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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 10

Mrs Cantello is the teacher for Class 10.  Also helping the children on their learning journey for Year 4 are Miss Fitton, Mrs Butterworth and Ms Stahl.

Topic - Autumn 2: Traders and Raiders

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This half term we are basing our literacy around our Traders and Raiders. This topic is based around the Anglo- Saxons and the Vikings. We will be covering the following genres of writing:

> Reports 

> Myths and Legends

> Character profiles

> Poetry 

> Historical Narrative 

We are encouraging children to read as much as they can at home. The children can record their reading in their reading diary. This will help them immensely in their writing as well as developing their vocabulary. 

 

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In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas:

  • Multiplication and division 
  • Measurements
  • Fractions
  • Shape 
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Time

 

Within Maths telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

 

Topic

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Our Topic this term is Traders and Raiders. This topic is history based focusing on Anglo- Saxons and the Vikings. To really capture the history we will be looking at the following:

  • Time line of history from 401AD- 1066AD
  • Leaning about the famous Monk St Bede
  • Everyday life of an Anglo-Saxon ( Homes, clothes, food, education etc)
  • Invasion of the Vikings
  • Viking Life (Non - Chronological report)
  • Viking death and afterlife 
  • Alfred the Great 

Science - Love to investigate:

  • How did the Vikings dye their clothes?

How you can help at home 

Spellings and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn. Our spelling tests are on Fridays. Please ensure the children's spelling homework books are in class on Friday to check.

A learning challenge homework will be sent home with the children to be completed every two weeks.  Children have a choice of the type of homework they would like to do according to their interests.

Maths at home

Within maths, telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

In Year 4,  children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.  The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.

A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and view your child's work on Thursday open morning.