Geography day!

Dear all,

In English this week, we have written and edited letters to Jemmy Button. The children have been using different techniques to give reason why Jemmy should stay in London and why he should return to his island. They wrote letters with a balanced argument, leaving the final decision up to Jemmy.

In Maths we have begun our multiplication and division topic. We have used the grid method and formal written method to solve multiplication questions. We will be continuing this next week. Please continue to encourage your child to take part in Sumdog challenges. This is a fun way for the children to practice their skills.

We had our Geography day today. Year 4 were developing their map skills. We used geographical language to help us find countries on a map. We then focused on Australia, where the children created a ‘jigsaw’ map which show the different landscapes within the country.

Celebrations:

Golden Key:

4S: Bradley Polley: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to be more independent and resilient on his work task.’

4B: Emily Long: ‘for using the gifts God has given her to be a hard working member of the class.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Leo Veal: ‘For producing a letter with supporting viewpoints and editing to improve his writing.’

4B: Jake Street: ‘For producing a carefully planned letter.’

Reminders/Dates: 

Monday 1st April – Wear it wacky for CAFOD.

Friday 5th April – INSET day, the school will be closed to the children.  

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

Heads Up for Guide Dogs

Dear all,
We end the week with our Heads up for Guide Dogs day, which was well supported by the whole of St Peter’s. Year 4 led a whole school assembly to inform the children about the benefits of a blind person have a guide dog, training from pup to dog and what the fundraising money can be spent on. A big thank you for your support in this cause and we will update you with our fundraising total in due course.

In English this week, we have continued our topic exploring the book ‘Jemmy Button’. The children wrote persuasive sentences to Jemmy, which have included a variety of different connectives/conjunctions – our grammar learning this week. They then had a chance to role play their persuasive piece from either a bias or balanced viewpoint. This verbal rehearsal will lead into writing to Jemmy next week.
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 on Friday 22nd March is a trip to Rock Up in Whiteley.
In Maths we continue our addition and subtraction topic. This week have been focusing on subtraction using a variety of practical resources to support the written methods, which include exchanging. Please support your child with securing their times table knowledge. Challenges are set on Sumdog as homework and all children are expected to take part. If your child has lost their log-in, we are more than happy to provide another copy.
Celebrations:
Golden Key:
4S: Anna Manuel: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to share her learning and focus more on work tasks.’
4B: Jake Street: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to become a more resilient learner.’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: Logan Pipe-Edwards: ‘For producing descriptive sentences to show character’s emotions.’
4B: Taylor Bryden and Lily Gozukucuk: ‘For creating well thought out sentences and working well as a team.’
Reminders/Dates:
Wednesday 20th March – Deadline for the Spring Reading Challenge. Children to hand in the booklet to their class teacher.
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 8th March

Dear all,

In English this week, we have continued our topic exploring the book Jemmy Button. The children wrote diary entries as Jemmy which have included complex sentences – our grammar learning this week. We will continue this into next week.

In Maths we have begun our addition and subtraction topic. This week have been focusing on addition using a variety of practical resources to support the written methods. We are moving on to subtraction next week. Please support your child with securing their times table knowledge. Challenges are set on Sumdog as homework and all children are expected to take part. If your child has lost their log-in, we are more than happy to provide another copy.

It was lovely to see so many different book characters on Thursday. 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.

Celebrations:

Golden Key:

4S: Travis Tricker: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to show improved commitment to his learning.’

4B: Caitlin Meechan: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to maintain her focus and commitment to her learning.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Isabel Thomas: ‘For critically thinking about a character.’

4B: Emily Long: ‘For showing a strong understanding of subordinate clauses in complex sentences.’

Mathemagician:

4S: Iannis Milia: ‘For challenging himself with his problem solving.’

4B: Daniella Pacheco: ‘For challenging her own learning to help her progress.’

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