Class Teacher: Ms Glaser
Year 4 are tombraiders this term, digging deep into Ancient Egyptian life and culture.
We will be unearthing a cornucopia of treasure including
magical myths, brilliant buildings and fascinating facts.
As readers we will be exploring the worlds of Egyptian myths and Gods, picking out the features of ancient storytelling which have never dated.
As writers we will be looking closely at traditional tales, writing our own epic Egyptian myths based on our study of the Egyptian ‘Cinderella’ story of Rhodopis. We will also be writing non-chronological reports about Ancient Egypt and diary entries as Howard Carter opening Tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time.
As mathematicians we will be deepening our knowledge of addition and subtraction, moving into multiplication, as well as measuring length and perimeter.
As scientists we will be looking at food chains and food webs as well as doing some incredible Egyptian science!
As Historians we will explore every aspect of the Ancient Egyptians culminating in our own Ancient Egyptian museum which we will invite all parents to come and see.
As artists and designers we will be creating our own mummy models, designing sarcophaguses, making Pharoah self portraits and writing in hieroglyphics. We will also be designing and baking our own Egyptian breads. These will all be seen in our Ancient Egyptian museum!
As philosophers we will be questioning the structure of Ancient Egyptian society; the workers through to the Pharaoh and the role of slaves. We will also be taking a closer look at the Ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife – just why did they bury their Pharaos as mummies with food and riches alongside?
As linguists we will build on our fantastic French learning from last term – increasing our vocabulary and practising our speaking and listening.