Year 4’s main history topic this year is ancient Egypt. As ‘Tomb Raiders,’ the children will re-enact the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb to experience a sense of awe and wonder at finding undiscovered ancient riches. 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 art, we will explore tomb paintings and identify symbols and their meanings. This will then influence a whole class collaborative design, that will reflect eco-friendly elements of our school and future features to strive towards.
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 electricity. They will create circuits and study the effect of adding switches. They will investigate which materials conduct electricity.
Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor kit in school on the appropriate days: Games = Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning.
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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