2018 - 2019
Class teacher: Miss J. Watkinson
Supported by: Miss L. Almond
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Friday 29th March
We have really enjoyed our volcanoes topic. I was blown away with the 3D volcano home learning creations, they were fabulous! We even had some erupting ones! Thank you so much to the children and families who went to the effort to create such fantastic models. We also had some excellent power points, stories, fact files and volcanic rocks. Well done and thank you!
Friday 8th March
We have had a very creative week this week. We have loved designing, making and erupting our 3D volcano models. In Maths we have continued to look at equivalent fractions. In English we have been studying characters and writing letters. We really enjoyed our class worship with Paul, all about compassion. We reinacted the story of The Good Samaritan, which helped us to think about what we can do to help others. We have had some amazing book in a jar entries and some fabulous fancy dress characters for World Book Day. We focussed on the author Anthony Browne for World Book Day with lots of lovely reading activities.
Friday 1st March
Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed your half term break. We have loved the start of our new topic 'Volcanoes' this week. We have been locating volcanoes around the world, using an atlas. Looking at the layers of the world, how volcanoes are formed and the different parts of a volcano. Take a look at our new class display with some of our work so far! In Maths we have been using our multiplication and division knowledge to find equivalent fractions. In English we have been writing a descriptive and emotive recount of a dramatic event and a diary entry. We are loving our new book 'Pugs of the Frozen North' so far.
Friday 8th February
What a lovely week we have had in Year 4. I was so proud of everyone for their fantastic performances in our class assembly on Chinese New year. In English we completed 'The Tin Forest' and wrote our own versions of the story and completed our talk for writing story maps. In Maths, we have continued to look at fractions, involving reasoning and problem solving. Our teamwork was put to the ultimate test when successfully completing our CoJo mission!
Friday 1st February 2019
We have had a busy week of writing in Year 4. We have written diary entries, letters and descriptions. In maths we have been adding fractions to make a whole, adding and subtracting fractions and also fractions of amounts. We really enjoyed our Maths learning workshop. We had some very competitive parents. Thank you to those who joined us.
Friday 25th January 2019
Another fabulous week of learning in Year 4. In English we have written a descriptive poem about the jungle, made predictions about the text and written a continuation of the story. We have also used 'Talk for writing' to retell the story so far. As a class we came up with actions for each part. In groups we then came up with our own actions for the next part of the book. Check out twitter to watch the video. It was a great way to help us remember the story and think carefully about the writing on each page.
In Maths we have been finding the area of shapes.
Using 'Talk for writing' to retell a story.
Friday 18th January
We have had a very creative week this week. Our new display represents the old man's dream vs reality from our class book 'The Tin Forest'. The black and grey side represents the miserable, dull landscape that he looks out onto and the bright, colourful side represents his dream. We used this display as a stimulus to write two contrasting setting descriptions and also a diary entry, empathising with the old man.
In maths we have been using our multiplication and division skills to solve long multiplication calculations, using the column method. We have also used these skills to play some very competitive maths games.