Class 3 - Mrs Collins - Years 4 & 5
Welcome to the Class 3 page. Our classroom is in the original Victorian schoolroom, which also has access to the adjoining school library. Mrs Collins is our teacher and Mrs Fletcher is our teaching assistant.
Our main topic theme this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. We will learn how the discovery of Tutankahmun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 enabled archaeologists to learn a great deal about life in Ancient Egypt from the artefacts discovered there. We will compare maps of Ancient Egypt with those of Egypt today and consider the importance of the River Nile. We will use Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols to make cartouche names. We will find out about Ancient Egyptian Gods, beliefs and death rituals including mummification and canopic jars.
Our English work will also be linked to the theme of Ancient Egypt. We will write diary entries in role as Howard Carter, produce newspaper reports and non-chronological factual pieces. We will continue daily spelling, handwriting and grammar sessions with a weekly focus rule. Spelling tests will take place on Fridays and Reading task homework will also continue to be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday.
In Maths, we will work on written methods for multiplication and division before moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages. In all these aspects of maths a sound knowledge and quick recall of the times table and related division facts up to 12 x 12 is invaluable to success and so we will continue to participate in sessions of ‘Times Table Rock Stars’.
In RE we will be learning about Jewish beliefs and practises. We will hear the stories of Abraham and Joseph and learn that there are many common stories in the Jewish Torah and the Old Testament of the Bible. We will find out about the festival of Passover and the coming of age ceremony Bar Mitzvah.
All Class 3 will continue to have their main PE session on Thursdays. The Year 5s will be going swimming on Friday mornings, while the Year 4s will participate in PE with Mr. Cryer. We will continue our 'Fit in Fifteen' sessions on non-PE days, so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day.
During the Autumn term our main topic themes were the Stone Age to the Iron Age and World War 1 to coincide with the armistice centenary. Please see below for photos of some of our work.
To find out more about our learning and see samples of our work as the year progresses, please visit this page regularly.
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