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YEAR 4 - Ash and Beech

Throughout the year the children are guided through a series of Learning Adventures. Below is a review of the last Learning Adventure with some associated photos, ENJOY!

Year 4 Autumn 2 Newsletter (King Alfred and the Vikings continued....)

Autumn 1 - King Alfred & the Vikings Blog


We have had a terrific first half term in Year 4! Both Ash and Beech class have thrown themselves into their Viking adventure so far, learning fascinating facts about life on long ships and battling dragons!

Maths has kept us on our toes as we started off with a vicious Viking quarrel between two tribes, however they were no match for our current Year 4s who were able to use their place value knowledge to solve the clues left behind by the thieving neighbouring tribes.

The children have also all earnt their Viking warrior kits through sniffing out and recognising different patterns with multiplication and even negative numbers!

We became experts in English for our dragon reports where we mimicked David Attenborough and investigated the world of dragons to write non-chronological reports and film documentaries.

In another mini adventure for English we switched director seats for poetic pens and created Kenning poems which we learnt were originally created by Vikings and Saxons!

At the same time as challenging ourselves in English and Maths we also delved into the world of Viking lifestyles and looked at the different areas of life as a Viking – their homes, clothes and much more. Once we had set sail for England from Scandinavia we observed life in the North Sea below us and categorised the different creatures we found there.

We can’t wait to keep discovering more as we continue with King Alfred and the Vikings after a well-deserved break!



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Year 4 Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 (King Alfred & the Vikings)