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Market Drayton Junior School

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Year 4

Tomb Raiders

In Year 4, we will continue with our history topic, which we started in the Autumn term, Ancient Egypt. As ‘Tomb Raiders,’ the children will hopefully gain an appreciation of the sense of awe and wonder at finding undiscovered ancient riches in the of Tutankhamun’s tomb which was experienced by Howard Carter and his team of archaeologists many years ago. To build an overview of world history, the children are being taught to investigate and interpret the past through a study of the achievements of Ancient Egypt.


During lessons on historical enquiry, we will be learning to use a variety of sources to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past. These include: ‘when and where were the earliest civilizations? Who were the Egyptians? What were their achievements?’ We will use a variety of sources and develop a range of skills to learn about life in Ancient Egypt. In addition, we will use artefacts to gain a greater understanding of the past by working collaboratively to present new learning in a chosen manner.


In Science, we will investigate states of matter. This will include comparing and grouping materials, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. In addition, we will observe how materials change state when they are heated and cooled. We will explore the water cycle.


During the second half of the term the children will be studying habitats, investigating habitats and global changes. Also, in the second half of the term we will be celebrating British Science Week, which this year takes the theme of Growth.

Useful information

Maths homework given out on Monday and due in Thursday.
Literacy homework given out on Monday and due in on Thursday.
Spellings given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday.


Please continue to read regularly, practice spellings and times tables. 

Maths areas to be worked on at home: times tables, telling the time and money.

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