We are thrilled to welcome our Year 4 children back to school for the academic year 2020-2021. The children have settled in well and adapted to the new school routines and particularly enjoy eating in their classrooms. We have enjoyed hearing about their home learning and sharing our memories.
Our theme this term is the Vikings, based on the Power of Reading book – Arthur and the Golden Rope. We will use this text as the inspiration for writing letters, newspaper articles and diary entries. As Historians, we will delve into the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings as we endeavour to discover whether they were invaders or raiders. We will look at where they settled, how they lived, their religious beliefs, their art and architecture. As Designers, we will be: creating Viking boats and evaluating them; crafting Viking shields and clay runes.
As Mathematicians, we will consolidate and further our knowledge of place value, length and perimeter, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
As Scientists, we will have fun finding out about the human digestive system. This will involve lots of messy experiments as we re-create the digestive system and examine Viking ‘poo’! Later in the term, we will investigate the different properties of solids, liquids and gases.
In PE, we will continue to develop our hockey skills as we consider the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle. RE will take us on a journey of exploration as we look at art and music in religion.