Year 4 - Heron Class
Week Beginning 9th July
This has been ‘Miniature World’ week and the class have been busy creating their mini worlds. We have spent the afternoons making and the class have used a variety of art and design techniques and resources. Plasticine has been very popular, and I have noticed one model using joining techniques we learned earlier in the year. On Friday the children will share their worlds with the rest of the class. Look at the slideshow to see us hard at work.
We have been looking at division with remainders in maths and some children have been investigating the formal method of division – known as the bus stop method. As most children are now unfamiliar with bus stops – I’m not sure they realise why this name is used for the method! On Wednesday, we did an Nrich investigation entitled Which Scripts https://nrich.maths.org/774 . This required us to use our knowledge of place value in an intriguing context and to organise and sort information.
Use the address above and have a go at home!
Some of the photos below show us determinedly trying to solve the problem, although we were quite puzzled by the oriental script.
Next week is Roman Week – we look at the impact of the Roman invasion on Britain and, in particular, the rebellion of Boudicca.
As a final piece of homework for Heron class we consolidate on some of our science learning this term and look forward to year 5. The task is to research macaws. What are their habitats? Where do they fit in the food chain? How are they adapted to the places thy live and the things they eat?
I have given out all the homework books that we have in class – if yours is not there, can you have an extra look at home. Please can all homework books be given in next week please.
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.
Latest Heron Class Events
- Film Afternoon17Jul2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm