Welcome to Curlews Class!
This term in Year 4, our topic is ‘Invaders and Settlers’. So far, we have been learning about the Saxons and how they invaded after the Romans left Britain in 410AD. We have investigated where the Saxons came from, the life and accomplishments of Alfred the Great, and what their daily life was like.
After half term, we will be invaded by Vikings! We will be learning about Viking gods, Viking longships, examining artefacts, re-enacting the Battle of Hastings and creating our own version of the Bayeux Tapestry!
English will continue to follow a two weekly cycle, with a piece of big writing at the end of the second week. The genres we focus on will be story writing and war poetry. The English genres will always link to the topic and the reading that we do in the classroom so as to inform each other. On the first week back, Robin Price, children’s author, will be coming to do a story writing workshop with the children and they will be creating their own short story based on his visit.
In Maths, we will be moving on to decimals and fractions and, in Science, we will be identifying and classifying different plants. This will link into our topic as we will be dyeing our own material using plants, just like the Vikings used to do!