Year 4 Newsletter.

Year 4


This term, Year 4 will be looking in to Leif Erikson as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer who was amongst the first Europeans to reach North America, centuries ahead of Christopher Columbus. During this topic, children will learn about the difficult journeys Leif Erikson ventured on as a Viking. Following in his footsteps, children will work as a team of Vikings to set sail upon King Olaf's command discovering and exploring new land whilst facing challenges along the way. Children will undertake Leif Erikson style survival missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum, particularly self-discipline, honesty and compassion.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday morning each week and should be practised for 10 minutes each day. A spelling test takes place every Friday.

Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be completed and brought back to school by the following Tuesday. In addition to Maths and English, children will be provided with a homework menu for their adventurer. This provides children with an opportunity to undertake a variety of homework challenges all related to their explorer, Leif Erikson. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; to make their own anti-poaching poster, to design and make a Viking helmet and to build a model Viking village. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.



  • Netball 3.15 – 4.15pm


  • Multi Skills 3.15 – 4.15pm

  • Gym/Dance/Cheer 3.15 – 4.15pm

  • IPad 3.15 – 4pm


  • Football 3.15 – 4.15pm

  • Homework: 3.15- 4.00pm

  • Games Club: 3.15 – 4.00pm


  • Drama 3.15 – 4.15pm

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

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