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4th May 2018

  • Year 4 Weekly Roundup
English

 

This week, the children have read, discussed and sorted a variety of different poems. Throughout the next week they are going to use these poems as models and inspiration for writing their own poetry. The children have looked at the features of an ‘image’ poem, focussing on metaphors and descriptive language. They have written their own image poems describing an adverb.

Maths

 

The children have been learning about coordinates in Maths this week. They have learned how to use coordinates to describe the position of a point on a grid In the first quadrant and to plot specified points and join them to make 2D shapes.

Project Work

 

During this short week, the Year 4s learnt about where their clothes come from. They were shown how sweatshops and poor working conditions affect workers’ lives. As an exit point for the fashion topic, the children reflected upon their learning over the term and self-assessed their progress.

Mandarin

 

This week, the children started to revise the topic of school subjects. They revised 9 words focusing on the pronunciation, character recognition and character writing practice about the subjects through Kagan activities. For home support, please use the link:https://quizlet.com/_3ewktt

Computing

 

Children have been using 'setpos' and 'setxy' to draw a rectangle from the coordinates activity sheet. This allows them to move the turtle to different positions on the screen to draw shapes. A Home Learning Task is attached with this weeks weekly round up email called Writing Procedures.

Physical Education

 

This week in PE, the children have been focusing on gameplay. They have been breaking down the rules and regulations for each sport to gain a better understanding. They children have also looked at attacking/ defending, fielding/batting techniques when appropriate.

During swimming, they have been looking at fitness in the water. We have been setting programmes which are ability specific for the children to complete.

 

Music

 

This week, Year 4 students listened to several excerpts from György Ligeti's 'Six Bagatelles' and discussed the tone colour of different woodwind instruments mixing their sounds together. For comparison, students looked at the same idea of mixing in art, using Kandinsky's 'Yellow-Red-Blue' as a prime example.

Homework

 

All homework is to be completed in the Homework Journal.

English:

●  Writing: to create an epigram / quote poster. Children to find an epigram or a quote that is meaningful to them and create a poster. On the back of the poster the children need to write 2 or 3 sentences about why they have chosen the quote, why it has a connection to them and how they can relate it to their life.

SpellingChoose one of the activities in your spelling journal. Complete these activities in your Homework Journal.

●  Reading: please record daily reading in Student Planners. Childrenshould be reading for 15 minutes each day.

Maths:

●  .Coordinates onMyiMaths/worksheet 

●      Tables: please continue to learn all times tables.

Project Work - Half Term Project

This term, the Project Work ‘Fashion’ theme is focusing on history and change.  For your half term project, you should create a timeline of the change and development of a chosen topic or item.

For example: how hairstyles have evolved over the century; how football boots have developed; how TVs have progressed; etc. Short captions detailing the developments will add insight to the changes.

This project is due in on Wednesday 9th May. That week, each child will have the opportunity to present their project to the class. Your timeline could be handwritten on a poster, can be typed on the computer or can be shown using a PowerPoint.