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YEAR FOUR: AUTUMN TERM

OUR YEAR FOUR DURING AUTUMN TERM

OUR CORE INTENTION IN ACTION

AUTUMN TERM 'WHEN I GROW UP...' THEME: VIKING ARRIVAL

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A 'When I Grow Up' Autumn Summary

When I Grow Up... swung into action this term with a special live action Stunning Start invasion event to launch the Year 4 Viking Arrival theme. This term is essentially a study of the Vikings and their lives, home-land, beliefs and their methods (with no shortage of study upon their ongoing battles with the Anglo-Saxons for the wider rule of Britain) - which covered our History and Geography work throughout the term. We studied the Viking invasion routes and settlements alongside a study of King Aethelred II and Danegeld. We studied prints and sketches inspired by the Vikings during Art which formed part of our Art Attack day and made longship replicas during Design & Technology. The longships were fabulous and a highly popular part of our theme. The children demonstrated superb joining and connecting skills. Music focused upon studying how pulse and tempo change in popular music and drawing inspiration from ABBA - as a tenuous like to Sandinavia - any excuse to learn and perform these songs which are ideal for such studies! Joining movement sequences in gymnastics formed the central focus of our Physical Education work - although not directly linked to our Vikings theme of course! Whilst we completed a set of indoor athletics which was planned as a chance to apply the children's fundamental skills work from previous years. We also created a hyperlinked Vikings quiz during our Computing studies whilst learning how to use technology to communicate with different audiences. 

Teeth and digestive systems were the dual studies in our Science work and we centred this work upon a huge Digestion Theme Day in addition to our weekly sessions. Whilst in Religious Education we considered the special relationship between Jewish people and God and what are the most signficant aspects of the Nativity for Christians today. We were learning terms for clothing during our French work this term and in particular applying our work on verbs and nouns within this. 

During PSHE & Relationships we continued to develop themes around relationships and mental well-being that we first considered during April after the second lockdown. These continue to be priorities and formed important parts of our study time this term. 

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