Week 30 (w.b. 03.05.21)
Hello it’s me again, this week has been another rollercoaster of exciting learning and experiences culminating in an exciting day for NSPCC Number Day!
For English this week we have been looking at the journey of a refugee, we were shocked at some of the things refugees have to go through and the class discussions have been very in-depth and meaningful. The children were very mature in their thinking and based on what we have already written this week I can’t wait to see the narrative writes we produce next week.
In Maths this week we have looked at units of measurement, fractions and decimals, the children’s prior knowledge really helped them out and everyone achieved a high level of work.
In our Encompass lessons we have been looking at the most famous rivers from around the world! We’ve located them using our atlas’s, made a video detailing a river of our choice and used sugar paper to make write down lots of interesting facts that we will use next week to make a fact file!
Of course that brings us to number day, and what an amazing day it was! We all had a carrot and potato to weigh on our scales to see who had the heaviest, we completed a smarties investigation using tally charts, bar graphs and fractions, which ended with delicious results as we gobbled them up after our dinner. What a fun day of learning!
Below are some pictures of our week, there are so many to pick from I couldn’t possibly decide which to upload,
Week 29 (w.b. 26.04.21)
Another week has been and gone for our young Jellyfish and they have been fantastic yet again! They have tried really hard with their learning and myself and Mrs Bates have been very impressed with you all!
In Maths we have been looking at dividing numbers up to a 1000 by 2, 4, 5 and 10 and even solving some reasoning and problem solving questions surrounding this!
In Writing we have produced a lovely 1st person narrative based on our book ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ the children have used some excellent skills such as Show Not Tell, Fronted Adverbials, Conjunctions and many more!
In the afternoons we have begun our new topic on Rivers and Mountains and the children have really impressed us with how quickly they picked up the new vocabulary, so if you’re out for a walk this weekend and your children start pointing out Meanders and Tributaries ask them what they are!
Week 28 (w/b 19/04/21)
Hello! Some of you may remember me from last year but if you don't or I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you yet I am Mr Grocott and I am the new Year 4 teacher of Jellyfish class. It's been fantastic seeing all the children come back this week with smiles on their faces and ready for a new term of learning. This has been a special week as we celebrated all week on one of our school values - Inspiration. Tasks have been varied, including a P4C, Art and an Express task.
In the mornings we have been using our time in Maths to explore symmetry in shapes and patterns. For our writing we have started our new text 'The boy at the back of the class' and from this we have focused on how the character Ahmet (a new pupil at a school) might feel as he steps into a new, strange environment. From this we will be creating a 1st person narrative next week.