24 Apr 2015

Year 4 Week 16 2015

This week in Literacy, we have begun our unit of work about non-chronological reports.  The children completed an assessed ‘cold write’ where they showed me ‘what they know’ about writing an information leaflet. They created a leaflet that gave information to a new starter to Bielefeld School.

Calculating intervals of time
Calculating intervals of time
In Maths, we have been telling the time. Some children have been telling the time on a 24-hour clock, using am and pm correctly, converting pm times to 24-hour clock and calculating intervals of time. Some children have been revising o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and have moved on to telling the time at 5-minute intervals on analogue and digital clocks.  

Terrible Tudors! – This week we began our new topic unit about the Tudors. The session focussed on looking at periods of time in British history and the children put these periods of time into chronological order starting with the stone age in 15,000BC! We also looked at key events that happened during the time of the Tudors and ordered these chronologically.
Mr Fidler is linking his Art sessions with our topic, and this week the children were sketching their own Tudor roses.  

In RE, the children have been introduced to the unit, ‘What do some people believe about God’. A thought-provoking session where the children thought of and asked their own puzzling and mysterious questions that they’d like to know about life, including questions about God.

In Music, we continued to learn a piece of music titled ‘Pachelbel’s Canon’. The children worked incredibly hard during the session to learn and practice the bass line and the tunes.  

Homework
Music – Daily guitar practice for 10-15 minutes – (The children can team up with their friends that live nearby to do this and take on different parts of the music!)
Maths – The children have some time activities to complete.
Please ensure that this is completed and returned to school no later than Thursday 30th April. 
Reading – Please continue to listen to your child read at least 5 times a week and either your children or the parents record any reading that they do in their journals.
Spellings - Your child will bring home a new set of spelling words to learn on Monday. - Please ensure that your child returns their yellow spelling folder on a Friday.

Thank you for your continued support. 
Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Pond-Barrett
Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Porter