During the Autumn term, Rowling class were studying The Vikings - who they were and where they were from and studying artefacts from that time period. The children also learnt how to write in Viking runes and how life in the Viking period is different to life today.
Throughout the term, we also based our writing on the story, The Littlest Viking written by Sandi Toksvig. It was a story about a young Viking girl who was washed up on the shore of Pegwell Bay in England and how she helped the three young children who found her save their back garden from being converted into a supermarket! From this story, we created persuasive arguments, newspaper reports and our own fictional stories based on what we read.
In maths, our focus has been on number and place value. The children in Rowling are now able to order and compare four digit numbers and use their knowledge to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Rowling have also been looking at using efficient calculation methods to help them to solve different questions, including using partitioning for subtraction and multiplication and chunking for division.
In science, the children in Year 4 have been looking at sound and animals in their habitats. We have planned our own investigations, which included reasons how we made our experiments fair. We took measurements together to help us to form our results. We have also devised our own conclusions to these experiments so that children were able to explain what they had found out.