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W/c: 18th September 2017 

Amazing addition: 

In Maths this week, we have been working hard to solve a range of addition sums. We started by using practical resources to add and progressed to partitioning on a number line. We also learnt about the equals side and began to balance equations- we found it quite tricky but persevered until we found success. On Friday we applied all of this to solving word problems, which were in our outdoor environment. It was great to hear lots of mathematical vocabulary being used. 

Natural Art 

We have been learning about Stone age cave art. We thought about the materials which would have been used and considered how we could make our own art using the resources in our local environment. We managed to get some really vivid colours using dandelions and grass and quite enjoyed getting our hands muddy! 

W/c: 11th September 2017 

Our first full week in year four has been a real success! Have a look at what we have been doing below- don't forget our welcome meeting is on Monday straight after school in the hall. We'd love to see as many parents there as possible. 

 

ROCK AND ROLL!

We have started our new 'rock and roll' topic this week, by learning all about the Stone age! In Literacy, we have been reading the story Ug by Raymond Briggs. We have really enjoyed describing the characters in the story, writing dialogue between characters and predicting the ending of the story using role-play. We were also able to continue the story in the style of the author. Here are some of our comic strips:

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This story really sparked our interest in the Stone Age. One child was really intrigued by how Ug would have got his food and decided to use the class laptop to research Stone Age weapons. He was soon joined by others who were also interested. 
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We also noticed that Ug painted on the wall in the story. We came up with lots of questions about this including 'What did they paint?' and 'How did they paint on the walls?'. We found some of our answers by looking at photos of cave paintings and decided to have a go at creating our own using charcoal and paper. 

W/c: 4th September 2017

The children have settled quickly into life in year four and have worked extremely hard this week in a range of lessons. 

 

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been working hard to recognise the place value of numbers with up to 4 digits. We started by building numbers using base ten, before learning how to use pictures to represent numbers. Towards the end of the week we used this to order numbers and position them on a number line.

Please note: Our PE days will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please make sure your children have their PE kits in school on these days. 

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