Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 18/10/17

Please click the following link to access the presentation that we shared for parents at the start of the new term.  Year 4 September Information evenings 2017-18

English and Maths information:

In English this week, we have been looking at the features of Viking myths. Children have been writing their own myths with made up Viking gods and characters. In maths, we have been focusing on geometry. Children have described the properties of polygons with a focus on triangles and quadrilaterals. Children have also been doing some assessments to give us a greater understanding on the learning we need to cover for the following half term.

Other curriculum news:

In project, children have been designing and creating Viking helmets. Children researched different helmets, sketched out their own designs and then covered balloons in papier-mâché ready for painting on their final designs.  Children were surprised to learn this week that Viking helmets did not have horns!

General Information:

This year our indoor PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and our Games session will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure all PE kits are in school on these days!

Home learning this half term:

  • Maths –  children have been set a series of MyMaths tasks. This half term the tasks focus on place value, the four operations and geometry which we will be covering over the next few weeks.
  • Spellings – children should continue to learn the Year 3/4 spellings as laid out in the new home/school books.
  • Project/English – this half term we are studying the Vikings. Children may choose to:
    • Write a Viking inspired story
    • Visit Wareham which was invaded and occupied by the Vikings in 876!
    • Create a Viking shield or model Longboat
    • Watch the Viking episode of Horrible Histories to find out about Viking life

Hooke Court Update:

Please remember to pay your deposit for the trip as soon as possible!


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