Traders and Raiders
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?
PE days are MONDAYS with Miss Patterson and THURSDAYS with Total Sports Coaches. Please ensure your child has a PE kit on those days. Bringing it on a Monday and leaving it in their locker for Thursday then washing it at weekends is probably the easiest way to work it.
In Year 4 pupils are expected to read their accelerated reader book for 30 mins a night. I understand that pupils are involved in clubs and life can get very busy so there may be times when this is not possible. However, reading is very important so please aim to encourage your child to read as much as possible.
MyMaths will be set every Thursday and this will coincide with what pupils are learning in class.
Homework projects are to be completed for each new topic. A variety of different approaches should be covered throughout the year. For example, if your child has made something creative for their first project then the next one should have either an English or I.C.T. focus. This means that pupils can practice different skills throughout the year. Written feedback on the homework projects will be given on a form which will be passed from teacher to parents/carers each half term.
Pupils have their times tables rock star login details so they should be playing these times table games regularly. This will help them prepare for the times table assessment in the summer term.
Be Kind and gentle
Be the best you can
In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation-game.php– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!
http://www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.