Friday, 31 January 2020

Year 4 week ending 31.1.20

Year 4 week ending 31st January 2020

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been turning mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa, and calculating change from either £1 or £10 using a number line.

Literacy – we have written another draft of our entries for the 500 words competition and written a newspaper report about a dragon attack at Trellech Primary!  If you log into Hwb at home you will be able to see them.

Expressive Arts – we looked at a clip called Austin's Butterfly, showing how drafting, perseverance and specific critiques from our peers can be invaluable in helping us to improve.  We tried out the ideas drawing dragon eyes and the results were incredible!

P.E – our dragon dances are coming along brilliantly, with all dragons now able to fly perfectly.

Science and Technology – we have classified animals using a branching diagram.  We talked about the need for questions with a yes/no answer rather than opinion (e.g. does it have four legs rather than is it cute?)

ICT – we have been learning about our digital footprint and how we always leave a trail from sites we visit, searches, posts etc.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  this week we would you like you to try and find change for the following toys, helping to consolidate our class work.  Pick either mild, medium, hot or extra hot depending upon how confident you feel – remember not to underestimate yourself! An exemplar has been put on the blog so you can see how to set out the work and show your workings out.

Science and Technology – you can try classifying animals using the following games or even try creating your own on Hwb (click on the Just 2 easy section)

ICT – have a think about your own digital footprint (or your family's) and make a list of what you think may already be on your footprint.

Spellings – please remember to practise your spellings. Try writing them and combing them in sentences or even a story to show you understand them.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips

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