Welcome to Eagles with Miss Thompson and Mrs Facey. We are loving Year 4 so far and we’ve been working extremely hard since the beginning of the year.
This term our enquiry question will be ‘What made the Vikings so ambitious?’ so we’ll be learning as much as we can about them throughout the term, finishing with an all day workshop with Clive Pig before Easter. We’ll also be hearing from a real life Viking via Skype!
In English we’ll be starting with ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and we’ll use this to inspire our own writing across a range of genres. We’ll also read some of the stories from ‘The dragons hoard: stories from the Viking sagas’ by Lari Don so we hear some of the stories that Vikings would have been telling. By the end of the term, we’ll have gathered lots of information about the Vikings in preparation for some brilliant information texts telling you everything you need to know about the Vikings.
In mathematics, we’ll continue working on our multiplication and division skills, which are our focus areas in Year 4. We’ll also learn about area, fractions and decimals.
In science, we’ll be learning about animals including humans. We’ll be able to tell you lots about the digestive system, how our bodies work and herbivores and carnivores. Geography and history will be linked to our enquiry question, so we’ll be learning about the Vikings in history and the Scandinavian countries in geography, making comparisons between them and the UK. We’ll be making a dish from one of the Scandinavian countries as part of our Manor Court 48 too!
Mr Jackson will be continuing to teach PE, focusing on gymnastics this term. Mrs Nadeau will teach RE, continuing to look at Christianity and PSHE will focus on living in the wider world and healthy living. Mrs Morton will continue teaching art, looking at the Northern Lights.