Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 22/5/17

English and Maths information:

Last week in English, we have thought about our own science fiction stories and began to plan these. We used the setting from the well-known film ‘Avatar’ as our inspiration for creating our own planet. The children drew their planet in the centre of their page and then annotated around the outside with interesting words and phrases to describe their setting. Following on from this,  we designed our own science fiction characters (one human and one alien) which we will use in our stories. The children have created some very unique characters to feature in their stories. For the final week of term, we will plan out the plot line of our story and then use this to write them. We are very excited to see how much the children have learnt from our science fiction unit of work.

During our maths lessons, we developed our understanding of money through a variety of contexts. The children have applied their understanding of money to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems in an attempt to help them see that money is used in many situations. We also worked with a partner to tackle a money problem solving task chosen by the children. They either worked through a money maze, a puzzling sweet shop problem or a coin task to apply their learning from the week. Next week, we are becoming architects! We will be creating our own science fiction towns and then working out the area and perimeter of these.

Other curriculum news:

Curing our project lessons we have started to create our game using code on ‘Scratch’. We will continue with this next week.

Swimming: Another brilliant week at swimming with all children continuing to do us proud. Please continue to remember your child’s swimming kit on a Monday morning.

 

Visit to Micronav: This Thursday (25th May) we will be visiting a company called Micronav (based on Seabourne Road). The company work with code and programming software every day to create flight simulators which help train employees of air traffic control all over the world. We are really excited to visit the company to see how code is used in the real world and to relate our learning in school to this.

Thank you for all of your support this half term. I hope you have a well-earned rest over half term.

Miss Tummon

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