What a week!

Hello,

 

The children have settled back into the routine of school life this week and have shown a real engagement with our learning. Through our first experience of home learning this week it appears that the Stone Age has been a big hit and we’ve had many stone age tools being created and shown to the class (fortunately no one has been practicing their neolithic hunting techniques!) A very big thank you to the children for putting so much hard work in.

You will find that there are new activities on MyMaths and Abacus this week, if you experience any problems please do tell a member of staff. For those trying to access MyMaths through an I-Pad, I am informed that you will need to download the ‘Puffin Academy’ App.

This week in our maths we have looked at adding and subtracting hundreds and ones to a three digit number e.g. 300+455 and 532-4. In our English we have been writing instruction texts and thought about how we could use conjunctions. Perhaps you could write instructions for someone in your house for how to set the table or how to tidy a bedroom.

We hope you really enjoy your learning at home and are looking forward to another wonderful week of learning.

Thank you,

Year 4 Team

Make some noise!

Hello,

 

As you will be aware our final topic of the year will be focused on the subject of noise and how it’s made. Already the children have been experimenting to find out more about this. Below you’ll find the Home Learning pyramid for our topic:

Pitch Perfect

If you decide to do any experiments of your own at home, why not write up your results and bring them into school? Maybe you could even make a graph to show your results!

Thank you,

Year 4 Team

Heroes Week

This week we have been celebrating heroes. In literacy we have been learning about the various features of biographies and have written some about King Alfred. Maths has  been focused on collecting, showing and interpreting information. Children are now able to collect information using tally charts and are able to record this  in bar charts and line graphs.

We have also had the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of real life heroes. On Monday Mr Hunt  came to our school and spoke to us about the fantastic charity work that he does for service men and women who have been injured. Thursday afternoon began with a visit from Mr Ozouf. Mr Ozouf        worked as a computer engineer  and spoke of his many exciting and brave experiences on Royal Navy vessels.

We hope that you have a restful half term.

Thank you

Year 4 Team

Goodbye to Miss Horn

Hello,

This week year 4 said goodbye to Miss. Horn who has been a student teacher helping us to learn in our year group. Miss. Horn has worked hard to build relationships with all of the children in 4A and this showed as there were cards and songs written for her. We wish her all the best in the rest of her training!

Tomorrow is Art Day! On this day we will be looking at different artistic techniques that we will use to build art work in time for the Waterlooville Art Trail! Look out for pictures being uploaded to the website!

This week in our maths we have explored fractions and decimals. At home you could go back and look at finding fractions of a shape or find more unusual equivalent fractions.

In our Literacy we have been finalising our information texts about the Vikings. At home you could try creating an information text about your favourite game, sport, TV programme or book!

Strong angry Viking on his ship

Thank you,

Year 4 Team

We don’t do maths by halves!

Hello,

It has been a very busy week. The children have been working really hard solving problems involving fractions. They have been with halves, quarters, thirds and tenths. Perhaps they could make their own fraction walls as part of their home learning.

In their literacy, children have started their own Viking information texts. They have been practicing their research skills and have made notes about Vikings which they will use in their information texts.

Keep an eye out for a letter next week telling you about our upcoming Viking day.

Thank you

Year 4 Team

Welcome back Miss Horn!

Hello,
This week in maths we have been continuing to practice our skills to solve addition and subtraction problems. Mr Austin and I are very pleased with the commitment that the children have shown in this area of their learning.

The children have finished their Saxon stories this week and have spent time editing and improving them ready to publish. Next week we will be learning about the Vikings and the impact that they had on Britain.

Please continue with the excellent home learning and have a fantastic weekend in the sun!

 

Thank you,

Year 4 Team

Super Saxon stories and subtraction (with some addition)!

Hello,

We hope that you have had a fantastic week. We have been working really hard on our use of addition and subtraction. The children have been adding and subtracting  numbers up to four digits, in order to solve Saxon problems.

Over the past few weeks the children have been learning a range of skills in order to write their own Saxon stories. Perhaps they could impress you with their knowledge of fronted adverbial phrases!

We are as always impressed with the quality of home learning. Please continue to support your children in their projects.

Thank you

Year 4 Team

 

A good TIME!

Hello,

This week in year 4 we have been learning lots about time. We have learnt to convert from hours to minutes, minutes to seconds and vice versa. To keep up the good work, encourage children to tell the time at home.

We have also continued to learn about King Alfred in our topic lessons and in Literacy. The home learning we have been receiving about King Alfred has been outstanding and very creative. We have both really enjoyed the chance to look at the children’s home learning over the past couple of weeks.

Next week, we will be looking at the correct use of speech punctuation in Literacy and formal columnar methods of addition and subtraction in maths. We look forward to it!

timepic

Thank you,

 

Year 4 team

Welcome back!

Hello,

First of all, apologies for there being no blog posts before the end of last term. Technical issues meant that we were not able to log on to the school site, however this has now been resolved and regular service resumes!

This week has been very busy and we have dived straight back into lots of learning. In our Literacy we have started to look at Poetry, the children have enjoyed the challenge of writing their own poems and the creativity involved in doing this.

Our maths has also involved a great deal of creativity as the children have been looking at the properties of shape and translation. Next week we are moving on to converting time (e.g. hours to minutes) and solving problems using this.

You will also be pleased to hear that we have started learning a new instrument; this means that we can announce that our concert will feature violins and cellos!

violin

Thank you,

 

Year 4 Team

Saxons and year 4!

Hello,

This week we have continued to explore the history of the Saxon settlement of England. In addition to this the children also received a copy of the home learning pyramid for our Saxons topic. A copy of which can be downloaded here: Bloom’s HL – Saxons Settlers or Meddlers

In our Literacy we have been focusing on a particular part of Saxon life and using this to build a class information book.

In maths we have focused on applying our maths skills in different contexts and seeing if we can understand what different word problems were asking us to do.

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On Tuesday 8th March there will be a meeting in the hall regarding the year 4 camping trip and the year 5 trip to runway’s end. All are welcome to join us.

Thank you,

Year 4 Team