While there is still a week left of this half term, we are beginning to look towards the next half term already! Please remember to send in your child’s blazer in preparation for Speech Day, these can be left in the classrooms until they are needed. There will be a rehearsal for the children in 30th May and then the day itself begins at 8am on Friday 31st May in the Memorial Hall. Thank you for sending in your child’s consent forms for the upcoming residential to Ayutthaya. We are very much looking forward to the trip, as are the children!
In Literacy we have started looking at newspapers and the possible theories behind the death of King Tutankhamun. Children will be designing their own front pages for a newspaper based on the theories they have looked at in class. Was it a scorpion, a snake or something more sinister that brought about the end of the Boy King…?
In Maths we have continued our geometry unit, this week we have been looking at parallel and perpendicular lines and the properties of different quadrilaterals. Ask your child to spot any they can around the house!
In Science the children have been moving on from food chains and looking at food webs. They have looked at how different species are interdependent, and how habitats can be changed when there is a threat to any single part of the food web.
In Art we have been continuing to look at printing techniques, using string on printing plates and forming it into Egyptian themed designs.
We have been examining Egyptian gods and creating our very own set of top trump cards. Children looked at what the different Gods were said to be in charge of, and compared different aspects, such as their popularity and their importance to Ancient Egyptian society.
Dates for your diary:
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! run as normal.
Thursday 30th May – Term 3b commences (Day 4)
Friday 31st May – Speech Day
Wednesday 5th June – World Environment Day
Many thanks, and have an enjoyable weekend,
The Year 4 team