# Friday 25th January 2019

Dear all,

In English this week, we have continued with our Goodies vs Baddies unit. We have been exploring different vocabulary to describe the actions of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. The children became reporters and created their first draft of the action to submit to their ‘Editor’. They were motivated through their drama activities to meet this deadline today.

In Maths, we have completed our Fractions unit. Over the unit, the children have been finding unit fractions (1/4, 1/3/, 1/8 etc) of shapes and amounts, non-unit fractions (3/4, 2/5 etc) of shapes and amount, finding equivalent fractions ( e.g ½ = 2/4, 2/6 = 4/12) and applying this fluency to problem solving and reasoning. Your child may need to consolidate some of these objectives further so they can continue to practise fractions as part of their home learning.

We began our Statistics unit with analysing data and transferring it into bar charts, choosing an appropriate scale. We continue this next week.

In RE this week, we continue our Revelations unit, using what we learnt about the transfiguration last week to create their own prayers to praise God for revealing himself through Jesus and how this is revealed in their lives.

Please continue to encourage your children to take part in the reading challenge; the prize for completing the reading challenge and being drawn from the hat is a trip to Rock Up in Whiteley which the children are very excited about.

Also continue with learning their chosen poem for the performance poetry final in March; we can’t wait to see their performances during the last week of this half term for the children to vote who represents Year 4 in the final.

Celebrations:

Golden Key

4s: Arabella Willis: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to show resilience in her learning and challenge herself.’

4B: Hollie King: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to show resilience in her learning and challenge herself.

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Francisco Joshy: ‘For producing descriptive sentences for effect using precise vocabulary.’

4B: Daniel Tan: ‘For using precise vocabulary in his sentences.’

Reminders/Dates:

Home learning expectations are 10 minutes per day each on a Reading, Spelling and Maths activity. This needs to be updated each day in the home learning diary and this is checked on a Thursday.

Thank you for the Marwell trip responses, please return permissions slips by Friday 1st February for final arrangements to be made. Many thanks.

We hope you have a lovely week.

The Year 4 Team

# Friday 18th January 2018

Dear all,

In English this week, we have continued with our Goodies vs Baddies unit. We have been exploring different vocabulary to describe the actions of Peter Pan and Captain Hook and developing our thesaurus skills.

In Maths, we have started our Fractions unit. This week we have been exploring a new fractions problem. To develop our skills we have been learning how to add and subtraction fractions and finding fractions of amounts.

In RE this week, to begin our Revelations unit, we have learnt about the transfiguration. We have explored the links between the scripture and art work.

We had a visit from, Indie, a guide dog and their trainer on Tuesday. The children found it funny to watch Miss Burch and Miss Stapley order numbers blindfolded, but this showed how difficult simple tasks can be without sight. We had the opportunity to learn about the positive impact a guide dog can have, ask questions and stroke Indie.

Please continue to encourage your children to take part in the reading challenge; it has been lovely to see so many already ticking off the books. The children are already enthusiastic about the performance poetry; we can’t wait to see their performances later in the term.

Celebrations:

Golden Key

4s: Matthew Alexander: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to engage in his learning by contributing in class and sharing his understanding’

4B: Joshua Green: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to develop his behaviours both in the class and playground.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Chritabel Osawe: ‘For producing a creative play script and using it to create a piece of drama.’

4B: Lily Gozukucuk: ‘For editing her play script to include different features, like stage directions.’

Mathemagician

4S: Leo Veal: ‘For staying focused and challenging himself with his learning.’

4B: Caitlin Meechan: ‘For challenging herself and justifying her mathematical choices.’

Reminders/Dates:

Home learning expectations are 10 minutes per day each on a Reading, Spelling and Maths activity. This needs to be written in the home learning diary each day.

Thank you for the Marwell trip responses, please ask for a spare letter if you need one.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team

# Happy New Term

Dear all,
In English this week, we have started our Goodies Vs Baddies unit and have been exploring what makes a good and bad character. We have used drama activities to explore the minds and actions of such characters. The children wrote playscripts with a partner to perform in the roles of Goodies Vs Baddies.
We have given out the Spring Reading passport for the children to start to complete and the children also were given a poetry performance booklet to begin to learn a chosen poem off-by-heart.
In Maths, we have started our Fractions unit. This week we investigated different problems associated with unit fractions and equivalent fractions. Next week we will be continue to investigate further problem solving activities.
In RE this week, following Epiphany, we have looked at the symbols of angels and how angelic behaviour can be seen in people in our own world.
Celebrations:
Golden Key
4s: Chloe Brown: ‘For a great start to the new term with a ‘can-do’ learning attitude.’
4B: Harvey Cope: ‘For showing a more focused start to 2019.’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: Roberta Ouatu/Promise Mndzebele: ‘For working collaboratively on understanding characters actions/motives.’
4B: Phoebe Churcher/Hollie King: ‘For describing Captain Hook through his facial expressions.’
Reminders/Dates:
Home learning expectations are 10 minutes per day each on a Reading, Spelling and Maths activity. This needs to be written in the home learning diary each day.
A letter about our Marwell trip was sent home on Friday.
We hope you have a lovely week.
The Year 4 Team