Sapphire class

Welcome to Sapphire Class

Sapphire Class is a Year 4 Class taught by Ms. Skinner and our brilliant TAs Mrs Dennis and Mrs Graham and Mrs Cooper.

This year we are going to have many adventures to help us learn, from travelling through Africa to journeying through the human body!

The Anglo-Saxons

Year 4 will be learning about Anglo-Saxon life, language and art. Our focus for this term is History and Art, in which we will be learning about Anglo-Saxon settlements, Alfred the Great and illuminated letters!

In English, we will be looking at stories with historical settings, focusing on the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf and his slaying of the monster Grendel. We will be looking at the language used to create setting and character descriptions, and will eventually be writing our own Anglo-Saxon stories. After half-term, we will be learning about different forms of poetry, including ‘Kennings’.

In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our understanding of multiplication. We will then be moving on to measurement and finding the area of shapes. We will also be reviewing and building upon our knowledge of fractions.

In Science we will be learning about sound, exploring the relationship between vibrations and pitch and distance and volume. After half-term, we will be using our knowledge of sound to build our own instruments.

In Art, we will be using watercolours to produce our own beautiful illuminated letters, focusing on mixing and shading. After half-term, we will be using our designs to create our own illuminated letter prints.

For Outdoor P.E., we will be starting Outdoor Adventurous Activities which will include a range of team building games.

In Indoor P.E. will we be focusing on gymnastics.

Here are some websites that you may want to have a look at to find out more about Anglo-Saxon life:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

http://www.pastexplorers.org.uk/village/

We are looking forward to a very exciting term!

Homework

Spelling homework is given out on a Thursday and is due back on a Tuesday. When appropriate, additional English and Maths homework is also given out on a Thursday.

French

French lessons take place every Thursday.

P.E

Outdoor P.E takes place on Monday afternoons and Indoor P.E on Wednesday mornings.

Whole Year Overview