What a week we’ve had, it was a very busy week with lessons as well as testing in class. The children have worked extremely hard over the last term with many changes over the last few weeks. We are glad that all the children were back in to finish this term together, we are so impressed with all their progress and excited to see what next term brings.
Another busy week completed in Jellyfish class, with lots of new learning taking places and amazing progress being made. This week the children have challenged themselves and taken risks in their learning to ensure that they are making better than good progress. In maths we have completed 2 step and multi step problems involving multiplication and division.
In English we have been writing a non chronological report on a sea creature. The children had to become experts before we write. We thought it would be easy but Mrs Willis pushed our use of vocabulary and conjunctions, so we had to work really hard.
In the afternoon Miss Rowlands and Mrs Bates taught us all about life in Greece - where we created a piece of writing about the landscape. And then in science we focussed on categorising animals. Some of us even completed it for homework.
In Science this week we were looking at vertebrates and invertebrates. We discussed which animals are which and found out that the majority are invertebrates. Vertebrates are animal with a backbone - we fall into this category. Invertebrates are animals that don’t have a backbone - worms, bugs and clams fall into this category.
We also explored outside and went on an animal hunt, the children had great fun whizzing around trying to tick off the animals they a
On Friday we took part in activities centered around Comic relief. Starting with a reading task, designing our own noses (our children are so creative) and finally some quizzes on Comic relief. Mrs Bates won the quiz
We have finally been back together in Jellyfish class. It has been wonderful having everyone back in class this week, and amazing to see how much you have all worked at home and in school towards improving your presentation. This week we have continued our learning and the children have been extremely focussed. We have begun our puddle, flow and rapid interventions to help close those gaps and in class we have been working hard to improve our scores in daily ten, arithmetic and spelling.
We only have 3 more weeks until Easter but we need to make each day count. The lesson will be challenging and your brains will hurt but I know how amazing each and everyone of you are.
Get some rest this weekend. And come back on Monday ready for a new week of learning.
Writing will be our focus area over the next few weeks. We are continuing to learn how to use all 5e year 4 skills and writing based on the book Flotsam, but our focus is our composition and developing our ideas. We have already completed two publish writes and they were heavy on skills but still lacked the flare and composition required for the end of year 4 - but do not worry we have time yet to still work on this. To help with this we have introduced an extra lesson in called Flow where we will focussed on developing ideas and vocabulary so that they suit the writing.
Happy Mother’s Day
We hope you like yours cards and make sure that the children take care of you for the day.
Well, it has been our final week of blended learning with some of you at home and some of you in school. Next week you will all return from Monday and we can not wait to have you all back. You have been amazing over the past 8 weeks. Everyday you have attended school or live lessons. Your work has been superb and there has been no loss in learning. We have a few areas that we need to work on, presentation and our writing being 2 of them but once you are all back in I know we will sort these.
This week has been busy with learning and themed learning days. You have published your stories, dived deeper into problem solving for maths and enjoyed world book day and science day.
World Book day
This year we celebrated world book day in our PJs. It was very comfy. Our chosen book for the morning was The Proudest Blue and we learned lots about the characters in the story and the theme behind it. The children made their own boats and tweeted these. The co author of the book even re-tweeted us! Take a look at some of our boats.
Next week as we welcome you all back, there maybe some mixed feelings. You may be feeling happy and excited or you may be worried and scared. All these feelings are normal, and we will help you to return.
We can not wait to see you on Monday.
Mrs Willis and Mrs Bates
Next week, we have a busy busy week. It is St David’s day on Monday, World book day on Thursday, and Science day on Friday.
We have finally reached the end of the term. I have been so proud of you all. I want you to have a rest, enjoy spending time with your family, and come back ready to learn. Well done Year 4.
Another week of successful home learning and a week where we have focussed in school on our mental health. The children, as always, have been amazing. Their positive attitudes in lessons has shone through and makes teaching a pleasure. We have learned all about how to write a newspaper report, we have begun our new maths topic on money, we have investigated pitch, learned about Greek gods, and how to take care of our mental well- being.
On Friday, in assembly, we had a great game of scavenger hunt - your letter b finds were very interesting.
I am so, so proud of you all. Keep up the good work. We have one more week to go and then you can have a rest!
We have finally reached Friday and half way through the term. The Christmas Holidays seem like they were ages ago.
This week you have all been amazing in school and at home. We have had our first full week of live lessons, and these have been really successful. Your work has been a pleasure to mark. Keep up the good work and stay focussed.
Next week we will be trialing assemblies and some remote closing the gap interventions so make sure you turn up for these if you are invited to them.
You are all super stars!
Mrs Willis and Mrs Bates
In writing this week we have moved on to Chapter 5 of Charlotte’s web. We have studied the chapter, planned for our own writing and used skills such as show not tell, expanded noun phrases and dialogue ready to put into our writing next week,
The children have worked exceptional hard on their presentation too which is a pleasure to see as this is a whole school priority. Next week we will be writing a 1st person recount of the event from Wilbur’s point of view.
In Maths this week we have moved our learning onto decimals. The children have begun to understand tenths and hundredths and we have worked on placing tenths on a number line, place value and we have divided whole numbers by ten.
The children are at the developing stage and still need to embed this learning but for their first week on decimals they have made me proud. Some children have even got to platinum every day.
Remote learners you have amazed me. We have finally got 100% of you on line for each lesson and sending in your learning. Keep up the good work as we are all so proud of you.
We finally got to the end of Week 2 - it seemed a very long week. But it has been a very success week. I have had nearly 100% of you sending in your learning daily - some even hourly. This is amazing. A big well done to you and your parents for working so hard at home - it will make all the difference when you come back.
This week we were the first class to set up Teams and have our first class meeting where all of you at home attended. This is truly amazing. I am so proud to be your teacher.
Even though, you are at home you are working so hard and your learning has been amazing. So it has been a difficult decision on who won the certificates this week. Each of you could have achieved it for something.
Aziza - beautiful presentation, Harizs - amazing maths, Fahim - trying hard each day, Zeenat - I loved your letter, Cato - Your drawings are improving- Medusa was fab, Aariz - for not giving up, Iva - making me smile with your photos, Ashleigh Jo - being helpful in class, Zile - your wonderful riddle that made me think, Terrelle - for trying your best in every lesson, Lily - for growing in confidence, Samreen - for your beautiful presentation, Abdurrahim - for making Miss Gaskell and I laugh on teams, Thomas - for being a maths whiz, Travon - you have impressed every teacher this week, Muizz - for your determination to improve, Chantal - you were sensational in science, Mustafa - what a difference in your handwriting, Grace - your work and understanding of fractions, Karina - I was so impressed with your final publish write, Laksan, you have made a superb effort in every lesson.
Each one of you has made me proud this week!!
This week in maths we have been learning how to subtract from a whol or wholes and how to find quantities of a amouns and how to find the whole. We were introduced to bar models and although we found it tricky at first we worked really hard and in the end we got it and it made fractions so easy to learn. Mrs Willis was very proud of us all.
Ashleigh - Jo and Grace.