11/05/2018 at 15:00
This week the children have finished their play scripts based on the Twits. Here are a couple of videos of them reading them. We hope you enjoy.
In maths we enjoyed collecting data about our class and representing it in a variety of graphs. Next wee we will begin work on line graphs.
In history, we attempted to draw the ancient city of Baghdad based on first hand accounts of the city.
It was an amazing place, built in a perfect circle as can be seen in this picture.
Anyway have a lovely weekend,
30/04/2018 at 12:33
Wow, would you believe we’re already 3 weeks into this half term! The time seems to be flying!
In Literacy, we have been looking more at play scripts. We began the week, practising and recording our own version of the play script ‘Meet The Twits’.
This is the beginning to the Roald Dahl story which has been converted into play script form. We began this on Thursday, with Mrs Daniels splitting the class into 2 groups, with each child being assigned a part. The groups then did a couple of run-throughs, focusing on using the stage directions to help instruct and enhance the performance.
Click on the audio files below to listen.
Mr Garlick’s group:
Miss Morgan/Mrs Hodgson’s group:
For the rest of the week we have been thinking about the structure and content of play scripts in order to convert a narrative into a play. We used an extract from Horrid Henry to help us. Next week, we will be writing our epic plays!
In Numeracy, we have continued our work using money. We have been rounding, estimating and solving problems in order to deepen our understanding.
In Topic, we began looking at the timeline of the Golden Age of Islam, looking at the first 4 caliphs (government rulers) of Baghdad from around 630AD. We created a scaled timeline to help demonstrate that often lots of key historical events happen close together, especially at the beginning and end of a civilisations reign.
In Computing, we have continued to explore and use the drawing software Sketchup. We have been looking at scaling in order to draw a 2 storey house. Next week, we will be trying to recreate our classroom!
Have a great bank holiday weekend! It’s suppose to be glorious!
27/04/2018 at 13:39
It’s been another busy week in 4G!
In Literacy, the class finished writing up their historical themed stories. After that, they began their new topic on play scripts. They used Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ to practise their dialogue writing. They had to come up with a new, dastardly deed to play on either Mr or Mrs Twit and then write the conversation that would ensue from it. To help come up with an idea, I asked them to think of a trick they had played or would like to play on the sibling or parent. Some of the ideas were brilliant. Saying that, I’d be a little worried if I were some of you. You may want to check above your doorways for falling paint tins or check what you are eating isn’t something else!
In Numeracy, the class have been looking at money, particularly coins, in order to add and subtract and problem solve.
In Topic, the class have begun the study of ‘The Golden Age of the Islamic Civilisation’. This is an amazing part of history and they have been finding out where and when it happened, using atlases and Google Earth to help their research.
In Science, Mrs Daniels has started a new topic all about materials and how to classify them according to their properties.
Have a great weekend.
27/04/2018 at 10:25
This week in 4K we have begun work on play scripts. The children are enjoying learning and performing a play version of the Twits. Hopefully, we will have some videos to show next week. We have also practised and pretty much mastered using direct speech. For homework, I have given the children an updated list of the spellings from the Year 3/4 list. Most children have improved. Please practise the highlighted spellings. A few children have started learning the Year5/6 list. Well done to those!
Year 4 have been trialing a new programme similar to Mathletics but focusing on times tables, called Times Tables Rockstars. They seem to really enjoy it and we are thinking about buying it for all of the school. Please let us know on this blog what your child thinks of Times Tables Rockstars. We have also been learning about money this week. We have got much better at converting between pounds and pence and solving problems with money. Perhaps your child could help you work out how much your shopping is this weekend; before you reach the till!
We have begun a new topic in history about the Early Islamic Civilasation or Islamic Golde Age. This is particularly interesting as it occurred at the same time the Vikings were in Britain. The children used atlases and IPads to locate Mecca, Madina and Baghdad. The latter was where the capital of the Islamic Civilization eventually moved to. We looked at the terrain and tried to work out why the capital moved to Baghdad.
In Science the children are observing Ice hands melting over the course of today which should be fun.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Kroon and Ms Howells
22/04/2018 at 11:37
Welcome back! Hope you all enjoyed your Easter break.
In Literacy, we have been working on our stories based on ‘How to Train your Dragon’ and the children have all made a good start. I have retested the Year 3/4 list and most children have improved. Mrs Daniels sent an updated copy of the words home with your child on Friday, that need to be learnt.
In Maths, we have revisited decimals. Most children have developed a secure understanding of tenths and hundredths now. Homework is to learn the 3,6 and 9 times tables. Try to think about the associated facts that can be found from the simple times tables when practising. E.g.: if 6 x 7 is 42, then 60 x 7 is 420 and 42 divided by 6 is 7.
In topic, we have had been busy finishing off our work on the Vikings. We learned about the end of Viking rule when the Normans invaded and took over England. We watched videos about the famous ‘Battle of Hastings’ and learnt about the death of Harold, which lead to the end of the Dark Ages era.
Next week, we begin our new topic on The Islamic Golden Age, a very interesting period of history in the Middle Ages.
In Science the children have begun work on States of Matter: another great fun topic.
19/04/2018 at 19:23
We have had been busy finishing off work on the Vikings this week. We learned about the end of Viking rule when the Normans invaded and took over England. We watched videos about the famous ‘Battle of Hastings’ and learnt about the death of Harold when he got hit by an arrow in his eye.
In Literacy we have been working on our stories based on ‘How to Train your Dragon’ and the children have all made a good start. We have retested the Year 3/4 list and most children have improved. I will send their updated copy home with them in the Learning Log. Your child needs to learn the highlighted words.
In Maths we have revisited decimals. Most children have developed a secure understanding of tenths and hundredths now. Homework is to learn the 3,6 and 9 times tables or to practise all the times tables if your child already knows these.
Next week we begin our new topic on The Islamic Golden Age, a very interesting period of history in the Middle Ages. In Science the children are beginning work on States of Matter: another great fun topic.
Enjoy your weekend in the sun.
Mrs Kroon/Ms Howells