8 May 2015

Year 4 Week 18 2015

In Maths this week the children have been looking at place value of either 3-digit, 4-digit or 5-digit numbers. The children have been reading, writing and comparing these numbers, placing them on a number line and then generating numbers between two given numbers.
Some children then used their knowledge of place value of 3-digit numbers to begin to add 3-digit numbers using expanded column addition, while some children have also been reading, using and comparing negative numbers in the context of temperature.

Group research for their non-chronological report
Our Literacy work this week has been continuing with our unit on non-chronological reports. The children have used their knowledge of the structure and language features of this genre of writing to begin to write our own non-chronological report in the form of an information guide.

In Topic this week, we have shared our Henry VIII fact-files that we completed for homework last week and have found out about life in the Tudor Court under King Henry VIII’s reign and the rules that those in his court should abide by.

Mr Fidler’s Art session has further enhanced our Topic work.  This week the children drew their own nets to make miniature Tudor houses ready to be collaged with detail next week.
STOP PRESS! – Year 4 will be having a Tudor Day on Wednesday 10th June!!!  The children should come to school dressed as a Tudor on this day ready to experience what life was a like as Tudor and take part in a variety of Tudor themed activities!

Maths – The children have been allocated a game on www.activelearnprimary.co.uk to complete called ‘Bug Zapper’.   They need to add multiples of 1000, 100, 10 and 1.
Please ensure that your child has played completed all 3 levels by Thursday 14th May.
Please also encourage your children to complete ALL outstanding games that have not yet been completed.
Reading – Please continue to listen to your child read at least 5 times a week.  Please make sure any reading that is completed is recorded in the journal.
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.
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!)

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