Year 4 - Heron Class
Week beginning 19th March
We have been focusing on hundredths this week in maths. We have identified fractions and been able to write these as decimal numbers. We have then explored the intricacies of a number line showing hundredths. We have also had to practice saying this word to differentiate it from hundreds! Some of the children have used these concepts to explore percentages. It has been a fraction and decimal filled half term, I have been so impressed with the children’s hard work and commitment.
In English we are continuing to write our repots on imaginary creatures. We have an eaglepus – a cross between an eagle and an octopus, a unimouse – a cross between a unicorn and a mouse and many, many others. We have looked at the layout and presentation of report writing particularly focusing on organising information into paragraphs.
In PHSE we looked at some of the ways in which we have changed from when we were babies – we looked at physical and emotional changes. We then collected ideas of some of the further changes that we all go through in our journey to adulthood. We discussed the word puberty – many of the children knew this already. Next time we will look further at the changes – physical and emotional that happen during puberty and look at those we can control and those we cannot - and how to manage these.
For homework I would like you to write a short review of a Michael Rosen poem. We have been watching Michael Rosen performing some of his poems – they’re all available on youtube – and we have started to recite Strict together. The review can include illustrations. Please include the name of the poem, what it is about and why you like it. You could include a quote to support your idea.
A quick reminder of homework tasks
- Regular reading.
- Learning table patterns.
- Learning spellings – little and often. The children have different skills that we learn in class – there is also an information sheet attached to this page.
- One other piece – this need not take a great deal of time and is discussed at length in class so that the children can do this independently.
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