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 Week 2

This week in English we have been studying the text 'Tuesday', as detectives we have been asking questions to characters from the text and finding evidence ready to write our police reports next week. In Maths we have been looking at place value. In Science we made our own set of teeth and learnt about the different types of teeth. In Art we learnt how to create a wash in watercolours and in RE we have begun our topic on Christianity.

 Autumn 1 Week 1

Welcome to Fig class 2019 - 2020!

It's been a wonderful first week at school, getting to know the children and the class getting to know us too. This week we have created our class charter, written our targets for the year ahead, designed our title page for our new topic 'Anglo-Saxons' and thought about vocabulary for our Science topic 'Animals Including Humans'.

 17th June

This week we had a fantastic STEM day where the whole school were involved in activities linked around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

 10th June

This week has been assessment week so we have been really busy showing all our progress from the year of learning.

 3rd June

This week we have written a letter in English using the text 'The Peddlar of Swaffam'. In Maths we have been continuing with subtraction and addition looking at near multiples. We had a fantastic first swimming lesson for PE this week. In RE we celebrated Ramadan. In Science we looked at food chains. 

 20th May

In English we have been writing fact files on Sir Francis Drake and then published them in computing. In maths we have been looking at subtracting and adding. 

 13th May

This week we published our newspaper reports for Space Bat Angel Dragon. In Maths we have been multiplying. In Science we are looked at the digestive system. In computing we have been coding. Finally in RE we are continuing with Judaism.

 6th May

This week we have been writing our stories about the Space Bat Angel Dragon. In Maths we have been learning about Roman numerals and rounding 4 digit numbers. For Art we designed our own Space Bat Angel Dragon. Science was all about teeth and we made our own set of teeth to help us understand the names of teeth, where they are in the mouth and the functions of each tooth. Check out the photos on the photo gallery.

 29th April

We have had a busy week in Fig class. In Maths we have been looking at temperature on different number lines. In English over the last two weeks we are studying the text 'Iron Man' and writing character analyses. We have also planned a story ready for writing on where the Space Bat Angel Dragon came from. In Science we are learning about 'Animals Including Humans' with the focus this week being our digestive system. For our topic in RE we are looking at Judaism and special celebrations linked to the passover. 

 18th March

This week in Maths we have been learning about equivalent fractions. In English we have written our recount for our 'mud walk' from last week. In Design and Technology we have designed a shaky hand game linked to our  Science topic 'Electricity'. We created our own art pieces for celebrating 'Holi' this week.

 11th March

Our class trip to Creekside Development Centre for a mud walk was the highlight this week. We had a fantastic time walking in the creek and learning about the history of Deptford. Furthermore, we found plenty of river creatures and learnt about artefacts form times gone by that had been found in the creek. Check out the photos in our gallery. Did you know From the mid-16th to the late 19th century, Deptford was home to Deptford Dockyard, the first Royal Navy Dockyard.

 4th March

It has been a whirlwind fun with 'Book Week and World Book Day' this week. With a Waterstones visit on Monday and each picking a book with the book vouchers we were given. World Book day on Thursday, where we dressed up as our favourite book characters and had a parade. In English we made a mini setting with a matchbox around the narrative of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'; then we wrote expanded noun phrases for the setting. In Art we have been making pressprints and relief printing blocks' with the starting point of Trees and the Environment linked to our 'Recycling' topic. Finallly, in Maths we have been learning about decimals. Phew!

 25th February

A new half term! This week we have been looking at the text 'Until I Met Dudley', this is an explanation text, we have had great fun thinking about the features of an explanation text and explaining how a cat feeding machine works. In Maths we have been dividing and multiplying 10 and 100 by whole numbers and decimals. In Art we ventured into the playground and we sketching our the trees in our environment, ready for thinking about patterns to use for our printing. 

 11th February

Can you believe it is nearly half term? Wow it has flown past, perhaps because we have been so busy! This week in English we will be writing our own stories around 'Bill's New Frock' and 'Tuesday'. For Maths we are going to be dividing and multiplying by 10 and 100. Science, will be all about conductors and insulators so that we can design and make our own switch after half term. In Art, we will be finishing off our collage for the recycling symbol. Happy half term!

 4th February

In English this week we have been writing diary recounts for our text 'Bill's New Frock'. For Maths we have been learning short division (bus stop method). In PSHE we have been thinking about our character traits and writing positive things about ourselves. For RE we have continued thinking about Buddhism and designed our own shrines.

 28th January

In maths Fig class have have been learning about plotting shapes on grids and translating these shapes to different coordinates. We are continuing with our text 'Tuesday,' looking at witnesses eye accounts and writing a police report using reported speech. In PE, we have been enjoying team games, building our skills in throwing and catching with eye coordination. Buddhism is our focus for RE this half term and this week we were thinking about mindfulness. Finally in Science we have been learning about the difference between battery and mains powered electricity. This provoking many thoughts on how much we rely on electricity in our lives

 21st January

We have had a busy week in Fig class. In English maths we have written and published newspaper reports around the text 'Tuesday', thinking about reported and direct speech. In Maths we have looked at polygons and triangles learning about their properties. For Art we have been creating our own collages using the recycle sign as our starting point. Finally in Science we made series circuits as part of our topic 'Electricity'.

