Dear Parents

Having survived our Natural Disaster topic and a misunderstood Dragon, we now travel back thousands of years in time to Ancient Egypt. This fascinating civilisation brought us mummies, pharaohs and pyramids, and even now archaeologists are continuing to make amazing discoveries.

In English, children will review poetry before returning to narrative writing based around the Egyptian themed book The Gods are Watching by Caroline Pitcher. This will be followed by newspaper writing, so it would be wonderful if children are reading news articles as part of their reading record.

Utilising the Maths Mastery approach, we will learn about length and perimeter. This will be followed by geometry learning on angles and shapes. Throughout, children will use fluency and apply reasoning to help solve problems.

In our Humanities lessons we will be examining a timeline of Tutankhamun to sequence and link historical events. We will discover how the Egyptians built pyramids, worshipped gods and how their society functions. We will celebrate our topic with Egyptian Day at the end of the half term (no costumes needed!).

During Art lessons, the children will investigate colour theory and apply this to various printing techniques. We will then explore how different materials can create different textures and create collaborative final pieces inspired by different aspect of ancient Egyptian culture.

In the Science Lab, children will learn about omnivores, carnivores and herbivores before examining their relationship in food chains and food webs. Vocabulary needed includes producer, consumers, predators and prey.

 

Key dates:

Monday 29th April – You-Time! Block 4 commences

Friday 3rd May – Celebration of Coronation of HM King Rama X. Children invited to wear yellow tops and PE shorts.

Monday 6th May – School closed for the Coronation of HM King Rama X

Thursday 9th May – Residential Visit briefing, 1.45pm, Memorial Hall

Friday 10th May – Junior School Non-Uniform Day

Tuesday 14th May – 4CL Class Assembly, 7.50am Memorial Hall

Wednesday 15th May – Junior Music Summer Concert

Tuesday 21st May – Egyptian Day (no need to dress up)

Friday 24th May – Last day of term 3a. School finishes at the usual time and You-Time! runs as normal.

Thursday 30th May – Term 3b commences (Day 4)

Many thanks for your continued support,

Alan Wright