Autumn 1 - Week 3
This week in Panda and Koala class some fantastic learning has taken place. We’ve furthered our knowledge of place value to 10,000 and have even begun to look at comparing numbers to one another and explaining which one is greater and why.
In English this week we began our new unit looking at the short Disney film “Feast”. As the week has progressed we’ve looked at literary devices such as noun phrases as well as word classes like prepositions and how these can take our writing to a whole new level.
Finally, in art this week we studied the artwork of Paul Cezanne, a 19th century post-impressionist painter. We focused on the techniques and ways he applied paint and used this is our own work to decorate the outline of a Roman pot to link this to our history topic.
We hope you have a fun filled weekend,
The Year 4 Team.
Autumn 1 - Week 2
This week Koala and Panda class have had a busy week. Children were very excited to start their Ukulele lessons. We are very fortunate to have an external music teacher to come in and teach us. The Ukulele lessons will take place every week for the next ten weeks.
During our Maths Lessons we continued with our place value topic. However, this week we developed our partitioning and looked at how to flexibly partition numbers. We also learnt what 1,10,100,1000 more or less than a number is children used manipulatives such as base ten and place value counters to support their learning.
In English we continued with Big Bird, children have created their own persuasive letter to Little Birds, persuading them to stop bullying Big Bird. Children have produced some amazing letters and we are thoroughly impressed with their writing and presentation in their Writing books.
In History this week we focused on a variety of Roman Emperors (Julius Ceasar, Nero, Claudius, Caligula, and Hadrian) children have learnt some interesting facts about these Roman Empires and have discussed whether they made an impact on life today.
Have a lovely weekend
The Year 4 Team.
Autumn 1 - Week 1
We have had a fantastic first week in Panda and Koala class with some fabulous learning taking place.
In maths we started looking at our place value topic recapping on numbers in the thousands. The children have used multiple representations of numbers such as base 10 and place value counters whilst partitioning numbers using part-part-whole models. Finally they have interpreted number lines with different interval values.
For our first week of English learning as a school we have been looking at the Pixar short film “For the Birds”. We have explored ideas around thoughts, feelings and motives of the characters using drama as well as linking this to the long lasting effects of bullying. The children have also looked at writing a dialogue and how to punctuate speech.
Finally we introduced our big question “What did the Romans do for us?”, finding out the things we already knew as a year group as well as talking about what we might like to learn. We then began to understand how the Roman Empire started, who started it and where it began.
We hope you have a restful weekend.
The Year 4 Team