6th - 10th March 2023


Thank you for visiting our life cycle exhibition on Thursday, the children were so proud to show you their hard work and creations!

 Yr 4

Highlights of the week:

  • We continued our fraction unit this week by looking at equivalent fractions. We learnt that equivalent means ‘equal’ or ‘the same amount’. We explored different fractions and noticed when fractions equal the same amount such as one half and two quarters. We then looked at counting in fractions, we noticed patterns when counting up in fractions.
  • In English we finished our instruction unit by writing instructions for ‘How to make pancakes’. We focused on including commas to separate items in a list and made sure we used clear, simple commands. On Tuesday we started a new English unit, Entertain. We received a mysterious brown package from an animal, it included sand, bugs, an apple and some ripped bits of paper that gave us clues for who it was from. We were able to piece all of these clues together and we found out that our parcel was from a meerkat! We then spent the next few days researching meerkats and created a leaflet with all of our findings.
  • In Phonics we have been focusing on ‘ch’ as code for ‘sh’ in words like machine, chef and chiffon. We focused on apostrophes for possession this week and created an information page to guide people on how they can use them. We noticed that for names like Thomas and James, the apostrophe comes after the ‘s’ and there is no additional ‘s’ needed!
  • In Science we completed our life cycle unit by putting all of our research and findings into creating our own life cycle. We carefully selected our favourite animals and researched their life cycle so that we could represent this using different art materials.
  • In PSHE we have been talking about ways we can look after our bodies and our minds. We had lots of really good ideas for ways we can protect our heart and our mind by avoiding situations that make us feel upset. We discussed the words anxious and stressed. As classes we defined these feelings as moments when our brain and our body feel busy and it is difficult to focus.

Home learning:

  • Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book. Please can reading records stay in your child's book bag.
  • Phonics folders are sent home on a Friday, please could these be returned at the start of the next week.
  • Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.
  • Spellings are sent home on Monday’s for the text on Friday. Please can you practice these with your child throughout the week.