gladiators was a good idea?! We can’t wait to find out the truth behind this particularly gruesome period in history and we think the children are going to love every juicy detail!

PE Information

PE is on Wednesday and Friday. Children in school need to have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt and trainers or plimsolls. Children may also wear a non-school jumper and black jogging bottoms for outdoor P.E. This is especially important to remember now that the weather is getting colder. All jewellery should be removed and long hair tied back. 

Extended Learning

For extended learning, your child will be expected to complete weekly tasks:

  • Reading at home at least 4 or more times (reading books and diaries should be in school every day)
  • TT rockstars
  • Spelling practice via Spelling shed
  • Homework grid
  • Year group bucket list


Our theme this term is Rockin’ Romans! We will be learning all about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, including the Roman invasion of Britain. We will be focusing on the lives of significant individuals from this period in history: Julius Caesar, who was the first Roman army commander to invade England, and Boudicca, who led the Celtic people in an uprising against Roman rule. We will also be exploring the geography of Italy, focusing on key locations including: Rome, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the year 4 team.

Elm 1 – Mrs Nundy and Mrs Nahar
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Elm 2 – Miss Jollands and Mrs Harley, Mrs Wilks and Mrs Leaning
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