21 Nov 2014

Year 4 Week 47 2014

The fascinating science of liquids 
In Literacy this week, we have begun to look at writing our own set of instructions for, ‘How to trap a dragon’.  The children have applied what they have learnt so far about instruction writing to their own versions.

In Maths, Mrs Scannell’s group been looking at measurement.  The children have estimated measure the capacity of different containers, measuring to the nearest 50ml or 100ml.  They have also measured length in cm and mm.  

Fire starting
Mrs Pond-Barrett’s group have begun to understand place value in decimals and have matched tenths and 1-place decimal numbers. The children have ordered and placed decimals and tenths on a number line and have also started divide a 2-digit number by 10 to get a decimal number.

Has it gone out?  
In Topic, the children have begun to think about why the Romans invaded Britain and taken part in some ‘training’ for the Roman army and how to be a well-disciplined Roman legionary!

In Art with Mr Fidler, the children have completed their work on Roman mosaics and have produced some pleasing pieces. 

In Music, we have started to learn some songs for our Christmas production.  The children have really impressed us with how quickly they have learnt some tricky pieces of music.

Homework – Please see homework folders.

  • Maths – Please continue working on recalling times table facts with corresponding division facts.
  • Mrs Pond-Barrett’s group – The children have a decimal and fractions activity to complete.
  • Mrs Scannell’s group – The children have an activity related to the capacity work that have covered this week.
  • Spellings – A new set of spelling  words will be sent home on Monday.
  • Reading – Please remember to continue to listen to your child read at least 5 times a week and record this in their journals.  

Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend! We look forward to seeing you all at our Parent-Teacher meetings next week!

Mrs Pond-Barrett and Mrs Scannell