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Year 4

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Week Ending 21/1/2022

This week we have been working on multiplying and dividing a 2/3-digit number by 1 digit number. We have used counters, partitioning and written methods to support us with this.

In English we have done more work with the book Jemmy Button. We have finished writing a persuasive letter to Jemmy on whether or not he should go with the strangers.

In PSHE we were looking at our goals and dreams and finial in D and T we looked into making the circuits for our torches.

Week Ending 14/1/2022

This week, we have been progressing through our times tables in maths. We have worked on multiplying and dividing by 9 as well as starting the 7 times table. To help we our times tables we have been watch Percy Parker videos on Youtube. Each video is a catchy song to learn the timetables. The class have enjoyed watching these during maths fluency.

In English we have begun to write our story. The story will be a sequel to the biscuit bear which we have been reading. I look forward to reading these when they are finished.

For PSHE we have been looking into bullying. We have thought about reasons why someone might bully someone, how the bullied person might feel and what bystanders are thinking. We then created posters, in groups to show this. I was really impressed on how well each person worked in their groups.

Week Ending 10/12/2021

This week, we have been progressing through our times tables in maths. We have worked on multiplying and dividing by 9 as well as starting the 7 times table. To help we our times tables we have been watch Percy Parker videos on Youtube. Each video is a catchy song to learn the timetables. The class have enjoyed watching these during maths fluency.

In English we have begun to write our story. The story will be a sequel to the biscuit bear which we have been reading. I look forward to reading these when they are finished.

For PSHE we have been looking into bullying. We have thought about reasons why someone might bully someone, how the bullied person might feel and what bystanders are thinking. We then created posters, in groups to show this. I was really impressed on how well each person worked in their groups.

Week Ending 3/12/2021

AS it has been assessment week, we have completed assessments for English, Maths and Reading. I was very impressed on how well everyone worked on their assessments and how they persevered past tricky questions.

For English this week, we looked at conjunctions and practiced performing a selection of pages from the Book ‘Biscuit Bear’.

In Maths, we have been looking at times tables and division facts in the 3 times table and 6 times table.

Week Ending 26/11/2021

This week we have started our new book in English called Biscuit Bear. We have looked at how to incorporate feelings into our writing through diary entries of different characters.

In maths we have moved onto looking at what happens when you times by 1 and 0 and what happens when you divide by 1 and by itself.

For D&T we are carrying on with the torch making by drawing a design for it. We watched video about different designs of torches and worked in pairs to draw a design of one we can make.

Week Ending 19/11/2021

This week we have had more enrichment involving an anti-bullying workshop on Thursday and children in need day on Friday.

For Maths, we have finished length and perimeter and moved onto multiplication and division. We have learned how to times by 10 and 100.

For English, we have finished off our topic this week on persuasive speech writing. Everyone did really well using the skills they learned during the debate session last week to help with writing the counter-argument speech.

The anti-bullying workshop involved a lot of fun games and activities which helped imbed the themes of anti-bullying week.

Finally, we have started our new D&T topic which is about designing and creating torches. This links back to the electricity lessons we did earlier.

Week Ending 12/11/2021

This week we have had a busy week involving an enrichment activity for Diwali and Remembrance Day assembly and activities.

In Maths, we have moved onto the perimeter part now, we can measure the perimeter using rulers and string, using a grid and adding together known lengths.

In English, we have delved further in persuasive writing and had a go at debating to help for next week’s work.

We all enjoyed the Diwali workshop which was delivered by Mrs Gadhia. We learned about why it is important and how it is celebrated.

Finally, for Remembrance Day, we each created a poppy which was placed on the fence. We also created some silhouette art. Everyone’s piece was amazing and we all enjoyed it.

Week Ending 1/10/2021

At the start of this week we celebrated European day of languages. We learned about why there are many different languages and why some are similar and some are a very different. Also, we learned about each other’s heritage and how many languages we can speak. That day in maths, we created bar charts to represent how many languages everyone can speak in year 4.

During the rest of the week, we have been learning about negative numbers and roman numerals in maths. In English we have had a writing task to see what writing techniques we can use and have also started our new book Arthur and the Golden rope by Joe Stanton.

We have now finished our first Topic, Ancient Greece. We finished this topic by doing individual research on a chosen philosopher/scholar and then designing a web page for them. This went really well and the whole class produced some great information and designs.

Week Ending 24/09/2021

This week in maths, we have been working on comparing 4 digit numbers. We have been comparing numbers to find which the largest and smallest. We also used this knowledge to help us order sets of numbers by size. In English this week, we have finished the book journey. We ended on writing and editing a continuation of the story of this book. The results of this were amazing and I was so impressed with everyone’s hard work.

Today in art, we designed our Greek mythical creatures that we are going make with clay

Week Ending 17/09/2021

This week we have been continuing with place value in maths. We have delved into partitioning and understanding the values of 1000s, 100s, 10s, and 1s. During English we have been working hard on our sentence structure to describe colours, objects and feelings. We also created lanterns (which were all magnificent) and attached a flame with our hopes and aspirations for this year.

Today in art, we looked at the different uses for clay and how to mould it. This will lead to creating mythical creatures with clay.

Week Ending 10/09/2021

This week we have started to settle into the year 4 routines. The whole class have made great progress in Maths and English. We have begun to understand place value and rounding in maths. In English we have used our imagination to conjure up our own narrative for the book ‘Journey’ (which is a book without words and only pictures.) and used our inferring skills to know what the book is about and what the characters might be thinking.

Our first topic is the ancient Greeks. We have begun to learn about the different Greek civilisations during this time and to get an understanding of the time when they were around. This has been linked to art where we are learning how to create mythical creatures. We have practiced drawing a Minotaur this week.

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