Yr 4 Mr Paine
Our topic for spring term 1 is ‘Pyramids and Pharaohs’. During this, we will have a strong history focus, learning about Egyptian culture and famous people from the period. From a geographical perspective, we will look at where Egypt is in comparison to the UK and find out about its population, capital city and physical geography. Our literacy and guided reading sessions will cover myths and reality of both gods and real-life pharaohs. The children will write a biography based on the events of Tutankhamun’s life and the discovery of his tomb, and use ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shorley Climo as the structure for their own story. We will explore hieroglyphics in art and design canopic jars in DT. Information about other aspects of our learning can be found in the topic overview on the classroom door.
Our library time will continue on Mondays after break and will allow us time to quiz and change reading books for the coming week. Children also have the opportunity to change their books before registration each morning if they need to and are encouraged to take books home and enjoy them whenever they can in their own time. Parents are encouraged to read with their children and leave comments in their new reading records.
- Spanish – Tuesday mornings with Señorita Collier
- Homework books return – each Wednesday
- Outdoor learning – Thursday afternoons
- P.E. – Friday afternoons
The wonderful Mrs Corbett will be helping our learning, with regular additional support from Mr Williams as well.