20th May 2019

Maths: Well, this week we have continued our focus on money and revisiting some of the concepts from decimals such as rounding. We have thoroughly enjoyed showing off our skills when rounding to pounds as well as to 10ps and convincing our peers that we know what we are talking about as part of a rounding game. It was a great chance to consolidate and secure our understanding.

English: This week we have continued to work on our poems based on My Little Monster. They are really progressing well and when they are published, we will add a selection to our blog.

The most interesting parts of our work this week was the opportunity to work with John William’s class because their teacher was involved in SATs. We have completed an orienteering maths course successfully applying our decimals and money knowledge – adding, subtracting, rounding and showing the values of digits before unravelling the clues to find out what Captain Pongo’s prize was … in the end it turned out to be a golden banana. We’ve also started some superb art work using sketching pencils and coloured pencils of rainforest animals. And the final thing ws the SATs quiz that we also completed. We were trying to beat our pervious scores – most of us succeeded in improving and one pair managed to score 25/25 which was fantastic with 7 other pairs also scoring more than 22 which was the previous high score. Great work everyone in Year 4!

Our Star of the Week this week is Luke for the impressive way he has dealt with decimals through money, especially rounding as it was something that he had found quite tricky when working with decimals, yet this week with money he successfully rounded to both pounds and to 10 pence. Great work, keep it up!