Friday 25th May 2018

In Maths this week, we’ve been interpreting data from bar and line graphs. We’ve even tried to create our own line graphs using data about population changes.

 

In English, we’ve finished publishing our setting descriptions, justifying our choices about the position of each sentence in the paragraph. We’ve also practised editing.

 

In RE this week we have continued our Pentecost and Mission unit by looking at St Paul’s letter about how to be a Witness to the Good News. We’ve created beautiful job descriptions to appeal for more Witnesses.

 

The children have new spellings, looking at words ending in ‘ous’:

Group 1/2

 

furious

victorious

dangerous

famous

perilous

 

Group 3/4

 

religious

advantageous

luxurious

continuous

conscious

 

Maths homework this week is to continue using SumDog as much as possible. For creativity homework, you should find a letter in your child’s school bag from Mrs Pearson, regarding the ‘homes through the ages’ competition. We have suggested that the children might like to research Saxon and Viking homes and make a model of this to both, further their topic understanding and meet the criteria for the competition. These must be completed by the deadline stated on the letter to be considered for the competition, but it will still be useful to bring in any models finished after this date.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend and a great half term!

 

Team 4 🙂

Friday 18th May 2018

In Maths this week, we’ve been revisiting our Geometry topic, looking specifically at co-ordinates and translating shapes on a grid.

 

In English, we’ve begun planning our setting description for our Beowulf unit of work and will begin writing our final piece next week.

 

In RE this week we have started our Pentecost and Mission unit where we’ve looked at Acts 1 and 2 in order to fully understand the events surrounding the ‘gift of tongues’ and the effect on the Apostles and Christianity.

 

The children have the same spellings as last week, following the rules:

  • take off the ‘e’
  • double the consonant
  • do nothing
  • take off the ‘y’ , add an ‘i’
  • add a ‘k’
  • if the root work ends in a ‘l’ always double it.

Now they just need to work out the rules for when you need to do each of these!

 

Finally, Maths homework this week is to continue using SumDog as much as possible.

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Team 4 🙂

Friday 11th May 2018

In Maths this week, we’ve been revisiting our Geometry topic, looking specifically at the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, including the lengths of the sides, the size of the angles, lines of symmetry and whether or not they contain parallel lines. This is a tricky topic that requires the children to internalise the different properties in order to identify different 2D shapes. Use these posters below to help revise:

Triangles

Quadrilaterals

In English, we’ve begun gathering high-level vocabulary to use in the setting description of the Lake of Demons, home to the feared Grendel, enemy of Beowulf.

In RE this week we have finished off our Easter unit and look forward to beginning Pentecost on Monday.

The children have been given new spellings to practice which we will test them on in two weeks’ time. You should find these in their homework diaries. To recap:

Groups 1 and 2:

Chop -> chopped

Slice -> sliced

Try -> tried

Blend -> blended

Shred -> shredded

 

Groups 3 and 4:

Decide -> decided

Enjoy -> enjoyed

Commit -> committed

Inherit -> inherited

Mimic -> mimicked

 

The children have worked out that before adding -ed, they may need to:

  • take off the ‘e’
  • double the consonant
  • do nothing
  • take off the ‘y’ , add an ‘i’
  • add a ‘k’

Now they just need to work out the rules for when you need to do each of these!

Finally, Maths homework this week is to use SumDog as much as possible. There is a national competition running at the moment with bonus prizes available for children who complete over 100 questions, and we really want to see 4PA and 4F up there on the leader board! We can remind you of passwords and usernames if necessary.

Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

 

Team 4 🙂

Friday 4th May 2018

In Maths this week, we’ve been revisiting our Measurement topic and solving problems which involve converting between different units of measure. Conversions the children should know are:

1cm = 10mm (cm into mm x10, mm into cm divide by 10)

100cm= 1m (cm into m divide by 100, m into cm x100)

1kg = 1000g (kg into g x 1000, g into kg divide by 1000)

1L = 1000ml (L into ml x 1000, ml into L divide by 1000)

Please test your children on these conversions over the weekend to support their working memory! They’ve been given some work sheets (involving using their conversions) to complete this weekend.

 

In English, we’ve written our gruesome, monstrous recipes which the children have really enjoyed! Some fabulous pieces of work have been produced from the children’s pure imagination, presentation and impressive sentence structures.

 

On Tuesday we had our Mass devoted to Mary at Sacred Heart Church. We would just like to say thank you to the parents who came with us on our walk to and from the church! Also, we would like to say thank you to the children who participated in the Mass itself and congratulate the whole of Year 4 on their politeness and refinement. What a lovely Mass!

 

With a shortened week coming, we’ll be powering through our Geometry topic in Maths (so any pre learning the children want to do at home would be brilliant – symmetry, triangle properties, translation, coordinates) and continuing our Beowolf topic in English (any sentence skills work at home would also be great).

Don’t forget, children, to practice your spellings (on last week’s blog post) words ending in -ing!

 

Have a lovely, long weekend and we’ll see you Tuesday!