Welcome to the Amber Class page.
In Amber Class, we focus heavily on learning through our topic and class books. In the Summer term, we are reading about construction & demolition! We will be using these areas to help with our fiction and non-fictional writing in class. Our topic (The Ancient Egyptians) is also used to help inspire our writing later in the term.
Topic: Ancient Egyptians
We will be exploring the age of the Egyptians considering their way of life, the pyramids and their religion. We will look at what made these periods in history special exploring the discoveries and inventions. In D&T we will look at various ways we could construct our own pyramid and we will create our own hieroglyphics in art.
Throughout the term we will look at the book 'Demolition Dad' by Phil Earle. We will be researching and writing factual pieces about demolition, construction and machinery as well as using the book to inspire our own narratives. The children will be able to discover what could happen and show off their writing skills. Throughout this term we will be looking at editing and improving our work through ambitious vocabulary and use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. . Understanding the importance of sentence structure and the use of punctaution to develop the atmosphere in your writing. We will also be consolodating knowledge of spellings taught so far and continuing to use the Year 3 & 4 word list.
Throughout the term we will be covering the areas of fractions, time, geometry and measurement. We will use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use and explain why we have tackled a question in a particular way. We will continue our work on number place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication & division during our daily mental maths sessions.
In Science we will be considering Magnetism during the first half term, looking at forces of attraction and repulsion. After half term, we will move on to Light and investigating light & dark, reflection, questions of light safety and shadows.
In P.E. we will split our sessions between skills based development and a sports session where we will use these in a game or performance setting. Generally, this term will see the children developing their athletics skills.
In art, we will be investigating various techniques pioneered by famous artists. We will then use these techniques to create our own landscapes of Egyptian settings as well as creating an individual cartouche.
Music & French
Recorder lessons will continue on Thursday afternoons where children will now be practicing for the Musical Showcase which will happen later this term. Thursday afternoon will also see the children being taught French by Mrs Spooner.