Penguins (Year 4) Autumn 2 Newsletter 2018

Ancient Egypt
English
This half term we will be learning the structure and language to confidently write our own newspaper reports. Our writing will be based on the death of Tutankhamum. To learn more about this pharaoh and the discovery of his tomb watch the short video clip below. This will support your writing in class.
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Maths
This half term we will be learning all about the four different types of triangles. Click on the image to find out the different types of triangles and their properties. Watch the short clip and then see if you can correctly label each triangle.
 
Play Hit the Button to practise your multiplication and division facts
Topic
Continuing our learning of ancient Egypt we will be looking at the landscape of Egypt and how this impacted on the everyday lives of the ancient Egyptians. We will look specifically at the River Nile and how important the river was for the Ancient Egyptians.
 
DT
We will be learning about a device used by farmers in Ancient Egypt called a Shaduf. By looking at the structure we will find out how a shaduf works. From this, the children will design, make and evaluate their own shaduf.
Science
Over the next few weeks the children will explore and identify the way sound is made through a range of investigations and experiments in our science lessons. Click on the link below to see some of the words we will be using throughout our lessons.
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