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Curwen Primary School


Autumn 1


This term in literacy, we have been researching our local area to write a non-chronological report all about Newham. We learnt about the different features of non-chronological reports and then used our teamwork skills to research different aspects of Newham. We applied our knowledge about reports into our writing and then edited and improved our writing to create a final draft. We have also begun reading our first whole class text (Adolphus Tips – Michael Morpurgo, Cyborg Cat: Rise of the Parsons Road Gang- Ade Adepitan, The Sleeping Sword- Michael Morpurgo, Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson).


In maths, we have been learning all about place value. This has included how to round a number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000. We have also learnt how to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000, using a place value chart to support our learning. We had to be resilient when looking at different types of challenges and questions in lessons.


During topic, year 4 have been studying Roman history. So far we have learned about the origins of Rome as well as looked at chronological order by placing key events on a timeline. We have also learned about the beginnings of Rome and features of Roman society. We got to see the remains of a Roman temple in the Mithraeum and experience what happened in Roman temples by listening to some of the Latin chanting that used to happen during Roman times in London Mithreum. We used our innovation skills to recreate what happened in the amphitheatres and to present some of the facts we learnt.