Thursday, 19 February 2015

End of half term

I hope you're all having a wondering, restful half term. Here are some photos of Year 4 carrying out some investigative  work about static electricity in Science in the last week before half term!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Week beginning 2.2.2015

This week in Maths the children have been learning about different forms of data handling. I set them some Mathletics homework this week to practise the skills they have learned in class!

In Rugby, the children in Year 4 have been learning how to throw a 'pop' pass and a longer pass. We have many rugby experts in the class, who have supported me in teaching the key skills of tag rugby. We put our skills into practice with small games of 2 vs 2. Everyone is doing brilliantly to remember to throw the ball behind them (this has been very difficult to remember after a term of learning to throw ahead in netball!).

In Music, the children have been learning to play in 'rounds' with Miss Lawrence. They have been working hard to practise 'London's Burning' and 'Frere Jacques'. We look forward to a performance afternoon, where the Year 3L and 4 children will perform to each other in the coming weeks!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Week beginning 26.01.2015

This week the children in Year 4 have been editing and improving their familiar stories in English lessons! Next week they will be writing them up in neat as a final copy, which they are looking forward to bringing home.

In Art this week the children produced fantastic sketches of Henry VIII using a royal portrait as inspiration. They used a number of different techniques such as shading, cross hatching and hatching. They then made specific colours by colour mixing red, blue and yellow paints. They're really looking forward to recreating another royal portrait from Tudor times this week and will try again to produce specific colours when mixing paints. The final step will be to make a 'frame' the following week to complete their piece of art work.

In Maths this week the children will be moving on from addition and subtraction to data handling. They will be retrieving information from bar charts, line charts and pictograms to answer questions and they will be using data they have collected to produce their own charts.