Spring Term 2021
This term, we will be studying two topics – the Anglo Saxons in the first half term and the Vikings in the second half term. As you have already seen, the first part of the process is to understand where the Anglo Saxons and Vikings fit in a timeline of British history, and that they are part of a period of invasion and settlement of Britain. Children are encouraged to conduct their own research about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings through the resources supplied and through their own research. This historical study is cross curricular with English, geography, art and computing.
Literacy outcomes for this unit of work will be some or all of these: narrative recount including dialogue, settings, invitations, myth writing – characters, setting and plot, poems about myths and monsters.
In art, the children will focus on silhouettes and black and white figurative and landscape drawing and painting. In DT they will be asked to create their own Viking longboats. They will develop their geographical skills and learn how to locate places on maps. In computing the children will conduct research.
Times tables (it is a national requirement that all children know their times tables up to 12s by the end of Year 4)
Multiplication and Division
Measurement – area
- Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
- Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
- Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
Living things and their habitats
- Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
- Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
- Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
- Units from ‘The Way the Truth and the Life Series:
- First half term: Jesus, The Teacher
- Second half term: Jesus, The Saviour
Even though the majority of children are completing their work at home during lock-down, we still expect these tasks to be completed out of ‘school’:
Reading: Nightly – children are expected to read for 20-30 minutes AT LEAST five nights a week. They should keep a record of pages read nightly and – once they have finished their book – complete one of the tasks on the inside cover of their reading journal. This task should then be posted on the class Padlet.
Spellings: Friday for marking the following Wednesday.
Maths Homework: ‘MyMaths’ – maths will be set to complement what is being taught in class.
In addition to MyMaths, children have got a login to Times Tables Rockstars. They should regularly visit TT Rockstars.