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Year 4 with Mr Murray!


First of all, I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break and that you are all refreshed for a fantastic half term we have ahead of us.

There has been a fantastic response to reading, spellings and homework so far and I hope this continues. 

Just a reminder that everything will be sent home on a Thursday afternoon to be due in on the following Tuesday (unless otherwise sepcified).

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Work like an Egyptian!

Just prior to Christmas, the class worked incredibly hard on their topic of the Ancient Eqyptians.

They researched the topic independently and showed a good understanding of the way in which they lived and developed. 

The topic provided many opportunities for writing, discussion and art/DT work. We really enjoyed this topic and created some amazing pieces of work. 

I think mummification was the most enjoyed part of the unit. Gruesome as it was, it provided a brilliant insight into the spiritual beliefs of their civilisation. 

The Iron Man - Ted Hughes

The Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights: Ted Hughes We are extrememly fortunate at Burnley Road to have Ted Hughes engrained into the history of the school due to being a student here.


This makes our unit of work on the Iron Man even more exciting and the children are very excited about it. Being such a fantastic book, there is so much we are going to draw out of it. From diaries, letters and our own versions of the story in English to the huge range of DT and Artwork that it lends itself to. I look forward to being able to show you more in the coming weeks. 



Animals including Humans

Our science unit, will be all about the digestive system.

Starting with naming the various parts, we will look at functions of each and start think about why our digestive system is so crucial to our survival.

This topic lends itself to some messy practical work which I am sure the class are going to enjoy and tell you all about it. Please keep looking for photos in of this coming up.


Some useful links

Maths games online


Some problem solving games for maths


NRICH - Great resource for maths investigations


Some information on electricity


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