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Year 4

Weekly Update of w/e 12th January 2018

We’ve had a great first full week back and the children have settled back into school life well. They have really engaged with our Ancient Egyptian topic as we introduced this, locating Egypt on maps and pinpointing some of the major landmarks and places of interest.  In English, the children wrote some fantastic diary entries about a visit to a tomb following a virtual tour we took using the iPads. We are now starting to get to grips with converting units of measure and have been impressed by how they have been applying themselves.  What a great start to the spring term.

Next week ……

English

Next week, we will be starting our new topic on play scripts which is building up to the children writing their own play scripts based on life in Ancient Egypt.

Maths

Next week we will continue to look at various units of measure and comparing and converting them.

Science and Topic

In Topic we will be looking at an Ancient Egyptian timeline and identifying key events.

In Science, and as part of our new topic ‘States of Matter’, we will identifying and exploring the properties of gases.

Pre-Learning

We would like the children to watch the video clip about gases from the link provided below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zmbygk7

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Maths Mymaths activity (time conversion).

English – Red book – Page 48 and 49 – P19a/b/c

Reading – Children must read to an adult three times each week in order to move up the reading ladder.

Spellings – The word walls will go home on Monday night and children must complete their four sentences ready to be bought back in on the Tuesday. These must be completed in order for the children to complete related activities throughout the week.

PE

Acer – Swimming on Tuesday and P.E on Thursday

Pine – Swimming on Tuesday and P.E on Thursday

Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them all week.  As the weather is cold please also ensure they have suitable warm clothes for  outdoor PE sessions.

Reminders

As always, please read with your child as much as possible – it really does benefit both their reading and writing.

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