Beech - Year 4
Welcome to Beech Class
In Beech Class you will find....
Mrs Smith (Mon - Wed) Mrs Stevenson (Thurs - Fri) Mrs Saxton - LSA (Mon-Fri)
In English, we will be reading How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. It follows the story of Hiccup the Viking, who is learning to train his dragon. It fits in really well with our Quest, which for this half term, is Anglo Saxons and Vikings. (Because in year 3, the children learned about Anglo Saxons, we will be focusing more on the Vikings during this Quest)
During our Quest, we will be finding out about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will learn who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline. The children will find out about the Anglo-Saxon kings who ruled during the 'Viking Age' and examine their influence and significance in British history. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of everyday Viking life. They will explore the types of houses that the Vikings lived in, what clothes they wore and even what types of food they ate
In Maths, we will be looking at decimals, money, time and statistics. We will be using TT Rockstars to practice our times tables and also Numbots to work on number facts. Next term, the children will have the stautory Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check, so we will be doing lots of practise on rapid recall of multiplication facts in order that we know them inside out and back to front!
In Science, we are looking at States of Matter and learning about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the weight of a gas. Furthermore, they will have chance to find the ideal temperature to melt chocolate
Please take a look at the knowledge organiser below to see an overview of this term.
PE sessions will take place on a Tuesday and Friday. You can wear your PE kit to school, instead of getting changed. Alternate Fridays will be Outdoor Learning with Ash Class. When the weather gets a little warmer, we will also be swimming.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on our class email email@example.com or through the school office.
Mrs Smith and Mrs Stevenson