18/10/2018 at 16:34
This week in 4K we have continued to work on addition. The children have been practising column addition and solving problems using addition.
In Literacy we have continued to work on poetry. We learned how to write a Haiku and count the syllables in a word. The children wrote Haikus about fruit and vegetables and well done to our winning children who get to read theirs out at harvest festival tomorrow.
We had an excellent recycling work shop on Thursday afternoon, run by employees of the RERF. This is the Leeds based state of the art recycling centre, where they aim to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill. https://www.veolia.co.uk/leeds
The workshop talked about what we could recycle in Leeds and how we could reuse different materials. It was really fun and engaging!
Next week the children will be cycling on different days in groups. They should have received a letter today. They do not need to provide a bike or helmet but should come in PE clothes that day.
12/10/2018 at 22:23
This week in Literacy we have continued with poetry. We read the poem “Surrounded by noise” by Ian Souter. We then completed a “listening walk” around the school. We listened to what noises we could hear around school and then wrote our own poems based on “Surrounded by noise”. The children produced some brilliant work and it was interesting to see just how noisy school can be! Here are some of the performances:
In Maths, we finished our place value topic and completed our end of topic assessments. The children did well on this and have clearly been working hard! We will be moving onto addition and subtraction.
Our electronic board games have progressed well. We have used what we have learnt in Science about electricity and circuits to make our own circuit for the games. The games are looking fantastic and the children have really enjoyed making them.
Can I please ask again for a push on Extreme Learning as unfortunately our percentage is decreasing instead of increasing. There are a range of activities that children can complete for their Extreme Learning not just reading.
It is our trip to Ledston Woods on Monday. Please send your child in a tracksuit and with a packed lunch. Please can children NOT bring strawberries or anything containing nuts. They may wear school hoodies or their own hoodie. They will need wellies or walking shoes/boots.
Have a good weekend.
12/10/2018 at 09:25
This week in Literacy we have been writing our own poems to perform. We have learnt about ‘onomatopoeia’ words that sound like the sound they make. For example, words like ‘splash’. We have also been learning the words from the Year 3/4 spelling list and have begun a Spellathon competition on these. The children have some of these words to learn for spellings and have been asked to write a poem about Autumn.
In Maths we finished work on negative numbers and place value and completed the end of unit test. The children did well on this. We also spent some time learning the 4 and 8 times tables. Homework is using place value to add and subtract.
We got really stuck in in DT this week and the children are well on their way to completing their electronic games. We put the circuits into the games and decorated them. I will try to remember to take some photos next week!
Enjoy your weekend
Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and the Year 4 team.
06/10/2018 at 11:59
Here are the videos from the performance poetry.
06/10/2018 at 09:23
Another extremely busy week for 4C.
In Literacy, we finished our explanations of the shirt machine. The children enjoyed editing and improving their work using editing stations. We also started our performance poetry topic. The children discussed what would make a good performance and performed the poem “The school kid rap” (videos to follow next week).
In Maths, we have looked at negative numbers and the children enjoyed challenging each other with our negative numbers board game. We have also been using super movers in our Maths lessons and the children have loved using Cyril the Swan to practise their four times table!
In Science, we have continued our work with electricity and looked at using switches in circuits this week. The children had the opportunity to explore and enquire whilst making a working circuit using a range of switches.
We have started making our electronic board games in DT. Thank you again to all those who brought shoe boxes in. I was very impressed with the great ideas the children had and I look forward to seeing the games progress.
Please can we continue to have a push on Extreme Learning. Unfortunately, our percentage dropped this week. Reading, Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars are great ways to complete the Extreme Learning.
Special Mentions go to Khushi and Aaminah. Well done girls!
Have a good weekend.
05/10/2018 at 09:52
What a busy week in 4K.
First, on Monday we had our trip to Ledston Woods. The weather was kind and the children enjoyed the day out. We’re learnt about what plants need to grow, seed dispersal and habitats. We learnt some amazing facts about trees. Did you know the oldest tree is 5000 years old?
On Tuesday, we completed a litter survey of the school grounds. We discovered that the most frequent type of litter was plastic and created some great bar graphs to show the different materials the rubbish was made from.
In Literacy we learned and performed a fun poem call The School Rap. The children worked well together to create excellent performances. Here are some of the videos if you click on the links. I hope the volume has worked on these.
In maths we worked on ordering 4 digit numbers. We have now moved on to negative numbers. After looking at thermometers and ordering negative numbers, we progressed onto solving sequences with negative numbers. For homework the children have some number ordering riddles and problems.
Enjoy your weekend.