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Year 4 blog 21November 2016

Welcome back to the year 4 blog!  The countdown to Christmas goes on!

In numeracy this week we are preparing ourselves for those teenage shopping sprees or maybe just the middle aged weekly shop in Tesco.  Yes, we’re adding and subtracting decimal numbers including money.  We’re also working out real life word problems involving money using our adding, subtracting, and in some cases, multiplying skills.  We’re also going to sort data using a Venn Diagram.

We will have a largely grammar focus in Literacy this week.  We’ll be writing in the first person narrative, using and identifying the past tense and practicing our use of adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions to show the passing of time.  We will also be researching and collecting evidence in preparation for writing a report about the Romans next week.

In R.E. we will be celebrating the special day of the 21st of November when the Virgin Mary entered the Temple.  At the age of only three Mary’s parents gave her to the Temple to be educated in the ways of God.  We will be reflecting and empathising with Mary and her parents and considering why they made such a decision.

This week’s spelling are expression, discussion, confession, permission, admission, possession, fruit, breath, complete, continue.

Also, please make sure you listen to your child read for at least twenty minutes a day.

Ithaca, Samos, Symi

This week we have been writing our stories that raise an issue or dilemma. The children have produced some fantastic stories and shown off their story writing skills. Next week as some of the children are in Hooke Court, we will be reviewing different grammar rules through fun activities.

In Numeracy we have been learning how to use the inverse to check our calculations. We have also been practising how to read the time on analogue and digital clocks. Next week we will be looking at multiples of 6, 7, 8 and 9.

In RE we celebrated St Nectarios and observed Remembrance Day. The children made a wreath for the class, as well as their own poppies.

We would like to wish everybody going to Hooke Court a safe and happy journey and look forward to their stories of their adventures when they return. Keep warm!

Spellings for next week:

Action

Injection

Completion

Attention

Direction

Education

Invention

Perhaps

Popular

Bicycle

Please ensure the children practise their times tables and number bonds to 1000.

 

Year 4 blog week beginning 31 October 2016

Welcome back after half term!  The run in to Christmas has begun!

In Literacy this week we are looking at stories and the structure of them focusing in particular on the dilemmas characters often face and how these are often resolved.  We will write our own story next week.

In numeracy we have been looking at number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000.  What patterns can we see in number bonds to ten that can help us bond numbers to 100?  For example, if 2+8 = 10 then 20+80 100.  We can also use the same methodology to bond numbers to 1000.  We are also telling the time using analogue, digital and twenty four hour clocks.  Those that master time telling on all types of clock will be using this knowledge to solve time word problems and read timetables.

In R.E. this week we have been learning about Hindu Diwali.  We learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  We found interesting comparisons with Christian stories where light also overcomes darkness.

We will also be starting our new topic study: The Romans.  A chronological progression from our study of Ancient Greece and also a good reference point to our study of the early Church in R.E.  The children know that the early Christians lived a daily struggle of trying to keep their worship secrete from the Romans.  We also know about Christian martyrs who have refused to renounce their beliefs.

This week’s spellings are expansion, extension, tension, confusion, transfusion, supervision, comprehension, busy, experience and remember.

 

Year 4 week beginning 3rd October 2016

This week we will be continuing our learning on the Ancient Greeks and once again, linking it to our Literacy learning. In RE, we celebrated St. Cyprian’s Day and spoke about the importance in following in the light of God.

In Literacy, we wrote a wrote a newspaper report on a topic of their choice. We continued to focus on sentence writing, and how we can extend out sentences with adverbs, adjectives and conjunctions. The reports very great! Very detailed and the children did great layouts and used incredible adjectives. This week we are finishing newspaper reports and going onto interviews,

In Numeracy we focused on using the column method to subtract 4digit numbers. We also looked at adding and subtracting money using the column method. All children were able to do this by the end of the week, which was great!

This week’s spellings – The children will have their spelling challenge on Friday.

1 do not

2 don’t

3 haven’t

4 you’ll

5 you will

6 I’d

7 you’ve

8 won’t

9 quarter

10 regular

Please find attached the home learning. This is due in on Monday.

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Year 4 Ithaca, Symi, Samos

This week we will be continuing our learning on the Ancient Greeks and linked it to our Literacy learning. In RE, we revisited the Elevation of the Holy Cross, and the children shared their understanding of the importance of the day.

In Literacy, we wrote a report on the opening ceremony of the Olympics. We had a big focus on sentence writing, and how we can extend out sentences with subordinate clauses and conjunctions. The reports we very interesting, and the children had some amazing adjectives to use to describe what they saw. This week we are writing a newspaper report, researching our topic using the internet and books.

In Numeracy we focused on using the column method to add 4digit numbers. Some children even went as far as solving word problems, using the column method to work out the calculations. This week we are looking at using the column method for addition and subtraction to solve calculations involving money.

This week’s spellings – The children will have their spelling challenge on Friday.

Gym

Syrup

Trouble

Country

Eight

Grey

Return

Recycle

Symbolises

Amendments

Please find attached the home learning. This is due in on Monday.

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