# 14th January 2019

Welcome back!

We have had a lovely first week back, we have settled back in with positive attitudes, ready to learn!

English
Our new unit in English is focusing on the text ‘Charlottes Web’ by E.B.White. We have focused on the extract where Wilbur escapes, we have put our own actions to the story (see pictures below). We have also been asking questions and making predictions about the story.

In our reading comprehension we are working on using the text to answer questions, and finding quotes to support our answers.

Maths
In maths we have continued to learn about multiplication and division, we have moved on from fluency, and are now concentrating on problem solving and reasoning. We have looked at a range of word problems and worked in pairs to solve them.

Our new topic is ‘I am Warrior!’

We will be focusing on the Vikings in Britain for the Spring term.

We have begun by looking at where they came from, and where they invaded. We have been working with a timeline to understand when the events occurred, and are now looking at why they invaded Britain.

Our superstars this week are Mitchell, for his improved concentration in class, and Riley for his improved reading comprehension skills.

# 17th December 2018

Christmas Enterprise!

We have spent lots of time this week organising our Christmas enterprise. We began with all of us painting our baubles, then split into groups to decorate them in different ways. We have also made posters to advertise them.

In English this week we have concentrated on ‘The Tree Giant’ by Pie Corbett. We have learnt about the importance of paragraphs in a non-chronological report, relative pronoun clauses and subordinating conjunctions. This is all in preparation of achieving our targets next week, when we write our own report about our own giant.

In maths we have continued to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. We have used our fluency to solve problems and complete reasoning activities.

Our superstar this week is Jasmine, for improved presentation of her work.

# 10th December 2018

Christmas craft morning!
Thank you to all the parents who came and helped. We had a lovely, relaxing morning making hand print Christmas wreaths.

This week in English we have been adding our own actions to ‘The Tree Giant’, which has helped us learn the text. We have used the text to identify features of a non-chronological report, for example, use of topic sentences to start paragraphs and use of conjunctions.

In maths we have worked through lots of word problems to demonstrate our understanding of multiplication and division. We have been using our knowledge of place value to multiply and divide by 10 and 100.

This week we have experimented with melting chocolate, performing a test to see how long it took to melt when placed in bowls of water, of differing temperatures.

Our superstar this week is Max, for settling so well into our class, welcome to 4RP Max! And Lily for her amazing reading comprehension skills.

# 3rd December 2018

Below are some of the amazing examples of the homework 4RP have done this term. Our topic has been ‘The Greatest’, and this was interpreted in many different ways.

Well done to everyone who put the time and effort in to make their project. We will keep them on display in the classroom for a while longer, they will then be returned home.

In maths this week, amongst assessments, we have begun our new unit of multiplication and division. Our main focus this week has been noticing what happens when we multiply and divide by 10 and 100.

Our new English unit is based on ‘The Tree Giant’, by Pie Corbett. For the next few weeks we will be learning the features of a non-chronological report, working towards writing our own. We have begun by reading the text, asking questions and making predictions about it.

Topic has been a continuation of states of matter, where we have learned more about solids, liquids and gases.

We have studied artwork by Picasso this week, and taken his work to influence our own cubist art, depicting a giant.

# 26th November 2018

Maths

In maths we have completed our ‘hot task’, showing our progress in converting between kilometres and metres, working out the perimeter of shapes and completing whole/part diagrams.

We are now moving onto multiplication and division.

English

We have been planning our poem this week, learning how we can include alliteration, similes and rhyme. We will be completing out hot task on Friday, to showcase everything we have learnt.

Topic

In topic we have begun our new topic ‘states of matter’. Our trip to Magna has started this topic off, and given us some background knowledge. We began by moving around the room, pretending to be atoms, demonstrating the differences between atoms in solids, liquids and gases.

Us demonstrating how particles in a liquid would be (not too far apart, and with some energy).

Us as particles in a solid – very close together!

Gas particles are far apart – so we spread out across the classroom.

Our superstar this week is Grace, for the effort she put into her poetry.

# 19th November 2018

Magna

We had a great trip on Wednesday, to Magna Science Adventure Park. We explored different areas, learning about air, earth, fire and water. We also took part in a workshop to learn about solids, liquids and gases, which will lead us into our next topic about states of matter.

Anti-bullying Week

We began our anti-bullying week with an odd socks day, we have spent time learning about respecting each other and our differences, and learning about what bullying means, and how we can work together to prevent it.

Maths

In maths we have been converting between kilometres, metres and centimetres. We have also been learning how to work out the perimeter and area of rectangles.

English

English this week has focused on our new theme of poetry, we have written our own poem for our ‘cold task’, and begun to learn ‘The Coming of the Iron Giant’ by Brenda Williams.

Topic

In topic we have painted our diva lamps, and continued to learn about Diwali.

Our superstar this week is Luke, for working hard to improve the presentation of his work, and his handwriting.

# 12th November 2018

Welcome back!

We have had a busy week settling back into our routines and starting new topics, well done for coming back with such positive attitudes 4RP!

