Welcome to Year 4!
We are into full swing in the Autumn term now and I've been very impressed with how the Year 4s have settled in. Especially as we have moved classrooms and are now based on the 2nd floor. This term is always a fantastic time in school at Manorbrook with lots of different activities going on.
Our topic this term is Puzzles of the Pyramids. This is an exciting topic that involves the children learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We will look at everyday Egyptian life, the importance of the River Nile, how the pyramids were built, the chronology of the main historical events and of course, who could forget, the ancient ritual of mummification!
In science, we will focus on magnetism and force. The children will be making their own compasses, developing their scientific vocabulary and writing up formal scientific investigations where they measure the strength of different magnets and the affect of friction.
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To find out more about our learning please open the link below.
Homework is set on a Thursday and is due in on the following Wednesday.
We use the MyMaths website for maths homework so please log onto to your account to access the task set this week. Your individual details are on the front page of your English homework book.
Remember to use the lesson plan located from the top right button to assist you with your homework and please try as many times as you like to get it correct.
Thank you for continuing to support your child with achieving their times table targets. The aim is to recall all times table facts by the end of the year.
Please practise the spellings you do not know securely yet from the Year 3/4 Superhero Spellings list.
Other Grammar and Spelling homework will be set on a weekly basis and will need to be practised in the children's homework book.
Please do continue to read as much as possible at home with your child. They will receive a point each time they have read to an adult for around 10 minutes. Certificates will be awarded when your child reaches 50, 100, 150, 200 etc points.