Welcome to Class 9!
Class teacher: Miss Highfield
Teaching Assistant: Mrs McRitchie
Hello and welcome to Class 9! Since coming back to school after the summer holidays, we have certainly hit the ground running. Our topic for autumn term is ‘Ancient Egypt’ and we are finding it very interesting! We are going to be learning all about the different stages of mummification, significant achievements and events that happened in Ancient Egypt along with using our inference skills to explore many sources and artefacts.
Our writing in English is also going to be based on Ancient Egypt and we will be writing for a range of purposes using books like Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton and Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll to help us.
In maths, we have focussed so far on place value, and will be doing a lot of work using the four operations. We are working very hard to learn all our times tables in preparation for the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check.
In science, we are learning about the digestive system and so far, we have made a working model of the digestive system and measured the length of different organs that from part of the digestive system.
We have also already completed a STEM project where we had to investigate levers in order to make an Egyptian shaduf. We enjoyed testing our Egyptian shadufs to see how many rubbers they could successfully lift.
We have an hour-long guitar lesson on a Thursday morning every fortnight and our PE lessons are every Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.
We must go now because our time machine is ready to take up back to Ancient Egypt … bye for now!
Year 4 Curriculum Overview
What’s been happening in Class 9?
We are really enjoying the start of our new Ancient Egypt topic in Class 9!