Our class is called Cardinals. Cardinals are taught by Miss Islam (class teacher) and supported by Miss Ellis and Miss Gimmi (teaching assistant).
Tuesday 10th October- Cardinals' Sharing Assembly
Monday 23rd October-Friday 27th October- Half Term
Monday 6th November and Wednesday 8th November- Parents Evening
Week commencing: 2nd October 2017
This week we have been very busy practising our sharing assembly- please remember to come and watch us on Tuesday 10th October at 3pm!
In Science, we have enjoyed researching minibeasts using the iPads and laptops as well as creating our own 3d food chains.
In History and D&T we finished creating our very detailed Anglo-Saxon houses.
We have also worked extremely hard and managed to complete our Greek myths in Literacy and have loved using formal written methods for addition and subtraction in Maths.
Enjoy browsing through the pictures which show this week's learning in action!
Week commencing: 25th September 2017
This week in Maths, we explored negative numbers and Roman numerals. We developed our problem solving skills by cracking a code written entirely in Roman numerals!
In Literacy, we have been looking at how to make our writing more descriptive and worked in small groups to analyse a range of settings. We have also been very busy planning our own Greek myths based on Perseus and the Gorgon's Head.
We had a fantastic time baking scones for MacMillan and absolutely loved our coffee morning! Thank you to all the parents and adults who came along- it was lovely to have you in the classroom with us.
Week commencing: 18th September 2017
We are midway through Autumn Term and this week has been filled with more great learning. In Literacy, as part of our Greek myths unit, we have enjoyed creating wanted posters to capture the gruesome and deadly beast Medusa! To make our posters as informative as possible, we included powerful adjectives, verbs, adverbs, similes and interesting sentence starters. Have a read of the terrifying descriptions of Medusa below!
In Science, we ventured around the school grounds as part of our exciting minibeast hunt! We worked in small groups to observe the nature around us and recorded our observations carefully onto grids. In our next lesson, we will be creating fact files about these organisms and be thinking about the various way these minbeasts can be grouped.
Cardinals loved visiting the school's amazing library this week and had fun choosing fiction and non-fiction books to take home to read. Our library day is always on a Friday so please ensure your child has their library book in their bag on this day!
The class worked extremely hard to develop their painting skills in their first art lesson with Mrs Harvey this week too. They sketched their faces first and then rose to the challenge of using watercolours to add extra detail.
Week commencing: 11th September 2017
The second week of school has flown by and the children have thoroughly enjoyed developing their coding skills in computing. Cardinals are working hard to produce a fun, educational maths or literacy game using the program Scratch and their knowledge of algorithms.
The children have also loved using the laptops this week to reinforce their rounding skills in maths.
In topic, we have continued to learn all about the Anglo-Saxons and focused in particular on Saxon housing. We wrote descriptive diary entries imagining that we had travelled back in time and tried hard to describe what the fierce warrior farmers lived in. Next week, we will go onto designing our own Anglo-Saxon village. Look out for more pictures soon!
Week commencing: 4th September 2017
Cardinals have made an absolutely brilliant start to Year 4! In literacy, we have been focusing on a Greek myth called Pandora's Box and the class had great fun acting out the story to show their understanding of it.
In maths, we have explored place value and number and have spent the week ordering, partitioning and comparing numbers up to and beyond 1000.
Our first science lesson included learning about the characteristics of living things and we launched into our new history topic by creating our own Anglo- Saxon passports. The children have worked extremely hard and have had a great first week!
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