02/05/2019 at 19:20
This week we have finished our Viking Stories. There are some great creations and the children have worked hard to include some great vocabulary. Last week, we sent the children’s latest spelling list and scores home and they have made great improvements on the Year 3/4 spelling list. Please keep up the practise on Spelling Shed; it seems to be really helping. The children have been given a reading comprehension for homework. There is also a list of the different types of questions we ask the children, which are represented by different dogs.
In Maths we have continued to focus on decimals. We have looked at all the different ways to represent tenths. We have placed decimals on number lines and learnt how to divide by 10 to include decimals. From homework , children have been asked to complete work on decimals.
The children enjoyed a workshop called ‘Giving Nature a Home,’ delivered by the RSPB. They explored the school grounds and looked for habitats for different animals. The lady from the RSPB was very impressed by both the children and our school grounds.
Next Thursday, the children will be having a workshop looking at Viking artefacts. The workshop will be run by a historian from Murton Park and you should receive a letter about this tomorrow.
Anyway enjoy you bank holiday weekend and see you all on Tuesday.
25/04/2019 at 19:33
This week in 4K we have moved on to The History of the Islamic Golden Age as our topic. The children learned about where Islam started and how the centre moved to Baghdad. The learned that this civilisation was around at the same time as the Vikings. We will learn about how developed and advanced this civilisation was in medicine, science, astronomy and learning in general, compared to the people living in Britain at the time.
In Maths we have moved on to decimals. I have not set paper homework this week but could children please go on Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars.
In Literacy, children have begun writing their own story set in the Viking times. They have started really well and gained a lot of inspiration from our Viking day and all that we have learned about the Vikings.
In Music we have been learning to sing and play a song called ‘Blackbird’ by the Beatles. The children enjoyed playing the glockenspiels.
Enjoy your weekend,
18/04/2019 at 16:46
What an amazing day! We cooked bread, planted vegetables, fed the animals, made a fire, told stories, sewed draw string bags and made clay oil lamps. Now time for a rest. See you all next Tuesday.
15/03/2019 at 22:08
This week in Maths we have continued with fractions. We have started looking at fractions larger than one whole and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.
We have started our new story “How to Train your Dragon”. The children and I are thoroughly enjoying this. Some children got the opportunity to make top trumps cards based on their own dragon creations. All children created a thorough character description of their dragon. We looked carefully at how we can describe the dragons so that we have a clear and vivid image in our mind. The children enjoyed listening to each others dragons and drawing what they thought they looked like. I was extremely impressed with the work the children produced from this. They also remembered and included a lot of the features from our non-chronological reports. Well done!
The children continue to enjoy learning “Lean on me” in music and we have mastered the tricky changes in pitch.
In Science, the children had the opportunity to do some work on the farm looking at food chains. We also completed some observational drawings of skulls looking carefully at what teeth they had. We then discussed if we thought the animal was a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore and why.
We had an outstanding Extreme Learning percentage of… 100%! I am extremely proud of all the children and I know they are very proud of themselves. This is fantastic and it would be brilliant if it could continue.
Maths Homework went home this week and Learning Log homework is to work on spelling shed. The children will be competing in a mini spellathon at the end of the term so this is a great way to prepare!
Have a brilliant weekend.
14/03/2019 at 19:25
In maths we have completed work on equivalent fractions and begun work on fractions greater than 1 whole. We have been turning improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa.
In Music we have had fun composing different melodies to go with ‘Lean on Me.’
The children have really enjoyed using Spelling Shed. I have asked them to practise spellings, times tables and Mathletics for Learning Log and have set tasks on the various Apps.
This week in Literacy we have finished our non-chronological reports on animals. We have begun work on Historical stories. We listened to the first two chapters of How to Train your Dragon and begun by writing a description of a dragon. Here are some of the drawings and descriptions:
Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team
10/03/2019 at 09:15
This week we have been busy learning about fractions in maths. The children learnt how to find equivalent fractions and order unit fractions. Homework has been set on this and children might want to play related games on Mathletics.
In Literacy we finished writing our non-chronological reports about vertebrates. The children started our Historical Stories topic on World Book Day with an introduction to How to Train Your Dragon. Don’t forget to practise spellings on the new Spelling Shed App.
We have enjoyed learning a new song in music ‘Lean on Me’. We had fun playing along on glockenspiels and recorders.
We hope you’ve had a great weekend,
Mrs Kroon and the Year 4 team