The two year 4 classes are China: Miss Dickie, Miss Yates and Miss Sheppard

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South Africa: Miss McCullagh and Miss Yates

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Our Spring 2 topic is Invaders and Raiders.

In our History topic we will be learning about the Viking invasion of Britain. We will learn about King Alfred the Great and the first Viking kings of England. We will study how different resources teach us about history and the lasting legacy of the Viking invasion and settlement.

We will start our topic with creating our own Viking character, making Viking helmets and some silhouette art.

Spring 2 Topic Overview




Invaders and Raiders Homework






In reading

In reading, we will be learning to read for meaning using inference. We will also use and analyse non-fiction texts to aid our research on Vikings.


in the school

In writing, we will be learning to use and apply the different skills of a writer. We will use these skills across a range of genres and learn to edit and improve effectively.



In maths, we will focus on multiplication and division, using formal written methods. We will apply these skills to a range of problems to show mastery. We will develop our understanding of deeper problem solving and being able to explain/reason our thinking.



In science, we will learn about sound. We will learn about how sounds are made, how by changing vibrations we can made sounds louder or softer and higher or lower. Also we will learn about which materials are better for sounds to travel though.



PE for the Autumn 2 half term is on Monday & Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school with their PE kit.

Click below to view the information from the year 4 parent workshops we held earlier in the year.

Parent Afternoon

How you can support your child’s learning:

supporting learning

  • Ensure that your child is prepared and on time for school each day.
  • Practise their times tables.
  • Support your child with their homework.
  • Test your child on their spellings.
  • Test/support your child on their mental maths challenge and spelling bee booklets.
  • Read at home every day.


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