# Half Term!

Hello,

Wow, it has already been a whole half term and we are so proud of how hard the children have worked. Throughout Autumn 1, they have created fantastic pieces of English work, impressed us with their reasoning in maths, experimented and investigated how to make a torch work in science,  became archaeologists and excavators in History and so much more.

This week, we’ve continued  exploring Stitch Head and have been planning and editing our own diary entries, which we will be finishing when we return from half term. Here we have asked the children to use all the skills they have learnt since September such as relative clauses, speech, subordinating clauses and expanded noun phrases. From what they have already come up with, we are in for an exciting read. The diary entry will include how their own created potion will affect a monster and how it will save Grotteskew, building suspense as it reads on.

During Maths this week, the children were introduced to many different bar graphs. On Monday,  the children explored what a bar graph was and attempted to interpret it using think aloud labels explaining what they thought of it. Tuesday, they were presented addition and subtraction question that linked in to the bar graph (for example, how many more ml of unicorn tears is there than liquid lava?). Kangaroos and Koala bears bought all their addition and subtraction strategies together and found solutions to the answer. We continued to learn how to read a bar graph and solve the calculations. As the children worked so hard this term, on Friday they were treated with creating their own potion (just like in Stitch Head!). The children had to work in teams to work out the bar graph problems. With the information they had found out from the bar graph they were able to measure and create their own potions!

Once again Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and the rest of the year 4 team have been blown away with the creative homework pieces that the children have worked so hard on!

We hope you have a fantastic half term and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th November 2019.

Kind regards,

Miss Jackson-Nash, Miss Honeywell and Mrs Cairns