Hi! Welcome to 4 Beech.
|Homework||Set Friday and due in Tuesday|
Due in Thursday
Try to read at least 3 times a week and get your book signed by an adult.
You can change your reading book as often as you like.
Wednesday and Friday
Your PE kit should be in school all week.
|Library||We will visit the library alternate Wednesdays.|
|Spelling / Times Tables Test||Friday|
Remember to bring your swimming costume and towel.
We will be going to The Pods for swimming lessons on the following dates: NOV 24th. DEC 1st, 8th, 15th. JAN 12th, 19th and 26th. FEB 2nd. Our lessons are from 1:30-2:30pm.
This term our topic is AZTECS
The Aztecs were a group of warriors who settled in the valley of Mexico and ruled a large empire during the 14th and 15th century.
The Aztecs were known for being rather fierce – they even sacrificed humans in order to keep the gods they believed in happy! But they were very skilled people – great at hunting, fishing, farming and art – and what’s more they discovered chocolate!
We have been learning about Aztec pyramids and for homework we drew or made a model of a pyramid. They are all on display in our classroom and we used Lego and lolly-pop sticks and even marshmallows stuck together with chocolate. We hope you like them.
Most Aztec pyramids were step pyramids with temples on the top. Temple-pyramids were used for religious ceremonies and sacrifices.
The Egyptians believed in life after death and would preserve bodies, in a process called mummification, so that they could make the journey to another world where they would lead a new life. It was only wealthy Egyptians who could afford to pay for the expensive process of preserving their bodies for the afterlife.
Have a look at some of the mummies we made in class. We also made a sarcophagus (stone coffin) to place them in.
Look at our super reading corner display board.
Some of our favourite authors are JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson but we read a wide variety of books by dozens of different authors.
Try and read at home at least 3 times a week and record this in your Reading Record.