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A Love of Learning and the Perseverance to Succeed (LLPS)


Summer A 2017

Welcome to 4DG!

Welcome back! 

We hope you had an exciting Easter holiday and have been busy researching our new topic.  

Our connector for this half term is called

'Valiant or Vicious Vikings?'


Vikings were reputed to be the 'wild barbarians from the north' but they were also shrewd traders, excellent navigators and superb craftsmen and ship builders. They had a rich tradition of story telling and lived in a society that was open and democratic for its day.


In English, we will be using information texts to create our own factual book about the Vikings, including themes such as transport, beliefs, home life, arts and crafts as well as the notorious raids.  Following this, we will be writing adventure stories inspired by Norse myths and sagas.



 Science this term will focus on the digestive system and how it functions, in addition to learning how to keep our teeth healthy.




In Maths, we will be learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, angles and measurement.  We will be continuing to develop our fluency, reasoning and solving exciting problems.  




Creating Viking picture stones, helmets, shields and longships 

will form the basis of our art and DT work this half term.  




Have a look at the links at the bottom of this page if you would like to find out more.



Please remember to bring your swimming kit including a towel on  Monday.  Don't forget that you should NOT wear any items of jewellery and only ear studs may be worn.  PE kit must be in school for Thursday. Your book bag should be in school every day.  Try to read at home as often as possible (at least 10 minutes!) and keep practising your times tables regularly. 


Follow the links below to the Top Marks website for some really good interactive resources to some of the Maths topics we will be covering this term
smiley Mrs Desmond and Mrs Golding smiley
p.s. Our code word for the week is 'norsemen'.  Sssshhhh don't pass it on! The first person to tell us this special code and tell us what it means will receive a class dojo!


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