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Our Autumn Term Journey

Half-term Overview documents

Autumn 1

Year 4 have settled in really well and are taking the new challenges of the year in their stride.

During English this half-term we will be look at 'The Egyptian Cinderella' By Shirley Climo. We will be immersing ourselves in the text through reading and drama activities and we will be putting ourselves into the shoes of the characters in our story. We will be tasked with writing a diary entry by imitating the character, as well as writing our own Cinderella style story.

In Topic this half term, we will be looking at the Ancient Egyptians. We started our topic off with a hook lesson where we complete a carousel of activities. We ate some foods that would have been common during this period, created mummies using tissue paper, became archaeologists and dug for artefacts, created Egyptian cone people, and finally read and explored a variety of topic related books. 

In Maths this half term, we are focussing on Place value. We have already been introduced to four digit numbers and we have worked practically to partition these numbers using dienes and place value counters.

As we become more confident with four-digit numbers, we will look at ordering and comparing numbers, recognising the place value of each digit in a number, representing the different numbers using pictures and identifying 1000 more and 1000 less. We will also work with some numbers in topic, where we will compare our numbers to those of the Romans and the Ancient Egyptians. 

In Science this half term, we will be looking at electricity. We will be identify ways in which electricity is generated and we will be investigating electricity by making our own series circuits.

In art and DT this half term, we are focussing on images of Egypt, and Egyptian art. We have used our knowledge of watercolour washes to produce an Egyptian print image.