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Pegasus – Year 4

Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Shelton (Class Teachers)

Mrs Best (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Way, Mr Weekes  (LSAs)

Autumn 2016

Welcome to the start of the Autumn Term in Pegasus Class.

History – the Maya

We are already enjoying our historical topic on the Maya and enjoyed a visit from the only British archaeologist specialising in the Maya – Dr Diane Davies.  Diane shared lots of stories about her life as an archaeologist and we had the chance to handle Maya artefacts too.  For more information see the website at http://mayaarchaeologist.co.uk/

English

The traditional Mayan tale of the Chocolate Tree has inspired our English learning.  We have used it as a springboard for writing chocolate themed poems and explanation texts as well as learning more about persuasive writing.

Science

Our science learning this term also has a chocolate theme as we explore the differences between solids, liquids and gases and look at changes of state and reversible and irreversible changes.  We will also be looking at the human digestive system and teeth.

Maths

In Maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of place value and beginning to add and subtract larger numbers. Through practical activities and investigations, we are developing our reasoning and problem solving skills.

img_7006Using only 2 sets of number cards 0-9, can you make a column addition calculation?

Reading Books

For help choosing reading books, you may like to see the Book Trust website at http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/booklists/ The website has lots of information on new titles as well as some recommended reads for 6 – 8 year olds and 9 – 11 year olds. 

There is also another reading list at http://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/