Maths: This week we have continued to build on our multiplication skills. We are continuing to focus on Times Tables Rock Stars to improve our quick recall of our tables. We have challenged ourselves to improve our standing in the Year 4 League table with Jake really taking on the challenge to beat Mr Haslam’s class. Using our tables, we have developed our understanding and pattern spotting in the x11 and x12 tables, including using our x10 and then x units knowledge when we were multiplying three single digit numbers.
English: Our focus this week has been word types in grammar alongside figurative language including hyperbole. We have realised how much more interesting text is to read when metaphors, similes and personification is used effectively. We have gained confidence in spotting these different types of figurative language and are beginning to understand how to create our own, although sometimes we find it a bit tricky. WE are developing our quick recall of word types by playing bingo with nouns, adjectives, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions and proper nouns.
We are enjoying using the computers to research our new topic “Rock Stars” and have made good use of a variety of sites to find out the names of capital cities, currencies, flags and populations of six countries of our choice.
Our Star of the Week this week is Daisy for the superb way she has understood figurative language and hyperbole. She has become quite adept at spotting metaphors and creating her own. Well done.