# Pharoah

## 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

## Our Own Egyptian Saboob Bread

We have had so much fun over the past 2 days designing, creating and evaluating our own versions of the staple saboob bread which is predominantly made in Egypt. The children explored using a variety of ingredients to alter their design and these included: raisins, banana flakes, cinnamon, chocolate chips and even sprinkles!
Once baked, we got to taste them and they all tasted delicious!

## 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:

## 24.2.22 - Creating a Water Cycle in a Bag

To support our topic writing about the water cycle, we have created our very own today in class! Ask you children what they expect to happen to the water within the bag as time goes on and see if they can use key vocabulary such as 'precipitation, condensation and evaporation'.

## Week Commencing 21.2.22

MONDAY IS AN INSET DAY

English: We are learning about the features of a biography.
Maths: Multiplying 2/3/4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.

Reading: We have a vocabulary focus this week whilst examining a range of biography texts.

Topic: We researching the water cycle and how it is different in deserts as opposed to the UK. We are also recapping electrical circuits.

Spellings:
These will be tested on 3/3/22

## 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

## Partake Theatre Company - Ancient Egyptians 11.1.22

Our Ancient Egyptians Workshop Day with Partake was absolutely brilliant. The children all got involved and it felt like we really were taken back 3000 years! Over the course of the day, the children reinacted a mummification/ burial ceremony, made cartouches, looked at real artifacts and finally had an investigative lesson into spices that were used either for mummification or eating.

## 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

## Egyptian Day - 4.1.22

We had so much fun dressing up as Egyptians for our Egyptian Engage Day!
We spent the day learning a song about how pyramids were built, inscribing our own name in hieroglyphs into clay scarabs, making papyrus paper and learning dance moves to an Egyptian Sand Dance from the 1930's.
It was a fantastic day to set off our learning journey!

## Week Commencing 3.1.22

English: This week, we are re-visiting how to write newspaper articles with the subject based on the Pyramids of Giza.
Maths: Multiples, factors, square and prime numbers

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

Topic: We learning about the history of the Pyramids of Giza and researching a historical timeline of Ancient Egypt.

There will be a times table test in place of a spelling test this week.
Please practise your 4,6,7 and 8x table.

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