Year Four

SPRING TERM

Year 4

Welcome Back! We are looking forward to delving straight into learning about our new this term and exploring the world of Vicious Vikings!

Our novel this term will be Stig of the Dump – a modern children’s classic written by Clive King. It was even turned into a BBC mini-series! We will use Stig of the Dump to continue to improve our reading comprehension skills of – Retrieval, Explore, Analyse and Detect. We have an extra focus on making inferences, and justifying our answers with evidence. Our Literacy units will include writing a diary entry, formal and informal letters, a narrative story and a short play script. We will continue to emphasise our Year 4 “Non-Negotiables” of using capital letters and full stops correctly, as well as reflecting on our own work and making improvements. Numeracy will continue to focus on the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will encourage the children to move forward to using the formal methods, as well as short multiplication and division. There will also be an emphasis on using the inverse to check their answers. Our Creative Curriculum this term is exploring the world of the Vicious Vikings. We will be learning about the daily life of Vikings and how they impacted England, how to sculpt Viking longboats and comparing Scandinavia to England. We are even looking forward to a special visit by Bjorn the Viking at the end of Spring 1. Throughout the term we will also explore electricity and sound in Science and build our own Lightboxes in DT! Our RE topics will include exploring and understanding Jesus’ “I am” statements, comparing different types of Anglican worship, and learning about Holy Communion prior to the Easter season.

We have many other things to look forward to this term, and we hope your children are as excited for the term as us!

Miss Hutchings and Mr Strating