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Welcome to Year 4 

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Autumn 1 - Vicious Vikings

During Autumn 1 our topic is the Vikings. In English, we will be focusing on the text “Beowulf” by Michael Morpurgo. We will complete multiple pieces of writing across the half term, including our own narratives based on a hero and villain, and newspaper articles covering a Viking invasion. During our Topic lessons we will be looking at who the Vikings were and where they came from, what life was like for Viking children, how their homes compare to ours today and what beliefs the Vikings held. In Music we shall be learning different Viking sagas, helping us to learn more about their Vikings and their Gods. For Art and DT we will bee designing and creating dragon eyes as the Vikings used to have carvings of dragons on the front of their longships to protect themselves against the evil spirits of the sea.

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General Information

Homework will be handed out every Monday, to be completed and returned the following Monday.

Maths homework will be sent weekly, with English every two weeks. I shall be running a “Homework Help” session on Friday lunch times, for children who have had a go at their homework but would like some extra discussion with me before the hand-in date. Spellings will be handed out every Thursday and tested the following Thursday. The effort that is put into learning at home is much appreciated – so thank you!

Please keep an eye on our class page and blog for further updates and information about exciting things happening in Year 4, throughout the year.

Miss Smith