21/06/2018 at 20:00
The children have been working hard and enjoying the sunshine this week.
In maths we have been revising multiplication and division methods. The children have demonstrated great progress from when we covered this at the start of the year. Homework is to use formal division methods. Please check your child can remember how to do this and let us know if they have any problems. Please also continue to practise times tables. We have resubscribed to Timestables Rockstars so your child can play on this again now.
In Literacy we worked on using questions and question marks. We looked at Roald Dahl’s made up words and used inference to work out what they mean.
In SRE we learned about Menstruation. The children were very sensible and asked lots of appropriate questions.
We finished our History topic by learning about the end of the Golden Age of Islam, when the Mongols completely ransacked Baghdad. We then begun our new topic comparing contrasting localities. We will be comparing what it is like to live in Farsley, compared to what it would be like to live in a small rural village called Horton-in Ribblesdale.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the weekend,
16/06/2018 at 08:02
In Literacy, we have been continuing with our work on biographies. We have been using conjunctions and fronted adverbials in order to write an interesting, chronological structured piece of writing all about Roald Dahl. First though, we practised by creating and using events from our own timelines to write sentences.
In Numeracy, we did some more work on co-ordinates. We used the awesome game ‘Billy Bug’ to review our knowledge from Year 3. The sound effects alone make it worth playing!
In SRE, we did the second session. Again, we were all really impressed with the attitudes of the children. Click on the link to see more details.
In Topic, we finished off our work on the Golden Age of Islam, focusing on the fall of Baghdad and role the Mongols played in its demise! Using the facts, we wrote a diary entry pretending to be either a citizen of Baghdad or a Mongolian soldier. Next week, we will be starting a new geography-based topic, comparing Farsley to the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. A quick reminder that Learning Log homework relates to this work and is due in on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
12/06/2018 at 15:49
This afternoon, Year 4 did their 2nd SRE session. The aim of the session was for the children to learn about the physical changes associated with puberty. We wanted the children by the end of the session to be able to define puberty and understand that these changes occur generally some time between the ages of 8-17. Also, that puberty is the process that turns us from children to young adults and can they identify the physical changes associated with puberty. They learnt that everyone’s experience of puberty is different and that it begins and ends at different times.
The session was taught in single sex groups, with myself and Mrs Daniels working with the boys and Mrs Kroon and Mrs Wylie working with the girls. We were all very impressed with the attitude of the children and how they took on board the information presented to them. We watched a short Channel 4 educational film entitled ‘Changes’ and used it as a talking point for anything we weren’t sure about or needed more explaining. We did an activity that talked about changes during puberty that we can control, like what we wear, and those things that we can’t control, like the growing of hair on parts of your body. Finally, we finished the session answering questions from the ‘Ask It Basket’.
Next week, we are due to talk about menstruation and it will be taught in single sex groups.
12/06/2018 at 12:59
Today, we have been looking at co-ordinates. We used the classic game ‘Billy Bug’ to review what we know.
09/06/2018 at 09:29
Week 1 of the last half-term of the year done!
In Literacy, we started our new topic on biographies. We have been focusing on Roald Dahl, looking at a range of different sources to collect facts all about his life. We used texts, videos and web sites to write notes and then present them in a well organised spider diagram. Next week, we will be using our spider diagrams to write our own biographies about Roald Dahl but first practising by writing one about ourselves!
In Numeracy, we have been working with 2D shapes looking at regular and irregular shapes, focusing on their lines of symmetry.
In Topic, we have been continuing to look at the Golden Age of Islam, learning about the different jobs people could do and the influence they had our lives today. For instance, did you know that the first ideas about cameras originated from the amazing period in time.
In our first SRE lesson, we were talking about and setting the rules so that we can feel safe and comfortable to talk about the work. We introduced the ‘Ask It’ box, where they can write down a question or something they want to say without having to say it in-front of the class or if they didn’t understand something that has been said and need it clarifying. We then moved on to looking at the human life cycle and what important changes happen at different stages of our lives.
Next week, we will be looking more closely at the physiological changes that happen during puberty. The lessons will be taught in single sex groups, with myself and Miss Barraclough working with the boys and Mrs Kroon and Mrs Wylie working with the girls.
Both classes coped really well and showed a real maturity to their learning.
Learning Log was given out on Thursday and focuses on our new topic all about comparing different localities, which we will be starting in the next couple of weeks.
Congratulations to Joseph and Fraser for their Special Mention Awards.
Enjoy the weekend gang and I’ll see you on Monday.
07/06/2018 at 19:37
This week we have been working on shapes in maths. We have identified right angles, found lines of symmetry and looked at parallel lines.
In literacy we have started our new topic on Roald Dahl. The children have found lots of information and mapped it all out. They have also been practising using conjunctions and adding suffixes and prefixes.
We are finishing our topic on the Golden Age of Islam. We looked at different jobs and tried to summarise what jobs there were. We looked at some of the amazing inventions and new learning that took place. Did you know that the first cameras, pistons, cogs, compasses and clocks were invented in Badghad at the same time that the Vikings were living in Britain?
We we are looking forward to our next topic comparing Farsley to a village in North Yorkshire called Horton in Ribblesdale which we will be visiting on Tuesday 17th July.
The children have all enjoyed their new PE sessions.
Enjoy your weekend,
Thanks Mrs Kroon