Penguins (Year 4) Summer 2 2018 Newsletter

Ancient Egypt
English
This half term we will be learning the structure and language to write 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
We will be having a big push this half term to secure our quick recall of times tables. Use the link below to practice the times tables in a fun, musical way choosing your own instruments 
 
In Geometry we will be learning about the translation of shapes.   
Shapes can be transformed in a variety of ways. watch the following video clip to find out about the difference between reflection, rotation & translation. 
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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.
Art
The children will research how to draw Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.  We will practice our drawings in our sketch books.  Once we are happy with our sketches we will create a 'cracked wall' effect painting. Why not have a go at drawing Anubis at home.
 
Science
This half term we will be learning about electricity. We will be looking at circuits, switches, conductors and insulators. Click on the following links to learn more in preparation for our lessons -