This term our topic is Early Man
We will be generating our literacy work for Autumn from Kathleen Fiddler’s novel: The Boy with the Bonze Axe
Kathleen Fidler’s classic story is set in the ancient Stone Age village of Skara Brae on Orkney. This is a fascinating and vividly portrayed story of life nearly 3,000 years ago. Kali and Brockan are in trouble. They have been using their stone axes to chip limpets off the rocks, but they’ve gone too far out and find themselves trapped by the tides. Then, an unexpected rescuer appears, a strange boy in a strange boat, carrying a strangely sharp axe of a type they have never seen before. Conflict arises as the village of Skara must decide what to do with the new ideas and practices that the boy brings. As a deadly storm threatens, the very survival of the village is in doubt. Step back into the Stone Age and learn about the daily life and rituals of the ancient village of Skara Brae in this compelling, fictional account of the famous Orkney settlement. Vivid descriptions and accurate historical details bring the village to life
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Spelling Year 4
We are learning about:
Rocks and Soils
Pupils should be taught to:
- compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
- describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
- recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
Top Marks is a website with lots of good games children can play to help them with their maths. Hit the button is a great one for times tables.
Times Tables Rock Stars is also up and running. All children have received a user name and log in.
Times tables worksheets that we do every day in class.
5/1/21 – 8/1/21 Start on Week 11, session 2
11/1/21 -15/1/21 Week 12. session 1-session 5
This term our PE sessions will be on a Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that children wear their PE kits to school. House colours if possible.