29th October 2018

Maths: This week we have been focusing on subtraction including exchanges. This was going really well until Mrs Hilton introduced zeros alongside the exchanges. After a few sticky moments and a lot of persistence, we have shown that we can master the skills necessary to deal with subtractions. We will be continuing with subtracting after half term but focusing on applying our addition and subtraction skills within worded problems and developing our reasoning further.

English: This week, we have focused the week on using our English skills within our topic work. This has involved understanding more about the Hindu religion and have imagined ourselves welcoming an important visitor into our homes. This was so that we could consider how we would use our five senses to welcome the visitors in a similar way to how Hindus would welcome a deity, such as Ganesha, into their lives.

The most interesting part of our work this week was the maths trail that we completed with the rest of Y4 on Thursday. We had to complete a series of calculations that would lead us, treasure hunt-like, to another calculation. Both Mr Haslam and Mrs Hilton were super-impressed with our maths skills, our cooperation and our independence during this activity.

Our Star of the Week this week is Freya for her super subtraction skills – she coped easily with dealing with zeros in her calculations and helped other students to improve their own levels of confidence. Keep up the hard work and positive attitude to your work!