24th September 2018

Maths: This week we have complete a unit of work on Roman numerals. After the assessment, it was clear that none of us really understood Roman numerals and certainly weren’t able to create numbers using them. By the end of the week, we had mastered the basics to 100 and even gained success with numbers up to and beyond 1000. This was demonstrated on Friday when we joined together with the other two Y4 classes and completed an Indiana Jones style problem which we had to search for Roman numeral clues and translate them into Arabic numerals before recording them on a grid to decipher the clue. “This is lots of fun,” announced Owen part way through the work.

English: We have been learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. By the end of the week, we were really good at retelling the story using actions from our storymap. We have since begun to innovate the story – changing key elements of the story which we are going to use within our own stories once we have worked on the grammar elements related to our targets.

The most enjoyable part of this week was the theatre group who visited and performed the story of The Railway Children on Thursday afternoon. It was so wonderful to have a real theatre performance in school.

Our Stars of the Week this week are Levi and Kayla for the way they performed our storymap work - they took on a lead role and were both able to perform the story very confidently which helped to keep the class moving forward with the performance. Well done and thank you. Have a look at the video of our performance to see how brilliant we are.

We also won the attendance trophy this week as we had achieved 100% attendance for the week. Great work everyone!