30/11/2018 at 19:46
We had a fantastic time at our sound workshop on Thursday. The children took part in lots of experiments and we learnt how to make a wide variety of instruments.
Enjoy your weekend,
The Year 4 team.
24/11/2018 at 10:23
This week in 4K the children finished working on addition and subtraction. Next week we will move onto measuring length and perimeter.
In Literacy, we worked on: writing extended sentences with conjunctions; using adverbial phrases and writing dialogue with perfect punctuation. We have also been learning how to spell words with the prefixes im , ir, il, and in.
We had great fun in Geography creating large collage maps of the physical features of the USA. Here are some photos of our work. I was very impressed with how to he class worked together.
Haveca great weekend,
Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team
24/11/2018 at 09:38
We have had another exciting week in 4C!
In Literacy, we have continued with our stories from North America. We have learnt a lot about the trickster Nanabush and wrote our own character descriptions. The children used some brilliant conjunctions to justify their ideas. If possible, could parents go over the definitions of and see if you can spot examples of verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns when out and about? They’re everywhere once you start looking!
In Maths, we have continued our work with subtraction. We have looked at some tricky problems including comparison problems. For example:
“Sarah and Paul eat 36 sweets. Sarah eats 8 more than Paul. How many do they each eat?”
See if the children can tell you step by step how to solve them. We will be completing an end of topic addition and subtraction test next week.
In Geography, we have continued looking at North America. We created a 3D collage this week of the different physical features in North America. The children loved doing this even though it was rather messy (photos to follow next week).
In Music, we are learning the songs from “Oliver” ready for our school Christmas production. The children have really enjoyed this and have shown some great enthusiasm. Well done!
We are continuing with our topic of sound in Science and we have a visit from “Sam the Soundman” next Thursday. All parents should have received a letter giving details about this.
Maths Homework went home today and is focusing on spotting the mistakes in some calculations. This is a key skill that the children need to develop. Please can Maths Homework be handed in by Tuesday at the latest to give time for marking and future homework to be stuck in.
Thank you and have a good weekend.
18/11/2018 at 12:59
4K looked suitably fantastic and enjoyed a music filled Rockstar Friday. Thanks to all who helped create the outfits, hair and makeup.
In Science this half term we are exploring sound. We worked in rockstar bands to create short sound pieces using key vocabulary to guide the composition.The bands worked well together, sharing ideas and listening carefully – we had no band split-ups or anyone pursuing a solo career!
The children particularly enjoyed the decrescendo and crescendo patterns. Good use was made of the African drums, boomwhackers, glockenspiels and untuned percussion.
Studying vintage footage of Abba helped us perfect our performance of Mamamia; we all had great fun busking.
Thanks for your support and enjoy the photos below.
16/11/2018 at 21:52
We have had another busy and hardworking week this week in Year 4.
In Literacy, we have continued our work on stories from other cultures. We have looked at how the Sun and Moon might have been created and even how the turtle got its shell. The children showed some great courage when getting up individually to perform their stories to each other.
In Maths, we have continued with column subtraction. The children have looked at solving and writing their own word problems and we have looked at how we might represent problems in different ways.
We’re all enjoying our Geography topic of North America. We had great fun looking at the different states and using the points of a compass to find our way around the different states.
In Science, the children are learning about how sounds are made and how sound travels. We will be having an exciting workshop from ‘Sam the Sound Man’ on Thursday 29th November. A letter will be coming home on Monday explaining more about this.
Children were given Maths homework and Learning Log this week.
Thank you to everybody for working hard with their Extreme Learning. We had an outstanding percentage of 96%!
Have a good weekend.
16/11/2018 at 11:37
We have been working hard in 4K this week.
In Literacy, the children have read stories from the Native American culture which tie in with our Geography work on America. We then learnt about writing complex sentences with a subordinate clause and a variety of conjunctions such as: ‘Because they were tired, they lay down on their beds and quickly went to sleep.’
We also learnt to use a range of adverbs and adverbial phrases in our sentences.
In Maths we have been solving a range of addition and subtraction problems. Our favourite were comparison problems such as, ‘Sarah and Paul have 36 sweets. Sarah eats 8 more than Paul. How many do they each eat?’ Have a go yourself and see if your child can explain how to do it if you get stuck! For maths homework there are some addition and subtraction problems to complete, using a range of mathematical vocabulary. We are excited to be coming to school as our rock star today. Please keep practising Times Tables Rockstars and Mathletics at home. Please ask children to go on the addition and subtraction games on Mathletics at home.
In Geography we had fun learning the states of America. We practised our compass directions to find which state we would get to on the map. The children were especially excited to find ‘Kentucky’ on the map – the home of KFC!
In Science the children are learning about how sounds are made and how sound travels. We will be having an exciting workshop from ‘Sam the Sound Man’ on Thursday 29th November. A letter will be coming home on Monday explaining more about this.
Mr Cooke came in to observe one of our lessons this week and was very impressed with the enthusiasm and engagement of all the children. Their attitude to learning is fantastic. Keep it up 4K!
We hope you have a great weekend,
Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team.