Year 4 - Mrs Haden-Brown, Mrs Cloherty, Mrs Mellish-Smith, Mrs Simpson & Mrs Tamblyn

For our first topic Year 4 have chosen Marvellous Mysteries!

We will be travelling by train to visit Winchester Cathedral and The City Museum where will find out about Saxon buildings, artefacts and life in the Anglo-Saxon times. We will have to have our detective skills at the ready as we aim to discover more about England’s first King, Alfred, whose life is surrounded in legend and mystery…

Once we have collected the facts, they will be turned into a play and performed at our 'End Goal'.

In writing, we will be creating a tale with a mysterious atmosphere and then progress to write a character description of our version of Grendel from the Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf.

Mystery Artists is our theme for our Art studies. Each fortnight we will investigate the work of a mystery artist before recreating our own masterpieces in a similar style.

Our Science learning is electricity. We have already made a simple circuit and plan to use this knowledge to make a buzz-wire game, using this to defeat a challenger.

This is all in addition to our usual guided reading, maths, spelling, PDL and PE.

Outdoor PE will be on Mondays and indoor PE on Fridays. Please ensure kit, with appropriate footwear, is in school all week.

Children will have the opportunity to visit the library throughout the week and home learning and spellings will be set and handed in on Fridays.

Looking forward to an exciting year!

Mrs Haden-Brown, Mrs Mellish-Smith, Mrs Cloherty, Mrs Tamblyn & Mrs Simpson.

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