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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future

Emerald City

Year 3 and 4

Ms Cann

Welcome to the Emerald City Class

Autumn Term (2): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "Were the Vikings vicious and victorious?" 

It will develop children’s knowledge of the Vikings and help them understand how this important group fits into the chronology of British History. Children will develop an understanding about life in Viking settlements, the routes and kingdoms of their invasions as well as their beliefs and culture. 

Let there be light! In science children will conduct investigations on shadows, light and reflections. As well as developing investigative skills, they will:

i) Notice that light is reflected from surfaces

ii) Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous.

Diary Dates for Emerald City

Thursday 1st November - The Vikings Invade Caythorpe.

Viking Workshop Day - We are encouraging the children to come to school dressed as a Viking. Please do not buy a special costume, please see letter sent out.

PE

PE kits (white T-shirt, dark shorts and plimsols or trainers) should be in school "just in case!" and for any sports clubs or visiting coaches. Please ensure PE kit and school clothing is clearly named.

Year 3 and 4 children will go swimming on Wednesdays until Christmas. Volunteers are needed to ensure the safety of the children.Please see Mrs Hunt or Ms Cann if you are available Wednesday afternoons to accompany the children.

Homework

All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. Children should aim to complete a total of 20 points each half term. They may choose their homework task for the week from the termly list. (Year 3 and 4 homework tasks available to download below). Please could all homework tasks be handed in on a Thursday so we may celebrate homework together on Fridays. Remember to as creative as you wish for each task. See homework links below.

Reading

Children have an opportunity to change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support children’s learning, both at home
and at school. Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Login available from Mrs Hunt.

Maths

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Follow the link above to log in the "Times Table Rock Stars". 

Useful Weblinks

Viking Quest Game - Go on a Viking Quest - Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.

Victorious Vikings - a useful homework page!

Anglo-Saxon Game - a fun, interactive history game! Flash player is needed to play.

Who were the Anglo-Saxons - Great Homework help here

More Anglo-Saxon facts

BBC Bitesize English - choose from a wide variety of activities to practise, spelling, grammar, using punctuation, reading and comprehension and lots more!

BBC Bitesize Maths - need more practise with place value? Want to be sharper at addition and subtraction. Great maths revision can be found here!

Bitesize Science KS2 Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? We look at materials, energy, light and sound; and, even observe humans, plants and animals in this section.

Science Clips - explore the science investigations

Homework Help - an excellent site for all mattters of homework.

NRich - many of the children in Year 4 have enjoyed problem solving activities from this website. Why not solve a problem and submit your own answers and reasoning!

Play Mummy Maker -  Click the link to enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely. Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.

Homophones - Practise spelling tricky homophones by playing this game.

Find out more about mummification here!

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