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15th September 2017

  • Year 4 Weekly Roundup
English

This week in English, the children have been identifying the features of a newspaper article, which is our new topic of writing for the Iron Man. They then went on to create questions they could ask witnesses, and role played their responses enthusiastically. In our grammar lesson, the children practised using inverted commas; punctuating given quotes as a rehearsal for their own article next week.

Maths

In Maths this week, the children have been learning about multiplication and division.  Specifically, they have been learning the 6 and 9 times table facts, including the associated division facts. Children who have already learnt these tables have been exploring divisibility rules for 6 and 9, as well as establishing how to use these facts to solve much larger calculations.

Project Work

In Project Work this week, the children in Year 4 have worked in teams to plan a miniature room with a working light component. They labelled all the components of their room and listed the resources that they would need to create it. Following this, the children worked together to produce their miniature room. Finally, they planned and practised their presentations in preparation for their Exit Point next week. The children are very excited to be able to share their learning with you all next week.

Mandarin

This week, students continued to learn more words about the colours. They focused on different level of adverbs to give descriptions in detail to construct fluent sentence. Students were asked to challenge themselves by translating English sentences into Chinese with the words and sentence structure taught. On-line games were carried out to consolidate their learning as well as to enhance their writing skills.

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Computing

The children in Year 4 have continued with Lightbot this week and have been learning about procedures.  A procedure is a function where we can store many blocks of code that can be recalled when we need them.  This makes coding easier and more efficient so that the children are not repeating large blocks of code again and again.

Physical Education

This week in cross country, the children have been looking at their hill sprint. Focusing on the difference in technique between running up hill, downhill and on a flat track, pupils have been working extremely hard, choosing the level of the hill in which they want to attempt. Year 4 are showing enthusiasm and competiveness during our cross country block and we are looking forward to seeing an improvement in times.

In swimming, the children have been working on their breaststroke technique to improve time. They have been focusing specifically on a two-handed finish

Music

This week, Year 4 students continued their study of 'Ambush From Ten Sides' but with a new focus on music notation. Students considered how they might interpret notation for the Chinese pipa and even created their own music notes.

Homework

All homework is to be completed in the Homework Journal.

English:

  • Reading Comprehension: Please DO NOT write on the sheet. Answers go in the book. Spend 20-30minutes on this.
  • Spelling: Choose one of the activities in your spelling journal. Complete this activity in your Homework Journal.
  • Reading: please record daily reading in Student Planners. Children should be reading for 15 minutes each day. 

Maths:

  • Sheet in book / MyiMaths
  • Tables: Learn / revise your 6 and 9 times tables.

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