A soggy trip to end to our week…

Dear all,
Our soggy end to the week brought a trip to Marwell. The children enjoyed a workshop about the different types of animals at Marwell and how they adapt to their habitats in the wild as well as considering how certain species become endangered. The children were introduced up-close to a hissing cockroach and an albino rat. We then explored the rest of the park and had an interesting encounter with a tiger before visiting the tropical house, the giraffes and finally the penguins. We returned to the coach, wet and cold but having enjoyed the experience despite of the inclement weather.

In English this week, we have continued with our Goodies vs Baddies unit. This week we have been looking at newspaper reports and articles and analysing their layout and language features. Next week the children will write a report about a superhero dual.
In Maths we have been continuing our Statistics unit with analysing and interpreting data using line graphs. Please continue to support the children’s times tables learning, with secure times table knowledge this really supports learning across other units including fractions and multiplication and division.
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.
Next week we will be hearing the children’s poetry performances to vote for the grand final so please continue to support your children with their poem.
Celebrations:
Golden Key
4s: James Watson: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to share his learning and focus more on his work task.’
4B: Hollie King: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to be a kind and conscientious member of the class.’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: Albie Brough: ‘For producing a tense descriptive commentary of Peter Pan Vs Hook.’
4B: Filip Machedon: ‘For a creative opening to his descriptive commentary.’
Mathemagician of the Month – January 2019
4S: Roberta Ouatu: ‘For constantly challenging herself in her problem solving to a high standard.’
4B: Daniel Ostrowski: ‘For thinking critically to prove why his answers are correct.’
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.
We hope you have a lovely week.
The Year 4 Team

Friday 1st February

Dear all,

In English this week, we have continued with our Goodies vs Baddies unit. This week we have been evaluating texts to find features that create atmosphere and tension. We then used these features to help us plan and begin our final drafts.

In Maths we have been continuing our Statistics unit with analysing data and transferring it into bar charts, choosing an appropriate scale. We continue this next week by introducing line graphs. Please continue to support the children’s times tables learning, with secure times table knowledge this really supports learning across other units including fractions and multiplication and division.

In RE this week, we continue our Revelations unit, the children explored whether you are able to go to Heaven if you have sinned. They came up with some very convincing cases which were supported by their use of scripture.

Tuesday afternoon we were investigating artifacts excavated from the site where the new building will stand. After our investigation we found that they were Anglo-Saxon, we hope to learn more about this in the future. We had a lovely time Thursday afternoon, when we all took part in dance activities at Oaklands. Thank you to the year 9 children who taught us new dance routines.

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.

With less than two weeks left, continue to support your children with their off by heart poetry. We are all looking forward to hearing their performances.

Celebrations:

Golden Key

4s: Joshua Hill: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to share his learning and focus more on his work task.’

4B: Charlie Wright: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to have a positive learning attitude and enthusiasm for maths.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Ruby Browne: ‘For producing a thoughtful response to her viewpoint in RE.’

4B: Daniella Pacheco: ‘For creating a well-argued response to her question in RE.’

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.

We hope you have a lovely week.

The Year 4 Team