Teacher: Miss Nichol

TA: Miss O’connor

Year 4 have had a very busy and productive start to the new school year.  I have been amazed at how well we have all settled back into our routine and I am in awe of the resilience of our children. Well done to all of you – you are fantastic! 

Our first job in September was to get back into our good learning habits and that means READING! I am very pleased to say that we are all reading every day and bringing back our Reading Records regularly. This is brilliant – reading is so important and will open up so many other subjects for us. We are currently working on revamping our class library and everyone is very excited about getting and reading new books! The only downside to all this is that we are managing to empty the Clem’s shop and Ms Nichol and Miss O’ Connor are having to give out so many Dojo’s and rewards!
Another highlight was our International Sports Day, it was great to be back enjoying sport with our friends again

We started off our Vikings topic with a very interesting visit from Wayland the Viking who taught us so much about Viking life. We also had a chance to learn to fight like a Viking, to handle Viking artefacts and make Viking pots.

Here are some photos of our day:
Recently we have been working on our key history questions, exploring where the Vikings came from, why they came and when this happened. We had a great lesson on chronology this week and I was really impressed with how we used our maths skills to order events in history. Excellent work children!



  TOPIC NAME Science History Geography Art and DT PSHE RE Computing Music PE MFL Literacy Numeracy
Year 4


Vicious Vikings Sound Y4


Electricity Y4


Local study

Local study


Viking shields

Viking Jewellery

Heartsmart – Get Heart smart


Heartsmart – Don’t forget to let love in

Jesus, son of God


Christmas: exploring the symbolism of Light


Activate IT- monitoring environmental conditions


Code IT- Coding and programming







In the past



Net Games – Returning (Tennis and Volleyball)


Invasion Games – Dribbling, Movement and Teamwork

Speaking listening to simple words and phrases about self, family and school How to train your dragon


Myths and legends


Imaginary worlds


Graph work

Data handling

Positional and directional language




Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet

Class Newsletter: Class newsletter Yr4 Autumn 20

Document showing what Year 4 will look at in Autumn Term- Topic web for vikings topic Y4