Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 4


Terms 3 and 4

Water, Water Everywhere!

This term in Year 4 we will be exploring the depths of the Amazon in our topic: Water, Water Everywhere. There will be a lot of studying atlases and finding where these far away lands are in the world. We will take a deeper look at culture in South America, including famous landmarks, both natural and manmade. Throughout this topic, we will be creating bridges to see if we can cross the Amazon River. If we at first fail on this mission, we will be able to look at and recreate our designs for a more successful crossing next time! We can't wait to explore all of this with you.

Terms 1 & 2

Walk like an Egyptian

Throughout terms 1 and 2, our topic is 'Walk like an Egyptian'. We welcomed Mr Egypt all the way from Egypt to introduce our topic and have already found out a lot! During this topic, we will be exploring Ancient Egypt and the relationship with the River Nile, creating River Nile models and flooding them to replicate what happens. We will be learning how the Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead through mummification and we might even have a go at mummifying an orange! Will they survive 4000 years or will they rot over the holidays? Watch this space!​ In Topic lessons, we will research Egyptian daily life and find out what is was really like! During Art, we will make Egyptian headdress artwork. At the end of the Topic, we will be displaying our artifact homework projects in our class museum.