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Growing Together in God

Miss McIlvenna, Mrs Aslam, Mrs Anderton and Mrs Murray


This half term we will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons and Dragons


Core skills and success – you do the maths


In maths this half term we will continue to look at multiplication and division, focusing on multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We will also look at dividing larger numbers and using informal methods to support our calculating. We will then move on tp learning about length and finding the perimeter of different shapes, finishing of the half term by starting to learn about fractions. 

This year, Year 4s will take part in the compulsory Times Tables Check. Children will answer 25 questions, with only 6 seconds to answer each question.

How can you help at home?

Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables.  At the end of Year 4, children should know the all times tables up to 12x12.  It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school.  If you have access to the internet, please visit the following sites to support your child's learning at home.

Links to support home learning:





In English, we will be looking at defeating a monster story and biographies. We will learn about the features of these different texts and will use our Talk for Writing skills to learn each text and investigate them using drama and comprehension skills. We will then use what we have learnt to write our own defeating story and biography.

 How you can help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.

It is important to read a variety of texts with your child.  This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets.  This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.

Links to support home learning:

Jesus Walks on Water: Bible Story Summary and Lessons


Jesus the Son of God. How did Jesus show his power and authority?  

In RE we will;

  • To deepen the children’s understanding of Jesus, who he was, his teaching and behaviour.  

  •  To use the events covered in the stories in this unit to illustrate and emphasise that Jesus is the Son of God; that he was born both God and man. 


  • How did Jesus show his power?
  • How did Jesus show his authority? 

Key Vocabulary 

authority, Sabbath, Shabbat, The Transfiguration, Pharisees 



As scientists, we will be learning about electricity We will investigate which materials conduct and insulate electricity. We will create and fix simple electrical circuits and use symbols to draw a variety of diagrams. 


Key Vocabulary 

Appliances/device, Battery, Bright/dim, Bulb, Buzzer, Cell, Circuit diagram, Circuit symbol,  components, Connect/Connection, Electrical circuit, Mains, Metal/non-metal, Motor, Plug, Positive/Negative, Short circuit, Switch, Wire 

sound - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help



Sutton Hoo, 1939 | The Past


In history will will learn about the Anglo Saxons. We will explore where they came from and where they settled, using evidence that has been left behind to help us discover more. We will investigate what was discovered at Sutton Hoo and will learn about Anglo Saxon's religious believes. We will research Alfred The Great and will discover how the Anglo Saxons reign in Britain ended. 

  • Why did the Saxons invade? Push or pull?
  • Where did the early Anglo-Saxons live and how do we know? 
  • How can we investigate a Saxon grave? 
  • What religion did the Anglo-Saxons follow? 
  • How did the Anglo-Saxons reign end? 
  • Alfred the Great, how great was he? 
  • How effective was Anglo-Saxon justice? 


Key Vocabulary 


‘Primary & Secondary Sources’ 


‘Anglo-Saxon Kingdom’ 








‘Battle of Hastings’ 





Book Description

The Borrowers are tiny people who live in the secret places of old houses - behind the mantlepiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They borrow everything from humans, existing on the scraps they collect from the homes they live in.

Arriety Clock's father, Pod, is an expert borrower, able to scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls aren't usually supposed to go borrowing, but Pod makes an exception for Arrietty, who can't wait to explore the house and gardens that lie beyond her cramped home. But when she is at last allowed to accompany Pod on one of his borrowing expeditions, something terrible happens - she is 'seen' by a human boy.

The Borrowers (A Puffin Book) : Norton, Mary: Books


Monday - Grammar / spellings or Comprehension  (due in Wednesday).

Wednesday - Maths (due in Friday).


Please read regularly with your child and sign their reading record. Children must bring their book into school every day, they will be changed once they have read their book and completed a book review. 

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