Zambezi - Year Four
This half term in Zambezi class we will be continuing our topic about the Ancient Greeks before moving on to our topic of Romans towards the end of the term. Within our Ancient Greece topic, we will be continuing to find out what the Ancient Greeks did that we still use today so we can answer our questions – Did the Ancient Greeks change the world? We will be making our own Greek pottery using clay as well as looking at some of the sports from the original Olympic games. We are continuing to read ‘Antigone’ and we are doing lots of guided reading activities and writing around this book. We are hoping to be able to end our topic with our Greek day where we will be coming to school dressed in our Greek costumes and we will make and taste Greek food and try our hand at traditional Greek dancing – I will send more information about this soon. When we start our Roman topic at the end of the half term, we will be beginning by making our own pizzas at Pizza Express- again look out for a letter about this soon.
In Maths we are beginning to look at fractions and decimals. We will be finding fractions of amounts, adding and subtracting fractions and converting fractions to decimals. As with lots of our maths, knowing times tables facts really does make fractions easier so keep practising those on times tables rock stars.
In Science we will be learning all about the human digestive system and what happens to our food once it enters the body. We will find out the names and roles of our teeth and how they compare to the teeth of animals.
In our PE sessions we are practising lots of skipping techniques in preparation for a skipping competition that we will be taking part very soon. Make sure you have full outdoor and indoor PE kit in school at all times. Mrs Turvey will also be doing some REAL PE sessions with us on a Tuesday afternoon.
In PSHE we will begin our SRE lessons where we will finding out about how our bodies change as we get older and how to keep clean and healthy.
Overall another busy and exciting half term in Zambezi class. Keep working hard at home on your reading and make sure learning log homework is completed each week.