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.
https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/ (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.
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!
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 https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools/ages-7-11/ancient-britain/virtual-visit-peek-prehistory
''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.
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.