Maths
In maths we have completed our current unit on addition and subtraction, where we have been learning to add and subtract numbers with up to four digits. We have also been learning to check our answers by completing the inverse calculation, and we have been solving missing number problems.

We are now moving onto the unit of measurement, which includes converting between metres and kilometres, and working out the perimeter of shapes.

English
English this week has concentrated on the story of Rama and Sita, we have created our own comic strips based on the story. We have continued our guided reading sessions each morning, and have begun looking at poetry, ready for our new topic next week.

Diwali
We have spent our topic time learning about Diwali, which is a Hindu festival that began on Wednesday. We have designed our own Diva lamps, which we are going to make out of clay, and designed mendhi hand prints. We also spent some time reading about Diwali, and understanding important aspects of the Hindu faith.

Our superstar this week is Ethan, for working hard to improve the presentation of his work, well done Ethan!

Next week

Next week is anti-bullying week, we are starting this off with an ‘odd socks day’ on Monday, so please come to school on Monday wearing odd socks.

We also have Children in Need on Friday 16th, which is a non-school uniform day (please try and wear spots), for a donation of £1 (biscuit included in the price).

# 29th October 2018

Maths
We have been using our knowledge of addition and subtraction to solve problems this week. We have used our reasoning skills, and problem solving strategies to solve a range of problems.

English
This week, we have been writing our stories up neatly for our display, we’ve worked hard on improving our handwriting and producing work we are proud of. We have also become ‘sentence doctors’, where we have used our knowledge and skills to improve and correct sentences.

Topic

In RE this week we have been learning about the Mandir, and what Hindus do during worship. We have produced leaflets to inform others about what happens at the Mandir.

Our Superstar this week is Joseph, for his positive attitude towards his learning all week.

# 15th October 2018

Maths
We have moved on to addition and subtraction. We have been using our place value knowledge to add 10, 100 and 1000 to different numbers to see what digit changes. We have also looked at what we find easy and difficult, when adding and subtracting.

English
This week, we have begun our ‘hot write’, where we have been writing our own stories, based on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We all have our own targets, and have worked hard to meet them. We have used adverbs to describe speech, used fronted adverbials and used our imaginations to make it as exciting as possible!

Topic
We have been drawing perspective giants, imagining how they would look, if we were to look up at them.

Thank you for supporting our Harvest Festival on Wednesday, and for all the donations of food.

Our Superstar this week is Colby-Jay, for his brilliant writing, and the amazing

# 8th October 2018

Maths
We have been using our place value knowledge to learn how to represent numbers in different ways, using maths apparatus, objects, and different models.

English
We have continued writing dialogues between characters, trying to use more interesting words than ‘said’. We have used adverbs to describe the speech, and begun to use fronted adverbials in our sentences. We continue to learn our spellings each week, with our spelling test each Thursday.

Topic
We have continued our Hinduism topic in RE, and thought about what it means to us to be brave, and written about our own experiences, of when we demonstrated bravery.

Our Superstar this week is Joel, for his effort, concentration and focus during lessons this week.

# 1st October 2018

Maths

In maths we have been learning about rounding numbers to 10, 100 and 1000. We have done lots of different challenges and worked really hard.

English

We have continued to base our learning around ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. This week we have used drama to create conversations between characters, to help us learn how to use speech marks correctly in our writing.

This week we have used our guided reading time to read and comprehend sections of the Highway Code. We have been visited by the road safety team, who helped us understand how to keep ourselves safe.

RE

On Friday we had a whole day learning about Hinduism, to celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh. We did this in lots of different ways including Punjabi dancing and making masks of Ganesh.

Our Superstar this week is Isabel, for her amazing effort in maths.

# 24th September 2018

Maths

In maths we have been learning about Roman numerals, and making numbers from 1 to above a thousand. We have made them, drawn them, found them and finished off with our Indiana Jones challenge.

This is us challenging our partners to make Roman numerals…

English

We have continued learning the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, we have created actions to help us remember the story, and created our own story maps. We have begun deciding what changes we are going to make, to write our own story, based on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

Topic

We have continued our work on forces and magnets, testing when they attract and repel. We have used iron filings to see where the magnetic field is, around a magnet.

This week we have visited the library bus to choose lots of stories for Year 4 to share.

Our Superstars this week are Ruby, for demonstrating such a positive attitude all week, and Ben for his amazing work on Roman numerals. Well done!

# 17th September 2018

Welcome to Year 4!

We’ve had a lovely time since we’ve been back. We began with lots of team building games, and getting to know each other games. We worked as teams to build the tallest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows…

Maths

In maths we have been recapping addition, subtraction and multiplication, completing lots of chilli challenges. We’ve worked really hard and tried our best, even with lots of tricky sums!

English

We have started to learn the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, we’ve all got our own copy to bring home to learn the story a bit better.

We have been retelling the story, and creating actions to help us remember it better. We are creating our own story maps to help our retelling.

Topic

We have begun our topic ‘Forces and Magnets’, by experimenting with different magnets. We have tested what they stick to, work through, and how much weight they can hold.

We have elected our School Councillor, Joseph and our Vice Councillor, Iona.

Our Superstars this week are Riley and Iona!