Our topic for the whole of the Summer term is ‘Ancient Egypt.’ We will be looking in depth at the achievements of this ancient civilisation. The children will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important in the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphics to communicate and compare the powers of different gods. In English, for the first half term we will be writing wishing tales based on ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. After this, we will be writing recounts and newspaper reports about King Tutankhamun. For the second half term we will be writing scary stories based on ‘The Mummy’s Curse’. Finally, we will be writing information texts based on ‘How to Defeat a Monster’. Mathematics will cover investigating statistics, visualising shape and exploring change in the first term and proportional reasoning, describing position and measuring and estimating in the second half term. Art will link to our topic as we will be making Egyptian masks. Our RE work will start with Easter followed by Pentecost. We will have half an hour weekly French lessons.
In science, for the first half term we will be focusing on how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will also learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of our school.
In science, for the second half term we will be focusing on forces and magnets. We will be looking at forces including friction and magnetic attraction. The children will be learning about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. The children will work scientifically to investigate friction, by exploring the movement of a toy car over different surfaces.