12/01/2018 at 10:22
After another busy but fun week, I thought I would start by sharing some of the Science work we have been doing in class. The children created branching keys and learnt how to sort vertebrates into the 5 main groups: mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and amphibians.They read information the sorted the animals and, on the whole, did very well. Can you spot the deliberate mistakes!
Sorting pond animals by asking yes or no questions to create a key:
In maths, we have finally finished multiplication and division. For homework I have set practise on multiplication methods.
We have now begun work on area and will be moving onto fractions next.
In Literacy we have had lots of fun looking at gender stereotypes. The children drew pictures of people doing different jobs such as a police officer, nurse or pilot. We then discussed stereotypical views and how both men and women can do these jobs. We looked at how boys and girls might be expected to play with and do different things, but that we should not stereotype if they want to do different things. In grammar, the children have been learning to use conjunctions and speech accurately.
Have a great weekend,
Mrs Kroon and Ms Howells
07/01/2018 at 10:10
Hi all and happy new year to everyone.
First of all here are some belated photos from our trip to Fanwoods just before half term.
This week we have been revising division and multiplication formal methods in maths. Most children can now do short division and multiplication efficiently.
In Literacy we have begun our new topic looking into stories with issues and dilemmas. We investigated what an issue and what a dilemma is. We then looked into characters feelings and emotions after watching a short movie called One Man Band
We have begun two Science topics this term, looking at classification of animals and digestion.
There was no homework this week but please can you ensure that children are reading, learning spellings from the Year 3/4 list and times tables.
Homework will begin next week so please can you return the pink learning log books.
05/01/2018 at 15:53
Hope you all had a wonderful two weeks off and a Happy New Year!
What a fabulous 1st week back it’s been! Short but fabulous!
In Literacy, we started our new topic entitled ‘Issues and Dilemmas’. We have been using the short Disney Pixar animation called ‘One Man Band’ to help us to understand what a dilemma is.
We focused looked at how emotions can change when a character is faced with a difficult situation. We then practised out dialogue writing skills, using stills from the animation as a stimulus. Next week, Guided Reading we will begin to read ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine to continue to explore this unit.
In Numeracy, we have been reviewing our work on multiplication and division, practising our written methods to try and make sure we have mastered them.
In Science, we began two new topics – ‘Classifying Animals’ and ‘Food and Digestion’. We had a very interesting lesson, trying to explain what we thought happened to our food once it has entered the mouth! Hopefully, over the next few weeks, we will have a bit more scientific understanding to help make our definitions slightly more accurate!
In PE, we started a new half-term and I had a great session down at Farsley Cetlic teaching my group the first steps to playing Tchoukball. It is a great, high energy ball game and the group did a great job! Google it if you want to know more.
Well done for achieving a very respectable 86% in Extreme Learning this week and well done to both Wyatt and Kaydi for their Special Mention awards.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.
03/01/2018 at 19:54
We will be using this spinning wheel to change nursery rhymes on Friday.
15/12/2017 at 09:38
Well we’ve made it and I think it’s fair to say that we are all ready for a lovely two week break.
We have been working hard in between all performances of our KS2 production of ‘The Snow Queen’. I was so proud of all the children from 4C that performed or were members of the beautiful sounding KS2 choir.
In Literacy, we have been finishing off our topic on Newspapers, creating our own report all about the Mount St Helens eruption of 1980 on Purple Mash.
In Numeracy, we have been looking at problem solving and practising our times tables skills.
We have also been finishing off our musical instruments including writing a post-make review of our instruments.
Today, your child will be bringing home an updated spelling list. Please use it to help your child practise their spellings as we go into the New Year. If there are a lot of spellings to learn, I recommend blocking them into smaller groups, maybe even a one a day challenge! As someone who struggles with spellings, I find it helps me!
And finally, I just want to say a massive thank you to all the class. I am really enjoying being back and working in Year 4 and I am booked in to work with the class until at least the 9th January.
If you are celebrating Christmas, I wish you a wonderful time and a Happy New Year to you all.
11/12/2017 at 22:08
4K have enjoyed a wonderful, if rather loud, Science Sound topic this half term. We have explored how sound travels through different materials, how to change the pitch of instruments and how sound grows fainter as you move away from the source.
The snowy pictures below show us measuring how far away we could hear Rudolf’s hooves (claves) clip clopping, sleigh bells jingling and fairy dust being sprinkled (maracas).
We also explored different ways of changing the pitch on a guitar.
Looking forward to a slightly quieter topic next half term!