This week we have been finding equivalent fractions alongside adding fractions to a number line. We have had to use of multiplication and division knowledge to find the simplest fractions. On Friday we started looking at perimeter and how to find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.
In English we planned and produced an advert for our lost things. We had to use persuasive language and ensure we described two unique selling points of our creatures.
We began making our objects for our slow motion film in IT. After half term we will begin filming using the models we have produced.
This week we have been learning about equivalent fractions. We have been using multiplication and division to help us find equivalent fractions as well as the simple fractions. We have also started comparing fractions looking for the greatest and smallest fractions.
In English we have been studying the story "The Lost Thing" by Shaun Tan. We have read the book and watched the film, this has helped us to write descriptive sentences, paragraphs and dialogue which includes prepositions. Next week we will be writing a prequel explaining how the Lost Thing became Lost.
In Computing we have been planning our own slow motion movie. We have watched slow motion videos and worked collaboratively so we are able to make our own videos next week.
PGL Day Two
Another great day at PGL. This afternoon the children have taken part in Rifle Shooting, Giant Swing, Abseiling and Quad Biking. It was great to see the children stretching themselves and having a go at things outside of their comfort zone. It has also been great seeing the children supporting and encouraging each other, as well as surprising themselves with what they can achieve.
Dinner this evening was a choice of meatballs, chicken pie or a lentil curry. Apple pie for desert was very popular too. After dinner, the children went to the shop. We set them a limit of £2 on sweets and anything else to be spent on something to remember the trip by, so expect to be seeing footballs, pencils, rubbers and cuddly toys tomorrow evening!
This evening the children have played Splash. For the second year running the teachers lost miserably (Mr Troup, Mrs Woodward and Miss Flower are not happy!) but the children had a great time. All are now in bed ready for the last activities tomorrow morning.
PGL Day One
Had a couple of issues last night with internet connection in the local area, now sorted. Apologies for no blog post last night.
We had a great day yesterday. The children took part in Giant Swing, Archery, Trapeze. Evening meal was a choice of lasagne, chicken goujons or a mushroom dish. Evening entertainment was Ambush, where the children had a great time exploring and hiding in the woods. The children feel asleep really quickly (much to our surprise) with no issues.
This morning, all were up and ready by 7.15am. Breakfast was omlette, bacon, veggie sausages, beans and a mixture of cereal, yoghurt and fruit. They have then done Quad Biking, Abseiling and Jacob's Ladder. We are now off to lunch. Will post an update later.
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. We have looked at finding halves, quarters and thirds. Alongside this we have looked at equivalent fractions and how to show these on a diagram.
In English we have used the information learnt from PC Umpleby to write a factual report to the court. We have included two pieces of evidence which we described using technical vocabulary alongside explaining why the evidence was reliable.
In PE this week we have started gymnastics. We have been learning about different types jumps and leaps - including the straight jump with turns.
This week in maths we have continued looking at data. This has included us interpreting and reading data in order to complete tables and answer questions. Next week we will start fractions.
In English we have been writing our own play scripts about Rumpelstiltskin. We have added a new scene to the play which has involved Rumpelstiltskin and the king being on trial in court. We have included stage directions and scene information.
In DT we have trailed making two kites and flying them. This is so we can decide which design and materials work best for when we design and make our own kites. We had lots of fun flying them!
We had a special visitor this week - PC Umpleby, who set up a crime scene in 4W's classroom! The children were very excited and learnt lots about how the police deal with crimes and the procedures they must follow. This is to help us with our non-fiction writing next week.
Year have started to learn about data in maths. We have been reading and interpreting data from tables, tally charts and bar charts. We even created a human bar chart looking at the months of birthdays.
Our focus for English is play scripts. We have been looking at a play called "The Fly and the Fool" focussing on stage directions and the layout. We have practiced reading plays and performing them to each other. Next week we will be writing our own play script.
In DT year 4 have learnt about the different parts of a kite and why they are important. This will help us when we design and make our own kite.
Year 4 have been dividing numbers using concrete materials whilst also writing the method. Our calculations have included remainders and we have had to regroup tens. Next week we will be using the same method in order to divide 3 digit numbers.
In English we have continued learning about different places in France. We have written an introductory paragraph about France alongside a persuasive paragraph about the Alps. Next week we will learning about Nice in order to write our final paragraph.
