What a packed week we have had in class 4J! Everyone has worked their socks off to complete different tasks, set themselves new goals and try new things! It has been a great week for learning!

This week in Maths we have been looking at different methods for adding two 2-digit numbers. We used our previous knowledge of compact and expanded column addition (plus some mental maths too!) to help us work out a series of different questions. It was then up to us to decide which ones where the best for us to use in our own work. Many of us chose the expanded method – writing each figure in its larger form (for example 3245 becomes 3000, 200, 40 and 5). We also looked at dividing and multiplying numbers by 10 and turning them into and to decimal numbers. This was slightly trickier, and so we all used place value grids to help us. But we all really enjoyed it!

In English we have been continuing   our topic of Perseus and Medusa. This week we have innovated a diary entry made by Danae, Perseus mum, and started to look at what is needed to be included for a diary entry. Next week we will be innovating a diary entry but changing the perspective. This week we also had a SPaG lesson, based on the past tense. We completed worksheet and then altered the lyrics to some of our favourite songs so that they are now in the past tense rather than the future or present. One of the songs we chose to change was Taylor Swift’s song ‘shake it off’; this (after our input on past tense) became ‘shook it off!’ Everyone loved that lesson and I am sure if you asked your children about it they would gladly give you a sing song!

In music, we have been practicing our songs and dance routines for this year’s Christmas show. The children are really coming along and sounding wonderful. I went to observe them in their Thursday lesson, and they were all so engaged and excited for the songs they will be singing. They also had the chance to practice their piece for next week’s Christmas bazaar.

One of the main highlights of this week was our trip to the Chedworth Roman Villa. We learnt so much whilst we were there on the life and buildings of the Romans. It was a brilliant experience, seeing the real life buildings and bath houses that the Romans used to use. They allowed use to make medicine out of cumin and leaves which we had to mix together and tie them together. Warning: they are not made for drinking! They little medicine bags are made to put inside a sock drawer or cupboard as a smelling agent- not for cups of tea! All the children had a wonderful experience and all wanted to go back again!  

Superb learning and participation from all the children this week – let’s keep it up! Well done 4J.

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