15 May 2015

Year 4 Week 19 2015

We have been finding about what it was like to go to school during Tudor times in our topic session this week. The children made comparisons between schools in the 1500s and schools today. The girls were quite happy to know that girls stayed at home learning how to run a household. The boys weren't so happy to find out that the teachers were very strict and Friday’s were punishment day where pupils used to get 50 strokes of the birch for everything they did wrong! The children found out that because paper was very expensive, there were very few books, so pupil used ‘hornbooks’ instead, which we made similar versions of in class.
Year 4 will be having a Tudor Day on Wednesday 10th June!!! The children are very excited and have already been talking about what costumes they will have!

In Literacy, the children have been writing their own sections for a non-chronological report.  They thought carefully of an appropriate title for their section, then added subheadings for each paragraph they wrote.  The children worked hard to write detailed sentences, keeping them short and to the point, that included subject specific vocabulary.

Racing to make numbers with 2-decimal places
In Maths this week, the children have been reading, writing and comparing decimal numbers that have 1 and 2 decimal places.  They have added to a 1-place decimal to get to the next whole number and have been understanding that decimals represent tenths and hundredths (parts) of whole numbers.
Our group 4 children have been ordering and comparing 3-digit numbers and finding numbers between 3-digit numbers.  They have also worked hard to subtract 3-digit numbers by counting up from the smaller number to the larger number.
Racing to make numbers with 2-decimal places

Maths – The children have been allocated a game on www.activelearnprimary.co.uk to complete called ‘Termite Tumble’. The children need to locate and place 1-place decimals on a number line. Please ensure that your child has played completed all 3 levels by Thursday 21st May.
Group 4 children have some subtraction calculations to complete using the counting up method. Please ensure that your child has completed their homework and returned it to school no later than Thursday 21st May.
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 wonderful weekend!
Mrs Pond-Barrett
Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Porter