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Welcome back to Spring 2. We have a very busy and exciting half term ahead.  I hope you have enjoyed getting stuck into the Egyptian projects.  Children will be presenting to the class on Tuesday 3rd March.      In maths,  we will be continuing to learn about Fractions.  You can support your child at home by using opportunities such as pizza and cake cutting to talk about fractions and practise times tables.

Useful websites   (particularly for year 4s as this will help not only with times tables but also experience using a key board and working against the clock)   All Year 4 children are used to this website and use it at school.

Our Topic this half term is Ancient Egypt.   We have enjoyed being Geographers learning about the River Nile and locating Egypt on a world map.  We are now Historians and had a great time examining primary evidence with our special guest. 

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This half term, we will be continuing to learn about Ancient Egypt including learning all about their inventions and the mummification process.  Our exciting trip to Leeds City Museum will focus on looking at primary sources of evidence including Yorkshire's own Mummy Nesyamun!


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Dates for diaries

Tuesday  25th Feb      In our history lesson, we are hoping to link to The British Museum for a video conference workshop 

Virtual Visit to the British Museum London - This is a fantastic opportunity to recap our  learning last term.  Full details are found on The British Museum website

     ''Students learn about life in Britain during the Bronze Age and Iron Age using quizzes, challenges, virtual reconstructions and 3D-scanned objects from the British Museum's collection.''    How exciting!


Tuesday 3rd March       Children will present their Half Term Egyptian Inventions Projects. 

Thursday 5th March      World Book Day. Dress up as your favourite book character. Y4 PLEASE remember you're swimming!
Wednesday 18th March   Hockey Tournament  - Riverside School 4pm
Wednesday 25th March   Parent Consultation Evening 
Thursday   26th March   Parent Consultation Evening
Tuesday 31st March       Yr 3/4 Trip to Leeds City Museum.  (all day, see letter e mailed )
          Year 4  will  be continuing theirswimming lessons every Thursday morning for the full 
           term (the last session will be on Thursday 2nd April). The children will leave school at 10:15 and return in time
           for lunch. 


Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.  Homework will include maths and spellings on a weekly basis.  Topic based homework may also be given.  


Spelling practice will be given out with homework.


Trumpet lessons are Mondays.   Please ensure your child remembers their trumpet on this day.


This term PE lessons are on Monday and Thursday. It is advisable that a PE kit stays at school throughout the half term and goes home during the holidays to be washed. 

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Times tables are tested weekly, every child should know their target. Please aid your child in learning these.
Year 3
Our curriculum targets are learning to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, recognising coins and adding two, two-digit numbers in your head.
Year 4
Our curriculum targets are learning to tell the time to the nearest minute, subtracting money and subtracting two, two-digit numbers in your head.
Our curriculum target this half term will be using the apostrophe of contraction.
Ten words are given on a weekly basis and your child should write ten sentences in their homework book each
incorporating one of these words.  Spellings are tested on Friday. 
This half term we will be doing gymnastics and hockey if the weather permits.
Please remember to bring your PE kit in to school at the beginning of the half term. Children need both outdoor and indoor kit (this includes pumps)
 Our topic this half term is 'The Weather', followed by 'The Vikings'. Our topic in science this half term is rocks and soils.