Welcome back to school.
Year 4 has had an exciting first week exploring how Rome was formed and how it was ruled. We looked at the legend of Romulus and Remus and found out how the city of Rome began. At the end of the week we discovered that the Romans had different types of ruling systems and the class debated which system they thought was the best. The Kings did not seem to be very popular but the class liked the idea of the Republic as they thought it was fair.
In English we have been reading the exciting adventure story 'Escape From Pompeii'. The children have been using direct speech to explain what the characters would say to each other during their lucky escape. We have started to use metaphors to describe the eruption.
Our maths has been all about fractions. So far we have explored equivalent fractions and how to compare two fractions.