WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
First topic: Medival Britain:
We will be learning all about the period of Medieval Britain. We will start by learning all about the Romans (going over what we learnt last year). After this we will learn about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We will be comparing how the Romans and the Saxons lived, focusing on the similarities and differences between these two great civilisations. We will learn all about the great Battle of Hastings, the Magna Carta and the Black Death.
Our topic for this term is Sir Francis Drake.
We will be studying Sir Francis Drake and his role in defeating the Spanish Armada, slave trading, and how he became so loathed by the Spanish that they nicknamed him ‘El Draque’ – The Dragon.
We will also study the fact that he became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world and will test our own knowledge of the world in terms of its oceans, continent and how it is divided into two hemispheres.
For the second term we are reading The legend of Podkin One ear. It is a fantastic book! Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he's quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook. Then Podkin's home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe. With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbit kind has ever known.
We cannot wait to find out what happens next.
In reading, we have begun our book for this term: How to train your dragon.
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. In the first How to Train Your Dragon book Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER!
But what if Hiccup's dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .
Can Hiccup save the tribe - and become a Hero?
In maths, we began the term with Area, moving on to multiplication and division after this. In addition to this, we practice times tables (See below for links to MTC documents), arithmetic skills each day (mental maths), along with continually revisiting previous learning. Owls are also encouraged to continue with the very popular Timestable Rockstars at home. Please contact the office if login details are required.
Here are our topics for other areas of the curriculum:
Science – Animals including humans / States of Matter
Computing – Online safety
Jigsaw– Being me in the world
PE – Football and Fitness
Music - Body Percussion
Forest School – Working on teamwork
Art- William Morris
D.T- Mechanical Systems
Owls continue to work hard at their learning. We are very proud of their efforts and look forward to this continuing as the term progresses.