Week beginning 11th November 2019
Throughout our DT unit, we have been working towards creating a cushion for UG, the Stone Age boy, to help him make his stone bed more comfortable. This week has really put the children's sewing skills to the test and challenged the children to persevere at a difficult task. The hard work certainly paid off, with most of the children finally completing their cushions. Don't they look fabulous?
In Maths, we have been working on applying our skills of multiplication to finding the area of shapes. We also used our knowledge of factor pairs to draw shapes with certain areas.
Week beginning 4th November 2019
In Literacy this week, we have been using our knowledge of information texts to create our own pages for a class book about the Stone Age. This activity challenged the children to write facts in a range of sentence formats whilst also practising the skill of compromising to enable them to work as a team.
Week beginning 28th October 2019
This week has certainly been a busy one for Ash class! In our Maths lessons, the children have been learning to multiply and divide by ten and one hundred. They then began to apply this to measurement and had to think about what would happen if the classroom resources needed to be ten times bigger. The tape measures also made an appearance in our PE lesson when the children had to work on improving their personal bests whilst jumping!
In Literacy this week, we have worked on writing facts for an information text. We learnt how to use conjunctions to extend facts and wrote some lovely paragraphs about our families.
One of our favourite moments this week was certainly on Thursday when we were treated to double PE. In the morning, the children began to learn a new dance routine around the theme of 'Superheroes'. There was lots of pouncing, sneaking and gliding followed by the children learning a very fast routine. In the afternoon, we completed some non-traditional sports activities. The children learnt how to do archery, completed orienteering activities and discussed which types of foods are healthy. (Photos to follow)
Week beginning 14th October 2019
We have started our Design and Technology projects this week. We have evaluated different types of cushions and pillows in preparation to design our own after half term. We enjoyed testing these ones out!
Week beginning 7th October 2019
We have been learning to locate counties and cities in the UK. We have been learning to use atlases to help us with this. We know that we are in the county of Cambridgeshire and the cities that are close to us are Peterborough and Ely.
Week beginning 30th September 2019
We have been learning about angles this week. We have learnt that angles are measured in degrees. We have identified, ordered and compared right angles, acute, obtuse and even reflex angles!
In Literacy we have created a Stone Age story. We have started describing our characters and our settings. It is a very exciting story and we are looking forward to sharing some of these with you when they are finished.
In conjunction with our Literacy work we have been looking at Stone Age settlements. We have learnt what is important when settling and how this affects our day to day life.
Week beginning 23rd September 2019
On Monday we learnt to try and build a 'mini' Stone Age house using natural materials - just like the Stone Age people would have had to do. It was quite tricky, but we managed to create quite a few different types of shelters. Here are a few.
Week beginning 16th September 2019
Wow! What a week we have had!
We started the week with a trip to the forest to try and find out what it would have felt like to be a Stone Age person.
We took part in Speed Stacking as one of our PE lessons. We all tried really hard to beat our own time, and we worked well together in our teams!
We finished the week with shape hunting in our school's environment. We looked for four different types of triangles - equalateral, issoceles, right-angled and scalene.
Week beginning 9th September 2019
We have been continuing writing our instructions with a focus on verbs, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. We are really proud of what we have achieved this week!
We have also been learning about Stone Age and how they communicated with each other. They would use natural resources to paint pictures on the cave walls. To be like Neolithic men and women we collected natural resources in the schools environment and using these, and charcoal, we created cave paintings.
Week beginning 3rd September
We have had a great start to Year 4. We have started learning how to write instructions using verbs, adverbs and conjunctions. We have been continuing to practice our reading and learning how to use a dictionary to find out the meanings of words we do not know. We have also been working with numbers over 1,000.