This half term we are working on 

  • English - "How to train your dragon" by Cressida Cowell.
  • Commas, fronted adverbials, inverted commas, descriptive writing.
  • Maths - Place value, Addition and subtraction
  • Topic - Longships, houses, Gods, Anglo Saxons.
  • Science - Forces


Year 4/5


This year your teacher is Mr Smith


with Mrs Kay


Our topic this Autumn term is Vikings



 Look at the Year 5 curriculum here

and Year 4 here


P.E. is on Tuesdays.


As part of our Viking topic the children designed their own Viking shields and painted them with acrylic paints. There are some fantastic designs many with messages about Viking battle in runes!


This half term our class topic has been the Vikings. We have enjoyed learning about them in a cross-curricular way .We have written our name in Runes, designed Viking longboats and shields as well as our own Viking food poems!!
Our English text has also been linked as it’s about an imaginary Viking hero(Hiccup)and his adventures in” How to train your dragon” by Cressida Cowell. This has been a stimulus for all sorts of imaginative writing!
In science we have been looking at different kinds of forces. After learning about gravity and Sir Isaac Newton we have designed parachutes to help us understand about air resistance and boats to test water resistance and speed. Team Magical Monkeys designed the most efficient boat in the water!
Maths this half term has focussed on place value and the different methods for addition and subtraction with 4/5 digit numbers. Next half term we will be moving onto multiplication and division.
The photos show us designing our parachutes in pairs using a variety of materials but making our testing fair by dropping our parachutes from the same height and keeping the lego passenger the same!!We also had fun making boats out of recycled materials and testing their water resistance on the early year’s bath!!