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Archive | 2018

Multiplication explanation

In maths we have been revisiting multiplication and division and looking at some new methods in preparation for year 5. We have almost completed our explanation texts to describe how different inventions and contraptions work and are becoming experts in using subordinating conjunctions! Did you know that the Nile is the longest river in the world? On Tuesday, we explored atlas’ found out the importance of the river Nile.

Ancient Egyptian Fun!

Year 4 made the whole of the school smell of delightful cinnamon yesterday! We hope you enjoyed the Ancient biscuits. We discovered more about how the pyramids were built and had a go at creating some of our own out of different materials. In the afternoon, we got even more creative and made Scarab Beetles, jewellery, dancing paper-chains and did some junk modelling. We even completed some pyramid maths! We hope you all had a lovely half-term and welcome back to the last half-term of year 4.

Mummifying cats!

After finding out all about the mummification process in Place and Time, we’ve created beautifully decorated cat mummies.  Come in and see them on display.  In maths, we have been calculating with negative numbers and looking at where we would encounter negative numbers in everyday life.

Homework will be set on Thursday and is due back on 13th June.

Have a lovely half term break!

Playscripts and Electricity

We have been having fun experimenting with testing a range of circuits to check if our predictions were correct.  In literacy, our playscripts have been developing well and we look forward to performing them next week.  In maths, we have been converting different units of measure and exploring different ways of setting out our work to support our calculations.

Ancient Egypt’s got Talent!

After a gloriously sunny long weekend, the fun continued as each class investigated and voted on the best Egyptian God/Goddess. In Literacy we have begun exploring the features of a playscript and taken part in a performance. In maths we have been converting units of measure – for example length, mass and capacity.

 

Time to write some Ancient Egyptians stories!

This week has involved writing out our dramatic Ancient Egyptian stories. We used short sentences, questions and fronted adverbials to create mystery and drama.

Our time telling skills have vastly improved as we have practised both reading an analogue clock and converting between 12 and 24 hour time.

Also, our topic has led us to learning about when hieroglyphics were first discovered. We have been practising writing our own names in hieroglyphics which we will carve into clay soon.

Ancient Egyptians and Area

 

This week we have carried on our work on perimeter whilst also learning about area. The trundle wheels were very useful for measuring long distances in the playground. We have started planning our own Ancient Egyptian stories and look forward to working on them more next week!

Welcome to Ancient Egypt!

Welcome back to our Summer term. Our new topic is the Ancient Egyptians. We’ve already started looking at events on the Ancient Egyptian timeline and how they link to the Romans. Literacy has involved exploring a mysterious story entitled ‘The Scarab’s Secret’.

In Maths, we started looking at calculating perimeter. This will be followed by calculating area and looking at different measures.

We look forward to exploring and learning more this term.

Pop-ups and co-ordinates

The last week of term has consisted of exploring and making pop-up stories and plotting and translating co-ordinates. We used our ICT skills when typing our short animal-themed pop-up stories and enjoyed discovering and translating shapes on a grid. Our biomes are growing nicely and we have plotted our results on a bar graph.

Enjoy the holiday and we look forward to seeing your adventures in your homework. HW is due in on Wednesday 25th of April.

Reach for the stars… oops we mean sky…

A massive to congratulations to year 4 on their wonderful performance of ‘Reach for the Sky’. Thank you also for all your support at home with learning lines and gathering costumes. We hope you enjoyed the amazing and enthusiastic singing!