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Bellatrix (Year 4/5)

Summer Term

Last half term was wonderful.  The children all settled back into school really well and worked extremely hard.

Our topic this half term is going to be Traders and Raiders.  We started this topic last half term.

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?

Summary of Learning

EnglishFinding evidence from a text to support our answers
Cinquain poetry
Journalistic writing
Narrative writing
Using apostrophes to mark possession
MathsFractions
Securing fluency with formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
GeographyWe will be looking at the land use of the Vikings and comparing the land to what it looks like now.  
HistoryBegin to understand who and when the Anglo Saxons and Vikings were.Explore Anglo-Saxon settlements.
Understand the Viking Invasion.Explore the everyday lives of Vikings.
Design and TechnologyDesign and create Anglo-Saxon inspired patterns.
Design and make a Viking or Saxon brooch.  

PE

PE lessons will now be on a Thursday.

Your child must come to school wearing suitable clothing for an outdoor PE lesson.

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Kidz Konnekt

Kidz Konnekt sessions for Bellatrix class take place on a Tuesday.  These sessions take place outside so your child will need to wear suitable clothing.

Celebration of learning

Here are some photos of us enjoying Kidz Konnekt sessions:

We loved meeting some authors and hearing them talk about their stories:

Reading

It’s important that your child practises their reading as much as possible at home.  They have a reading book and a reading log that needs to be signed each time they read.  Your child will receive a raffle ticket each time they read at home.  Each month, a ticket is drawn, and the winner receives a book prize!

Well done to Billy for winning the prize in March – that’s the second book prize this year!

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