A successful week where all of the children are aiming high!
English: Well Done with your Big Write recounts! Children have been writing diary entrys
where we have been focusing on subordinating clauses. We have been very impressed with the range of positions children have put them in a sentence.
Maths: We have been focusing on multiplication. Children are doing really well with the expanded method! Keep practising your multiplication facts for Thursday.
Computing: Children have been using Turtle Logo and creating a range of algorithms when
Religious Education: We have been looking at a range of festivals!
Big Write Topic: To write a story about a storm
A great talent show on Friday for Children In Need. Fantastic job Year 4!
Year 4 team
A great start to the term!
Maths: We have been focusing on place value. Children have made fantastic progress. Make sure you keep practising your multiplication facts for Thursday!
English: Our new book for this term is called 'Kasper' by Michael Morpurgo .Children have started writing character and setting descriptions about 'Mrs Blaise' and the 'hotel room'.
Science: Children have been introduced to the new topic 'Living things' We have started identifying parts and functions of plants.
Big Write topic: How to make a kite and fly it
Reading Records will be checked on Monday! Well done to all of the children who were a star reader over half-term.
Year 4 team :)
We have been looking at setting descriptions of Tutankhamun's tomb. Children have used a range of interesting adjectives and similes. Well Done!
Please make sure your child is practising their spellings for Friday.
Children's reading records are monitored on Mondays. Please continue to read with your children at home.
During maths, the children have been learning division using the "bus stop method". They have been exchanging and using remainders.
Please make sure your child is practising their multiplication facts for Thursday. Times tables are a focus for the whole class in order to speed up their calculation skills.
Big Write is on a Friday
Talk Topic: "If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?" Children will be describing their chosen location in Big Write next week.
The Year 4 team
We have been looking at character descriptions of Tutankhamun. Children have used a range of interesting noun phrases and similes. Well Done!
Please make sure your child is practising their spellings for Friday. 'Spellasaurus' is an app which children can download where they can practise their spellings on a game. Feel free to speak to me if you want to find out more information.
Children's reading records are monitored on Mondays.
Needs to improve reader- Less than 3
Good Reader- 3 to 4 times
Star Reader and put into the reading raffle 5+
Please sign if you have read with your child. If children are reading independently, they need to
write a summary or a review in the comments box. Well done to all of the children who have already been a star reader!
During maths, the children have been introduced to a new multiplication method- 'The expanded method' when multiplying a 1 digit number by a 2/3 digit number.
Please make sure your child is practising their multiplication facts for Thursday. The focus next week is the 3x tables at speed. Children should all have a login for Times Table Rockstars which they can access at home. If they click on the 'dashboard' and 'questions set by band manager' they will be able to practise. Feel free to speak to me to find out more information.
Children have designed and made a parachute in their teams in order to test on Friday. We have been learning about air resistance and how this may potentially affect the speed of the parachute!
Big Write is on a Friday
Talk Topic: To write a character description about a celebrity or a family member
The Year 4 team
In English, we have been continuing our persuasive writing. Next week, we will be researching Tutankhamen and writing about him to link with our Ancient Egypt topic.
In Maths, we have been subtracting up to 4-digit numbers.
In Science, we talked about fair testing and variables and planned how to make our parachutes.
The children have been very excited about Bristol rocks so our Talk Topic this week is "Bristol rocks: graffiti or a demonstration of community spirit?" The children had some fantastic ideas about this in our discussion! We will use what we have learned about persuasive texts to write about this in our Big Write next week.
English: We have started looking at 'persuasive writing' linked to our Egyptian topic. Children
have been learning different features of persuasive writing such as rhetorical questions and alliteration.
Maths: We have been looking at 'addition' where children have been adding both 3 and 4 digit numbers.
Topic: Science we have started planning our experiment on parachutes
Big Write topic for next week: Instructions on how to make a lollipop
Times tables -3x table focus at speed- Thursday
Spelling test : Friday
Have a lovely weekend
The Year 4 team
Roald Dahl Day 15.9.17
This week we continued our Ancient Egyptians topic and published our instructions for 'How to Make a Pyramid.' The children remembered to use time openers, bullet points, adjectives and all the spelling and grammar we have been looking at this week. We also dressed up for Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday and wrote a setting description for the chocolate room in charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Today we are writing a story based on a Roald Dahl character during our Big Write.
In maths we have been rounding up or down to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. We have found this a little tricky so any practise at home would help.
We are sending home spellings today for next week and our talk topic is 'Barley Close - what we love about our school'.
Mrs Coulstring would like to thank all the parents and children for a great start to the term, but will be leaving you next Friday 22nd Sept in Mrs Silbereis' capable hands at the end of each week and of course Mrs Gio-Batta will be with you as normal.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 4 Team.
Ancient Egyptians 8.9.17
We have really enjoyed our first week back to school, especially learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.
We have learned how to build a pyramid and have started to write instructions to tell others how they were made.
We also had our first PE and swimming sessions - don't forget your kit on a Thursday for swimming!
Next week we will continue to learn about the Egyptians but we will also be celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday so please remember to dress up as a character from one of his books or you can just wear yellow!
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Coulstring and Mrs Gio-Batta
First Day Back!
Hope you have had a fantastic holiday and are ready to have a great year at school!
Physical Education will be on Monday- so please remember your Physical Education kit for tomorrow. Additionally, swimming will be on Thursday.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Mrs Gio-batta and Mrs Coulstring