Stars of the week: Christina & Aya-Grace
History day was a terrifically Tudor-filled day in Class 4. We started by using our addition and subtraction skills to design a banquet for King Henry VIII. In English, the children wrote acrostic Tudor poems. In art, they designed, sketched and painted Tudor outfits for themselves. These will be hanging in the classroom when they are finished.
A group of children performed a Tudor play, written by Constance and Maia. We also had some helpers from younger year. Great team work class 4 – the rest of the class loved it!
We had a special whole school assembly where we created a school timeline of all the historical periods we are learning about.
On Monday we have our recorder concert at 2.40. We are very excited to demonstrate all our musical learning.
In maths, we will begin looking at fractions.
Stars of the week: Courtney & Remy
We have been exploring the importance of Shakespeare this week in history. Class 4 used drama to act out their interpretations of his famous quotes.
In English this week, we looked at hyphenated words. Try and guess the words being acted out below…
In maths we have been looking at area. We will continue this next week.
Stars of the week: Canaan & Joseph
In computing this term we have been looking at the credibility of online sources. We are working with Google Docs to write our own ‘non-credible’ sources and have been sharing and co-editing our documents. Next week, we will be reviewing each others work, identifying what makes them non-credible and adding comments.
In literacy, we have been writing historical fiction about the Tudors – we cannot wait to share our finished pieces.
At the start of the week in maths, we looked at multiplying 3 digit numbers together. Class 4 now have got lots of top tips on the best methods to do this! We have moved onto division and explored place value counters and how they can help us explain the bus stop method. We will continue with this next week.
Stars of the week: Chimamanda and Teniola
In class 4 this week we have been writing character and setting descriptions of Henry VIII and his banquet hall. We played games to help us gather and share descriptive ideas. These descriptions will be used in our historical fiction stories that we are writing next week.
In maths we have been multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using written methods. I have been so impressed with Class 4’s perseverance. They are working hard to make sure they can explain how to do the methods. Next week, we will be looking at written methods for division.
This term in Science we are learning about sound. In our first lesson we thought about the relationship between sounds and our distance from the source.
Stars of the week: Fabian and Eayon
Our topic this half term is The Terrific Tudors. Class 4 are already learning huge amounts about who they were and what life was like for people during that time. We have started a book in English called “The Thief, the fool and the big fat king.” It is a Tudor tale which will inspire our own historical fiction writing. Class 4 are already bursting with exciting ideas!
Stars of the week: Tallulah & Kaspian
Well done Class 4 on a wonderful Christmas Service. Your singing was stunning and all the hard work really paid off.
In Science this half term we have been exploring electricity. Class 4 have been problem-solving with circuits and have learnt how to draw them using symbols.
Next week in Class 4, we will be writing descriptive narratives using the skills we have built up this week. We will be entering a ‘100-word saga’ competition too!
Stars of the week: Lyonna and Samuel
Well done Class 4 for all your hard work, focus and enthusiasm during Assessment Week!
Class 4 have created fact files about different European countries and included how they celebrate Christmas. Every day during December we will open a new door on our class advent calendar to discover these facts.
Class 4 have made great progress in recorders this term. They are now able to play 5 notes and will be working on different tunes over the next few weeks.
Next week we will be the Christmas production, so make sure you are practising the songs this weekend.