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Year 4

A big welcome to Year 4 here at Fleetdown!

We would like to welcome parents, carers and pupils to the Year 4 page. We hope you find the information on this page useful and if you have any additional questions, please Class Dojo message your child’s class teacher.

 

Being in Year 4 means that we are working hard to build our independence and ability to learn in many different ways. We always demonstrate the three key values of Fleetdown Primary Academy: Respect, Responsibility, Equality.

 

The Year 4 Team

Mr T Leach - Assistant Headteacher and Sharks Class Teacher

Ms T Kassem - Sea Otters Class Teacher

Mr G Kingdon - Seals Class Teacher

Mrs K Gaston - HLTA

Mrs S Andrews - Communication Support Worker

Mrs D Miller - Associate Teacher

Term 2 – 'Raiders and Traders'

This term, our topic ‘Raiders and Traders’ will continue and broaden the children's knowledge and understanding of the Viking era in Britain. We will be learning all about how the arrival of the Vikings from AD789 coincided with many clashes with the ruling Anglo-Saxons - particularly King Alfred the Great.  We will be looking at the geography of the area of the country the Vikings lived in called, 'Danelaw'.

 

 

Fun Fact: Did you know that towns, cities and villages with the suffixes: -thorpe, -by, -thwaite, and -kirk all have Viking roots?

 

                                                  

In English we will be writing for a range of audiences and purposes.  Our text this term is: Arthur and the Golden Rope.  A tale of a brave. Viking boy who sets off on an adventure to save his village.  We will be writing our own non-chronological reports as well as looking at poetry that has links to the Viking era too.  

 

 

In Maths, we will be focussing on our knowledge and understanding of number and place value before moving on to two of the four operations (addition and subtraction). We aim to tie in each week's maths homework focus with what we're doing in class

Term 1 – 'Raiders and Traders'

This term, our topic is ‘Raiders and Traders’. We will be learning all about the history of Anglo-Saxon England and how the arrival of the Jutes, Angles and Saxons occurred just after the Romans left Britain in AD410.  We will be looking at the geography of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and delving deep into the stories of Kings Alfred and Aethelstan.

 

Fun Fact: The Anglo-Saxons introduced 'wergild', a monetary compensation system that helped stop violence throughout the land.  It meant that the bigger the crime the larger the fine.  It helped stopped the Anglo-Saxons from feuding which often happened.

 

In English we will be writing for a range of audiences and purposes.  Our text this term is: Freedom for Bron.  A tale of a brave Jute slave who becomes free and sets out on his quest to become a brave warrior.  We will be writing our own adventure based narratives as well as exploring persuasive texts too.  We aim to use all of the grammatical skills being taught, including fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and inverted commas to good effect.

 

 

In Maths, we will be focussing on our knowledge and understanding of number and place value before moving on to two of the four operations (addition and subtraction). We aim to tie in each week's maths homework focus with what we're doing in class

 

 

 

 

Meet the Teacher - September 2022

 

Year 4 Spellings - Terms 1 & 2

 

Together Everyone Achieves More

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