This week year 4 have continued to use concrete apparatus to learn how to use short multiplication. Ask your child what they must do if they have 14 ones in the ones column?
In English we have been focusing on the features of a newspaper. After making notes about a chariot crash, year 4 then attended the crash scene where they were given the opportunity to interview an eyewitness. Using this information we will then be creating our own newspaper article next week.
In Art we have painted mosaics which will be available for you to see at next week's parent's evening.
We have been learning how to use column multiplication this week. This has involved us working closely with our partners as well as using lots of concrete materials, to help us understand the complex process. We are now able to confidently multiply two digit by one digit numbers and are beginning to understand how to regroup when this is required.
In English we have been focusing on information texts, in particular their layout and the language they use to entice customers. Ask your child to tell you the different features they used in their leaflet.
We have finished creating our own roundhouses in Art, which we spent a lot of time painting and putting together. We even used real straw for the roofs! We are not sketching and painting pictures of Boudicca.
This week Year 4 visited the Verulamium in St Albans. We had a great day and lots of interesting facts about the Romans. We were given the opportunity to touch and observe Roman artefacts- ask your child if they know what a roman used to clean themselves!
In maths we have been practising our division skills using the 6,7,8 and 9 times table as well as begun learning the process for using short multiplication.
In English we have written a new chapter for the story Lost and Stolen, which included ambitious vocabulary as well as direct speech. Year 4 have also been busy editing their work to make improvements.
This week in maths we have started to divide making links with our multiplication knowledge. We have started writing our dilemma stories in English. In history we have begun leaning about The Romans ready for our trip on Monday.
This week we have carried on learning and practising our times tables. This has involved us looking at the 6,7,8 and 9 times tables. Ask your children if they can remember any tricks for learning the 9 times table.
In English we are reading a dilemma story and have used this to help us create a plan for our own dilemma story.
We have used our homework about Celtic roundhouses to help us write instructions about how to create a roundhouse. We have used these to help us make our own Celtic roundhouses.
REMEMBER - 4T start swimming on Friday 22nd September so will need their costume, towel and swimming hat.
Year 4 PE days are Wednesday and Fridays - make sure you have all of your kit with you!