Welcome to the Year 4 Class page!
This term we will be enquiring…
Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
- We will be historians! We will be learning:
- To understand what life was like as an Anglo-Saxon.
- To describe features of the Anglo-Saxon period.
To know what features are and how to identify and describe them.
- To understand where the Anglo-Saxons came from and why they invaded Britain.
- To know and understand the significance of King Alfred the Great.
- Identify the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and significant kings and queens during this time.
- To understand the impact the Anglo-Saxons and Scots had on Britain today.
- To explore Anglo-Saxon laws and justice.
- To understand Anglo-Saxon art and culture using primary and secondary sources.
Show me what you know – Places events from period studied on a timeline
We will be using these skills:
- To use a range of sources to find out about the past (including primary and secondary)
- Places events from period studied on a timeline
- Describe how some of the past events/people affect life today.
- Use dates and terms correctly
Our author of the half term is Jeff Kinney.
We will be learning all about Jeff and reading some of his books!
Read, read, read and read!
Every child will take home a school reading book that is linked to their reading assessment.
Remember to read at least 3 times a week at home and record this in your school reading log to show your class teacher.
Every week children have the opportunity to visit our school’s ‘Lost Library’ on Friday.
During their weekly library sessions children can change their existing library books. These are taken home for them to enjoy in their home setting!
Remember to bring your library book to school on your library day so you can change it!
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home.
Word of the Day!
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6|
Can you be a word wizard? Try to write a sentence for two of this weeks words!
Please practise your spellings at home. You will find these on the weekly newsletter.
At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. Roughly, each half term we introduce a new text.
The children explore the text page by page over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!
We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. Approximately once a weeks, we will be putting what we have learned into practise with a ‘Big Write’.
Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practice.
This half term the children will be reading Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman.
At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily, children will engage in three maths sessions: timetables, maths mastery and maths workshop.
This half term we will be focusing on decimals.
Don’t forget to practise your times tables at home! In Year 4, children take part in the national multiplication times table check. This is to check children are fluent in times tables – an essential skill to support mathematics. In order to be able to recall times tables facts fluently, children need to practise as often as possible. This can often be by playing fun interactive games like below:
Remember to collect coins on ‘Times table Rock stars!’ Remember it is a competition between each class!
Don’t forget to use the PiXL times tables app!