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Term 1 & 2 overview
The theme for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Ancient Egypt’. This will mainly focus on gaining an overview of the significance of the Ancient Egyptian period within the wider narrative of world history as well as study some of the significant people, places and events from this period and to explore how we know about them today. Our Art lessons will link to the topic through learning about canopic jars and creating our own using clay. We hope to have a school visit to Kent Life where we can experience what life was like as an Ancient Egyptian. In our science lessons, children will look at states of matter. In Rights Respecting Schools lessons, the children will learn about their human rights, as well as identifying differences from children from previous ages. Due to the current situation we are encouraging physical activity everyday so we will have short PE skill sessions after lunch, pupils will need a change of shoes every day.
Week commencing 21st September 2020
This week in year 4 we will begin a full timetable, ensuring that throughout the week we are continuing with our well-being check ins. The literacy focus will be continuing on reading the story 'Shrinking Violet'. Children will answer questions based on the text as well as thinking about how the author writes. In numeracy we will continue our place value, with a focus on numbers up to 1000. The children will begin to design a Canopic jar in art and design as well as continue their history learning on Ancient Egyptians. Throughout the week we will take part in our daily exercise activities walking around the school grounds.
Week commencing 14th September 2020
This week in year 4, the children will begin literacy lessons. They will be reading ‘Shrinking Violet’, which is a text linked to their topic of ‘The Egyptians. In numeracy, the focus for the week will be recognising place value and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. In addition to this, the children will begin reading activities with a scientific focus on materials, as well as starting their science lessons on ‘States of Matter’. We will continue to take part in our daily exercise activities walking around the school grounds.
Week commencing 7th September 2020
This week Year 4 pupils are continuing to get to know their new classes and recapping the expectations of behaviour and learning at school. This week the children will be writing their aspirations for the year, thinking about what they would like to achieve and how they will do it. In numeracy, the children will be focusing on number and place value.