Class Teacher: Miss Thomas
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Hamblin
General Class Information - Autumn Term 2019
Outdoor PE kit will be needed on Tuesday. Please ensure children have jogging bottoms, t-shirt, jacket/jumper and trainers.
This term children will also be going swimming on Wednesdays. Please ensure children bring with them swimming costume/swimming shorts, a towel, bobbles for long hair, swimming hats and a plastic bag.
Each week year 4 are expected to read for 5-10 minutes at least 3 times per week; practice their spellings (tested weekly on Friday) and practice their times tables (tested weekly on Friday). Please log in to Spelling Shed and Sumdog to access fun ways of learning.
Additionally, should you wish to get creative with your child, each half term year 4 are given home learning tasks that are suitable for the whole family. Home learning folders will be collected and celebrated at the end of each half term.
What are we learning: Autumn
The Egyptian Cinderella - Did you know that there are over 600 different versions of the story of Cinderella?! During this half term, children will be learning about the story of Rhodopis, a slave taken from Greece and how her life was changed when the Gods intervened. Children will have the opportunity to write their own fairy tale set in Ancient Egypt, create their own instructions for mummifying a body and write a non-chronological report about the River Nile.
Our focus at the moment in maths is on place value, understanding base ten, number lines and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Other areas of focus during the Autumn term include: addition and subtraction, perimeter, multiplication and division.
Children are also encouraged to practice their multiplication tables as often as possible.
In history we will be diving into the lives of the Ancient Egyptians, researching about every day life, mummification and the many different Egyptian Gods. At the end of the topic, children will be given the opportunity to create their own death masks and/or canopic jar.