Featherby Junior School

Maritime Academy Trust
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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 is made up of three classes: Stormfly, Cloudjumper and Toothless

Cressida is an English writer who grew up partly in London and partly on an uninhabited island on the west of Scotland. The island had no roads, shops or phones so she had plenty of time to write as a child! To pass the time, her Dad used to tell her stories about Vikings who invaded the island, tribes who fought and tricked each other and Dragons who lived in the caves and cliffs…

In the beginning of the ‘How to Train your Dragon’ series, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock is far from a hero: not loud enough to be heard over his dad; not hard enough to beat his rival, Snoutlout and not brave enough (or stupid enough?!) to go in a cave full of dragons to find a pet. However, Hiccup finds his own path to becoming a hero.

All the children are encouraged and supported in challenging their learning and extending their knowledge.

In Year 4, everyone is given the opportunity to be independent and to becoming their own person. Just like the characters in the books, such as Storm Fly who is a fearsome and deadly dragon who will face and take on any new challenge, so too are the children in Year 4. All the children are encouraged and supported in challenging their learning and extending their knowledge. Everyone in our year group are playful, like their namesakes, and are working on many ways to make the right choices and exhibit the correct behaviours in school.

We are a very enthusiastic Year group who love learning new things and exploring new ideas. This year we will be learning about the impact of litter on our environment and creating outfits for a fashion show by upcycling our recycling. We will study Vikings through ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and learn the history of Romans and Saxons. We will finish the year by completing a study on a country that is taking part in the World Cup.

We look forward to learning how we can be our own type of hero in Year 4!