“Here comes the summer,” Was certainly the call in 4JW last week.
The children returned to school and began our new topic of the Stone Age. As a result, the open class test is ‘Stone Age Boy’. The children looked at the text from the story and identified how the character had travelled in time. I also challenged the children to write their own ‘time-slip’ story which lead to some interesting pieces of writing. We identified the need to add prepositional phrases to children’s writing so spent a lesson looking at prepositions for time, location and movement.
Mathematics focused on decimals. The children expanded their use of place value to be able to explain all the elements with a two decimal place number. They also looked at reciprocal values when using decimals to make a whole number. This lead to the children partition one unit into three different values.
We completed our unit of work in sound. The children enjoyed seeing how a piano worked and then used ‘Boom Wackers’ to investigate how the pitch of a note can be changed. I was very impressed with their initial knowledge as the children could all identified that sounds were vibrations. They quickly gave clear explanations for how these vibrations were passed through the air into our ears.
Our new topic during computer lessons is blogging. The children began to write their first entries for the class blog on Purple Mash. The aim of their first posts was to introduce themselves. This also led to a very important discussion around e-safety and the need to think about what personal information you share. The children were able to explain the need to think carefully before typing and even identified some clever ways of giving information but without including important facts that would reveal too much.
Our star of the week was Adwyn who played the piano as part of our sound lesson.