Welcome to Willow Class
Teacher: Miss Young
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davies
This term, we will be using Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb to inspire our non-fiction unit including newspaper reports, instructions and persuasive writing.
Our fiction writing will be inspired by the thriller Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and will include story writing and poetry.
To support their learning, children should practice their spellings and reading at home regularly and record this in their home journals.
In Maths, we will continue to cover the Year four curriculum. We will be working on written calculations, fractions, measure and geometry and will be using reasoning and word problems to apply our understanding of these areas.
We will be using statistics to support our learning in science and will be looking at how the number system differs through history.
The children will have a weekly times tables challenge and to support their progress children should practice their times tables regularly at home.
Our RE topic is Jesus, the Teacher. We will learn about Jesus' travels and how different people responded to his teachings. We will study some of the parables he shared and reflect on how they inform Catholic values and practices.
Our science topic this term is 'states of matter'. We will be looking at changes of state and investigating the effect of surface area and temperature on evaporation. We will be finding out about the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
We will be looking at the physical Geography of Egypt and how this effects the lives of the people who live there.
This term, we will be researching the lives of the Ancient Egyptians and looking at Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
Using Ancient Egypt as an inspiration, we will be creating sand sculptures and our own personal cartouches.
We will be exploring Ancient Egyptian technology and building a working shaduf.
We will be looking at how Ancient Egyptian instruments compare with those we use today.
Children may wish to find out more about the Ancient Egyptians at home and they are welcome to bring in anything they find out or create for our class display.
The children will be continuing their work on outdoor games with our coach and will also be taking part in swimming lessons every Tuesday.
Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)