Willow Class Spring Term 2021
Homework and spellings will be placed on Google Classroom. Please hand your homework or any work you do via Google Classroom.
Please do not bring it into school.
Our topic this half term is
Willow Class will understand and become familiar with the ancient Egyptian civilisation. From mummification to the River Nile, our class will find out all about life in ancient Egypt and what we can learn from the evidence the ancient Egyptians left behind. We will also have a go at our own mummification!
In English, we will be learning about the features of instructions, non-chronological reports and setting and character descriptions within a narrative set, post WW2 and in Ancient Egyptian times with our class novel.
We will also be continuing to look at punctuation, word classes, sentence structures as well as continuing to learn our Y3/4 spellings and spelling patterns.
Our class novel is
The Sun King
by Emma Carroll
This book bridges the gap between our last topic on WW2 and our new topic on Ancient Egypt as it combines the two worlds in one novel!
The story is about when Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for.Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . .
Please continue to read lots! We read regularly in school and I would like you to also read at least four times a week with a parent at home and get your planner signed.
You can change your book in school on a Monday and Friday, to allow the books to be quarantined but remember to read your own books as well for pleasure!
Remember to read a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, comics etc as well as lots of different authors.
Something to think about... especially given our current situation!