Glenfall Community Primary School

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Year 4

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 

The Boy with the Bronze Axe: (Kelpies 3rd Revised edition)


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

Home Learning

Click on the link below for homework opportunities



Spelling Year 4

spellings Y4 Autumn 21


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

Maths Games

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.

Full Programme – TTRS worksheets (1)

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.

Forest school sessions will take place  on a Wednesday. It is important that children have wellies in school  to be able to join in Forest School sessions. It would be a great idea to keep them in lockers for the term.


Take a look at our photos

Experiment showing how igneous rock is formed. Year 4 melted chocolate and dripped it onto ice. It quickly solidified. This represents how igneous rock is formed by being heated and cooled.