Parents evening: 12th and 14th November
Year 4 sharing assembly: 10th February 9am.
We have PE on Mondays.
We have swimming on Fridays.
Topic- we made our own Viking long houses using straw, wood and sponge. We included people and animals, in Viking times their animals lived in their houses.
English- we started our topic of riddles and analysed the riddles in The Hobbit by J.R.Tolkien to identify the features which are commonly found in riddles. We then planned and wrote our own riddles.
Maths- we had to choose which of the four operations was needed to solve word problems.
PE-we finished our topic of hockey with a match. Our main focus was getting into space to avoid the opposition and help our team to pass accurately and ultimately score.
RE- we worked in small groups and used the iPads to research Hindu deities.
English- we started our new topic of instructions. We used our partners instructions to make their perfect jam sandwich and then evaluated how their instructions could be improved.
Maths- we focused on multiplication and division this week and used the inverse operation to change the operation in number sentences.
Science- this week in Science, Cardinals had a very exciting visitor, Dr Angela from the Hertfordshire Amphibian and Reptile Group. She bought her pet Apricot snake to show us which is native to Peru and we all had a stroke. We all found an animal on a scavenger hunt around the classroom and made a food web to show the 'Cycle of Life.' We also made 'adder crowns' using potatoes and leaves to display the texture of snake skin.
Music- this week in Music we focused on 5 notes (C, B, D, E, F) and using xylophones and glockenspiels we rehearsed a variety of patterns involving these notes.
Science- we went on an invertebrate hunt around the forest school area. We found slugs, snails, spiders and woodlice. We looked closely at the invertebrate's appearance using magnifying glasses and classified the invertebrate type.
Music- we used xylophones and the piano to construct and identified one bar melodies using written music notation.
English- we continued our work on Mythical Tales, reading the Tale of Beowulf, which showed Mythical creatures from a different perspective. We made predictions on what the creature looked like from the text.
Maths- we introduced the term of 'regrouping' to allow us to re-balance calculations and make them easier for us to solve.
Science- we used a Carroll Diagram to classify living things.
Computing- we started Computing by re-visiting E-Safety and reminding the children how they can stay safe online, using SMART. We also started our new topic called 'Educational Games' where we collated a list of what algorithms are commonly used for and features which make educational games effective.
English- we started our new topic based on Mythical Tales.
We read the books 'Can you catch a Mermaid?' and 'The Seal Children.' We also used story-mapping as a technique to write the introduction of the text in picture form.
Maths- our weekly objective was Place Value and using different mediums to represent 4-digit numbers.
Science- the topic of living things very much excited Year 4 and we started the topic off by deconstructing a lily.
Topic- Mrs Walters introduced us to the Vikings and we took an aeroplane to Norway to investigate what it was like to live as a Viking.
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