Class 4's Topic Page

Spring Term- Topic 1

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Our current topic is …


The Vikings

We will cover the following objective:

  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. 


As historians we will investigate:

  • What was the 'terror' that appeared in Britain on June 8th 793?
  • Why was the design of their longships so important to the Vikings?
  • What were the two treasures that most Viking Norsemen wanted from Britain?
  • Why is Alfred the only King or Queen of England to have 'the Great' after their name?
  • Viking horned helmets- historical fact or myth?
  • What did the Vikings want and how did Alfred help to stop them getting it?


Our current class book is...

How to Train Your Dragon 

by Cressida Cowell


We will be starting a new writing unit based on the book 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd-Stanton. This will link to our current topic THE VIKINGS. We will be writing a myth narrative and also an instruction guide on how to defeat a Viking monster.  


Our maths work this term will follow the White Rose scheme of learning, we will be continuing with multiplication and division.

To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we also ask each child to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. We expect children to practise their KIRFs as part of their homework. Please work on the KIRFs for Spring 1.

Click here for Class 4 Key Instant Recall Facts



Our P.E days are Monday and Wednesday. On PE days, children will be expected to come to school in our new PE kits.



Homework is set every Friday and is expected back at school the following Monday.


Additional Website

  • Spelling Shed

For weekly assignments on Spelling Shed- Link to website  linked to the year 4 spelling rules.

I have also included a list of the year 3/4 statutory spellings- Our Year 3/4 Spelling List

  • TTRockstars

Please continue with your TTRockstars- Link to student login

Other helpful websites with times tables games include-




Passwords for all these sites can be located in each child's homework book