Y4 Autumn 1 2018

Y4 Autumn 1 2018

Topic 1:  Tomb Raiders!

For the first part of the autumn term, we’ll be learning about life in Ancient Egypt and trying to answer some of these questions:

  • Who were the Ancient Egyptians? Where did they live?
  • What did the Ancient Egyptians believe?
  • What was everyday life like for an Ancient Egyptian?
  • Who was Howard Carter and why is he famous?
  • Why was the River Nile so important?

Literacy:    Journalistic writing – watching Pigeon Impossible and  writing a recount of the events that took place. Explanation texts – explaining how to mummify a body!

The Y4 Spelling page has our spelling lists for Autumn 1.

Maths: Counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers to at least 9,999, counting forwards and backwards in steps of different sizes, calculating and solving problems using addition and subtraction, rounding numbers to the nearest whole number, 10, 100 or 1000.  Tables facts- knowing all tables facts to 12 x 12 from memory and using these to work out division facts e.g. if 7x8=56, then 56÷8=7.  Number – addition and subtraction working towards using formal methods.

'MyMaths' is used for some set homework tasks but also has many useful games for online home learning.

Science:  We will be investigating how electricity works and what is required to make a successful circuit. We’ll then use this knowledge to illuminate a pyramid.

IT:  We'll be revising how to search the Internet safely and effectively, and learning more about the Egyptians using an archaeological simulation. 

Music:  In music, we’ll be learning songs with an Egyptian theme.

DT: We’ll be learning how the Ancient Egyptians used shadufs to help irrigate the land; we’ll then design and make our own.

RE: We be thinking about Egyptian death rituals/ceremonies and then comparing them with Christian ceremonies.

PE: Indoor PE will be on Monday afternoons. Outdoor PE will be on Thursday afternoons, but please make sure that PE kit is in school at all times in case things change. We will also be continuing to do the Golden Mile so trainers will be needed in school every day.