Week Two

This week we have been continuing to look at Place Value, in particular looking at representing numbers in different ways and placing them on number lines.

In English, we are continuing to immerse ourselves in The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, in particular looking at powerful language and creating interesting sentences by varying the sentence opener.

In RE we looked at the story of Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat and thought about the message that we should respect all of God’s creations as He made us all.

In PE this week we have been continuing with our robot dances in groups, imagining that we are part of a production line making cars.

In Computing we made Robot Emotion Machines and wrote code for simulating different emotional responses from our robots.

Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to practice our spellings ending in -ure:

-Treasure

-Pleasure

-Measure

-Closure

-Enclosure

 

Team 4 🙂

 

Welcome back!

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and we welcome our new Kangaroos and Koalas warmly to the new school year!

We’re hitting the ground running in Year 4, kicking off the year with our topic ‘Rise of the Robots’. This topic links English (we’ve begun reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes), Science (where we’ve been exploring how to make a bulb light in a circuit) and PE (creating dances where we move like robots). Later in the half-term we’ll also be looking at programming in ICT and mechanical systems in DT.

In maths this week we have been ensuring that we fully understand place value up to 10,000. We have been finding one thousand more and one thousand less than a given number and have had all sorts of interesting discussions about how we know if numbers are odd or even and how a thousand is the same as ten hundreds.

This year, we have new Homework Diaries. To familiarise yourself  with its contents, please work through the first ten and final three pages with your children. This is the only homework this week, although any reading, spelling, times tables and online maths you can do will be greatly beneficial. We will set further homework in the coming weeks.

Wishing you a restful weekend.

Team 4.