Benjamin Franklin

Friday 13th October

We have had a busy week

In maths this week we have been learning how to use column multiplication and we are beginning to feel confident in this method. Also we have revised our grid method for multiplication and today we looked at fractions of amounts.

In English, we have been looking at poetry and our focus has been looking at poetry by Christina Rossetti.  We have begun to write our own poems using emotive language.

In Science, we have been conducting an experiment to find out which liquid does the most damage to our teeth. Our Talk Homework is to discuss this experiment and what you predict, explaining what this will show us.

In computing we discussed how it was important not to reply to messages sent either by email or text from people we did not know.

Today we have been comparing and drawing Celtic and Roman solidiers.

Have a nice restful weekend

Friday 6th October

Wow! Another week has flown by in year 4.

In maths, we have been focusing on our times tables. We have been thinking about multiples and factors and we were having fun with factor bugs to help us understand better. Ask us what’s special about the square bugs with an odd number of legs or even the Prime Minister bug!

In English, we have been having fun with homophones! We understand how important it is to use the correct one. If you don’t, you could end up with some really odd sentences, like, ‘the pear of bares went threw the would.’ We have been looking closely at sentences like this one and using what we know to correct them.

Our afternoons have been busy too. We have been looking at animal skulls in Science – ask us why! In topic, we have been learning about the Roman Army and then practising our sketching skills.

Next week we will be learning about poetry in English. For talk homework, the children will be discussing poems they like.

Have a lovely weekend

Friday 29th September

This week has been really exciting for year 4. On Wednesday, we had a visit from the dentist! We learned all about our teeth and about how we should look after them. We have also started a challenge where we need to make sure we brush our teeth twice a day and tick off when we do this.

In maths, we have been learning and practising column methods for addition and subtraction. We have also made sure we estimate first so that we can make sure our answer is realistic. Next week, we will be focusing on our multiplications so get practising this weekend!

In English, we have written our newspaper reports about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We also edited them and so now they are amazing!

Next week, we will be looking at the Roman army! The children will be talking about what they think it would have been like in the army.

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Friday 22nd September 2017

This week in year 4, we have been learning about newspaper reports. We identified the features and have identified the difference between fact and opinion. Next week, we will be writing our own reports on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii – something we know lots about! In maths, we have learned how to calculate area and perimeter and also how to convert between different units of measure. We have also been focusing on our 6 times table – test us! We are getting pretty good. We finished off the week with a big write about the digestive system!

Next week, we have a lot to look forward to. On Monday, we are going to the church for a Harvest service. Then, on Wednesday, the dentist will be paying us a visit! She will be talking to us about why it is so important to look after our teeth and will also be giving us some top tips for keeping our teeth clean.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Pope and year 4

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