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Welcome to our Year 4 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our classes.

 

4M swim on Thursdays and have PE on Tuesdays.

 

4P swim on Tuesdays and have PE on Thursdays.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact the class teams please email 4mteacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk or 4pteacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk or call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas - Traders and Raiders

 

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 Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?

 

This project runs for the first half of the Summer term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home. 

 

Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.

  • Use the internet to find out about any Saxon or Viking invasions in your local area or county (Surrey). 

  • Try making some Anglo-Saxon bread or Viking flatbread (search online for recipes). 

  •  Look at King Alfred’s pledge: ‘I desired to live worthily as long as I lived, and to leave after my life, to the men who should come after me, the memory of me in good works’. Write your own pledge – how would you like to be remembered in the future? 

  •  Look at images of Anglo-Saxon coins. Can you design your own coin? You could draw a picture or use modelling clay or other materials to make your coin look like metal – use your imagination! 

  • Do some research about Viking names and their meanings, and make up some suitable Viking names for your friends and family. Remember to describe something about the person’s appearance or characteristics.  

  • Find out more about the futhark or runic alphabet used by the Vikings. Write a short message using the runic characters. They wrote on wood, bone and stone. What will you use? 

  • Imagine you are a Viking skald, or poet. Create a poem to sing the praises of a friend or family member. 

  • Find out about the Sikh festival of Baisakhi (or Vaisakhi). Make a poster or power point to share your findings. 

At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.

Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed

Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete

Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete

Class Assembly Dates

Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall:

  • TBC

School Trips

Year 4 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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