Welcome to Year 4 Autumn Term 2023
In the Invasion project, your child will explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. They will study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements and their everyday life. Your child will also look at monasteries and the Anglo-Saxon legacy. They will consider how we know about life in this period and investigate the Sutton Hoo ship burial. They will learn about Athelstan, an Anglo-Saxon king, and what happened after his death, before ending the project by learning about the Norman invasion of 1066. They will expand their disciplinary and substantive knowledge building on their previous knowledge covered in key stage 1 and year 3.
Anglo-Saxon poetry; Playscripts; Norse myths; Non-chronological reports
Food and the Digestive System
Fresh Food, Good Food
Art and Design
Warp and Weft, Contrast and Complement.
The Saga of Erik the Viking
We will be following the agreed Understanding Christianity and SACRE schemes for R.E. In R.E this term we will be focusing on The Kingdom of God in Christianity answering the question, ‘When Jesus left what was the impact of Pentecost?’ During the second half of the term we will be focusing on unit 4.2 of the SACRE scheme, which answers the questions, Values – What matters most? Exploring rights and wrongs with Christians and Humanists? We will also have time for children to reflect more deeply though PSHE and circle time following our Jigsaw scheme looking at Relationships and Understanding Me.
This term we will be following our PE Planning scheme. This term our focus will be around Tag Rugby and swimming. Swimming will be held on Thursday afternoons. Children should bring a towel, one-piece swim suit for girls and fitted swim shorts for boys and a swimming cap (these can be purchased from the leisure centre on our first visit). Our second PE session will take place on Friday’s, children can come to school in their P.E kits white t-shirt and school sweat-shirt or cardigan for outdoor PE black shorts and trainers (outdoor PE). We would kindly ask that children do not wear football shirts or strappy vests. Spare PE kit will provided in school for those that do have the correct kit. Girls’ hair should be tied up and jewellery removed at home where possible.
Each week your child will have:
· 10 spellings to learn,
· A short maths homework task.
These will be sent home on a Thursday and will need to be returned to school by the following Thursday.
In line with school policy, class 4 have a reading challenge encouraging children to read at least three times a week for ten minutes to an adult. Reading can include your child's school book or any online books on Bug Club or book at home that they enjoy reading. Children’s passwords are written in their reading diaries. Reading diaries will be checked each week on a Monday morning.
Project homework task will also be sent home termly for the to complete at their leisure. Home learning projects will be celebrated in class using our Dojo rewards system.
Kind regards, Mrs Allott.