Summer Term: Our topic this term is The Ancient Egyptians. Our class reading books this term will be The Egyptian Cinderella in Summer 1 and The Illustrated Atlas of Britain & Ireland after the half term break. Our writing will be supported by Aaron Becker's 'Journey' and Summer 2 will see us inspired by Zeragga Giraffa by Diane Hoffmeyer. In Science we will be looking at Light and Magnetism
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.
We will be using 'Journey' by Aaron Becker as the main stimulus for our writing sessions. This is a fantastic book that, although doesn't have any writing, inspires the imagination superbly. We will have the opportunity to consolidate our learning so far as well as looking at new features of writing to add descriptions to our compositions. After half term we will move on to Zeraffa Giraffa by Diane Hoffmeyer where we will build on all our learning this year and develop our editing skills.
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
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. This term, our main sport focus will be Athletics, moving on to striking & fielding towards the end of the summer term.
In art, we will be investigating Art through the ages including hieroglyphics, mosaics and tribal art. We will also look at various techniques pioneered by famous artists, using these create our own landscapes of Egyptian settings as well as creating an individual cartouche. In Music we will continue with Recorder lessons on Thursdays.
Our RE topic this term looks at the Jewish faith – the founding of it and the important aspects of the faith. In our RSE work, we will consider the importance of friendship – how to make new friends, what makes a good friend and what could be blockers to friendship.