06/12/2018 at 19:06
We have had fun learning about newspapers this week in 4K. The children were fascinated when they learned that newspaper reports can contain fact and opinion and that they do not always tell the entire truth. We have been learning how to decifer which bits are fact and which bits are someone’s opinion, an important life skill in this day and age.
In maths we have enjoyed finding the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes. We have worked on the mental maths skills of doubling and adding lots of numbers. We continue to work on the 8 times table.
Next week will be our last time swimming this term. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit on Wednesdays next term. Next week will be a fun swim. If any children have earned a badge, please send £1.50 in a named envelope and we will collect it this Wednesday.
Next week promises to be a busy week with plenty of rehearsals for the school play.
We are also still collecting items to help make our musical instruments. Thankyou to everyone who has already brought stuff in. We still need planks of wood, plastic pipes and strong cardboard tubes.
Have a great weekend,
Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team.
30/11/2018 at 20:50
We have had another busy week in 4C this week!
In Literacy, we have planned our own legends using the structure of the legends we’ve been reading. The plans sound brilliant and I can’t wait to read how animals got their features such as how a chameleon got its disguise!
In Maths, we finished our addition and subtraction topic. We had an end of topic assessment on Thursday and all children did well in this. They should be very proud of themselves! We will be moving onto length and perimeter next week.
We had a visit from Sam the Soundman on Thursday which the children thoroughly enjoyed (see super sound workshop in Year 4 blog). We then took this a step further today in class by investigating how sound travels in different materials. The children also used homemade “ear gongs” to learn about how sound travels.
Children are continuing to enjoy their swimming lessons and many earned a badge/badges this week. Well done!
Have a good weekend.
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.