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Autumn Term 2022

 

 

 

Welcome back! 

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Our new Autumn Term topic is Ancient Egypt. We will be discovering and exploring Egypt and Egyptian life. We will also be sharing in a special 'Egyptian Day' where the children will be able to experience what life would have been like and some of the important rituals.

 

 

 

As the school term develops, we will post information and examples of the children’s work on the Year 3 and 4 pages of the school website or our school Twitter account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy and language

Fiction: The children will explore the theme of relationships, suspicion and trust within stories. They will also explore how poets use of language can create images and emotions.

Non-fiction: The children will be developing their knowledge of information texts represented in a variety of styles, in a magazine feature format. They will also explore recounts and journalistic texts.

 

End of year 4 expectations for English.

Þ I can spell most words correctly. (Please speak to your child’s class teacher about the Y3 and Y4 National Curriculum spelling lists)

Þ I can write neatly, legibly and accurately, maintaining a joined style.

Þ I can use paragraphs to organise my writing although may not always be accurate

Þ I can use fronted adverbials and use a comma afterwards.

Þ I can evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.

Þ I can extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.

Þ I can use sophisticated conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

Þ I can use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense. Present perfect tense is used for activities that started in the past but are still true now, or have an effect on what is happening now. My friend Kashaan has lived in this town for five years. We have been best friends all that time

Þ I can use inverted commas accurately.

Þ I can use the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular and irregular plurals e.g. girls’, boys’, children’s.

 

 

Author Study

Each term we will be focusing on a famous children’s Author.  Our Key Author this term is  'Jeremy Strong.'

We hope that the children will enjoy reading his texts and completing some of the activities we have planned for them so that they are enthused about reading!

 

 

These are the units of study we will be studying this term.

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Properties of Shape1
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Position and Direction
  • Measures: Mass
  • Time

 

Don't forget to keep practising times table facts. Click on the link to access the Mathsframe website to test your knowledge. Mathsframe Multiplication Tables Check

 

  • Creation and the Story of Abraham to Joseph

 

 

 

Light:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

Sound:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases

 

Ancient Egypt

Who were the ancient Egyptians?

Why was ancient Egypt the gift of the Nile?

Who were the ancient Egyptian pharaohs?

Why did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?

What was mummification?

Who were the ancient Egyptian gods?

How did the ancient Egyptians write?

What was discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb?

 

 

 

 

  • Pictures of the Nile
  • Pyramids at sunset using watercolours
  • Making canopic jars from clay
  • Cracked wax pictures

 

  • Touch typing
  • Coding

 

 

 

Recorders

 

Swimming (y4)

Ball Skills

Gymnastics

 

  •  Why Learn Languages?
  • Greetings and classroom instructions
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Phonics
  • Colours
  • Family
  • Food

 

 

 

A Visit From The Police Community Support Officers

Animals in Hands

Design and Technology - Mini Greenhouses

Computing - Using Logo

We enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books.

Coventry - City of Culture

We made these tiles which will be displayed in Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry.

Planting Seeds

Computing - Coding and Debugging 

Investigating Sound


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