Traders and Raiders
Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Vikings invading Britain’s shores! During this half term, we’ll start investigating the runes the Vikings used to write and have a go at translating some ourselves. We’ll write reports as an onlooker who witnessed the Vikings’ landing, and we’ll find out about key dates. Using online maps, we’ll plot the location of Roman shore forts and draw our own sketch maps. We will learn about the Norse gods and mythology and eventually write our own Norse myth. Using maps, we’ll identify the places where the invaders came from and locate Viking invasion sites. At the end of the project, we’ll reflect on what it would have been like to be a child during these troubled times and view our own Saxon and Viking art exhibition.
In Maths, we will be building upon our multiplication and division fluency and explore the relationship between the two operations. We will also explore in depth fractions, decimal numbers and percentages. In science this term, the children will investigate the human digestive system and identify the different type of teeth and their functions.
This is a big focus this year, particularly with the Year 4’s having a times tables at the end of the year.
Below you can find some useful links to help practice at home: