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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 9

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Miss Currey

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth and Mrs Royle

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Our topic this half term is a history based topic looking at The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. In Literacy lessons we will reading a variety of short stories to engage and inspire the children. We will then be covering the following genres of writing:

 

> Non- chronological reports outlining Anglo-Saxon life

> Myths and legends - retelling the story of King Arthur

> Character profiles of Alfred The Great

> Story writing about The Norse Worlds.

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

 

  • The 4 operations and their inverses
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Time - converting between the 12 hour and 24 hour clock.
  • Ordering numbers
  • Properties of 3D shapes

 

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?

 

History

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In History this half term we will be looking at Anglo-Saxon and Viking life, Viking Longships, Viking burials, Viking Invasions, Danegold and the life of St.Bede

 

Science

As part of our Science lessons we will be investigating how the Vikings dyed their clothes and the effectiveness of catapults during invasions.

 

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 week. Children have a choice of activities to complete the support their learning.

 

Maths at home

 

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.