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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 9

 

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Mrs.Hession

Teaching Assistants: Mrs.Butterworth, Miss.Fitton and Miss.Taylor

                                                         Spring 2- Ancient Egyptians 

This Half Term we are going to be studying the Ancient Egyptians. Below is all the exciting subject areas we are going to be covering.

 

 

 

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In literacy we will be focusing our writing around several non-fiction books. Our class read is Macy And The Riddle Of The Sphinx.

We will be covering the following genres of writing:

  • Newspaper report - On Howard Carters discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb.
  • Fact file - Children will be finding out lots of information about the Egyptian social structure
  • Diary entry- Every day life of a slave in Ancient Egypt 
  • Instructions- On mummification 
  • Play script writing 
  • Tourist guide to Egypt

 

 

 

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In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas: 

 

  • Rounding numbers including decimals.
  • Mental methods
  • Division and multiplication (including the bus stop method)
  • Angles including triangles 
  • Co-ordinates and translations
  • Area and perimeter 

Telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

 

Our Science this half term is going to be looking at the mummification process and seeing if the children can mummify a piece of fruit. 

 

 

In Geography we are going to be learning about:

  • Finding Egypt on a world map.
  • Looking at the physical features of Egypt.
  • Locating the River Nile and learning about the importance the river had to the Ancient Egyptians.

 

The children will be looking at the following areas of the Ancient Egyptians:

  • Creating a timeline to understand where the Ancient Egyptians pace in our world History.
  • Looking at the social structure within the Ancient Egyptian civilisation and how this compares to our society today.
  • King Tutankhamun.
  • Learning all about the Pharaohs' and how they ruled Egypt.
  • The importance of death rituals for the Ancient Egyptians. 
  • The Book of the Dead.
  • The Afterlife 
  • How Ancient Egyptians contributed to world History.
  • Cleopatra

 

Spelling and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn and their test is on Friday.

For the first term, children who are in the Blue and Green groups for literacy are following the Rising Stars Spelling Programme. This is a Programme tailored to teach the statutory Year 4 spellings. This term the focus is on prefixes and suffixes.

For children in the Yellow and Red groups, they will firstly be focusing on Year 4 high frequency words that are commonly misspelt. They will then move on to the Rising Stars Programme after Christmas.

 

Maths at home

In Year 4,  children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.  The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.

A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Children can also access Timetable Rockstars. 

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and speak to a member of the Year 4 Team if you have any queries.

  1. Egyptian Sticky Knowledge
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  2. 22.2.21 - Spellings
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  3. Wk beg - 22.2.21 - TimeTable Rockstars - All Sessions
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  4. 22.2.21 - Monday Literacy PowerPoint
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  5. 22.2.21 - Monday Literacy Worksheet
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  6. 22.2.21 - Monday Maths PowerPoint
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  7. 22.2.21 - Monday Maths Worksheet
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  8. 22.2.21 - Monday History PowerPpint
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  9. 23.2.21 - Tuesday Literacy PowerPoint
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  10. 23.2.21 - Tuesday Maths Worksheet - Yellow and Red Group
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  11. 23.2.21 - Tuesday Maths Worksheet - Blue Group
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  12. 23.2.21 - Tuesday Maths Worksheet - Green Group
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  13. 23,2,21 - Tuesday Geography PowerPoint
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  14. 23.2.21 - Tuesday Geography Worksheet
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  15. 24.2.21 - Wednesday Literacy PowerPoint
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  16. 24.2.21 - Wednesday Literacy - Ordering Key Events
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  17. 24.2.21 - Wednesday Literacy - Diary of Howard Carter extract
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  18. 24.2.21 - Wednesday Literacy Worksheet Example
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  19. 24.2.21 - Wednedsay Literacy Worksheet
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  20. 24.2.21 - Wednesday Maths PowerPoint
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  21. 24.2.21 - Wednesday Maths Worksheets
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  22. 24.2.21 - Wednesday History PowerPoint
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  23. 24.2.21 - Wednesday History Worksheet
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  24. 25.2.21 - Thursday Maths PowerPoint
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  25. 25.2.21 - Thursday Maths Worksheet - Yellow and Red Groups.
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  26. 25.2.21 - Thursday Maths Worksheet - Blue Group
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  27. 25.2.21 - Thursday Maths Worksheet - Green Group
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  28. 26.2.21 - Friday Maths PowerPoint
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  29. 26.2.21 - Friday Maths Worksheet
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  30. 26.2.21 - Friday PSHE powerPoint
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  31. 25.2.21 and 26.2.21 - Thursday and Friday Literacy PowerPoint
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  32. Friday 26.2.21 - PSHE Pictures
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  33. 1.3.21 - Spellings
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  34. Wk beg - 1.3.21 - Timetable Rockstars - All sessions
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  35. 1.3.21 - Monday Literacy PowerPoint
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  36. 1.3.21 - Monday Literacy Information Sheet
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  37. 1.3.21 - Monday maths powerpoint
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  38. 1.3.21 - Monday History - PowerPoint- Pharaohs character profile
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  39. 2.3.21 - Tuesday Literacy PowerPoint
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  40. 2.3.21 - Literacy Tuesday Worksheet
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  41. 2.3.21 - Tuesday maths powerpoint
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  42. 2.3.21 - Tuesday History PowerPoint
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  43. 2.3.21 - Tuesday History Worksheet
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  44. 3.3.21 - Wednesday Literacy PowerPoint
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  45. 3.2.21 - Wednesday Literacy Worksheet
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  46. 3.3.21 - Wednesday maths powerpoint
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  47. 4.3.21 - Thursday Literacy PowerPoint
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  48. 4.3.21 - Thursday maths powerpoint
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  49. 5.3.21 - Friday Literacy PowerPoint
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  50. 5.3.21 - Friday maths powerpoint
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  51. 5.3 .21 - Friday PSHE powerPoint
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