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Autumn Term 2020


I hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready to start back as Year 4!






In Autumn term, year 4 will be learning about the Vikings during topic lessons. 


We will discover where the Vikings came from and where they invaded. 

We will understand why the Vikings fought and raided. 

We will also be learning about the daily life of a Viking and we will think about how it is different to life now.


Viking helmets did not have horns on them! 

They were made of metal and looked like this...



Autumn PE Days - Monday and Thursday


Please make sure your child has:

a pair of shorts, a T shirt and a pair of trainers or plimsolls.


Children should also have jogging bottoms and jumpers for outdoor PE in cold weather.


It is also a good idea to keep a spare pair of socks in PE kits - especially when tights are being worn to school.

Long hair must be tied back and earrings need to be removed for health and safety reasons.


Please ensure that you name each part of your uniform - this makes it much easier to return any misplaced items!



Homework is set weekly on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday. 

Children will be asked to complete mymaths, spelling and reading each week.


Spellings will be tested on each Wednesday.



Reading books


In Year 4, we will be asking the children if they need to change their reading books on a Tuesday and a Thursday. 


Between these changing days, we would encourage children to reread their books.

Reading a book a few times encourages fluency and accuracy when reading.







Fiction Express 


Fiction Express is a great tool for encouraging children to read at home. 

It has a variety of online books that can be used alongside books from school and home.


If your child would like to explore this online reading option,

 please email me on and I will send your child's login details through. 


Thank you!

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