We have been learning to tell the time using quarter of an hour intervals and then five minute intervals.
We have been reading detectives looking for answers in the text. We have also been learning the lines for our Christmas production.
This week in maths we have been learning how to draw and interpret pictograms. Our homework this week is to gather data by asking our family and friends to choose which is their favourite Christmas carol and then using this data to create our own pictogram.
In English we have been finding out all about reindeer and then using our notes to create an informative leaflet.
We have also welcomed Mrs V Hughes to Y3DH and have been enjoying getting to know one another.
In the run up to Christmas Year 4 have been very excited to work on their Enterprise Project to raise money for the St George Foundation to support the children in Sierra Leone. To this end they have researched information and written a fact file all about Sierra Leone. They have also used their powers of persuasion to write advertisements for the products that they have been busily making.
The children have been reviewing and extending their knowledge and understanding of geometric shapes with particular emphasis on naming 2D shapes and identifying their properties and angles.
In maths, we have moved on to statistics. We have interpreted line graphs and looked at the story they tell. We are beginning to draw graphs from data and will shortly be looking at timetables using 24 hour clock notation.
In English, we have used our research to write as a Celtic spy, informing Boudicca about the Roman army’s strengths and giving advice to facilitate improvements in the Celtic army.
It was lovely to see so many parents at our open afternoon. Thank you for coming in to celebrate the children’s work and for contributing some wonderful ideas for the children to use in their Roman estate agent’s brochures.
We are looking forward to our Christmas party on Friday! Please could children in 5D bring a small amount of savoury food to school, and those in 5S bring some sweet food.
In English, we have been researching the Roman army and the lives of Roman soldiers to enable us to write as a Celtic spy, informing and advising Boudicca about battle strategies, weapons, armour and more!
In maths, we have been developing our knowledge and understanding of fractions. We have added and subtracted fractions, and converted mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa.
Through our theme of light and remembering we have learnt about the
Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The children have gathered facts from information
texts and learnt about customs and symbols.
In Maths we have looked closely at coins, noting their similarities and differences and used this
to make repeating patterns.
the past two weeks we have been working on writing a newspaper article. We studied the features of a newspaper first and produced our own success criteria. We then wrote from the perspective of a reporter in1912 following the news of the Titanic disaster.
We have been learning about time. Our knowledge of o’clock, half past the hour and quarter to/ past was revised. We then moved on to understanding units of time with increasing accuracy. We looked at worded problems about time following that.
Finally, thank you to everyone that helped make the open afternoon a success. The ‘Titanic Rooms’ have now been joined together for a display. Please feel free to come and have a look at your work!
We finished our poetry fortnight with some beautiful poems based on The Magic Box by Kit Wright. The children used descriptive vocabulary to describe toys to put in their own Magic Toy box.
We have also been learning about apostrophe’s for possession. We looked at where and how they are used. We also challenged ourselves to use expanded noun phrases and the conjunction ‘that’ e.g. I played with Tom’s red, shiny train that travelled quickly on the track.
We introduced multiplication using Numicon. The children looked for patterns in their calculations. We finished this unit by applying their new knowledge and skills to solving word problems involving multiplication e.g. The baker carried two trays. In each tray were 5 loaves of bread. How many altogether? 2 x 5 = 10
This week the children have written a sequel to The Iron Man. They have developed their story writing skills including practising purposeful speech, linking ideas using conjunctions and starting sentences in different ways.
What a wonderful TIME we’ve had this week! The children have worked hard converting analogue, digital 12 and 24 hour clock times. Keep practising!
In English we have been exploring Tuesday by David Wiesner. We started by writing dialogue for the opening section, giving each of our toads a different personality. We then wrote recounts from a toad’s perspective, focusing on making our writing exciting and engaging.
In maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers. We then moved on to calculating angles on straight lines, around a point, in triangles and in quadrilaterals.
Our open afternoon will be held on Tuesday at 3pm. We will be sharing our Greek projects and progress with our hand puppets so far.