This half term, Year 4 have delved deep into the realms of the Vikings. They have worked hard in their English lessons to explore Viking myths and to spin their very own sagas, where unsuspecting heroes had to brave perilous adventures in order to save the day. The class created their own courageous heroes, vile villains and wove their own plots.
Alongside their English work, Year 4 have enjoyed learning about Vikings in their topic lessons. After learning about the history of Viking raiding and invading, investigating Viking life, and exploring the myths of the Viking gods, they ended the half term by spending the day as Vikings! The Year 4 classroom was transformed into a Viking longhouse, where they prepared a Viking meal. The children also experienced life as a Viking trader, exploring how the Vikings broadened their horizons by trading their goods for exciting treats from far off lands. On top of this, the children had some time in our forest school, taking the opportunity for outdoor learning to cook like a Viking on an open fire! The class have thoroughly enjoyed being plunged into a new world. They finished the topic with a fantastic visit to Bishop’s Wood Education Centre where they had a go at Viking crafts and built shelters.
Art this half term has focussed on drawing figures and how to show movement in them and computing has been graphic design (using Canva to design front covers for their Viking sagas, in DT they designed and made Viking shields and music with Mr Lister has also had a decidedly Viking note to it.
In maths they have been focussing on time, and shape, which has been a challenge, but great fun!