Autumn Term 1

Vikings and Anglo Saxons


During this half-term the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of place value and addition and subtraction. They will learn how to read, write, compare and order four-digit numbers. By the end of the half-term the children will be able to add and subtract numbers using columnar addition and subtraction, and will be able to use inverse to check their work.


The children will read and re-tell The Last Viking by Terry Deary during this half-term.  Initially the children will be recapping on the writing skills they would have been taught in Year 3: conjunctions, paragraphs, speech, expanded noun phrases and ambitious descriptive vocabulary.

There will also be the opportunity for non-fiction writing which will link to our topic work.


This term we will learn about animals including humans. Children will learn about the human digestive system: the names of the part and their functions. They will also learn about human teeth and their functions.  The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate tooth decay, and will present their findings to their classmates.


This unit will teach your children about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will learn who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline. The children will find out about the Anglo-Saxon kings who ruled during the 'Viking Age' and examine their influence and significance in British history. In addition to this, they will learn about the Anglo-Saxon justice system and compare and contrast crimes, punishments and laws with their modern day equivalents. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of everyday Viking life. They will explore the types of houses that the Vikings lived in, what clothes they wore and even what types of food they ate.