26/10/2018 at 10:23
Well what can I say! We’ve had: cycling, swimming, making electronic games and a trip to Fanwoods for some, all in one week!
On Monday some children (those doing OAA) went to Fanwoods, while others did the level one cycling for safety. Here are some pictures from Fanwoods.
The children enjoyed the cycling activities.. They found it challenging but fun. The cycling leaders commented on the brilliant attitude and politeness of the all the Year 4 children.
In DT we finally finished making our electronic games and all of them worked which is a great achievement! One of each pair of children will have brought the game home on Thursday. Please could they bring it back after half term so that their partner can take it home and show it to their family as well. There was a great atmosphere in the class when building these and I really liked how those that had finished went round and helped others. Here are some pictures:
Because of all our extra curricular activities, we have only managed to fit in a few literacy and maths lessons. We have learnt how to use possessive apostrophe, adjectives and similes while writing poetry. In Maths we have been solving a range of addition problems. We have given out homework to complete some missing number additions in maths and to learn the next ten spellings from the list of Year 4 words.
Anyway enjoy your half term,
Mrs Kroon and Ms Howells
19/10/2018 at 22:18
4C have had an extremely busy week this week. We started with our trip to Ledston Woods on Monday. The trip was great fun for all and we had a fantastic time identifying different leaves, creating our own mini beasts and discussing adaptations and habitats (pictures to follow next week).
We have also continued our topic of poetry in Literacy. We wrote our own poems based on “No word of a lie” by Jackie Kay. There was some great exaggeration by the children with some having rockets and unicorns in their gardens! We also wrote our own Haikus about different vegetables for the Harvest Festival.
In Maths, we have started our addition and subtraction topic. We have looked mainly at addition and have completed some problems when adding 10, 100 and 1000.
On Thursday, the employees from the Leeds Recycling Centre came to speak to us about recycling and different types of waste. We all had great fun completing the various games and activities and some children even had the opportunity to dress up and take part in some role play. Thank you to the team at RERF for delivering this.
Next week, the children will be cycling on different days in groups. They should have received a letter today. They do not need to provide a bike or helmet but should come in PE clothes that day.
Learning Logs and Maths homework went home today. Learning Logs are not due until the first day after half term.
Have a good weekend.
18/10/2018 at 16:34
This week in 4K we have continued to work on addition. The children have been practising column addition and solving problems using addition.
In Literacy we have continued to work on poetry. We learned how to write a Haiku and count the syllables in a word. The children wrote Haikus about fruit and vegetables and well done to our winning children who get to read theirs out at harvest festival tomorrow.
We had an excellent recycling work shop on Thursday afternoon, run by employees of the RERF. This is the Leeds based state of the art recycling centre, where they aim to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill. https://www.veolia.co.uk/leeds
The workshop talked about what we could recycle in Leeds and how we could reuse different materials. It was really fun and engaging!
Next week the children will be cycling on different days in groups. They should have received a letter today. They do not need to provide a bike or helmet but should come in PE clothes that day.
12/10/2018 at 22:23
This week in Literacy we have continued with poetry. We read the poem “Surrounded by noise” by Ian Souter. We then completed a “listening walk” around the school. We listened to what noises we could hear around school and then wrote our own poems based on “Surrounded by noise”. The children produced some brilliant work and it was interesting to see just how noisy school can be! Here are some of the performances:
In Maths, we finished our place value topic and completed our end of topic assessments. The children did well on this and have clearly been working hard! We will be moving onto addition and subtraction.
Our electronic board games have progressed well. We have used what we have learnt in Science about electricity and circuits to make our own circuit for the games. The games are looking fantastic and the children have really enjoyed making them.
Can I please ask again for a push on Extreme Learning as unfortunately our percentage is decreasing instead of increasing. There are a range of activities that children can complete for their Extreme Learning not just reading.
It is our trip to Ledston Woods on Monday. Please send your child in a tracksuit and with a packed lunch. Please can children NOT bring strawberries or anything containing nuts. They may wear school hoodies or their own hoodie. They will need wellies or walking shoes/boots.
Have a good weekend.
12/10/2018 at 09:25
This week in Literacy we have been writing our own poems to perform. We have learnt about ‘onomatopoeia’ words that sound like the sound they make. For example, words like ‘splash’. We have also been learning the words from the Year 3/4 spelling list and have begun a Spellathon competition on these. The children have some of these words to learn for spellings and have been asked to write a poem about Autumn.
In Maths we finished work on negative numbers and place value and completed the end of unit test. The children did well on this. We also spent some time learning the 4 and 8 times tables. Homework is using place value to add and subtract.
We got really stuck in in DT this week and the children are well on their way to completing their electronic games. We put the circuits into the games and decorated them. I will try to remember to take some photos next week!
Enjoy your weekend
Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and the Year 4 team.
06/10/2018 at 11:59
Here are the videos from the performance poetry.