This week in Maths we have been practicing the expanded and compact method of column addition and subtraction, with some children using 4 digit numbers! The children seem to have a great understanding of this method and have been set some homework on this topic to consolidate their learning. Next week the children will be taking part in some 'stand alone' problem solving Maths lessons. This will be happening throughout the school as part of our 'World Week.'
We began a new Poetry topic in Literacy this week. As part of our 'Wild and Wonderful Writing' lesson, which happens every other Friday, the children wrote some wonderful poems. These have been put into a 'Year 4 Poetry Book' which will be on show for you to read at parents evening next week. As part of our 'World Week', the children will take part in a letter writing competition this week in Literacy.
We are still enjoying our Science topic 'Digestion' and observed the affect of different liquids on egg shells this week. Needless to say some of the liquids produced some quite disgusting results! As part of 'World Science Day' on Thursday, we will be constructing a life sized human digestive system.
We will be starting our new topic in RE 'Called' next week. As part of 'World Week' we will be studying the Laudato Si this week, the Pope's encyclical.
'World Week' will finish of Friday afternoon with a celebration assembly, where some of the children will be given the opportunity to share pieces of work from the week.