Information and Reminders
FOBISIA Training – starts next week on Tuesday and Thursday
Beauty and the Beast: 8th – 11th March
Book Week: 14th – 18th March
Monday 14th March – Book Week Parade, 9am
Monday 14th March – Whole school coffee morning, getting the most out of our Learning Centre, 9.30 to 10.30am
International Week: 21st – 25th March
International Week Dress-Up Day: Parade of Nations: Wednesday 23rd March
Monday 21st March: Y4 Residential, Information Meeting for parents – 6pm
Tuesday 3rd May – Friday 6th May: Year 4 Residential to Oriental Land
Stars of the Week
In English we will be revisiting our work on narrative texts. Students will be looking at developing their sentences by using expanded noun phrases to better describe settings and characters within their writing. We will also be looking at injecting more powerful adjectives and adverbs into their writing. Using our new topic of Temples, Tombs and Treasures, students will be using Ancient Egyptian friezes as a stimulus for drafting and writing their own introduction for a narrative which will include a setting and characters.
In Maths we will continue with our learning on time. We will continue to review telling time on analogue and digital clocks and also introduce the difference between 12 and 24 hour clocks. Students will also continue their learning on converting between different units of time and using this knowledge in real life situations. We will investigate how and why it is important to use 24 hour clocks instead of 12 hour clocks. Students will also be looking at time intervals and the time that passes on a journey between two points.
In topic we will be starting our new topic of Temples, Tombs and Treasures. This topic will focus around the people who helped create the first great civilizations, namely the ancient Egyptians and the Sumerians. Students will be learning that these people were not unlike people today and that we can learn a lot about how they lived through the things they left behind – from everyday objects to magnificent and rare treasures.
We will be starting with the Entry Points where children will be taking on the role of archaeologists who have discovered an ancient tomb. They will be looking through an archaeological dig, piecing together images of wall paintings and exploring a tomb. In addition to this, as Historians they will start learning about the importance of the Nile and as Artists they will design and create a frieze of ancient Egyptian life.