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.
10/11/2018 at 18:08
The children have had a fantastic first week back after a well deserved rest.
In Literacy, we have started our new topic of stories from another culture. We are looking in particular at Native American stories which fits in well with our Geography topic of North America. The children enjoyed learning a story about how North America might have been created- see if they can tell you!
In Maths, we have started with column subtraction. Whilst this is tricky and there are lots of parts to remember the children have done well.
We have started our new topic of sound in Science. The children loved exploring different ways of making different types of sounds with instruments.
All children began and enjoyed their new PE topic. Unfortunately, swimming was cancelled at the last minute due to issues with the pool.
The children received Maths homework on Friday which is due this week. Our Extreme Learning percentage is still strong so thank you to all completing their extra learning.
Have a good weekend.
09/11/2018 at 19:55
The children have made a great start back after their half term’s rest.
In Literacy we have begun work on stories from another culture. We are looking at Native American stories which tie in to our geography topic sudying the North America and the USA.
In maths we have been working on subtraction. Nearly everyone has grasped column subtraction with 4 digit numbers. Please check that your child remembers how to do it, including with exchanges. For example 3018 – 1344=…
All children begun and enjoyed their new PE topic. Unfortunately, swimming was cancelled at the last minute due to issues with the pool.
The children have been set homework solving subtraction problems this week. Most children scored very well on our spelling test on Thursday and nearly everyone has been practising times tables rockstars. Well done 4k. Keep it up!
07/11/2018 at 16:33
Here is a quick video of our class singing Mama Mia. We have been learning this song for a term and had so much fun we thought we would share our final version!
26/10/2018 at 21:55
This week has possibly been our busiest week yet! On Monday, the children who do OAA for their PE went to Fanwoods. They all said they thoroughly enjoyed the experience but came back very tired.
We have also had cycling sessions throughout the week for all Year 4 children. The children really enjoyed this. Some children who were previously unable to ride confidently left the session riding independently, which was fantastic to see.
In Literacy, we have worked on our spelling, punctuation and grammar. We have done a lot of work on conjunctions as this is a target for many of the children. I will be putting a sheet containing a range of conjunctions in children’s Learning Logs after the holidays. Please use these if you are doing any extra work with the children at home.
In Maths, we have continued with addition and looked at some reasoning and problem solving questions surrounding this. Some children have taken these home to complete and I would be grateful if they could do this over the holidays.
A few parents asked for examples of reasoning and problem solving questions. As well as the suggestions from parents evening, the website below offers some brilliant examples and games for the children to do.
We finished our electronic board games in DT and they looked fantastic. Both the children and I were extremely excited to see them come together and the “light bulb moments” were brilliant.
We have also finished Mamma Mia in Music and performed our song. The children have improved greatly from when we first started and are much more in tune now.
We had a fantastic percentage of 89% for Extreme Learning. Thank you and keep up the hard work!
Children have their poems to finish and spellings for their Learning Log. They also have Maths Homework. Both are due back the first day after half term please.
It was a pleasure to meet parents at parents’ evening and please email me if you have any further questions.
Enjoy your holidays and I hope everyone has a well earned rest!