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Autumn 1 - Were the Vikings vicious?

Our topic display for this half term!

Viking day! What excellent outfits, items and information you have shared! We have made some delicious stew, oat pudding and tried sour bread.

Miss Grafton brought in some candyfloss for us to share as a reward for our excellent hard work!

A visit from Sterling

A lovely bit of mindfulness to start our afternoon

We have had a wonderful day in York. Not only did we get to explore the Jorvik centre but took part in two sessions at the DIG site on battle re-enactments and story telling. We are looking forward to digging deeper into the Viking world for the rest of our topic this half term.

Were the Vikings vicious?

Welcome back to an exciting start to the year! Mrs Ashworth and I cannot wait to get started. Our Learning Challenge question is, 'Were the Vikings vicious?'


In English... we will be writing instructions for a Viking burial, recipes for Viking foods and narratives exploring the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle.

In History... we will be exploring the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for Britian.

In Geography... we will be using UK maps, exploring settlements over time and how land use and culture changes.

In Science... we will be exploring how sounds are made, produced, types of sound, how it travels and how can be changed.

In Maths... we will covering our White Rose blocks on 'Place Value' and 'Addition and Subtraction'.


For more information please see our curriculum map for the year on our home page.


Are you ready for...?

  • Trying and cooking some Viking foods
  • Dressing up in style as a Viking
  • An exciting trip to the Jorvik Viking centre in York where you will re-enact battle scenes and explore traditional Viking burials at sea (19th Sept, tbc)
  • A creative homework project to share with your class (information to follow)


RE Week (14th October 2019)

For our autumn RE week we will be exploring the power of parables, miracles and saints.



Homework project


Topic homework for:

Were the Vikings




Friday 4th October—save the date!

Come to school dressed as a Viking and take part in a

glorious feast!


Both year 4 classes are very excited to be learning all about the Vikings this half term. As we delve deep into the life and times of these explorers we will discover what they were really like and what we can learn from them.


For your homework this half term you are being given a very special invite… to attend a Viking feast. You will need to research what they wore and transform yourself for the day into a hardened Viking. We are looking for inventive ways to use what you

already have to create your outfit.


Can you create a Viking item to wear or bring with you to share?


What brooches, shields, helmets, clothing or items of jewellery might they have worn?


Please research your item as we are looking forward to learning more about it from you. What interesting facts will you be sharing with us?


We’re looking forward to it!

The Year 4 team

Viking invaders and settlers | History - The Vikings

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Archaeologist Neil Oliver visits Lindisfarne, Repton and York to trace the Viking invasion and settlement in Anglo Saxon England.