Friday 17th May 2019

Dear all,
In maths this week, we have continued our measures unit. We have been solving problems which have included £ and p. We were applying different strategies to aid with our problem solving. We will be continuing with our measures units next week with telling the time and solving problems involving the passing of time.
In English, we have been planning our non-chronological reports about our chosen mythical creature. We have been able to draw upon our learning in geography and science and use this technical language in our plans.
In RE we discussed the question ‘How do you get to Heaven?’. there were some very thoughtful responses and the children showed respect when listening to others opinions.
Celebrations:
Golden Key:
4S: Isabel Thomas: ‘For using the gifts God has given her to show focus and motivation in her learning.’
4B: Charlie Wright: ‘for using the gifts God has given him to respond to class discussions in a thoughtful manner.’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: James Watson: ‘For writing an effective character description for a mythical creature.’
4B: Daniella Pacheco: ‘For making progress in her spellings and analysing the features in a text.’
Reminders/Dates:
As you are aware Tuesday 21st May is the Year 3/4 mass at Sacred Heart. We are still looking for parents to accompany us on our walk to church that morning, if you are available we would love for you to join us.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
The Year 4 Team

Friday 10th May 2019

Dear all,

In maths this week, we have been continuing our measure’s unit and be apply our converting skill to solving real life problems involving money. We have solved problems whilst having to convert between £ and p and using decimal (tenth and hundredths). We will be continuing with our measures units next week with telling the time and solving problems involving the passing of time.

In English, we have been creating precise description about mythical creatures. The children have also critically evaluated a piece of descriptive writing for its effectiveness and effect of the reader. Next week we will continue to look at examples of non-chronological reports for text and language features.

In RE we looked at Jesus’ ascension to heaven. We used scripture and visualisations to imagine we were one of the disciples watching this amazing event and begin to write a diary entry from the disciples’ point of view.

Celebrations:

Golden Key:

4S: Iannis Milia: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to share his knowledge and learning enthusiastically with others.’

4B: Louis Read: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to be a thoughtful, hardworking and supportive member of the class.’

Showstopper Writer:

4S: Reuben Jose: ‘For producing a well thought out critically analysis of a piece of writing for effectiveness and effect on the reader.’

4B: Joshua Green: ‘For using effective descriptive language to describe his mythical creature.’

Reminders/Dates:

A letter has gone out about our upcoming Y3/4 Mass at Sacred Heart on Tuesday 21st May. If you are able to walk with us from school to the church or will be attending the mass, could you please return the slip at the bottom of the letter as soon as possible.  Thank you.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team

Friday 3rd May 2019

Dear all,
In maths this week, we have been learning how to convert units of measure. We have solved problems whilst having to convert between, cm and m and m and km. We will be continuing with our measures units next week.
In English, we have been creating similes about mythical creatures. The children have created some lovely sentences which have included a simile which they can use when they write a character description next week.
In RE we created art work with our representations of heaven. We used scripture and thought about how we could use this to help us with our depictions.
In assembly today Mr Cunningham presented us with a cheque to send to the Guide Dogs Association. With a little help from Miss Stapley’s last minute donation, we raised £200!
Celebrations:
Golden Key:
4S: Stanley Perriman: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to be a thoughtful, loving and kind member of the class.
4B: Henry Burridge: ‘For using the gifts God has given him to develop a positive attitude towards his learning this half term’
Showstopper Writer:
4S: Liberty Roberts: ‘For producing thoughtful and precise descriptive vocabulary.’
4B: Taylor Bryden: ‘For thoughtfully creating a vocabulary relating to his mythical creature.’
Mathemagician – April 2019:
4S: Matthew Alexander: ‘for challenging himself with his problem solving and reasoning in Maths.’
4B: Alfie Wingrove-Cross – ‘For persevering when faced with a challenge.’
Reminders/Dates:
We hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
The Year 4 Team