We would like to start this week with a big thank you to all who were able to attend our mass that was led by Father Vitalis. The children enjoyed themselves greatly and impressed us with their beautiful singing.
Today we have enjoyed TenTen theatre company performing for us. They performed a play named ‘The Master and the Servant’, it taught us about the importance of loving each other and loving ourselves. We also thought about how Jesus could be called The Servant King and what this meant.
In Science we are starting to learn about electricity and how it works. Can you spot things at home that work using electricity? How do you think they work? Ask adults to help you find out! (Remember electricity is dangerous!)
In Literacy we have looked at the classic American story of Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski, the story focuses on a family’s struggle to set up a farm in Florida during the early 1900’s.
In maths we have continued to compare measures. At home maybe you could try looking at the different measurements on packs of food and drink? Why do you think they are measured in different units?
Year 4 Team
This week in year 4 we have been looking at different measurements. We have investigated length, weight and capacity. We will be continuing to learn about these units of measure next week. It would be beneficial for your child to practice using tape measures, rulers, scales, jugs or any other measuring equipment that you may have at home! Perhaps you could make a cake or design a Disneyland ride and record the measurements in home learning adventure books.
In Literacy we have continued with our travel guides. We have seen some fantastic examples of children’s research in home learning adventure books and some awesome models that we have put on display!
Year 4 Team
We welcome you all back from the Christmas break. We hope you had lots of fun and were able to take lots of time to enjoy yourselves. At the beginning of this year we welcome Mrs. Layton into year 4, she has said “I have had a fantastic start. The children have been brilliant.”. Thank you to all the children for making her feel so welcome.
Our new topic for this half term is ‘The Magic Kingdom’ where we will be looking at the state of Florida and all it has to offer.
Here you can find the home learning pyramid for this topic:
Learning Pyramid Magic Kingdom
In our Literacy we have started to write a travel guide to Walt Disney World. We have spent time this week looking at different kinds of sentences. Do you know the difference between a simple, compound and complex sentence?
In our Maths we have looked at the value of fractions and how to find equivalent fractions. This is something that you could try at home with anything you can find such as sweets, fruits, buttons etc…
As always there is My Maths and Abacus homework on the system. We encourage all the children to do this as it helps to consolidate the learning that we have done in class over the last week.
Year 4 Team