This week in English we have started our new topic for the final weeks of term. The book is called 'And Tango makes Three’ written by Justin Richardson. The book is about two penguins that are in love and want a baby. Unfortunately, they can’t have one as they are two boys, so find a rock and sit and sit but nothing happens. One day the zoo keeper notices and finds an egg for them to keep. They look after it and one day it hatches and they name it Tango, as it takes two to tango. The children have been acting out the story and writing their own family trees, answering comprehension questions and researching different animals that hatch eggs so they can use them in their own version of the story. Next week we will be planning our own version of the story and home learning this week is to make their own version of one of the characters.

In Maths, we have been looking at decimals – adding decimals together, subtracting decimals, ordering and rounding. It has all been very busy!  The children have enjoyed doing this. Next week we will be looking at methods of mental and written multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers and our 11 and 12 times tables.  The children will be continuing their Wednesday mental maths tests. If you wish to know how your child’s doing, please don’t hesitate to ask.

In Topic we have started planning and preparing our presentations on Power point to present to another year group. This is based on one of the topics we have already covered on the Vikings: Gods, Villages, Names, Jobs, and Weapons etc. The children are in groups of 3 and will be researching, planning, preparing their own resources and making their own power points that they will then write reflections on.

A massive thank you to all parents who came to Parents evening.

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Class 4J
20 July 2018 - 8:19am
This week has certainly been a busy one! We have been continuing with our debates in Literacy, finalising them this week with a whole class debate...
Class 4J
13 July 2018 - 9:15am
In Maths, we have been working with a variety of mixed calculations to make our own; guess who’ game. We have also been, revised our knowledge of...
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6 July 2018 - 9:12am
Sports day on Tuesday was a roaring success! 4J did outstandingly well and everyone worked so hard. I was so proud of each and every child. Well...
Class 4J
29 June 2018 - 2:38pm
We were very fortunate this week to visit The Living Rainforest. We learnt a lot of new facts and enjoyed seeing a variety of animals, including a...
Class 4J
29 June 2018 - 2:38pm
We were very fortunate this week to visit The Living Rainforest. We learnt a lot of new facts and enjoyed seeing a variety of animals, including a...
Class 4J
29 June 2018 - 2:37pm
We were very fortunate this week to visit The Living Rainforest. We learnt a lot of new facts and enjoyed seeing a variety of animals, including a...
Class 4J
21 June 2018 - 12:08pm
It has been an extremely busy and successful week in Year 4! We have had assessment week this week and the children have all done so well! The...
Class 4J
15 June 2018 - 10:32am
4J have had another fabulous week.  In English, the children have been enjoying retelling the story of The Great Kapok Tree and yesterday...
Class 4J
8 June 2018 - 5:56pm
After what sounds like a fabulous half term and a very nice extra day, we are back and have been doing an awful lot of work! The...
Class 4J
25 May 2018 - 8:30am
This has been a fantastic and very busy end to the term! We have played Vikings, cooked, written Shakespeare stories and even worked with money...
Class 4J
18 May 2018 - 2:41pm
This week in English, we have been continuing our ‘A Midsummer Night’s dream’ topic. We have created plays, invented our own characters and...
Class 4J
10 May 2018 - 1:50pm
This week in English, we have been learning more about our best text, ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. We have been creating our own storyboards based...
Class 4J
4 May 2018 - 10:10am
In Maths this week, we have been investigating area and perimeter of shapes, using the textbooks, objects around the classroom and even the school...
Class 4J
29 April 2018 - 12:18am
We have welcomed our new member to the class, Liberty, at the start of this term. We hope she enjoys her time and we are all very excited...
Class 4J
29 March 2018 - 4:55pm
What a brilliant and very busy we have had! This week (or 4 days…) we have been working extremely hard. In particular, we have been...
Class 4J
23 March 2018 - 10:03am
The title for this blog post has been magpie from the title of Ruby Casewell's version of 'And Tango Makes three' In Maths this week we...
Class 4J
16 March 2018 - 11:35am
This week in English we have started our new topic for the final weeks of term. The book is called 'And Tango makes Three’ written by Justin...
Class 4J
8 March 2018 - 4:29pm
In English this week, we have been learning all bout suspense writing. We focused on a piece of text and altered it to make it even scarier and...
Class 4J
23 February 2018 - 8:05am
What a wonderful start to term 4. We have been super busy and have got straight back into learning! This week in English, we have treated...
Class 4J
9 February 2018 - 11:25am
We completed our Topic for this term this week - Rivers. The chidlren answered their questions - KWL- they wrote at the start of the topic and...
Class 4J
17 January 2018 - 9:05am
This week in English we have been continuing with our persuasion topic ‘Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus’. We have planned our own versions of...
Class 4J
11 January 2018 - 11:50am
In English this week we have started our new non-fiction topic: Persuasion. We are looking at book’ Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!’ by Mo...
Class 4J
5 January 2018 - 3:46pm
For only 2 days in School we have kept very busy! In Maths, we have been working hard at division of 2 and 3 digit numbers. It took a while for...
Class 4J
15 December 2017 - 4:01pm
In English this week we have been re-writing our own version of the 12 days of Christmas, in particular looking at alliteration and syllables...
Class 4J
8 December 2017 - 12:22pm
We had an absolutely brilliant time on our Roman day on Monday. We made bread and wine, dressed up and even used our shields in the different...
Class 4J
1 December 2017 - 11:37am
We have been extremely lucky this week to have Mr Jackson come in and teach us a lesson on sound, in particular soundwaves, timbre and pitch. We...
Class 4J
24 November 2017 - 2:24pm
In maths this week, we have been leaning how to divide numbers just beyond known time’s tables by single digit numbers, for example: 90 ÷ 6. We...
Class 4J
17 November 2017 - 12:03pm
In English, we have started our new topic for the next 2 weeks – explanation texts. This week, we have imitated our explanation best text: making...
Class 4J
10 November 2017 - 4:50pm
This week we have been extremely busy – it hasn’t stopped and has gone so quickly! In English this week we have been continuing with our...
Class 4J
20 October 2017 - 2:22pm
This week in English we have been inventing our own Persesus and Medusa stories. We started the week by planning our stories on box up plots. This...
Class 4J
13 October 2017 - 1:54pm
This week has been a particularly busy week for 4J. In English this week we have been innovating our best text – ‘Perseus and Medusa’. We have...
Class 4J
5 October 2017 - 2:08pm
In Maths this week, we have been learning how to add and subtract 3 digit numbers using the expanded and compact methods. We started the week by...
Class 4J
29 September 2017 - 4:01pm
In Maths this week we have been learning all about time. We started the week by recapping over the o clocks, quarter to and past and half past. We...
Class 4J
22 September 2017 - 2:51pm
We have had a super week with Maths this week! In Year 4, we have started to move away from Year 3 work and start to learn more about the method’s...
Class 4J
15 September 2017 - 3:51pm
This week in Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers, using the jump or mental methods. We have also been...
Class 4J
8 September 2017 - 4:06pm
What a magnificent first week we have had in 4J! It has certainly been a busy one! Not only have we been getting used to our new teacher and...