Welcome to Long Mynd Class!
Teacher: Miss Fox
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Al-Saddek and Mr Sherratt
Spring term 2023
Last term’s topics were fantastic and I enjoyed teaching you all the exciting facts about The Stone Age, The Iron Age and The Maya, almost as much as you really enjoyed learning them!
This term our history and geography lessons are centred around the Egyptians. You will learn via an enquiry based approach starting with the question:
Why was the River Nile so important to the Ancient Egyptians?
All of our lessons will focus on us answering this question through exploring different elements of the Egyptians. We will begin answering our question by exploring where in the world Egypt is and when they were around. We will link our learning to last term’s topic by looking at the timeline on our wall. I wonder which era came first, the Egyptians or the Iron Age? Following this we will start to develop an understanding of the physical and human features in Egypt and more specifically, close to the River Nile. We may even have a wonder to the River Severn to compare the features.
At the start of the second half term we will start to discover the Egyptians in more detail. We’ll look at their lifestyles, jobs and beliefs. This will lead us onto mummification (something I know you’re all very interested in already!) We may even attempt to mummify something ourselves.
Finally we will explore the life of cleopatra – who she was and why she was a significant individual.
You worked so hard with your maths last term and I was so proud of you for remembering so much from year 2. This will help you with the next few topics we learn. We’ll start by finishing off our topic on mass and capacity whereby we will compare, explore equivalence and add and subtract mass or capacity. Once we have finished this, we will start looking at multiplication and division. We’ll start by re-capping equal groups and the difference between sharing and grouping. Then moving on to the 4 and 8 times tables.