Woolsthorpe (Yr 4)
Welcome to the Woolsthorpe Wonders who will be taught by Mrs Hicks this year and supported by Mrs Chapman, Mrs Fowler and Mrs Evans throughout the week. Ms Cummings, Mrs Fenn and Mrs Chapman will also be teaching Art, Handwriting and Cracking Times Tables and Performing Arts each week.
In Woolsthorpe we will be doing a lot of 'wondering' and trying to grow our brains with all the wonderful new learning there will be in Year 4. Our theme this Autumn Term is 'Walk Like An Egyptian'. We will be learning about all things Egyptian from: where and when the Egyptians were around and what life was like then; who built the pyramids and why, and what were mummies; how the Ancient Egyptians worshipped; why the River Nile was so important to farming, and so much more.
As creative writers we will be writing information leaflets about Egypt and the Ancient Egyptian gods, a persuasive brochure about cruising down the River Nile. We will also be writing diaries as though we were an Egyptian princess of the time or a Howard Carter finding new and exciting treasures at the pyramids. Some suspense may appear in our writing as we spend the night at an Egyptian museum and write about our adventures there.
As mathematicians we are going to ‘crack’ our times tables with our weekly challenge. This is especially important this year as the children will be tested towards the end of Year 4 on their knowledge, understanding and rapid recall of all their multiplication tables. We will also be consolidating our understanding of the value of numbers and start to look at some of those larger numbers too. We will also begin to look at the more formal methods for addition and subtraction.
Science this term is all things electrical. Our work will include looking at where electricity comes from and how it manages to work all of our household devices; how a circuit and switch work; and investigate what materials can conduct and insulate electricity. We will also be designing and making an alarm system that will tell us when the pyramids are being broken into by Mr Howard Carter!
In RE our focus will be on People of God and we will be asking ourselves ‘Why do people follow God?’ We will be learning about Noah and his relationship with God and linking this belief with how we live in school and the wider world.
Finally, PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Friday so PE kits are required in school at these times. The children will be outside, weather permitting, so a warm tracksuit and PE jumper will be needed as the term progresses towards winter. We will also be endeavouring to complete the Daily Mile every day so trainers are a necessity throughout the week.
There will be lots of other exciting learning opportunities this term for your children and as always we greatly appreciate your help and support. If you have any special skill you would like to share or would just like to come in and give a helping hand you are always welcome! I'm really looking forward to working with you to further develop your child's wonderment of learning and the exciting opportunities this will lead to!