Year 4 Half Term Summary

This half term, Year 4 have delved deep into the realms of the Vikings. They have worked hard in English lessons to explore Viking myths and to spin their very own sagas, where unsuspecting heroes had to brave perilous adventures. The class created their own courageous heroes, vile villains and had to weave 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, we ended our half term by spending the day as Vikings! The Year 4 classroom was transformed into a Viking longhouse, where we 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.

In RE the children explored Pentecost and the message and symbolism involved, as well as planning and leading their own collective worships.

In maths the children have worked on money, time, and statistics, as well as focussing on rapid recall of times tables.

In art Year 4 had a focus on how to draw people, especially figures in action and in PE they have worked on gymnastics.

In music they have been learning to read music and play tuned instruments, with Mr Lister, as well as learning a Viking song. Group B have been learning the violin with Miss Hill.

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