Time is definitely passing quickly as we enter into week 6 of Term 1. The children have had another busy week with swimming and brass along with our other learning.
In maths we have been developing our understanding of column addition and subtraction, using four digit numbers and looking at varied fluency and reasoning.
Next week in maths we will be using column addition and subtraction for problem solving and investigations. We will continue to use Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract as introduced to parents in our Year 3/4 Maths workshops last academic year.
In English, we have now finished reading our class text ‘The Wreck of Zanzibar.’ The children’s creative thinking and use of clues from the text has been incredible. We have looked at Pathetic Fallacy and linked our knowledge of the story to this technique in writing. Next week, we will be using all of our learning so far to plan and write a story opening of our own.
Science learning has been about our teeth. We have named them and their jobs within the mouth. We’ve also talked about how to keep our teeth healthy and clean. Mrs Lynes and Mrs Sumner would like to state that ALL children have a very good understanding of teeth brushing so parents have our permission to quote this when they are having daily ‘teeth brushing’ battles if they occur in your household!
Class 4EL enjoyed swimming again and are getting used to that long walk. 4CS children are beginning to show a good understanding of brass instruments with the help of their expert visiting teachers.
Google presented an exciting, visually impressive assembly about keeping safe online. The children thoroughly enjoyed it hopefully took away a lot of learning.
Reading homework this week is more fact finding and Maths homework is on purple Mash and involves missing digits. Please continue with Times tables Rockstars.
Please feel free to come and see us if you have any questions.
Mrs Lynes and Mr Sumner.