Year 4

Week Commencing - 9th March

This week:

  • In Maths, the children have now started a new topic on fractions. They had fun representing fractions in different ways using concrete resources as well as the written form. We are still practising our times tables which are greatly improving.
  • In English, we have been writing a summary that we will use later on in our film review. The children are producing some excellent writing for this complex task. In grammar, we have been revising subordinate and co-ordinating conjunctions along with simple, compound and complex sentences.
  • In RE, we have been exploring Lent and why Christians see it as an important event leading up to Holy week and Easter. The children learnt the story of Jesus in the desert and how he resisted temptation. They created a comic strip of the story.

To support your child at home and to support our science, parents/carers can investigate any new species of animal/living thing that has been discovered recently. Children can collect information and bring it into class next week.

If anyone has any spare kitchen roll tubes, please give them to the children to bring in for Art.

As always, please also continue with their times tables as this will help enormously with fractions.

Week Commencing - 2nd March

This week:

  • In Maths, the children have consolidated their learning on multiplication and have started to look at division. They have been dividing one, two, three and sometimes four digit numbers by a one-digit number using the bus top method.
  • In English, we have just started to explore film reviews. The children enjoyed watching some trailers and thinking about important information such as the rating, certificate, director, actors, setting as well as the technical details such as special effects. In grammar, the children have been looking at using different sentence types in dialogue.
  • In Art, we have been creating some Olympic wreath headdresses based on the original wreaths that were created from olive branches. The children had fun putting these together and added some nice embellishments.

The children have been very busy this week preparing for our class assembly. All the children did amazingly well and should be very proud of themselves.

To support your child at home, parents/carers can pick a film that the children have seen and look at the review on it together, paying particular attention to the structure of the review. This will help to consolidate and apply the learning the children have been doing in English. As always, please also continue with their times tables as this will help enormously with division.

Week Commencing - 10th February

This week:

  • In Maths, the children have started to use written multiplication methods. They have been multiplying 2, 3 and even 4 digit numbers by 1 digit using the expanded multiplication method and then have moved on to the short multiplication method. They all enjoyed a spinner game to consolidate this learning.
  • In Computing, the children have been designing and creating a PowerPoint game using hyperlinks to jump from one slide to another. The object of the game is to eventually find the apple hiding in one of the slides.
  • In English, we have been learning about the features of a diary, and how to write a diary entry. The children are writing their own entry from the perspective of the main character (Elliot from our English text). They have been thinking about how Elliot would have felt after arriving home to find his mum missing.

To support your child at home over half term, parents/carers can encourage the children to learn the words to the song we are singing in music (see below) and continue with their times tables so they remain fresh in their heads. Above all, please ensure you have a great time together! Wishing you all a restful and happy half term!

 

Here's to the Gods that we know

Here’s to the wish you were here, but you're not

'Cause the Greeks bring back all the memories

Of everything we've been through

Toast to the ones here today

Toast to the ones that we lost on the way

'Cause the Greeks bring back the memories

And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

 

There's a time that we remember, when the gods were just a few

They believed in Zeus forever, and everything he would do

Now our hearts feel like December, when somebody says your names

'Cause we can't reach out to call you, but we know we will one day, yeah

 

Everybody thinks sometimes

Everybody thinks someday, aye aye

But everythings gonna be alright

Go and raise a hand and say, aye

 

Here's to the Gods that we know

Here’s to the wish you were here, but you're not '

Cause the Greeks bring back all the memories

Of everything we've been through

Toast to the ones here today

Toast to the ones that we lost on the way

'Cause the Greeks bring back the memories

And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

 

Do do …..

 

There's a time that we remember, when Poseidon lost his mind,

He created waves forever and wasn’t very kind

Now our hearts feel like December, when somebody says his name

'Cause we can't reach out to call you, but we know we will one day, yeah

 

Rpt from Everybody thinks sometimes….

Week Commencing - 3rd February

This week:

  • In Maths, the children have been continuing to practise their times tables and have been using them to help them identify factor pairs for a particular number. They have learnt what a prime and square number is and have now moved on to expanded multiplication.
  • In Science, the children have been learning about how floods and fires can have an impact on a specific environment. They have been creating their own PowerPoint about how a fire or flood can affect a food chain.
  • In Topic, we have been learning about the legacy of the Greeks. The children have enjoyed investigating some Greek myths and legends as well as exploring some of the history of the Greek gods and goddesses.

To support your child at home and help with science, parents/carers can talk to the children about the recent Australian forest fires and the impact it will have on the environment. Please continue to quick fire times table questions when possible.

Week Commencing - 27th January

This week:

  • In Maths, the children have been calculating areas of rectilinear shapes. They have looked at how an area needs to be written as square units. The children had fun creating a theme park, and calculated the area and in some cases the perimeter of their ride enclosures. We also looked at working out the area of compound shapes.
  • In English we have now completed our balanced arguments and moved on to exploring the format of diaries. The children explored various diary entries and wrote down features that they found.
  • In RE we have been investigating various cities and towns in Israel that people might travel to on a pilgrimage. The children found out where in Israel Mary and Joseph would have travelled on their journey to Bethlehem.

To support your child at home and help with English, parents/carers can discuss diaries and in particular famous ones such as the diary of Anne Frank, Robert Scott's Captain's Log, or some fictitious ones like The world according to Humphrey, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Out of the Ashes by Michael Morpurgo. Please continue to quick fire times table questions when possible.

  

 


Web Site Design, Development and Hosting by KA Technology