 14th January

In maths Fig class have have been learning about plotting shapes on grids and translating these shapes to different coordinates. We are continuing with our text 'Tuesday,' looking at witnesses eye accounts and writing a police report using reported speech. In PE, we have been enjoying team games, building our skills in throwing and catching with eye coordination. Buddhism is our focus for RE this half term and this week we were thinking about mindfulness. Finally in Science we have been learning about the difference between battery and mains powered electricity. This provoking many thoughts on how much we rely on electricity in our lives

 7th January

Happy New Year! Our new topic this term is Recycling and the Environment which we were eager to start. In maths this week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and had fun making different 3D shapes using straws and playdough. Futhermore, we have looked at irregualr and regular polygons. We have started a new text Tuesday, this is a fabulous picture book. Fig have been detectives looking for evidence throughout the book so that we can write a police report and newspaper report on the unnatural occurrences that happened in the text, over the next two weeks. In Science we have started the topic Electricity. 

 17th December

The final week before Christmas, how time has flown! This week we have our Christmas party, carol singing in the church and our Christmas lunch too. Fig class wish you all a 'Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.' See you in the Spring term...

 10th December

We had a lovely week in Fig class; with the trip to Bromley Theatre to see Cinderella, making Christmas cards and the Life Bus too. In Maths we finished our learning on chunking and our newspaper report in English.

 

 3rd December

This week we have been looking at the features of newspaper reports, for writing our own next week around The Firework Maker's Daughter. In Maths we have been looking at dividing. In Art we made some Christmas decorations and in RE we have continued to learn about Sikhism.

 

26th November 

It has been a week of assessments, Fig class have worked extremely hard and all are making good progress. #proudteacher

19th November 

We had a fantastic year group assembly on Friday and impressed all with our learning. In English we have been looking at character profiles from 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' and have been continuing with multiplying using the grid method in Maths.

 

12th November 

Fig class have been writing our recounts in English all about the visit to the Chocolate Museum, using the grid method in Maths for multiplication and creating our poppy art using the milk pastel method. We had an Indian dance workshop and there were plenty of movers and groovers in the class. Finally we practised for our class assembly which is next Friday. 

 

 5th November

We have had a creative week in Fig class. On Tuesday we visited the chocolate museum in Brixton, which was an amazing trip where we made chocolates and learnt about the history of chocolate. Please check out the photos in our gallery. On Wednesday we made a heart as part of our learning about WW1 and discussed our thoughts around why the war happened. On Thursday we made Christmas crafts  with our lovely PTA and Friday our thoughts were with the men and women who enabled us to keep our freedom.

 

 

 29th October

Welcome to Autumn 2! Fig class have had a great week with a WW1 drama workshop on Monday where we were introduced to a WW1 soldier. This led us into our English learning, where we wrote WW1 poems called 'The Lone Soldier'; with our starting point being a black and white photograph of a soldier on a battlefield. Art&Design is all about WW1 too, where we have designed our own poppies on a contemporary background. Maths has been all about doubling and halving whole numbers, with Mr Greenwood introducing us to estimating numbers on different number lines. Sikhism is our focus for RE this half term, just a thought, did you know that it is the newest religion? Only 500 years old!  Finally, Fig have started the journey of coding in computing, this week we have been learning to create our own settings with moving objects. Check out on the photos in our Fig Photo Gallery. Phew, until next week...

 

 15th October

We cannot believe that half term is nearly upon us and another busy week in Fig class. Our trip to Waterstones  on Wednesday was fantastic, hearing two chapters from a book about a dragon with a chocolate heart and designing a chocolate bar. In class we finished, edited and published our letters to the supermarkets about saying 'No to palm oil' and painted our Aztec pots. With parents' evening and Grandparents' Tea Party, it has been quite a week.

Happy half term!

 

 8th October

It was assessment week in year 4 and we'll be carrying out assessments in English, reading, spelling and maths to see just how well we are all doing and where are learning is going next.

We had a fantastic Science afternoon where we made our own paper spinners and tested how quickly they would drop to the ground, depending on the weight of the paper clips. In Art we had our own pinch pots ready for painting our Aztec designs on next week.

In RE we learnt about the bible and how many books are within the New and Old Testaments as well as the names of each book. 

 

 1st October

Another busy week in Fig where we became advertising experts; not only did we finish writing our adverts for our chocolate bar wrappers but we also recorded them on the ipad.  In Maths we consolidated our learning on subtraction, making sure we were secure on exchanging from other columns. A tricky business however lots of smiles by the end of the week.

 

 24th September

We have had a fantastic week of learning in Fig class. Column subtraction has been our maths focus and we had a fabulous lesson with Mr Greenwood where we made cubes from nets and created our own 1000 sticks. Please visit the gallery to see our creations. In English we have been learning about advertising and have planned our adverts for our chocolate wrappers which we made in Art. Science was all about experiments, where we investigated whether gas has weight and if gas could be made from a solid and a liquid. Again visit the Fig photo gallery to observe our findings! For PE we are learning golf skills, there are some very good golfers in our class!

 17th September

We have had a fantastic week, learning how particles move for our Science topic 'States of Matter'. Monday was 'Meet the teacher' where we discussed the trips for the year. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is helping us to write character descriptions and think about using conjunctions in our writing. For maths we have been adding using the column method and unpicking word problems.

 10th September

It's the first full week back. We'll be getting straight into learning this week with all children having new AR books, as well as starting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in English. Please check Dojo for photos on a regular basis to see what else we are getting up to this week. 

 3rd September

*Monday are Tuesday are staff training days*

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a great summer and are feeling refreshed. This week in year 4 we'll be settling back in, getting new lockers and sorting out targets for the year.