# Pharaohs

## Week commencing 14.3.2022

Maths - We are moving onto dividing 2/3/4 digit numbers by 1 digit using long and short division.

English - We are writing a balanced argument about whether or not Howard Carter should be the only one famous for the discovery of Tutankhamun.

Reading - We are focussing on another chapter of our class text this week.

Topic - This week, we are focussing on our scientific and computing skills. We are investigating milk and optical illusions in science and microbit programming in computing.

Spellings to be tested 17.3.22

## Week commencing 7th March

Maths - We are going to be tackling 4 by 2 digit multiplication as well as having a go at problem solving to apply the skills they have learned to real life scenarios.

English - We are going to be building up to writing a balanced argument. We will be unpicking examples, understanding what makes an effective balanced argument, and practise using the features in our work.

Reading - We are going to be looking at vocabulary used within a balanced argument text. We will be looking at using this vocabulary in context, finding alternate word choices, and making our own judgement regarding which side we agree with most.

Topic - We are going to be doing some Geography surrounding modern day Egypt and it's human features, and then we will have a good at making some traditional Egyptian bread (Saboob) and considering how to make it our own.

Spellings to be tested 10.3.22

## Week commencing 28.2.2022

Maths - We are going to be looking at multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers in the column method.

English - We are writing a biography this week, so we will be looking into famous Egyptians, doing some hot seating, and looking at asking appropriate questions.

Reading - We will be continuing with our class book 'Secrets of a Sun King' and understanding more about the text.

Topic - We are going to be travelling back through time and doing a lot of history all about the ancient Egyptians. We will be finding out about famous pharaohs and the different steps on the social hierarchy at their time. We will round this off with a 'Egypt's got talent' where we will compete to see who is the best pharaoh.

Spellings to be tested 3.3.2022:

## Week commencing 21.02.2022

I hope everybody had a great half term!

Science - This week, we are going to be looking at the water cycle and how it affects people in Egypt vs the UK. We will be recapping electricity from year 4 and exploring circuits.

Maths - In maths, we are going to be recapping multiplying 2/3/4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers in prep for next week when we introduce 2/3 by 2 digits.

English - We are going to be doing some work on biographies in English and reading so we can write our own next week!

## Week Commencing 24.1.22

English: This week, we are writing setting descriptions.
Maths: Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000

Reading: We are reading more of our class text with focus on a setting description within it.

Topic: We are continuing to practise creating circuits using 'crumble boards'.

Spellings:
These will be tested on 27/1/22

## Week Commencing 16.1.22

English: This week, we are unpicking a video about an Egyptian adventure and are focussing on non-finite and relative clauses.
Maths: Cube and Prime Numbers

Topic: We will be learning about the Egyptian Gods and will be creating our own. We will paint them onto our papyrus paper in human form and then write a fact-file about them.

Spellings:
These will be tested on 20/1/22

## Week Commencing 10.1.22

Tuesday 11th January - Partake Theatre Group are visiting us!

English:
After our visit from Partake, we will be writing a recount about the day's events.
Maths: Square, Cube and Prime Numbers

Reading: We are exploring more of our class text 'Secrets of a Sun King'.

Topic: There will be a computing focus this week based on algorithms using our new software and technology.

Spellings:
These will be tested on 13/1/22

4.01.2022

Today is our engage day! We will be doing a lot of different practical activities to immerse the children into the topic of the Egyptians. We will be watching some videos to get a general idea about Ancient Egypt and doing some drama around the life of an Egyptian.
We will be having a go at making our own papyrus (Egyptian paper) and also making our own name tags using clay and Egyptian letters (hieroglyphics).