13 Mar 2015

Year 4 Week 11 2015

Making our faces funny for money
Thank you for the effort that the children made for our non-uniform day yesterday in order to raise money for Red Nose Day. The children certainly enjoyed making their faces funny for money and the gallery of funny faces in the main corridor at school certainly raises a smile!

In Literacy this week, the children have compared a range of settings and investigated how settings are built up from small details. They explored giving the right ‘name’ to a setting to help bring the setting alive, along with precise places within their chosen setting to help the reader ‘get a feel’ for the setting. We looked at using our senses to help describe what we would notice if we were at our chosen setting and thought about how the time of day and weather can affect the mood or atmosphere of a setting.

Finding remainders with division
In Maths, we have been learning how to divide 2-digit and 3-digit numbers using mental strategies and have used our knowledge of multiplication facts to help us. ‘Chunky Chimp’ has helped us to divide by ‘chunking’. The 'chunking' method uses repeated subtraction to find answers to division problems that use larger numbers.

The children have continued to work on their own simple animation projects using ‘Scratch’ in our Computing session and the children are looking forward to sharing their completed projects with each other soon.

We have continued to find out about the ancient Maya Civilisation during our Topic session. The children have listened to the Maya creation story and have found out when the Maya civilisation came into being and have arranged events from Ancient Maya in chronological order.

Homework
Maths – Children in groups 1,2 and 3 have some division calculations to complete using the methods and jottings taught in class during the week. Children in group 4 have a division with remainders activity to complete. Maths homework needs to be completed and returned to school no later than Thursday 19th March.

Reading – Please continue to listen to your child read at least 5 times a week and record any reading that they do in their journals.
Spellings – Children will bring home a new list of spelling words to learn on Monday.

Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Pond-Barrett and Mrs Scannell
Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Porter