In Year 4 this week, we have been making circuits, designing board games and thinking about trust in our friendships.
The children have been especially excited about Topic this week as they have been inventing and designing board games for children in Year 1 and 2. They have been working in small groups to do this and are looking forward to making them next week. The children have continued to learn more about inventions and develop their skills in our playful enquiry sessions.
In STEM this week, the children learnt how to make circuits. They also practised drawing them with the scientific symbols and explored how they could improve the circuits they made. A new science station on our learning street opened up with lots of components for the children to use to make circuits. The children have enjoyed exploring further and have discovered ways to make the bulbs in their circuits brighter and dimmer.
In English, the children have written the instructions they planned last week. To ensure that their instructions were clear, they did each step of their instructions before writing it down. They then shared their finished instructions with a partner who gave them feedback on how clear their instructions were.
In our writing journal this week, we have been focusing on organising our ideas into paragraphs.
In Maths, we have been learning how to use short multiplication to multiply 2 and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. We will continue this work next week and explore division towards the end of the week. We have been practising our 9 times tables again this week and will continue to do so again next week. If your child needs their Times Tables Rock Stars log in details, please ask them to talk to their teacher. The maths sheets for this week are here:
We had another great cricket sessions with our Chance to Shine cricket coach this week and in our second PE session, we continued to develop our agility and static balance skills.
In PSHE this week, the children learnt about how important trust is in a healthy friendship. They talked about how it often takes time to build trust and discussed ways that trust can be built in a friendship.
In Guided Reading, we will be reading chapter 5 and 6 of A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
We will be thinking about and discussing the following questions:
- Ch 6 (comprehension): Why do you think Count Olaf described his own behaviour as “standoffish”? How would you describe his behaviour? Think about the things he did in the previous chapters.
- Ch 6 (comprehension): Read pages 7 and 8. Pick some examples of how the author makes Count Olaf and his house seem creepy and threatening, then explain why you chose those examples.
- Ch 4 (comprehension.): What do you think Count Olaf’s plan is? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Tuesday – Nile, Amazon and Thames (Cricket)
Thursday – Nile, Amazon
Friday – Thames
Please make sure your children have their PE kit in school.