Many year 4 children took part in auditions for the talent show this week. We had some great acts and the 2 acts who were voted for will be a great representation for year 4!
We took part in cross country running on Friday for Sport Relief. This consisted of running as many laps of the school field as possible in order to show our support and raise some money for Sport relief.
This week year 4 have been using dienes equipment to divide two digit numbers by one digit. We have worked practically with our partners alongside completing calculations independently. We have used language such as quotient and remainder.
In English we have been learning about Paris in order for us write a persuasive piece of writing. In our writing we have included facts about the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre. In order to ensure our writing persuaded people to visit Paris we had to include a range of sentence types: a rhetorical question, statement, command and a conditional sentence. Nest week we will be writing about the Alps.
This week year 4 we're given the opportunity to learn first aid with Mrs Evans. They had lots of fun and learnt many life saving skills, including: CPR and how to treat a burn. Ask your child to show you how to put someone in the recovery position.
This week we have continued practising multiplying 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by 2 digits. We have used estimation to check if our answer seems reasonable. Next week we will be moving onto division, using long division to help us answer more complex questions. We will be using terminology such as remainder and quotient.
In English we have written a poem about a lion on the school playground. Our poems included alliteration, similes and personification. We have also created a newspaper article about the escaped lion on the playground. We had to ensure we included the 5 w's - who, what, when, where and why alongside factual information and quotes.
This week year 4 have been multiplying 2 digit and three digit numbers by two digits. We have been working with our partners as well as independently in order to ensure we are all confident with the method. Ask your child to show you the different steps involved.
In English we have continued to look at poetry. We have compared two different poems - ‘My Sari’ and ‘At the end of the school day’. Looking at similarities, differences and first person/third person. We even had a special treat when a child bought in his mum’s saris and then showed us how to dress someone. For world book day we shared our favourite books and completed a mini book quiz.
In RE we re-wrote the story of the progical son - we organised our stories into paragraphs and included direct speech.
This week in maths we have started multiplying by two digit numbers. This have proven to be quite a tricky concept but after much practice we are stating to understand the process. Next week we will be multiplying two digit numbers by three digit numbers.
In English we are learning about poetry. We have studied three different poems, looking at alliteration, similes,rhyme and rhythm. We have also learnt about haiku poems and created our own. Next week we will be performing a Poem called My Sari to a different year group.
We have been doing cross country in PE again this week, getting ready for the inter house cross country competition next week. We jogged round three sides of the field then sprinted the last side, gradually increasing the sprinting until we sprinted the whole perimeter of the field.
Homework this week is to prepare for our PGL trip - make sure the children have all of the items on the kit list and are able to pack their own bag and sleeping bag!
This week we have been interpreting and reading data in maths. For this weeks homework we would like the children to complete the table provided and then create 3-5 questions regarding the information in the table.
Return to school by 3.5.18
In DT we are earning about kites. For this weeks homework we would like the children to collect 4 pictures of different kite designs that they like. They will share their pictures in class next week.
Return to school by 3.5.18
In maths we have been reading at interpreting data. For this weeks homework we would like the children to answer questions based on the bar chart provided. These questions include: comparing data and looking for the most frequent or least frequent.
Return to school by 25.4.18
In RE we are looking at responsibilities. Next week the children will be creating their own timeline based on key events in their life. For this weeks homework we would like to create a timeline with a least 5 important events. Such as: When they were born, when the started school, when a younger sibling was born.
For this weeks math's homework we have sent home some division questions. The children must use the method we have been using class and try to answer as many questions as they can.
Return to school by 28.3.18
This week in maths we have been practicing division. For this weeks homework we have provided 9 division questions for your child to complete. They should be able to work independently as the calculations do not include any remainders.
Return to school by 21.3.18
In art we are learning about impressionist artists. For this weeks homework we would like your child to research an impressionist artist and create a poster, leaflet or PowerPoint with interesting facts alternatively they may want to create a piece of art work in same style as an impressionist artist.
This is a two week piece of homework therefore your child should spend around 90 minutes completing their project.
Return to school by 28.3.18
In Geography we are comparing the UK with France. For this week’s homework we have sent home a sheet with different questions about France. Please use your knowledge and research from the internet to answer the questions and gather information.
Return to school by 7.3.18