Hello everyone,

We hope that you are well and keeping safe.

This week, the children have continued their learning on Tin Forest. We really enjoyed creating a newspaper report as part of our apprentice write, in order to describe the key character and give further details about items/tools around the scrapyard. As the week progressed, we explored a variety of narrative devices used within diary entries, before studying a WAGOLL example to compare how the old man in the story felt in each type of forest. In addition, Year Four enjoyed using their subordinating conjunction mats to create a variety of ‘Whitebus’ sentences about our story. We now look forward to creating a diary entry of our own about the old man’s experiences!

In Maths, we have been learning how to use the expanded column methods in order to add and subtract numbers. In particular, we have used a variety of Maths tools including place value counters, charts and diennes. This has helped the children to reason and explain when studying how 4 digit numbers change throughout the course of a multi step problem. We really enjoyed working in groups and using the Maths equipment to justify how we carry and exchange numbers. Next week, we shall continue subtract numbers in the context of money and begin to multiply and divide numbers in the context of measures.

Just a few quick reminders for next week:

  • Spelling and vocabulary home learning books due on Thursday 7th October 2021.
  • Please remind your child to wear their PE kit to school on Monday 11th October 2021.

We hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week,

Kind regards,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash, Mrs Cairns and Miss Ranson

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