This week we are looking at multiples before moving on to factors and prime numbers. In English we have started to learn ‘The Highwayman.’ Please encourage your child to try to learn this poem, as we will perform this play at Beaulieu in December. In our science work we are looking at electricity. Next week we are looking at the effect of batteries on bulbs/motors/buzzers. If your child has a working battery, I ask they bring it in. It would be good to test a fair range.
Thursday 18th October 3.15-3.45
Egyptian Museum – The children and I would like to invite you to come into the classroom on Thursday for a walk around our Egyptian Museum. So pick your children up as normal. Once all children are picked up, I will then invite you back in to come and look at some of our learning.
This week, we are learning eight words from the Year 5/6 word list which we chose in class. These will be tested in a dictation on Monday 15th October:
Well done to our pupil of the week who was chosen for his resilience with his handwriting! What a difference in just a couple of weeks.
This week in maths we have been leaning about adding and renaming. I have been very impressed with how much they have learnt. Lots of confident children.
In writing we have started to look at our next focus text Instructions: How to mummify a pharaoh. The children loved acting out the instructions.
In art we have continued working on our canopic jars. We looked at hieroglyphic writing that would normally be found on the jars and had a go at copying the writing.
In PE we looked at over arm throwing.
In RE we have been continuing to learn about the 4 different Gospels and how they are similar and how they are different.
The children have been working really well together this week. Our gem Jar is is nearly half way full. Keep up the good work.
Thank you for you comments in the home learning books, they are very helpful.
Have a nice weekend,
Every Monday, Class 5 will begin the week with a spelling workshop and the ‘rule’ of the week. This week, we are learning the ough rule. Children need to learn the spellings below, ready for their dictation next Monday:
Week beginning: 3/9/18
Firstly, congratulations to Ella our pupil of the week. Ella has been a super star this week, showing our core values, love and respect and our learning value collaboration. She has been very supportive helping her peers settle into their new (old) class.
In English this week, we have introduced the children to our first focus book: Jack and the Bean Stalk. This book was chosen because it is a finding story. This week we created picture maps to help us retell the story. See if your child can use the picture map below to retell you the story.
In Maths we have been learning about place value with numbers above 1000. The children have done really well so far.
We have already got a little bit arty, trying to create a core value display for our classroom. What stories from the bible do you think these pictures might link to?
In PE we have been learning how to chest pass a ball over a longer distance and we had our very first session with Mr Major.
In RE we discuss stories in the bible and what the meaning of the stories are linking to Jesus.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
Home learning this week: To back your home learning books. Also I have attached Year 4 spellings and timetables for the half term. Please refer to these each week.