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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!

Pop-up books

Just a reminder that we will be exploring different pop-up books tomorrow and it would be wonderful if anyone could bring one in from home to show. Thanks.

International Week

International week was extremely arty and creative. We explored artwork from around the world including aboriginal art, Russian spoon painting and Chinese stamping. As our focus was western Europe we created a Lowry landscape scene and re-created the London skyline using lots of different materials.,

We had more art fun when building our habitat shoe boxes, which are currently on display in the classrooms. Come and take a look if you have time.

We look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces at our year 4 performance next week! We have been practising lots.

International Week so far!

We have enjoyed a fabulous week learning about different countries around the world.  The workshops have included: aboriginal art, Canadian totem poles, Russian painted spoons and Chinese stamping.

We have also been busy creating our artwork and structures for Friday’s exhibition in the hall (at 3.30pm) as well as rehearsing for our play.

 

 

 

Shapes and poems

In maths we have started our topic of geometry by looking at angles, parallel and perpendicular lines and classifying shapes. Did you know there are 6 specific types of quadrilateral?

After reading and acting out a selection of narrative poems last week, we planned and started writing our own fabulous versions of well known stories this week. To help with rhyming we even made up some words like other poets have before us.

Please note that we will be doing an experiment involving egg shells next week – If you have any concerns about your child please let us know.

Fractions and narrative poetry

This week we have been learning all about finding fractions of amounts; this might help us in real life when calculating with money.  In literacy, we have read and performed a range of narrative poems which the children really enjoyed.  During the week, we were lucky enough to have a special visitor to talk about his religion.

Parts for our Year 4 play have been given out.  We had an excellent read through and lots of laughs!  Please remember to practise at home and bring in your script each day.

Handwriting examples

Take a look at some of our fabulous handwriting. This term we have been looking at slanting our handwriting, whilst still working on size and proportion of letters. We have focused on increasing the legibility of all of our work and re-capping the rules of joining (or not joining) letters.

Rounding up the herbivores and carnivores

 

After our investigation into vertebrates and invertebrates, we have moved onto creating and labelling food chains. We look forward to showing you our food chain tubes next week! Maths has involved rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 100 and £. In literacy we have been working on our setting writing skills and have particularly focused on using fronted adverbials (with a comma!), personification, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.

Fun with habitats!

This week we have been researching climates around the world and discussing and drawing the habitats of different animals.  However, we have also been investigating the numerous categories of invertebrates as well as vertebrates!

Having completed our work on persuasion, we have begun a new English topic on settings and description.  We are looking forward to some exciting writing emerging in the forthcoming weeks.  In maths, we have continued to work on fractions and decimals including partitioning and ordering decimal numbers.

 

 

Fractions and persuasion!

After an exciting trip to the pantomime and an enjoyable holiday, we are back and very busy! We hope we can persuade you to love fractions over this half term!

As we have learnt, you need to use lots of persuasive features when creating an engaging advertisement. Some of these include: rhetorical questions, amazing alliteration, rhyme and humour, as well as facts and figures.

Our work with fantastic fractions have included equivalence, comparing and simplifying this week.

Our new topic is habitats and links well with our science work, which we will be exploring more over the next few weeks.