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Mrs Jewell and Miss Begum are our class teachers.

They will be supported by Mrs Robertson and Mrs Hill who will work across Year 4.

 

 

Spring 2 - Savage Saxons

Our topic this half term will have a historical focus on the Anglo Saxons.

 

 

 

 

We will be answering the key questions - Who were the Anglo Saxons? When and why did they invade? Where did they settle?  What was life like in an Anglo Saxon village?

 

 

 

 In Science we will be looking at

Sound

where we will learn about how sound is made, how it travels and how we hear using our ears.

 

 

 

In DT we will be studying moving levers and creating cards with our own moving designs. 

 

 

 

 

In Guided Reading we will be reading the book

Michael Morpurgo's

'Beowulf'

 

 

 

 

What predictions can you make about this book from the cover?

English

 

This term we have lots of lovely writing opportunities! We will be researching key events in the Anglo Saxon times in order to create non-chronological reports and newspaper reports. We will also be using emotive vocabulary learnt through our guided reading to create realistic diary entries from an Anglo Saxon's point of view.

 


Maths

 

This term we will be recapping the efficient written methods for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division alongside working with money and measures. Please support your child at home by asking them to work out money problems whilst at the shops. Can they add amounts in their heads and work out the change they would get?

 

Also, please continue to work on times tables along with the corresponding division facts. Try to use 'Times Table Rockstars' as often as possible to increase speed and accuracy on the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Information

 

- PE Kit

Chinchillas will need to ensure that their PE kits are in school on Mondays and Fridays.  Please ensure that items of clothing are clearly labelled.

 

 

-Homework

Times Table sheets will be sent home every Monday to support practice at home. Times Tables tests will take place on Fridays.

 

Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.

 

Topic homework will be sent home in the style of a grid to be completed across the half term with the intention that each child aims to achieve at least 30 points for the half term.

 

 

-Reading

Children have access to the library and an accelerated reader book which needs to be into school every day to use in allocated reading time.  Learning journals have also been issued so children can record the books they are reading as well as offering space for comments to be made when reading occurs at home.  These too should be in school, on the children's tables each day.

We encourage all children to read as much as possible and encourage them to achieve 100% in the quizzes completed based upon the books.

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