Welcome to the first Term of 2023!
We have had two Terms of fun-packed learning and we are now heading into our third - half way through Year 4 - wow!
Term 3 –
We start 2023 with our second History topic. The theme for this term is Ancient Egyptian exploration. The Ospreys will investigate our enquiry question How do we know what Ancient Egypt was like when it was 5000 years ago? They will unravel the mysteries of Ancient Egypt using primary and secondary sources discovering that much of our understanding of the Ancient Egyptian civilization came within the last 200 years.
Continuing with this theme, in English the Ospreys will analyse the story of the Egyptian Cinderella and compare it to other traditional tales. They will explore how the author, Shirley Climo, uses accurate historical facts such as character’s clothes, speech and mannerisms to reflect this time period. They will then rewrite another traditional tale set in Ancient Egypt.
We also have another awesome class read this term, Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll, an exciting adventure where Lil and her friends embark on an incredible journey to return a mysterious package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and break the pharaoh’s curse.
In Maths the Ospreys will continue developing their understanding of multiplication and division by learning how to use written methods to multiply and divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. They will then go on to use this knowledge to problem solve.
In Science the Ospreys will be investigating electricity. They will try to answer the enquiry question – why doesn’t my TV work? In order to answer this question the Ospreys will learn how to construct a simple series circuit and investigate how to identify electrical conductors and insulators. They will use this knowledge to solve electrical circuit problems and develop a buzz wire game.
In RE the Ospreys will be exploring what it is like to be a Sikh in Britain today with the aim of enabling them to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief. At the end of this unit, they should know who the 10 gurus are, what the 5Ks are, what the holy scriptures are, how Sikhs worship and know what Sikhs believe about God.
We will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this term. On Tuesdays the Ospreys will learn to play Tennis. They will learn the rules of Tennis and apply throwing and catching skills so they can rally and play in a game situation. On Thursdays they will continue to improve their skills of travel, travelling with a ball, and sending it with control and accuracy.
Looks like we are going to have an exciting term to start an awesome 2023!