With Mr Purewal, Mr Turnbull, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Ayley
This half-term is sure to be a busy one! With all the exciting festivities due to take place in a few weeks time from now it has been great to see the children hit the ground running after their deserved rest. Year 4 is definitely the place to be at the moment with fun, excitement and learning occurring at all times.
In English the children are learning about the differences between an informal and formal letter and how to construct their own letter with the appropriate features and language. Linking in with our class text 'The Sheep-Pig' children have been writing as Babe (a character from the story) and they will be writing as a judge at the Sheep-Dog Trials.
Clearly, the children have been practicing their maths over the holiday, because we have made a fantastic start. Recently we have just finished our learning on decimals and counting in tenths, as well as rounding decimals to one decimal place. We have now moved onto square numbers and will be focussing on multiplication and division facts, factors and more word problems. Please make sure that your children reguarly practice their Time Tables as this helps them in every area of Maths learning.
In science we are learning about sound and during this half term, the children will be undertaking several exciting investigations, including learning about amplitude, pitch and how sound travels.
Mr Turnbull continues to teach the children RE, maths and SPAG. The Grammar Hammer is proving to be a real hit with the kids. They are continuing learning about Shape and Space in maths and are beginning to learn about Mass.
In Sport Mr Bromley is now teaching gymnastics to the children. Working on areas such as flexibiltiy, balance, co-ordination and muscular strength. They are using the apparatus and the mats to explore a range of movements.