Miss Whitwood, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Brennan-McCord
Friday 17th September
In maths this week, we have worked hard on placing numbers on a number line. We challenged ourselves by estimating where numbers should be placed and we considered what the numbers might be at the start and end of number lines. We also recapped how to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 and applied our learning to problems.
In literacy, we developed our understanding of vocabulary. We also identified the key features of a setting description and at the end of the week, we recapped what expanded noun phrases are and included them in our own sentences.
In history, we learnt what civilisations are and we learnt when the Egyptian civilisation began and when it ended. We then compared these dates with other civilisations.
We completed two PSHE lessons this week. In our first lesson, we discussed good and not so good feelings and in our second lesson, we considered what makes a positive, healthy relationship.
In PE, we practised how to throw a netball and we also marked other players to try and stop them catching the ball. We put sequences of movements together in gymnastics using spins to go from one position to another.
Ella is our star of the week this week. Ella has settled really well into our class and she follows the school rules really well. Well done Ella!
Have a good weekend!
Welcome to Year 4!
Friday 10th September 2021
It has been great to welcome everyone into Kingfishers this week to start the new school year. We have had an excellent week and have already started to get used to the school rules and routines again.
In maths, we recapped our learning on numbers up to 1000 by showing our understanding of them and partitioning them. We also practised some mental arithmetic strategies to help us add and subtract numbers which are multiples of 10 and 100.
Our first literacy unit is setting descriptions. This week, we read our focus text and were able to identify the key parts which helped us visualise the setting. We also explained what a setting description is and what the purpose of them are.
Well done to Tom who is our first star of the week. Tom has come back to school with an amazing attitude and he has tried his very best in every lesson. Well done Tom!
Here are a few helpful notes for the week:
Your child has been given a new reading record. Please read with your child at least 5 times and record it in their books. Reading records will be collected in every Thursday.
Our library session is every Monday where your child will have the opportunity to take out and change their library books.
Our PE lessons are usually on Thursday and Friday each week.
Have a good weekend!