In Maths this week we’ve finished our Geometry unit by looking different quadrilaterals and lines of symmetry of a given shape. Next week we’ll be returning to Number and Place Value with emphasis on deeper learning. The children have been encouraged for homework to consolidate their understanding of quadrilaterals, drawing lines of symmetry on shapes/drawing missing sections of shapes and practice rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 (challenge – nearest whole).
In English, we’ve been looking at our new text, Jemmy Button, and thinking of inventive ways to describe the settings. The children have been encouraged to practice their understanding of: using prepositional phrases within powerful and engaging sentences and use of (complex and non cliché) similes to create an image in the reader’s mind e.g. The pedestrians scuttle around the city like ants rushing to their nests.
In RE, we’ve been looking at our Lenten promises and how they would help the world rather than just being a benefit for ourselves. Also, we’ve looked closely at Jesus’s time travelling through the desert and how he overcome temptation from the Devil.
In Maths this week, we have begun our Geometry unit and looked at different triangles and their corresponding properties. The first week back will involve learning about different quadrilaterals and how to classify them correctly. Some pre learning over half term would be fantastic!
Please note that in the video above, ‘Trapezoid’ is the American term for a trapezium.
In English, we’ve been writing, editing and publishing our Peter Pan play scripts to send to the Hayling Theatre Group.
In RE, we have concluded our unit on Revelations and look forward to starting Lent after the break.
For homework over half term the children have been given an extensive list of spellings to practise. The rules are: ‘W or wh’ words e.g with, what etc. and ‘gh’ word e.g. caught, enough etc.
For Maths, the children have been told to practise anything they have found challenging over this half term. This could involve consolidating their understanding of:
Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations
Word problems involving any of the four operations (with two steps or more)
Time (converting between 12hr and 24hr and drawing hands on a clock face)
Area and perimeter
Converting between different units of measurement
Congratulations to James Riggs, Islwyn Mainwaring and Jacob Kurowski! These children have been chosen as Year 4’s finalists for the Poetry Recital which will take place on March 9th. Please remember to bring props!
Have a wonderful half term, we look forward to seeing you all on the 19th! We wish Miss Hill a particularly wonderful half term as she spends it on honeymoon with her HUSBAND, returning to us as Mrs Pike.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed today’s STEM day. We welcomed guests from Scottish Southern Energy who gave a workshop on electricity and staying safe. In the afternoon, we experimented with using different fruit and vegetables as power sources for series circuits.
In Maths this week we have been looking at calculating the area of rectilinear shapes, as well as converting between different units of measure.
English learning this week involved planning our play scripts in preparation for writing our final play script about Peter Pan next week.
In RE we looked at Nunc Dimittis, Simeon’s response to seeing Jesus in the Temple.
Homework this week includes using the place value grid to practise converting between different units of measure (by multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 and 1000). Remember to use the key vocabulary: ten times greater/smaller, one hundred times greater/smaller and one thousand times greater/smaller – NOT ‘just adding/taking away the zeros’!
The children have written this week’s spellings in their Home Learning Diary.