Year 4

There are lots of fun activities planned focusing on Egyptian art this term.  The children will be able to design and make a death mask similar to the one made for Tutankhamun.
Tutankhanum's famous gold death mask may have been intended for his step-mother, Nefertiti
 Go to the BBC website to watch and learn some amazing facts about the Ancient Egyptians and what makes the subject so fascinating.
The children will be finding out how Hindus practice their beliefs in Britain. They will be looking at shrines in homes and the different festivals that are celebrated at various times during the year.
Click on the link below Vishnu to learn more.
After half term, the RE topic will concentrate on Lent and researching the question - Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday'?
Happy New Year from the Year 4 Team
We hope you have all had a good Christmas and that the children have had the opportunity to relax and prepare for another busy term.  We will again be concentrating on reading, improving comprehension skills and ensuring that maths skills in all four operations are practised and improved.  It is still really important that children continue to read at home on a daily basis and that times tables are practised so that recall is quick and accurate.  During the term,  children will be using and applying facts from the 11 and 12 times tables, adding and subtracting four digit numbers as well as rounding numbers and ordering decimals.
Guided reading books this term will be:
4C: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
4G: Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll
4W: The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman
The focus book for writing and punctuation and grammar activities in English lessons is:
Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
We will be continuing to develop creativity in narrative with the emphasis on including expanded noun and adverbial phrases and various sentence openers.
 P.E will continue to be on Tuesdays and as before, weather permitting, we will take lessons outside.
Ancient Egypt has always been a fascinating subject so we are sure the children will enjoy the opportunity to learn about the people and the various beliefs.
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