15/02/2019 at 20:06
We had a fantastic end to the half term this week.
In Literacy, the children wrote non-chronological reports on vertebrates for their pop up books. The children really enjoyed this and we had great fun putting all we have done this half term together.
In Maths, we continued looking at written methods for multiplication. The children also completed a test which they have done well in. Well done!
We continued with our pop up books in Science/DT. Many children have finished these but we will get all of them finished at the start of next half term. We also continued looking at teeth in Science and the children enjoyed learning about the importance of flossing (not the flossing they were thinking of!) and how else we can look after our teeth.
On Thursday we had our trip to the RERF. The children really enjoyed this and it was great to get an in depth look at what happens to all the rubbish. The children asked some very thoughtful questions and we all left having learnt something new.
09/02/2019 at 14:04
The children have had another excellent week in 4K.
They have written some fantastic stories about being bullied and how they dealt with it in Literacy. Most children have used great description, speech and a wide range of punctuation and grammar really well. The stories were great fun to read and you will get to see them at parents’ evening.
In maths children have learnt how to use formal methods to multiply a 2 or 3 digit number by a single digit. For homework please go on TT Rockstars and Mathletics where activities have been set.
On Thursday we visited the RERF – Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility. THis is an amazing facility inLeeds where they take black big rubbish and create enough energy from it to power 22000 houses in Leeds. They also make ash which is used to surface roads from burning the rubbish at very hot temperatures. However, the facility causes not pollution as the only gas that comes out at the end is water vapour. It is an amazing place and decreases the landfill from Leeds by 10%. If only there were more places like this. To find out more click on the link:
The children had a great time and some even got to operate an enormous grabber. Harriet was the winner, picking up over five tonnes of rubbish by just pulling one lever!
We were up on the 7th floor which was quite exciting and got to go outside to look at Europes largest living wall! Here is a picture of the building.
Hopefully, your child came home with lots of knowledge and understanding about recycling after the visit.
Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team.
09/02/2019 at 09:30
We have had another packed week this week in 4C.
In Literacy, the children wrote their own stories with an issue/dilemma around the theme of bullying. There were some fantastic stories and the children did a brilliant job at putting everything we’ve learnt together to produce some outstanding stories.
In Maths, we are continuing with multiplication and started to look at the formal written method for multiplication. We will continue with this next week.
The children are really enjoying learning our song “Stop bullying” in Music and I’m sure they will be singing it continuously at home (with actions of course).
In DT, we have started to make our pop up books. It’s fantastic to see these finally coming together and the children have really enjoyed practising the different types of pop up.
We had a lot of fun in Science this week learning about the roles of different teeth. We used different utensils to break up food and thought about which type was best for each job- just like our teeth. The children then got to do some tasting but they needed to think carefully about what was happening in their mouth when they eat.
We have our trip to the recycling centre next Thursday (14th). Please can children arrive at the earlier time of 8:30. Children should wear school uniform as usual.
Have a great weekend.
01/02/2019 at 20:22
Yet another busy week this week in 4C.
In Literacy, we have written our diary entries and have started writing our own chapter for Bill’s New Frock. We have looked at different ways to open a chapter and discussed which are the best at grabbing the reader’s attention. The children have started to write some fantastic chapters with a range of openings and figurative language.
In Maths, we have continued with multiplication and have looked at multiplying 3 numbers together. We have looked at how we can manipulate numbers to make them easier to work out. See if the children can tell you which law explains that multiplication can be done in any order.
We have planned our pop up books for Science/DT. The children are thoroughly enjoying this and are really getting to grips with the different types of pop up.
We had a fantastic Extreme Learning percentage of 91%. Let’s see if we can get to 100!
Have a great weekend.
01/02/2019 at 16:23
4K have had a great hard working this week. The children have been calm, focused and very well behaved. They have learnt how to multiply 3 numbers together in maths and how to find factors. I’m sorry with the mix up with homework but there will be 2 lots of maths homework given out today. Since I broke my arm, homework giving out has become a little confused. Sorry!
In literacy the children begun writing a story with an issue about being bullied. They are focused on using: conjunctions, adjectives, adverbs, complex sentences, paragraphs and apostrophes of possession. What a lot to think about! Learning log homwork is to learnt some ture words.
As you have probably heard, we have begun making pop-up books as part of DT /Science, based on vertebrates. I have heard some children have been practising these at home which is great.
Next Thursday we are off to the Recycling Cebtre. Don’t forget your pa
27/01/2019 at 14:16
Apologies for the late blog post, this is due to problems with the internet.
We have had an extremely exciting week in 4C with a lot going on.
In Literacy, we have continued to read Bill’s New Frock. We have been focusing on the different emotions Bill might have been feeling and Bill even came to visit us! The children asked him some excellent questions that helped us understand how he might be feeling and why. We are now writing diary entries to explore this further.
In Maths, we have focused on the 9 times tables. This started with children writing their own 9 times table problems so they could truly grasp what we mean by multiplication. The children then went on to answer a range of reasoning and problem solving questions linked to the 9 times table. All of the children did an excellent job with this and they are becoming very confident with answering these trickier questions.
We have also covered a lot in Science this week. Earlier in the week, the children looked at sorting vertebrates. The children each became an expert in a different vertebrate and then used this information to work as a team to classify a range of vertebrates. It was fantastic to see the mature way the children approached this and how well they worked as a team.
On Friday, we looked at the digestive system. Children first placed where they believed the main parts of the digestive system went on a life sized body. There were some interesting ideas! Children then completed a range of activities including learning a song and dance, research and a comprehension activity to learn more about the different parts of the digestive system. We then reorganised our bodies with great success (photos to follow next week). We look forward to continuing with this topic.