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P4B’s Week of Learning.

We really enjoyed presenting our Viking assembly
We have started our new topic space, and zoomed into something strange.
We have began to look at similes. A simile is when we compare an object to another thing.
We have started to learn how to play tennis in P.E. We have loved Tennis.
We have began to do mental maths in our head.

We would love you to come along to see a flavour of our current ICT and Digital Literacy work on Friday the 22nd of November at 11:45 am. Unfortunately, we can only invite one adult per child to the classroom to accommodate space limitations.


Tuesday can P4B come in their sports clothes for the visit of our athlete.
Friday is Children in Need, pupils can dress down for a donation to Children in Need.

P4B’s Week of Learning

This week we have been learning about our growth mindset and fixed mindset, and how to use this with problem solving.

We used our Viking knowledge this week and created our own Viking long boats, mine is called Dragons Breath . Viking’s long boats have oars, sails and a dragon face at the front and a tail at the back .  Shields were on the outside of the boat to protect them from attack. We learnt that they could lift the boats out of the river and carry them on land.
In the mornings we were doing spellings,  we cut out letters from a newspaper and put them into  are spelling jotters.
Photos  of our boats are available on Twitter 

P4B’s Viking Bread Recipe

•3 cups whole wheat flour
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 tsp. baking soda
•1 tsp. salt
•2 cups water
•3/4 cup rolled oats
•1/3 cup rolled oats {for sprinkling on top}


  • Mix all dry ingredients and then add the water.
  • Stir all of the ingredients with a wooden spoon until you can’t stir any more.
  • Then, knead the dough with damp hands until flour is completely incorporated.
  • Finally, form the dough into a round, place it on a baking stone sprinkle with reserved oats, and place it in a cold oven.
  • Turn the oven to 190 C , and leave it alone for about an hour.
  • After an hour, pull the bread out of the oven, let it cool slightly, then rip it apart in chunks like a Viking (or cut it in nice wedges) and drizzle honey on it.

P4B’s Week of Learning

This week we all enjoyed making viking bread, many enjoyed eating it. (The recipe will be posted because some would love to make it at home.)

We learnt about what food the vikings ate.

We worked on subtracting in numeracy.

I enjoyed spending time with my buddy.

I decorated my viking bracelet.

I enjoyed writing about the troll and using adjectives.

I enjoyed searching for right angles in the secret garden using my pac-man.

P4B’s week of learning

This week we learnt about Viking long houses. They are made of wood or stone or wattle, their roofs were made of turf or straw. Animals lived in the byre, to protect them from cattle thieves and the winter. Vikings didn’t have glass in their windows they closed them with shutters. The floor was below the ground. The closer you lived to the fire the more important you were.

We used our awesome imagination to create a story about a bird dreaming to get out of its cage.

In music we were learning to read musical notes.

This week in numeracy, we looked at the relationship between adding and subtractions as well as multiplying and dividing.