Year 3 and 4
Welcome to the Emerald City Class
In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is “What have we learnt from the Ancient Egyptians”.
The topic has a history focus and children will be taught the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of Ancient Egypt. Our literacy work will link closely with our topic.
As a wow starter to our topic we will be visiting “The Collection” in Lincoln for an Egyptian Workshop and Big Dig. (letter to follow)
In science we will be learning about Light - Whose afraid of the dark? Through practical investigations children will learn what we need in order to see objects in a dark place and discover how light travels. We will observe which colours show up best in the dark and discover how shadows are made. We will also investigate first-hand how changing the orientation of an object or the material it is made from can affect the nature and shape of the shadow.
Up until Christmas the children in Year 3 and 4 wil go swimming. This takes up their time allocation of PE for the week. However, PE kits should be in school "just in case!" and for any sports clubs. Please ensure PE kit and school clothing is clearly named.
All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. Children should aim to complete a total of 20 points each half term. They may choose their homework task for the week from the termly list. Please could alll homework tasks be handed in on a Thursday so we may celebrate homework together on Fridays. Remember to as creative as you wish for each task.
Children have an opportunity to change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.
Play Mummy Maker - Click the link to enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely. Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.
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