Welcome to Year 4!
Traders and Raiders
Who were the fearsome warriors that arrived on the shores of England? What impact did their arrival have on Wales? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the invaders and settlers of the Dark Ages.
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle-axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land.
Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or a Viking and trade your crafty goods. However, let us keep it cool – we do not want a fight breaking out! Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages…?
Cricket Festival - Wednesday 21st June 2023
Our Year Four children have been invited to take part in a Kwik Cricket festival on Wednesday 21st June. This festival has been arranged by Warwickshire Cricket Board as part of their Year 4 cricket project. This Kwik Cricket festival will take place at Olton & WW Cricket Club, and will provide the children with an opportunity to compete competitively against other local primary schools. The festival will begin at 10.30 am and finish at 2.30 pm. The children will need to wear their PE uniform.
Lunt Fort Day Trip - Friday 23rd June 2023
On Friday 23rd June, as part of last term’s “I am Warrior!” topic work, the children will be visiting Lunt Roman Fort in Coventry. The children will be looking round the fort to find out what daily life was like, how soldiers lived and how they helped defend the people living in Britain and across Europe. We shall leave school promptly at 9.15 am and return before 3.30 pm, so the children may be collected at the normal time.
Jigsaw PSHE - Changing me
Jigsaw – Changing Me. Children will understand that some of their characteristics have come from their birth parents because they are made from the joining of their egg and sperm. They will label the external and internal parts of the male and female body that are needed for making a baby. They will also learn how a girl’s body changes in order for her to be able to have babies when she is an adult and that menstruation (having periods) is a natural part of this. Children will also learn about the circle of change and apply it to changes they want to make in their own lives.
There is a wonderful website below that is useful for your child and for you as a parent. It has games and information about feelings, health, illnesses and sections on body image, mental health and much more. There is also a section for you, the parent, to refer to for information on the school nurse and it shows local Solihull support services.