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Welcome to our class
This term, the children will be looking at one of the most fascinating periods of history.... the Ancient Egyptians!
The children will be jumping into the class time machine and travelling back to 3100 BC, to explore the life of the Egyptian people. We will be looking at the Gods and Goddesses, learning to write in hieroglyphics, investigating the mummification process and even making our own sarcophagi.
Our English work this term will link with our topic and we will be reading a variety of Egyptian myths and fables. We will also be reading some brilliant fiction and non-fiction books to support our learning, including 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo and 'Miu and the Pharaoh' by Sally Wallace- Jones. Using our class stories we will be creating our own Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and writing some of our very own myths.
During maths lessons we will be covering a range of units including fractions, money and perimeter and angles. There will be a big push for the children to increase their confidence when using the four main mathematical operations this term and be able to use the correct vocabulary when referring to addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
In science the children will be studying Light and Forces and Magnets, we will be completing lots of experiments in the classroom to help us learn about this fascinating topics.
We very lucky to have a PE specialist (Mr Pemble) coming in on Monday afternoons to help us improve our hand/ eye co-ordination by playing a range of teams games. On Wednesday afternoons we will be going swimming at Spiceball Leisure Centre, please ensure your child brings a swimming cap (these can be purchased from the School Office).
Homework: Children will be given new spellings to learn each week at home (and in sessions in class) in addition to either Maths or English homework which will focus on the weeks learning.
12-16th June - Healthy Eating Week
This week we have been celebrating Healthy Eating Week! As a class we have discussed ways to keep our bodies and brains healthy, including: drinking lots of water, eating 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables per day and doing lots of exercise. We have also challenged ourselves to try some new or different healthy foods that we have not tried before!
In class we tasted some more unusual tropical fruits such as grapefruit, mango, pineapple, mandarin and apricot. We then choose our favourite fruits and made a healthy fruit salad, which we ate at our picnic on the playground.
We have also been doing lots of exercise and have been doing many of our normal lessons outdoors this week. We have been practising our measuring skills by using metre sticks and trundle wheels to measure our throws, jumps and ourselves! We made healthy Egyptian bread and even tried some humus too!
We have also been making a big effort to bring healthy lunches into school, and teachers int he class have been giving out passport stickers to children that bringing in healthy snacks and lunches.
It has been a fantastic week!
7th May - Mock Election
On Wednesday, we had a mock election in our school. We represented three of the main parties ( Conservatives , Labour and Liberal Democrats. ) KS2 had their own votes to see who the school would choose as our country leader.
This term, Year 3 and 4 have been learning all about Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest. We have been learning all about the different animals, plants and tribes people that live and thrive in the rainforest environment.
On Tuesday 28th March, we went on a trip to The Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford. The park is home to hundreds of tropical animals, many originating from Brazil. We saw toucans, capybaras, flamingos, leopards, porcupines and lots of tropical reptiles and insects.
We were given a tour of the Tropical Rainforest House by zookeeper Jade, who is an expert on all things Amazon! She helped us spot the slots , spider monkeys and bats hiding in the bushes.
The children had a brilliant time, and were so excited to see some of the animals we have been learning about in real-life!
28th April - Archaeology Day 28th April year 3 and 4