Year 4 Saxon Britain Summer 1 Homework

Year 4 Summer Term Homework

Dear Parents/Guardians,

First of all, the Year 4 team would like to say a huge thank you to those children  who produced amazing projects for our ‘Groovy Greeks’ topic last half term. Well done and keep up the good work! Over the next few weeks Year 4 will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons in our ’Saxon Britain’ project. This term we will become archaeologists to investigate mystery objects found in the Sutton Hoo burial site.

As usual, children are asked to complete a project on any aspect of their learning they are particularly interested in, related to our theme.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Why not choose an aspect of Anglo Saxon life, research and write a non-chronological report based on your findings.
  2. Build an Anglo Saxon village, considering the design and materials you use, replicating a typical village from the Anglo Saxon times.
  3. Research the similarities and differences between the Romans and the Saxons and create a fact file for younger children to read.
  4. Write a newspaper article explaining the discovery of the Sutton Hoo hoard and what the artefacts tell us about Saxon life.
  5. Read the story ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo and create a comic strip retelling the story in your own words.

These ideas are a guideline to get you going but if you have your own brilliant idea then don’t hesitate to go for it! We ask that pupils spend a minimum of 30 minutes a week on their project homework and if they make a model, it should be accompanied with some written homework too. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the Year 4 team. Good luck!

DUE DATE: Monday 23rd May

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