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Leopards (Y4)

Welcome to the Leopard Class








Welcome to the Leopard class with Mrs. Pridmore and Mrs. Dyson. This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y4 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites. 

Please click here to download the Y4 Topic Long Term Plan

Please click here to download the Y4 Maths Long Term Plan

Please click here to download the Y4 Writing Standards

Autumn Term

Our topic for Autumn 1 is… 

‘Ruthless Romans’, it will take us back over 2,500 years to the time when Romans created an incredible empire across Europe. We will be learning about Roman invasions including their interactions with the Celts, Roman inventions, gladiators and famous landmarks that can still be found in Rome today!



Key Vocabulary

empire                  armour                 artefact                invade


Emperor               conquest              emperor                legacy


Auxiliary               centurion              numerals              mercenary


Boudicca              rebellion

It would be really useful if you discussed these words to help develop their knowledge.


In English, we will start by writing a descriptive piece of writing about our class animal.  We will be writing a character description linked to our topic ‘Ruthless Romans’. We will explore writing informal letters to show thanks.  Furthermore, we will be writing an non-chronological report about the Romans.

In Maths we will be learning place value up to 1000. We will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.  Also, we will be learning about partitioning numbers up to 10,000. We will be expanding on our knowledge of Roman numerals before we moving on to formal written methods for addition and subtraction.

In science, we will be learning all about electricity. Using electrical equipment we will be creating an electrical circuit. We will be understanding how circuits can be altered using the equipment that is used. And we will be learning all about conductors and insulators.

Other learning:

In Design and Technology, we will be creating an electrical game. In music, we will be creating motifs. In Religious education, we will be learning about what it means to be a Christian today. In addition, we will be having a day to celebrate Diwali. In computing, we be learning about computer systems and networks; this will involve us looking at how to access the World Wide Web. In RSHE, we will be learning if all friends are the same, if friendships are always fun and if we are happy all the time


Our topic for Autumn 2 is…

Our second topic, ‘What is Europe?’ will take us all over Europe on a mission to find out all the cities in Europe, famous landmarks and all the physical features they have. Do countries still have Roman landmarks visible in them today? We will be finding out about the Mediterranean Sea and which countries it boarders.  






Key Vocabulary

Continent            Sea                       Country               Capital city                         Political

Climate                Weather              Religion               Union                                 Trade

Peace                   Cooperation        Landmark             Current  Coastline             Economy

Culture                 Environment        Population


In English, we will be creating our own adventure story, writing a persuasive brochure on a chosen place in Europe, creating play scripts advertising a trip to Europe and writing Christmas poems.

In Maths, we will continue securing our knowledge of the formal written methods for addition and subtraction. We will be learning all about the area of shapes. Following on from this, we will we looking at multiplication and division facts.

In science we will be learning all about the digestive system and food chains.

Other learning:

In art, we will be completing an artist study of Antoni Gaudi and looking at Roman mosaics. In computing, we will be looking at creating media and editing audio. In religious education, we will be learning about how life is a journey and revisiting the importance of the Christmas story. In RSHE, we will be learning how to make the world fair, how do you know you belong and how can we help the poor around us.

Important Information

Our P.E days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your P.E kits are in school for these days and are labelled with your name and your class.

Our swimming lessons will be Thursday every week until December.  Please make sure children remember their swimming kits.

Our weekly Spanish lesson will be on Wednesday

Our weekly spelling test will be on a Friday.

Our weekly times tables test will be on a Wednesday, but we will be practising times tables every day.

Dates for Your Diary

Creative morning - Tuesday 17th October 2023 - 9am

Showcase - Wednesday 13th December 2023 - 2.15pm

Snow Leopard Awareness day - Friday 20th October 2023 (the actual day is Monday 23rd October 2023 but that is half term) 

Snow Leopard’s Home Learning

Each half-term, we will send out these bingo grids for you to complete at home. Tick off an activity once you have completed it. It would be lovely to see any pictures or completed pieces of homework! You will get a Honeybee token for every piece of work you complete and share.

Autumn 1:

Autumn 2: