22 May 2015

Year 4 Week 20 2015

Wowee! – Another half term completed and only one to go.  This school year seems to have flown by!

In Literacy this week, the children have completed their unit of work about non-chronological reports and have written and created their own historical reports about the Tudors. Sections of detailed information were carefully written and grouped into paragraphs with subheadings.

The children have continued their work on decimals in Maths. The children have been reading, writing and comparing decimal numbers to 2 places and placing 1-place and 2-place decimals on a number line. They have also been rounding 1-place and 2-place decimals to the nearest whole number. Group 4 children have continued to develop their ability to solve subtractions 3-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers using counting up. To complete the week, the children have worked hard revising and completing assessments.

Writing with a handmade feather quill pen in a Tudor Style!
Enjoying playing some Tudor games in the sunshine
We continued to find out about how different Tudor schools were to schools today during our Topic session with the children making their own feather quill pens. This proved very popular with the children asking to do all their writing using a quill pen!! We also enjoyed spending time outside playing some Tudor games.

In Art/DT, we have embarked on our BIG project; designing and making our own model Tudor houses! The children worked incredibly carefully measuring, then sawing lengths of wood to construct the wooden frames.

Perfectly timed partner work in Gymnastics
Maths – The children have been allocated a selection of games on www.activelearnprimary.co.uk to play and enjoy if/when they get a spare few minutes during their half-term break.
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 please! - especially the top line of ‘difficult tune 1’.

Thank you for your continued support. 
Hope you and the children have a great half-term!
Mrs Pond-Barrett
Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Porter