Year 4 class teacher: Mrs Jaggers
Year 4 support staff: Mrs Rowlands, Ms De Sousa
In the autumn term the children will study the Saxons, Normans & Vikings. We will start the topic off with a visit to the Chiltern Open Air Museum for an Anglos-Saxon experience day to immerse ourselves into Anglo- Saxon life. They will discover the way that the Saxons, Normans & Vikings shaped the landscape of Britain, paying attention to the local area which has a wealth of evidence. They will explore what life was like considering the way that they were ruled, and how some of their laws and language are still prevalent now. Geography skills will be incorporated into this topic by looking at the place names in the local area as well as considering were the Saxons, Vikings and Normans originally came from. In DT, children will develop their baking skills by making some traditional Saxon honey bread.
In the spring term the focus will be Roald Dahl's biography, looking at a range of his stories and his life. We will have a geography focus looking at the countries he travelled to throughout his life. We will focus on letter writing, adventure stories and poetry. Science will focus on states of matter: materials, changes and the water cycle before moving onto sound. In PE we will be learning the skills needed to play netball and football.
In the summer term we will focus on our local area looking at the human and physical geography. We will visit the local woods and visit the villages to see the first hand evidence. We will write reports, persuasive texts, non-chronological reports and have debates. Science moves onto electricity and animals including humans. The focus in art will be looking at music inspired artists where the children will get the opportunity to immerse themselves in practical experiences.
PE is on a Wednesday afternoon and children will need to come to school on Wednesdays wearing their PE kit.
Homework is set every Thursday on Seesaw. All log in details are in the front of the homework books. Children will be given spellings, a reading comprehension and a maths task to complete. All work can be recorded directly into the homework books and a photo can be uploaded.
Times tables are set on TTRS each week with an expectation that a minimum of 15 minutes is completed each week.
Children should read every day at home and it is expected that this will be recorded in their Home School Diary. Our aim is to inspire a love of reading.