Welcome to Year 4!
Our very first topic this year is called Invasion.
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.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. In year 4, children are expected to know all of their timetables up to 12x12. They will be tested on their times tables knowledge at the end of Year 4.
The children are currently learning spellings from the recommended spelling list for year 3/4. There will be a spelling test every Friday. It is important that your children practice and prepare for this each week. They will be given a set of spellings on a Friday that will be tested the following Friday..
Children should be listened to read every night at home for around 5-10 minutes to build their confidence and knowledge. When your child finishes their book they can swap it for a different one on a Friday morning. Reading record books should be filled in regularly and brought to school each day.
P.E is swimming on Monday afternoons and we will also a regular PE lesson on a Friday afternoon. Please bring appropriate outdoor P.E kit for Friday sessions as this term we aim to get outside for P.E where possible.
Their P.E Kit should consist of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable outdoor footwear. Earrings must be removed for P.E. Adults will not take earrings out.
If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 4 please come in and ask.
Mr Wheeler, Mrs Wilson & Mrs Medlock