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Fractions and decimals

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In maths this week we have continued to work on fractions by finding quantities of fractions and looking at decimal equivalents.

In literacy we have been working on developing our sentence building skills through the use of conjunctions to extend and vary our ideas.

Our new topic in Design and Technology has really appealed to the children and they have all created excellent designs for their Egyptian lamps. It looks set to be an exciting project.

Short reminder: Homework is due in on Wednesday 28th June.

Here are a few photos from our Egyptian experience visitors last week which we were unable to upload last week due to technical trouble – enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend.

Egyptians

The children have had a great week, exploring Egyptian artefacts and enjoying their Egyptian Day.  Their costumes were fantastic, so thanks very much to all parents and carers for your support.

 

Homework was sent out today. It is due back in school by Wednesday the 28th of June.

 

Next week, due to play performances at school, Year 4 will be having their P.E. lesson on Tuesday and Wednesday. Could children please have their P.E. kit in school for those days.

 

Exciting Explanations

The children have had a great first week back.

 

In Literacy, they have explored explanation texts, including some rather fantastical ideas about how a toaster might work (could it really be dragons?).

 

In maths, they have explored negative numbers, both in abstract terms and in practical use.

 

They have also begun to plan a multimedia presentation about the Egyptians, in which they will be using pictures, videos, text and sound.

 

We would like to remind you all that Year 4 are having an Egyptian day on Tuesday next week (13th of June) and that the children are invited to come into school dressed as an Egyptian.

Rewarding Week

The fantastic weather has been a wonderful addition to a rewarding week for the children.

In Literacy, both classes have enjoyed writing a play, using all the features of a play-script.

In maths, we have focused on mental strategies for calculations, with the added pressure of a time limit to challenge everyone.

Both classes have earned their reward and thoroughly enjoyed themselves taking part in their chosen activities.

Homework has been set for the half term break and is due back in school by Wednesday the 14th of June, to allow those who are away time to complete it. There are two pieces to complete.

Firstly, linked to our Citizenship lessons on responsibility, we have asked the children to find out about the responsibilities of their parents or carers, both at home and work.
Secondly, we have sent home some maths work with a focus on mental strategies. The questions given should ideally take no more than 1 minute each to complete. The children have chosen their own challenge level to bring home and work on. If possible, they may wish to use a clock or timer to help them work to a time limit.

Have a wonderful break.

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Plays and Statistics

In Maths this week, the children have been analysing data presented in different ways, using strategies to solve sum and difference problems.

 

In English the children have been looking at a range of play-scripts and using stage directions to help with performances. They have also started to plan their own play, which they will be writing next week.

 

The children enjoyed making clay tablets with hieroglyphs in Art, and finding out about staff responsibilities in Citizenship.

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Puzzling Hieroglyphs

This week, the children have been finding out all about Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. They have decoded messages and written their own. They have also designed a clay tablet using hieroglyphs for their name, which they are all excited to begin creating next week.

 

In maths, we have been interpreting data from bar charts and line graphs.

 

In science, the children have continued investigating electrical circuits and have thoroughly enjoyed the practical nature of the lessons.

 

Homework was sent out today and is due back in school by Wednesday the 24th of May. There are two pieces, both of which connect to our topic of Ancient Egypt.

Electrical Investigation

The children have worked very hard this week. In Literacy, they have been planning and writing an Egyptian story, while trying to meet a range of spelling and grammar targets.

 

In maths, the children have been finding the area of rectilinear shapes and measuring angles with a protractor.

 

In science, the children carried out a practical investigation into electrical circuits, which they all seemed to enjoy.

 

P.E. in Year 4 is on Wednesdays and Fridays and usually takes place outside on the multi-sports pitch. Please could children have kit in school throughout the week, including trainers, so that all children can fully participate in P.E. lessons.

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International week

As part of International Week, Year 4 have been studying Western Europe.

Some fantastic parent helpers have given up their time to come in and talk to the children about food grown in their countries. We have also been lucky enough to sample food from many of these places and enjoyed a trip to Thai Rack in town.

 

Homework was sent out today and is due back on Wednesday 10th May. Maths is on Active Learn and the English piece is a spelling task.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

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Ancient Egyptians and geometry

Welcome back to the new summer term.

Our topic this term is the Ancient Egyptians and in English we have begun by reading ‘The Scarab’s Secret’ by Nick Would. It is a delightful text which lends itself to many literacy activities and today the children especially enjoyed taking part in drama to retell the story.

In Maths, we have revisited perimeter of shapes and used our measuring skills to calculate the perimeter of various parts of the school playground!

 

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Quick reminder: Homework is due back next Wednesday 26th April.

Have a good weekend.

Talented Performers

The children thoroughly enjoyed performing ‘Let Loose’ to you all this week.  It was lovely to see them on stage performing with confidence and style.  Thank you all for the kind words shared with staff about the production; it’s lovely to have such supportive parents.

 

Homework was sent out on Wednesday this week and is due back in school on Wednesday the 26th of April.  We have given an extra week to support those families that are away on holiday during the Easter break.

 

Have a wonderful Easter!