We hope you had a relaxing half term break and you are looking forward to a busy but exciting period as we turn our attention to the first assessments of year 4.
This half term we will continue with our topic of Ancient Egypt. Over the coming weeks we will be learning about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, which will also be linked to our writing. On Wednesday 22nd November, Armthorpe Academy have kindly invited us to spend the afternoon with them for an Egyptian food tasting session. We hope that this will be a wonderful end to what has been a very successful topic! Towards the end of November, we will progress on to our next area of learning ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ which is a geography based topic.
This half term both classes will focus on various areas of maths. We will continue to work on times tables with a particular focus on division. As well as number based mathematics, we will also cover fractions and shape.
This half term we will be concentrating on diary writing. This will involve the children taking on the role of a different character and writing from their point of view. We will be writing from the perspective of Howard Carter and Lord Canarvon at various points along their journey to discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb. We will then move on to persuasive writing involving advertisements and brochures which will run alongside our Around the World in 80 Days topic. Sentence structure, punctuation and grammar will follow through all our independent writing.
PE will continue to take place on a Friday morning each week. The kit required consists of a plain white or blue t- shirt and navy blue or black shorts. Please be aware that PE sessions will still be outside weather permitting. Therefore, it is vitally important that your child has a pair of trainers, a plain navy or black zipped top without a hood and plain bottoms or a plain dark tracksuit. We have very limited spare kit available so please ensure that your child’s kit is in school every week.
Following the success of the Egyptian themed homework, we would now like you to take on another challenge! With your child, we would like you to design and/or create a new mode of transport to travel around the world in. Try to be as imaginative as possible. They can be 2d or 3d using any type of art medium, e.g. paper, wood, card, polystyrene. Please bring this completed homework in by Friday 22nd December.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Davies and Miss Wood