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Term 1

Week beginning 20.10.14

 

We have survived our first term in year 4! We are all a bit tired and looking forward to the holidays. 

 

In Literacy we finally wrote out our own non-chronological report! We used what we had learnt about non-chronological reports from the Jorvic Ridgeback to help us. We created our own creatures to write our reports about. We are very proud of our work because we all used the structure of a non-chronological report. Miss Shreeves thinks our writing is brilliant!

 

In Numeracy we have been multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000. We are getting the hang of it now because we have written some rules to help us. 

 

On Thursday we had our curriculum afternoon. We dressed up as Vikings, performed a Viking fashion show, shared some facts and sang a song called Viking Rock. We also made traditional Viking oat cakes for the parents to try. It was really lovely how many parents came. 

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Week Beginning 13th October

 

On Tuesday we had Viking Day! We dressed up as Vikings and did lots of fun activities. We made Viking oat cakes, some people enjoyed them and others didn't! We designed and made our own shields that we're going to show on the curriculum afternoon. We wrote our own messaged in Viking Runes to our friends and family. 

 

This week we planned our own non-chronological report that was related to the Jorvik Ridgeback. On Friday we were writing our reports and we felt that we had done our best and are really proud!

 

In numeracy we were testing out multiplication skills with the blank number line method and the grid method. 

 

We have also found out some facts about the Vikings!

 

In PE we have been learning how to do high and low movements. 

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Week Beginning 6th October

This week we went boating in the docks. We rowed a Viking bell boat across the harbour and we were very unlucky because it rained and hailed!!!! Even though it was raining, we still had fun.  We also timed ourseleves to see how fast we could go. Team one won with 46.2 seconds. WE LOVED IT!

 

This week in maths we have been learning how to use roman numerals. On Wednesday we covered a whole 100 square with roman numerals.

 

In Literacy we have been writing about the Jorvic Ridgeback. We used paragraphs to organise our ideas. We investigated the use of sentence openers.

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Week Beginning 29th September

 

In Science we have been learning about air resistance and gravity. We have been investigating which will fall faster a big parachute or a small parachute. The small parachute fell faster because it had less air resitance in it.

 

On Monday when we arrived at school something had broken into our classroom! There was flour all over the floor, ther wer hand/paw prints on the flour, tables were turned over, pieces of burnt paper were scattered on the floor, we think there might have even been blood! We had to clean up the mess and then piece together the clues. We think that a species of dragon called the Jorvic Ridgeback came into our classroom. Dragonologists think that global warming might have made the egg hatch!

 

In PE we were focusing on defending and we had to make ourselves big to defend.

 

In Numeracy we were investigating what numbers comes after a number in the 90's when you add on ten. We learnt that we had to exchange. Also we were exploring adding on 9, 19, and 99 making sure we are not using our fingers. We found some really quick rules and ways to do it.

 

In Literacy this week we have been learning a report about The Jorvic Ridgeback and we wrote a letter to Ms Payne to explain what had happened and what we found out.

 

In Music we have been learning about clapping rhythm and creating our own.

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New Talk 4 Writing Text - The Jorvic Ridgeback

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Week Beginning 22nd September

 

We have learnt this week how to describe Beowulf's movements and how he looks. We used different sentence openers to write an interesting character description.

 

In maths we have been looking for patterns when you add 10. We have also been learning why even - odd always equals odd.

 

This week in Science we have been discovering if a big parachute or a small parchute will fall faster. We learnt that air resistance pushes the parchute up but gravity pulls the side of the parchute down.

 

In PE we have been learning to develop our passing and place shoot skills.

 

In our Topic lesson, Lara's dad Johnny came in and showed us some artefacts from the Roman times. There was roman broches, coins, pots and cups.

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Week Beginning 15th September

 

This week we have been adding up numbers and practising our addition. We have worked through some word problems. We tried to explain why odd + even = odd, this was quite tricky but we came up with a description.

 

In Literacy we have been writing a recount text about what we have done in the past. We also wrote a recount text about Erik the Viking!

 

In Science we have been learning about air resistence, and trying to work out which parachute will fall faster. Next week we will be testing it out.

 

In PE we have been testing out our football skills. We have been developing our accuracy in passing. Also in PE we have been developing our dribbling as well.

 

In music we have been learning how to do body percussion and keep rhythm patterns.

Week Beginning 8th September

In Numeracy this week we played place value games. We played a matching game, where we had to draw numbers in pictures. We also played guess the number.

 

In Literacy this week we wrote the next chapter for 'The Saga of Erik the Viking', we came up with some very exciting ideas. We also created freeze frames from the book.

 

We had our first week with Superstars, we practised our football skills with coach Josh and we did some art with Mrs H. With Mr Read we used body percussion to make rythms.

 

In RE we started looking at the big question What does it mean to belong to a religion?.

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