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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future


Year 4 and 5

Mrs Hunt

Welcome to the Narnia Class

Autumn Term (1): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "Why did the Saxon's Invade?" 

It will develop children’s knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons and help them understand how this important group fits into the chronology of Britain. Children will develop an understanding about life in Anglo Saxon settlements, the routes and kingdoms of their invasions as well as their beliefs and culture. We will investigate their mysterious writing, the runes.

In science children will revise the states of matter and how materials change from one state to another. They will carry out a range of investigations into the changes that occur to certain materials when they are heated, cooled and mixed with other materials to ensure your content is accurate and inspiring. Get your lab coats on - it’s going to get messy!

A date for your diary...This topic leads onto "The Vikings". we will be holding a Viking Workshop day on Thursday 1st November. We are encouraging the children to come to school dressed as a Viking. Please do not buy a special costume, we will send a letter nearer the event explaining more detail and with ideas for home made costumes.


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

Outdoor PE will be invasion games. Children will develop skills of sending, receiving, attacking, marking players, defending and applying skills to a game situation.

Year 4 children will go swimming on Wednesdays with Emerald City class. 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.


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 4 and 5 tasks downloadable 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.


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.

Useful Weblinks

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

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 matters of homework

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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High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3DR

01400 272600