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9th June 2017

English

The children completed reading and writing assessments as part of assessment week. Following these, their grammar focus this week was on prefixes and how they change the meaning of a word. The children then began their new two week topic on discussion texts. They completed a Diamond Nine activity to learn about the features of this text type and they found examples of these features in different discussion texts. Finally, the children learnt how to use connectives effectively when writing a counter argument. 

Maths

This week in Maths, the children have worked hard to complete their assessments. As well as this, they have been carrying out a number of Maths investigations and working with a friend or team to complete these. The children were given a range of different time durations, such as ‘the length of time it takes to tidy my room’ and ‘the length of time since the Stone Age’ which they had to put in order with their table groups. This sparked some great discussions and debates.

Project Work

This week for Project Work, the children have been introduced to their new topic ‘Land, Sea and Sky’ through enquiry. We visited the school pond and sensory garden to make observations about the terrestrial plants and aquatic life. After that, the children were given pictures and text to match up to find out what they already know about this topic. Following this, the children came up with arguments for the question; ‘Without plants would there be animal?’

Mandarin

This week, the students learnt a new topic on hobbies. They were introduced to a wide range of hobbies namely, playing the piano, singing, dancing, listening to music, drawing, playing computer games, reading and watching TV/movies. The children participated in various Kagan activities to enhance their listening and speaking confidence. Finally, they were busily involved in several carousel rotation activities in order to heighten their word recognition and character writing skills in relation to expressing what their favourite hobby is. Please refer to the link for the flashcards containing vocabulary words. https://quizlet.com/_3irwqh

Computing

In this Scratch coding project, pupils have been learning how to combine code blocks to create a simple animation using forever and repeat loops.

Physical Education

During dodgeball, pupils have been working on initial gameplay. They have also looked at how movement around the court can increase defensive skills.

In swimming this week the pupils have been preparing for the upcoming swimming Gala. 

Music

This week. Year 4 students played a theatre sports game called Human Machine to understand the musical idea of 'one part verses many'. Students then listened to and discussed the interaction between solo playing and accompaniment in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.

Homework

All homework is to be completed in the Homework Journal.

English:

  • Research the wetlands: Please find more information in your homework book.
  • 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:
    1. Choose one of the times tables songs to learn or revise from our list of resources. Then choose one of the times tables practical activities to complete in your homework journal.
    2. If you are confident at and know all of your times tables, make a video of how to learn ONE of the following; 3, 4 or 6 timetables. 

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