05/02/2018 at 22:57
Year 4 have spent this half term playing boomwhackers with Ms Howells and parent volunteer Mr Naysmith.
Ms Howells says: “Well done to all the children in Year 4 for a great ten weeks of boomwhackers. The children have composed and recorded short pieces using the pentatonic scale. We also worked on a number of group pieces including Star Wars (below). All the children worked hard to learn all the different parts. We hope you enjoy our online performance.”
02/02/2018 at 10:41
In maths this week we have concentrated on finding a fraction of a number. The children have learned how to divide by the denominator then multiply by the numerator to find a fraction of a quantity or amount. For example to find 2/5 of 60 we first divide it by 5 to get 12 then multiply that by 2 to get 24. The children need to be able to use their times tables, division methods and multiplication methods to solve these types of problems. Homework is to find fractions of numbers. Most children are secure with this but please can you check that your child understands what they are doing. They may need to brush up on their times tables or formal division method.
In Literacy we have been finding out about vertebrate animals. We thought about what we already knew and some questions we wanted to find out. We then used IPads to do research. We were shocked as a class at how many animals were on the WWF endangered species list! The children enjoyed the research and we are looking forward to using the information to write our own information text about animals. We are then going to create pop-up books to share with Year 2.
We have learnt how to create a variety of pop-ups and the children are looking forward to making these next week. I have heard that some have even been practising at home!
In Science, the children are learning about how to look after their teeth. They will learn about why it is important to brush their teeth thoroughly twice a day and how to do this properly. Hopefully, they will be able to demonstrate tonight!
Have a great weekend,
28/01/2018 at 18:50
We worked in groups to plan out how we thought our digestive system worked. We then carried out research to check our answers. Finally we got back into our groups to correct our original thoughts.
25/01/2018 at 21:46
This week we have completed our stories about a bully. The children have produced some excellent writing. I hope to showcase some on our blog next week.
In Maths we have worked hard to understand adding and subtracting fractions. The children have added fractions with the same denominator and converted the answer from a top heavy (improper) fraction to a mixed number. Some children went on to adding fractions with different denominators.
In Science the children have been learning about how different types of teeth work. They used a potato masher to mash food like molars, a fork to tear food like canines and knives to act like inscisors.
On Wednesday, we had great fun reading our ‘Guides to Good Sleep’ to 2Lo. The children were brilliant role models to the year 2 class and it was lovely to see them helping the younger children with their reading.
We also started a new DT topic, creating pop-up books about vertebrates.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Kroon and Ms Howells
19/01/2018 at 14:17
This week in 4K we had fun hot seating and pretending to be a boy sent to school in a dress. We looked at character description and how we can describe characters using action and speech. We have now begun planning and writing a story about the issue of bullying.
In Maths we have been looking deeply into equivalent fractions. The children have worked hard and shown good understanding. Homework on this has been sent home. If your children go on Mathletics can they please complete the games on equivalent fractions.
In Science, we really enjoyed sorting invertebrates into the six main family groups. The children counted legs, looked for wings and body parts in order to sort the invertebrates into insects, arachnids, worms, molluscs, myriapods and crustaceans.
I hope you enjoy your weekend,
Thanks Mrs Kroon
12/01/2018 at 16:02
Another excellent week comes to an end and yep, it’s been a productive one.
In Literacy, we have continued our topic on ‘Issues and Dilemmas’, using the ‘One Man Band’ again alongside other texts, including ‘Living on Ice’ by Pie Corbett. We have focused on fronted adverbial phrases in grammar, using the ‘Wheel of unusual abverbs’ to help us uplevel some classic nursary rhymes. Ironically, we found that ‘Effortlessly’ is rather a tricky fronted adverbial to say! We have also been practising the spellings of ‘gu’ and ‘ture’ words.
In Numeracy, we have moved on to finding areas of shape, using multiplication to help us.
In Science, we have been learning about the process of digestion, making sure we use the correct scientific names for the organs involved in the process.
Both Learning Log and Maths homework were given out yesterday. Remember that Maths is due in by next Wednesday and Learning Log by the following Wednesday.
A huge well done in Extreme Learning this week 4C! We scored a KS2 second place percentage of 96%, a personal class record! Keep it up and let’s go for 1st place next week. Also, congratulations to Max H and Jacob P for their well deserved ‘Be the best you can be’ Special Mention awards.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week.