Well, I can't start this blog without saying how incredibly proud I am with all of the children for some superb multiplication check results... well done! Everybody should feel pleased with their results and proud of the hard work they put in. We had a little celebration of results and Mr Foreman came to congratulate everyone too. A huge pat on the back is well deserved.
In other news, we've continued with our play rehearsals. Today we had a rehearsal in costume and it was the best yet. We're all very excited for the performances next week! As well as plenty of play practise, we've continued learning about shape in Maths. Quadrilaterals, polygons and lines of symmetry have been the highlights this week. We've been publishing writing in English and have had some really artistic double page spreads designed and created. We covered our RSE content in Life Skills and the children were very mature and sensible in discussions during the lesson.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the summer fayre!
Another week has flown by and we're now in the middle part of this term with lots of exciting things coming up. Next week is our assessment week so the children will be sitting a reading paper and two maths papers. Once these are done, we have move up morning on Thursday and sports day on Friday to look forward to.
This week, in English, the children researched their own famous places in Chile including Easter Island, the Marble Caves and the Atacama Desert. They found out facts about these places and turned them into short paragraphs ready to include in their final double page spread. In Maths, we started a unit of work on shape. We learnt about acute, right and obtuse angles, along with the different types of triangles and their properties. Play rehearsals are coming along well and we are seeing so much improvement now. It's going to be great! Please could costumes be sent into school in a named carrier bag next week.
Yesterday, the children took part in 'Quad kids' run by OCRA. They loved this and it was a great way to spend a Thursday morning! Have a look at the photos below. Today was rainbow day and everyone looked so colourful demonstrating how great it is that we are all different.
It's been a very busy week here. We've been full swing into rehearsal for the upcoming KS2 performance of Cinderella and Rockerfella! We're learning lots of songs and dances, and getting used to listening for cues and when to go on stage and off stage again. It's looking great.
In English, we went for our own 'walk around London' (see the photos) and made comments at each location. We then used these comments to practise writing speech and punctuating it with inverted commas. We also learnt about the present perfect tense and when to use it. In Maths, we've finished learning about time. Last week's focus was on analogue clocks, but this week we learnt to read digital time in both the 12 and 24 hour format. We had an interesting science lesson learning about the skeleton and bones. In geography, we looked at how the use of natural resources has changed over time and we also did some atlas work. We located Chile and discovered the shape of the country (did you know it's over 4,000 miles long but only around 60 miles wide?) We learnt about the natural resources that Chile has, including the copper mining industry.
Next week will be another busy one as we have class photographs on Tuesday, Quad kids on Thursday and rainbow day on Friday. We'll be continuing with plenty of play practise for most of the week, but will also be planning our own version of 'A Walk in London' as well as starting a new unit of Maths learning about 2D shapes and angles.
Have a great weekend.
It's good to be back after half term and what's more, be making the most of the sunshine! This week in Ash Class, we have worked in Maths learning how to tell the time. Why not practise this over the weekend? In English, we started a new text called 'A Walk in London'. The children were able to transform this into some instructions for their own walk in London, pointing out all of the best sights to see. Science involved learning about organs of the human body including their functions. We have started a unit on natural resources in Geography and had some interesting discussions about which natural resources created the objects we use everyday.
We have also started practising for the KS2 play 'Cinderella Rockerfella'. The songs are coming along nicely and the children are aware of their roles and what's involved. Next week, we will learn some dances and spend time practising when different children need to be on stage.
Next week, we have our Year 4 multiplication checks. I'm so proud of how hard the children have worked for this and I know they will all try their best. Let's have a weekend of lots of practise to make sure they feel as confident as possible!
See you next week,
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