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