Year 4 class teacher: Mrs Jaggers
Year 4 support staff: Miss Rymczuk, Miss West
In the autumn term the children will study the Saxons, Normans & Vikings.
The term will include an Anglos-Saxon experience day to immerse ourselves into Anglo- Saxon life. A dedicated day for Design Technology will enhance a range of skills which will include; baking bread the Saxon way, dying wool as the Saxons once did, making Saxon broaches and a Saxon shield. 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 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. The term will include a class trip to the Roald Dahl museum and the surrounding village he lived in.
In the summer term we will focus on our local area looking at the human and physical geography. We will visit the local woods, the canal and visit the villages to see the first hand evidence. We will write reports, persuasive texts, and use our debating skills.
PE is on a Friday afternoon and children will need to come to school on Fridays wearing their PE kit. The focus throughout the Autumn term is outdoor adventure games & gymnastics. Netball and football will be taught in the spring term, leaving dance and athletics being the focus in the summer term.
Homework is set every Thursday on Seesaw. All log in details are in the front of the homework books. Children will be given spellings, maths and a topic based 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.