06/07/2018 at 09:48
This week in 4K we had a great time learning about Farsley. We walked along Town Street and conducted a traffic survey. We thought about why we saw the types of vehicles that we saw. We also plotted local amenities onto a map. We then thought about what it would be like to live in a small village in North Yorkshire. We looked at OS Maps of Horton in Ribblesdale and learnt to recognise map symbols. We then predicted what we would find when we got there. Here we are conducting our traffic surveys.
In Maths we revisited fractions and multiplication. The children showed great progress in their understanding.
In Literacy we have been working on descriptive writing using noun phrases and adverbial phrases. The children enjoyed watching clips of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and describing their own version of the chocolate room.
We have decided to stop homework now. Children can practise times tables, go on times tables rock stars, practise their spellings or go on Mathletics if they have time to keep learning at home.
30/06/2018 at 21:49
Well it may have been a bit warm but that hasn’t stopped us from cracking on with our work.
In Literacy, we have been learning to describe characters in the style of Roald Dahl. We watched Matilda and described Mrs Trunchbull. We then imagined that Mr and Mrs Twit had a dog and began to write a description of what it would look like, based on Roald Dahl’s description of Mr and Mrs Twit.
A little reminder that the children have been asked to learn their year 3/4 spellings for a final assessment on Monday.
In Numeracy, we learnt how to translate points and shapes on a grid. We used all 4 quadrants to navigate around making sure the shape was exactly the same size and orientation but just in a different location the grid.
In Topic, we zoomed in on the world map to focus on the United Kingdom. We learnt about counties and then zoomed in further to look at a map of Yorkshire then Farsley.
In SRE, we looked at hygiene and products that you can use to help keep you clean when going through puberty.
We had great fun completing a circuit with Kettle Bells after listening to an inspiring assembly from one of our Year 3 parents.
Next week, we are off to Farsley to complete a traffic survey and find photos of different shops and amenities on a map.
Also, due to a clash in the diary we have had to swap the dates for our trips. 4G will now go on Tuesday 17th July and 4K on Tuesday 10th July. You should have received a letter about this on Friday.
A huge congratulations to Harry and his fellow Spelling Bee teammates. A fabulous silver medal result. Click on the link to find out more.
Also, well done to Srihan and Laura for their Special Mention Awards.
Enjoy the weekend sunshine.
29/06/2018 at 09:49
The children have coped really well, working hard in a very slightly hot classroom!
We have been learning to describe characters in the style of Roald Dahl. We watched Matilda and described Mrs Trunchbull. We imagined that Mr and Mrs Twit had a dog and wrote a description of what it would look like, based on Roald Dahl’s description of Mr and Mrs Twit. The children have been asked to learn their year 3 4 spellings for a final test on Monday.
In maths we had fun trialling Times Tables Rockstars. Your child should be able to log on and play this at home. We are focusing on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables this week. We also learnt how to translate points and shapes on a grid.
In topic we zoomed in on the world map to focus on the United Kingdom. We learnt about counties and then zoomed in further to look at a map of Yorkshire then Farsley. We had lots of fun finding our houses on Google Maps street view.
We had great fun completing a circuit with Kettle Bells.
Next week we are off to Farsley to complete a traffic survey and find photos of different shops and ammenities on a map.
Also due to a clash in the diary we have had to swap the dates for our trips. 4K will now be going on Tuesday 10th July and 4G on Tuesday 17th July. You should receive a letter about this today.
Thanks Mrs Kroon
26/06/2018 at 15:52
Today’s session was entitled ‘Changing the way we keep clean’.
Learning Objective: To learn about the impact of puberty on physical hygiene and strategies for managing this.
- can explain how changes at puberty affect body hygiene
- can describe how to care for their bodies during puberty
- can recognise the similarities between the needs and wants of boys and girls and challenge gender stereotypes around hygiene and grooming.
We talked about what we know about being hygienic and why it is important. We then focused on why is it particularly important during puberty as we sweat more, get greasier skin due to increased sebum that can block pores, spots and which areas of the body need to be kept particularly clean during puberty.
We then looked at a different range of health and beauty products thinking about and addressing any gender stereotypes about using them.
Again both the boys’ and girls’ sessions were handled maturely and there were some really excellent discussions because of this.
Next week should be the final session and we will be looking at how our moods and emotions can change during puberty.
Mr Garlick & Mrs Kroon
23/06/2018 at 08:31
This week, we have been busy, busy, busy!
In Literacy, we have been looking at Roald Dahl’s rich use of language. We read a few extracts from a range of stories, focusing on the words he made up. Did you realise that he used real root words in order to help him create new characters and objects. For example, a humplecrimp is a camel-like creature and the ‘hump’ part of the word gives us that clue.
In Numeracy, we have been looking at multiplication and division again. We used the commutative and distributative laws to multiply. Simple put, we rearranged or factorised calculations to simplify and solve them.
In Topic, we began our new geography themed unit of work, comparing Farsley to the rural village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. We looked at the British Isles and how it is split into counties. We then focused on looking at Yorkshire.
In SRE, we focused on menstruation. See my SRE blog post for more details.
Congratulations to Lauren and Umayr for their Special Mention Awards.
Enjoy the weekend and come on England!
23/06/2018 at 08:19
This week, in SRE, Year 4 have been looking at menstruation. We worked in single gender groups, like last week. The session began we a review of last week’s work on puberty, dealing with any misconceptions. Both groups showed excellent understanding of how the body changes for both girls and boys.
We then introduced the word ‘menstruation’ and watched a video which helped explain the menstrual cycle. We then played a true/false/depends on game, looking at and talking about different statements about having a period. We had a chance to see what a tampon and sanitary towel look like and feel like and why a woman will need to use them.
Next, we ordered a set of cards, showing the different steps of the menstrual cycle to show our understanding. Finally, we finished with questions from the ‘Ask It Basket’.
Again, both Mrs Kroon and I were really impressed with the attitude of the children.
Next week, we will be learning about the impact of puberty on personal hygiene and strategies for managing this.