We've had a great start to this term here in Ash Class. The children have all been really engaged with their learning and have put some great effort in. We're having a focus on handwriting this week so well done to the children who consistently used their neatest handwriting and earnt themselves a smelly sticker! I will choose more handwriting stars every day next week...
English has been lots of fun this week as we've been writing cinquain poems. These are poems with 5 lines and a set pattern of syllables. As a class, we wrote a cinquain poem together yesterday:
Prowling, pouncing, stalking
Hiding in the rainforest trees
Next week, once everyone has written their own cinquains, we will compile these into our very own poetry book. Watch this space!
In Maths, we've finished off our unit on Length and Perimeter and have started a new unit on Fractions. To introduce this topic, we had an investigation lesson today. The challenge was to find as many possible ways of making one half from a piece of A4 paper. There were some great ideas and reasoning skills used during this lesson.
We have also started new topics in our other areas of learning too. In science, we are learning all about Space! We explored what solar and lunar eclipses are and look forward to finding out more about the universe and planets in future lessons. We finished our history topic about the Anglo-Saxons this week and the children wrote an essay entitled 'How did the Anglo-Saxons change Britain?' I was very impressed with these! This term, we are focusing on geography, learning all about migration and why people move from place to place.
It's also been a very sporty week this week with our two PE lessons plus a Futsal tournament at school organised by OCRA. There was great some sportsmanship on show and fab effort by all.
Next week, on Monday straight after school, I am holding an information session about the Year 4 Multiplication Check. Please do come along and find out how this statutory check works and what you can do at home to support your children. Just a reminder that children need to be practising their times tables daily, as well as reading daily and practising spellings.
That's it from me this week so have a lovely weekend.
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