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This term we will be focusing on life in Ancient Egypt. The topic provides opportunities for a host of activities across the curriculum which we’ll be looking to take advantage of; for example in geography, we’ll be looking at the River Nile and why the Egyptians settled where they did. Our work in computing will also link, where the children will be aiming to create their own brochure on Egypt as well as creating an Egyptian world on Kodu.
In literacy, we’ll be reading ‘Northern Lights’ by Philip Pullman, exploring the different characters as well as the sci-fi fantasy genre, producing a piece of writing in the first few weeks on Pandora, using short clips from the film ‘Avatar’.
In maths, we’ll be focusing on place value problems which will set us up nicely to revisit the four contracted written methods, solving a variety of calculation problems before getting stuck into fractions. This will all be supported with regular work on the children’s mental strategies and times tables.
Homework will be set each Friday and is expected back into school by the following Wednesday. This year, in addition to the homework set, there will also be 10 spellings to learn and these will be tested each Wednesday morning.