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RH Classes Woodpecker

Autumn Term 2019

This term, Year 4 are learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Throughout this topic, we will learn what it meant to be an invader or a settler during this period, as well as a lot of other interesting information. So far, we have explored the reasons for the Anglo-Saxons settling in Britain and have learnt where the best place was for them to build their houses and communities, so they had everything they needed. As well as this, we have learnt about the typical diet of an Anglo-Saxon family and explained why they ate what they did. The children really enjoyed researching this and found out some amusing facts!

In English lessons, we are using a range of different texts to further explore our Anglo-Saxon and Viking topic, whilst our main story is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. During guided reading sessions, the class have been enjoying their free reading time spent in ‘The Secret Garden’ reading corner.

During Science lessons, Year 4 are learning about ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. So far, we have learnt about the seven processes that make something a living thing and we have looked into different ways of classifying living things within our local habitat, based on their characteristics. We have been on a wildlife hunt around the school grounds, where we used magnifying glasses and sheets to identify different living things that we found.

The Woodpeckers have decided to spend their Enterprise money to adopt a jaguar from the WWF. We have been sent lots of information and updates about our jaguar and a soft toy mascot, called Nindiri. Each week a member of the class takes her home and writes in her passport to let the rest of the class know what they have been up to. The children are really enjoying this and have been taking photos of Nindiri doing very exciting things!