Maple - Year 4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Maple!
This half term our topic is The Vikings. We will be exploring this in humantities, art and shared reading through our text, 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd Stanton. We will also be sharing, 'Loki- A bad gods guide to being good' by Louis Stowell, 'Odd and the Ice Giants' by Neil Gaiman and 'Viking Voyagers' by Jack Tite.
In history sessions, we will be learning about the relationship between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will explore the similarities and differences between these two groups and look at what happened because of their struggle for power.
In DT lessons, we will be designing and constructing Viking longboats alongside learning about the Viking legacy of ship development and sea travel. In Computing lessons we will be continuing our work on animation and we will create some stop-motion films inspired by our Vikings unit. We will be continuing to learn about Electricity in our Science lessons. We also have some exciting STEM sessions to look forward to during Science week.
This term, our RE unit is exploring the theme of 'Promises' in the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity, focusing on the first 5 books of the Old Testament, and the Torah. We will explore the Ten Commandments and the stories of Moses and Joseph.
Forest School is every other Wednesday starting on 28th February. Please come in your forest school clothes. Make sure you have waterproofs and wellies or walking boots.
This term, PE will be swimming lessons on a Friday. Please make sure you have your PE kit in school as well because we like to get out for a class run when we can!
We are using Class Dojo for our positive praise. Here is the class link https://www.classdojo.com/ul/p/addKid?target=class&class=C4NXMQ8
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