Traders and Raiders
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?
Our spellings for this half term
We have three classes in Year 4:
Emerald Class, Indigo Class and Violet Class
They will be supported and guided through this important year by class teachers and support staff.
Year group leader
Virtual Learning Portals
We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.
We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each week.
We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.
In Year 4 homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.
We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework and do let us know if the homework is too difficult or indeed too easy!
We will provide your child with a book in which to complete homework, and stick in any sheets. We encourage the children to keep their homework book in pristine condition, taking pride in, and celebrating, their home learning. We do not allow children to draw on the cover of any of their books.
Spellings will be given out every Friday and a test will take place the following Friday.
In addition all children should continue to read at home, at least three times a week with an adult, and then have their reading records signed.
Children should have their reading records and reading books in school every day, but reading records will be checked by one of the Y4 team once a week.