This week, in English, we have been continuing our work on diary entries and the children have written some fantastic diary entries about their Viking longboats caught in a storm!
In Science we have been looking at the different types of teeth and their functions and we had a lot of fun with a zip-lock bag and a cracker. The children modelled the process of food when it enters our mouths as a solid and it is ripped, torn and grinded through the 4 types of teeth before it can be comfortably swallowed.
Well done Class 4 for settling back to school so well.
This week in Maths we have been looking at the place value of numbers, and using them to round to the nearest 10 and 100. We have been using a number line to complete these tasks and the children have done brilliantly. We have started to look at the different place values and how they can make a number larger or smaller.
We had an interesting history lesson where we looked at the timeline of events leading to the Viking invasion of Britain. The children discussed why the Vikings came to Britain, their method of travel and how they were finally defeated.
In English we have started our class book ‘The Saga of Erik the Viking’ and we have started to plan out a diary entry as one of the main characters. The children have been looking at the different ways to describe a setting and the powerful vocabulary we can use to keep the diary entry exciting and engaging. They have also discussed the importance of writing a diary entry in first-person and including lots of emotive vocabulary. The children have started to plan out their diary entry ‘A Night on the Seas’ in which they are on a Viking longboat caught in a storm.
We have had a really fun week this week in Class 4. We have learned to tell the time to 5 minutes and we will be learning to tell the time accurate to 1 minute today! Class 4 remember to treat the right side as ‘past side’ and the left side as the ‘to side’.
In English, Class 4 have been writing speeches about their lives. Some children have written speeches about people in their lives they care about, their dream job or even their best friend!
This sports week, we have had a big focus on sports day. We had a very fun time yesterday and it was great to see so many parents attend! Class 4 were all very good sportspersons and supported each other, whether they were on the same team or not. We had some children that were superb egg balancers and brilliant hurdle jumpers! Well done Class 4.
In maths, we took part in an investigation to find out who had stolen the sacks for the sack bag race. We worked in groups to use the information we were given to decode, using mathematical operations, who the culprit was. Ask Class 4 to find out who stole them!
This week, Class 4 have been looking at mapping our local area. We tried making a map from the school to Southwark Cathedral without looking at a map! We compared it to Google Maps and we were very close with the route. We then wrote a story to describe what the walk is like, spending time thinking about what we see and what we smell along the way.
In DT, we started designing our t shirts that we are going to make in the coming weeks. We decided what tie-dye colours we are going to use and what we are going to embroider on the front.
We are looking forward to carrying on with money in maths next week.
This week, Class 4 have been working really hard in their assessments. They have also done a fantastic job at practicing and performing their fantastic collective worship!
We have continued with our topic of graphs in maths and have applied this in science where we made our own line and bar graphs to show the data we found last week. Next week we will finalise our results and analyse our findings. We will conclude whether we think we have found patterns or not.
In Geography, we continued with our mapping skills and used Ordnance Survey maps. We are now able to use 2 and 4 grid references to describe where something is on a map!
Class 4 have had a very exciting week this week. We have learned more about statistics and how we can represent data in bar graphs. We also took part in the Mathematics World Cup where we did lots of exercise while we did maths in between. We focused on fractions and recapped what we did earlier this year. It ended with a lovely wind down and meditation which kept us calm for the rest of the day.
We made our own non-chronological reports about the Iron Man in English. Although we don’t yet know everything about him, we used our own ideas to fill in all the gaps. We wrote about what he does day to day, what he eats and where he lives.
In science, we carried out our scientific enquiry and we will use our math skills to input our data into graphs next week.