# CAFOD Wear it Bright Day

Hello,

We hope that you have all had a lovely week so far, despite the rain!

This week, the children took part in a CAFOD Wear it Bright non-school uniform day on Friday 4th October 2019. Both Year Four classes came to school wearing a variety of bright colours and they also donated £1 to CAFOD to help those in need around the world. Please see our photos below:

In English, the children have been drafting and editing their character descriptions. We have been particularly impressed by the children’s use of vocabulary and self-evaluation when making their own improvements towards the final written outcome: a character description about a peculiar oddity who is part of Fulbert’s circus. It was fantastic to see the children’s confidence and skill when using relative and subordinate clauses, as well as their variety of short and snappy sentences that had been created for dramatic effect. We look forward to publishing and evaluating these pieces of work next week, before collating them in a Halloween book for each Year Four class to enjoy as a spooky present!

In Maths, we have been working hard to use the expanded column method to add four digit numbers together. In particular, we have been using diennes, arrow cards, counters and place value grids in order to support our counting and learning. As the week progressed, the children were then given a series of word problems and multi-step challenges to solve, which involved the addition of large numbers as well as conversions between different measures (e.g. metres, kilometres, pounds and pence). We were delighted to see the children’s use of collaboration when discussing the strategies they had used to solve each problem. Please do log on to Sumdog to see your next Maths homework on Place Value and for your times tables practise.

We would like to congratulate those children who have already started their Autumn Reading passport challenges and their Anglo Saxon creative projects. Please see a couple of examples of Anglo Saxon houses, below…

We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Kind regards,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and Mrs Cairns.