Thursday 29th March 2018

This week in Maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of using the grid method. The children have been given a crib sheet for using short division which they should look at for homework.

In English, we’ve been writing our final copy of our letter in role as Jemmy Button, to his mother. There are some really beautiful, emotional examples where the children have shown real empathy for the character and his difficult journey.

In RE, we’ve finished our unit on Lent, reflecting on what we’ve learnt about the key themes of forgiveness, prayer, almsgiving, temptation, self-denial and fasting.

For spellings over the Easter holidays, the children have been given a little longer to work on the Spellathon. The Spellathon test will now be on Monday 16th April 2018. Please ensure that your child brings their sponsorship form and money in after Easter to add to our CAFOD collection.

 

 

Have a restful break!

Team 4.

Friday 23rd March 2018

This week in Maths we have been looking at using mental strategies to calculate multiplication problems e.g to solve 24 x 6 you could do (2×12) x 6, (6×2) x 12 or (12×6) x 2. Then, we have looked at solving 2-digit by 1-digit and 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication calculation using the grid method.
The children have been asked to practice the grid method with 2-digit by 1-digit and 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication calculations.

In English, we’ve been planning our letter as Jemmy Button addressed to his Mother. This has involved using a wide range of skills such as: fronted adverbials, time conjunctions, 5 senses, subordinate clauses. We will begin writing our letters on Monday.

In RE, we’ve spent time understanding the parable of the Tax Collector and Pharisee. The children have made beautiful Hands of Prayer and detailed responses.

For spellings this week the are continuing with:

Group 1

Pace

Packing

Stick

Smoking

Darkened

Group 2

Smoking

Unpacking

Darkened

Pacific

Specific

Electrifying

This is the c/k/ck rule. The test will be on the 30th March, and ten words that follow the rule will be tested, so children must practice not only the words they are given.

We’ve sent home the Disclosing Tablets for the children to try. Please follow the guidance stated on the information sheet. We hope you find them useful!

Have a delightful weekend!

Team 4.

This week in Maths we have been solving word problems involving adding and subtracting. These problems have been two-step problems, involving the children solving an initial sum before solving another one to find the final answer.

In English, we’ve been continuing to look at Jemmy Button, thinking about the informal letter that he would write home to his family.

In RE, we’ve spent time considering, discussing and analysing the morality of making difficult decisions,

For spellings this week the children have:

Group 1

Pace

Packing

Stick

Smoking

Darkened

Group 2

Smoking

Unpacking

Darkened

Pacific

Specific

Electrifying

This fortnight‘s rule is c/k/ck spellings. The test will be on the 30th March, and ten words that follow the rule will be tested, so children must practice not only the words they are given.

Today we went to Marwell Zoo. The children had a great day, learnt a lot and had heaps of fun! Thankfully the weather was dry too. Thanks to all of our parent helpers, we couldn’t have done it without you – if any of you took photos of the animals or your own child that you are happy to share, please do send them in to adminoffice@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk. “Best school day ever!” exclaimed Harry. “I loved the meerkats because they are so cute!” thought Eniola. Hayden added, “Thank you to all the teachers and helpers for taking us to the beautiful zoo, some of us have never been before.”

 

We wish you a lovely weekend.

Team 4!

 

Friday 9th March 2018

In Maths this week we’ve been adding and subtracting using the formal column method. We’ve progressed from using the expanded method which partitions the numbers, to the quicker, more efficient compact method. Please can the children continue to practice these methods at home, alongside word problems. If the children find this easy, they can move on to two-step problems (this requires the children to do more than one calculation to find the answer). See examples below.

EXAMPLE WORD PROBLEM – (Adapted from Tilly Grove’s own problem) Tilly has collected 487 bottle caps for charity. Her friend gives her 1026 more. She decides to split the bottle caps so that two charities will benefit. She gives 876 to CAFOD and the rest go to the Rowans Hospice. How many will the Hospice receive?

In English, we’ve been continuing to look at our new text, Jemmy Button, thinking about the emotional journey that he took and how we can convey this through our writing with show-not-tell sentences. Show-not-tell sentences aim to describe the physical responses the body has to emotions, rather than to just state them. For example, instead of ‘I feel scared’, children could write, ‘a cold shiver runs down my spine as the once soft hairs on my arm stand to attention’. Question your children about how they’re feeling in different situations this weekend and ask them how they know, what is their body doing? These could be written down to be shared with the class next week.

In RE, we’ve spent time considering and discussing the philosophical question, ‘Can you forgive everybody?’ The children have engaged well and contributed thoughtful and mature answers.

For spellings this week the children have:

Super 6 spellers

come
back
magic
king
dark
like

(c/k/ck) Other spellings that follow this rule should also be practiced as they may appear on the test.

Whole Class

occasion
occasionally
opposite
possess
possession
possible
suppose

Double Consonant Words (Set 2)

Today was the final of the Poetry Recital. Congratulations to James Riggs, the winner of the Year 3/4 Poetry Recital – your accent won the crowd over!

A huge well done to Islwyn Mainwaring – we all loved your different voices and the use of your puppet.

Also, a huge well done to Jacob Kurowski – your props were phenomenal and your beautifully projected voice held the audience’s attention.

We wish you a lovely weekend.

Team 4!