Year 4

Our topic this half term is Boudicca and her rebellion against the Romans!

This half term we are going to be learning Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni. As geographers, we will be using vocabulary and our knowledge of the UK locate the Iceni tribe in Roman Britain, along with cities involved in Boudicca’s rebellion. We will also be using human and physical features to explore how these places have changed over time.

As historians, we will learn about the events that took place during Boudicca’s revolt against the Romans.

Science

Our science topic is sound. We will be learning about how sounds are made, how we hear sounds and the difference between volume and pitch. We have some exciting investigations planned, including exploring which materials make the best sound insulators and creating a hydrophone!

English

In English, we are going to be producing two pieces of writing. Our first will be a persuasive speech where we will imagine ourselves as Boudicca performing a powerful speech to her Iceni to fight back against the Romans. For our second piece, we are going to write our own setting description to describe the scene of Boudicca’s fight with the Romans.

Maths

In maths, we will be learning about multiplying by 6, 7, 9 and 12. We will also be learning how to use the formal method of multiplication to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1. Times tables are an important part of our learning in Year 4, so we encourage you to go on TT Rockstars regularly at home.

Creative Challenge:

Roundhouses were at the heart of the Iceni villages. They were the houses where the Iceni lived. We would like you to make your own using cardboard and straw. Here are some examples. Send in some pictures and they may just appear on our social channels!

Reading Challenge:

There is so much to learn about Boudicca and the Iceni tribe. Can you do your own research using these links?

BBC Bitesize - Who Was Boudicca?

BBC - Boudica and The Roman Invasion

Britannica Kids - Boudicca

Kiddle - Iceni Facts

Family Challenge:

Can you perform your own Boudicca musical? Use the link and as a family learn the lyrics to the song. Take a video of yourself performing and send it to us for a chance for it to be put on our socials.

If you need any help, please contact year3teachers@bowlingpark.school