The children have worked incredibly hard this week and have completed their Autumn White Rose Maths assessments.
We've started our new book in English, Until I Met Dudley which is keeping the children very entertained! The class have been given permission to use their imagination to think of creative/slightly crazy ways that machines like fridges could work (e.g. polar bears bringing blocks of ice and storing it in the freezer).
We're also making good progress on our pastel dragon eyes which the class are thoroughly enjoying.
The Year 4 class have had another wonderful week and have been very engaged in the new topics that we've started this term.
In Maths, we've just moved on from Area where the children made brilliant progress onto Multiplication and Division. Again, they are working incredibly hard and are now using one multiplication question to find the multiplication & division fact families for those numbers.
This term in Geography we're focusing on rivers and the class thoroughly enjoyed analysing which continents and countries have either many or few rivers. They were also very excited to find out that the Amazon river is a whopping 4,000 miles long which at points stretches to 120 miles wide.
Our focus on Art this term is Dragon Eyes. These will be very detailed and the scales and eye will be coloured in pastels to enhance the detail. The children have been very eager to continue these since we started them last week!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
The Year 4 students have had a brilliant first week back after a well deserved break.
This term, we have started our new English text which is The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. This week, the children have been working on using similes and noun-phrases to provide detailed descriptions of characters and nouns.
After working very hard on their Place Value and Addition & Subtraction last term, the children have now moved onto Area & Perimeter in Maths and they are doing a super job!
As you can see from the pictures above, in PE we have been working on our coordination and balance and have been using different jumping techniques to practice our balancing and landing skills.
The Year 4 children have been working extremely hard this week across all subjects.
In English, we have been writing letters and creating guides to attract tourists to the Cornish Village, Zennor. The children have been doing a fantastic job of using adverbials and fronted adverbials this week to provide extra detail about the verbs used. They have also been working on and including possessive apostrophes in their writing.
I have been so impressed with their enthusiasm and efforts in Maths this week, for our Addition & Subtraction unit. They have really got the hang of using column addition and column subtraction and are now beginning to apply that in problem solving activities.
Over the last few weeks, the children have been working on creating some optical illusion art, where they have measured, marked and then scored card to bend it before merging two different pictures onto the same piece of card. As you can see from the pictures below, this gives the illusion of two different pictures, depending on whether you are looking from the right or left hand side. This was a really tricky and fiddly project but the children persevered and their results are amazing!
As we near the end of our unit on the Romans in History, we have been exploring the different gods and goddesses they believed in before Constantine's dream.
In Science, we have been investigating which substances are difficult to define as either a Solid, Liquid or Gas and how certain elements of their properties can be manipulated. Hence why many of your children came home on Monday and told you that it may not be possible to walk on water, but it is possible to walk on custard!
Another brilliant week in Year 4, finished with a lovely PE session in the sunshine (with some showers).
We had a busy but fantastic week in Year 4; involving lots of outdoor sporting activities with OCRA & Saints and we were also fortunate enough to have a visit from some furry friends!
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