Category: year4

Year 4 – Gold and Saffron

Knowing me, knowing you, knowing us!

This week in maths we have been exploring balanced equations, in particular with multiplication. We realised we can use multiplication and division (fact families) to help us work out the missing numbers i.e. 24 x 6 = ? x 3 – using formal written method we know that 24 x 6 = 144. As it …

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It’s good to be back!

It is great to be back at school! We have enjoyed getting back into school routines. We have started the week with some further research into a minibeast that will allow us to create a fun and detailed fact page. Thinking about different layouts meant we were able to be creative when writing our double …

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The week beginning 21st June 2021

In PE, on Monday, we looked at the techniques needed to pass on a baton in a relay race. In our teams we came up with a quick buzz word that told us to get ready to receive the baton. We also had an opportunity to put our sprinting skills into practise too.   The …

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How to Grab inspiration

In Saffron class the pupils have been developing our understanding of place value by comparing numbers in different ways. We have used key vocabulary such as less than and more than as well as using the following symbols <   >   =. In Gold class the pupils have been using their rounding knowledge to estimate and …

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Welcome Back

We have started the half term looking at biographies, in English. On Monday we talked about what extraordinary means and who we think are extraordinary people. Some of the people that were discussed included David Attenborough, Martin Luthor King, J.K. Rowling as well as some parents and grandparents. On Wednesday we identified the features of …

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And that’s the story of…

The time has finally arrived – we get to write our own fractured traditional tale using a modern setting. On Monday we organised and finalised our ideas by thinking about the build up, problem, solution and ending (some included an unexpected twist). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were our writing days where we focused on key …

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How do you like your eggs in the morning?

One of the highlights for this week was our story telling session where we heard a range of traditional tales that had an unexpected twist. Some of our favourites included Rapunzel being independent and not needing a prince to save her to the Three Little Pigs forgiving the wolf and them all becoming friends. One …

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Once upon a time…

Our new English unit for the next couple of weeks is Traditional Tales. We have explored key features and language used before retelling our favourite with a clear beginning, middle and end. Each section was written on a piece of sugar paper that was then bound together to create a collection of traditional tales that …

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The day the chairs went on strike!

A surprise awaited us, as we returned to school after the bank holiday weekend. The chairs had stacked themselves up and had gone on strike. They were not happy with how we treat them and wanted us to know about it. After our initial reaction of finding it funny, we soon realised we needed them …

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Digestive Detectives – How does it work?

On Monday we looked at keeping ourselves and others safe in our PHSE lesson. Our focused discussions were around cycling our bikes and the dangers that come with riding on two wheels. We ended the session sharing ways of how we can reduce the risk of such dangers i.e. wearing a helmet or not listening …

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