This week in 4J has been extremely busy. We have been really lucky to have lessons outside due to the nice weather and have been working really hard.

In maths this week we started by learning how to partition 4 –digit numbers. We then developed this learning further by adding and subtracting 4 – digit numbers. To do this, we had to use the column method (either compact or expanded – our choice!) to help us work out the equations. At the end of the week, we consolidated all of our learning by taking a short quiz, in which we had to answer as many questions as we could before the timer went off! We then peer assessed our work.

This week in English, we have been continuing with our topic of persuasive writing. We recapped over our best text – ‘don’t let the pigeon drive the bus’- and continued to make our our persuasive books involving an animal wanting to do something but not being allowed to. We came up with some really great ideas, for example, ‘don’t let the unicorn drive the ice cream truck!’ and ‘ don’t let the monkey ride the skateboard!’. Our stories are really good and we are really enjoying making our own stories. We are very excited that we will be reading them to Year 1 next week. We then created our books into real paper bound books and have all created a digital version of your books on the Ipads, including colourful illustrations!

We have been continuing with our HIIT sessions this week, really working up a sweat! We joined in with Joe Wicks online workout for schools on Tuesday. This was really good fun and he even shouted out a hello to us! Year 2 and 6 joined in with us as well. In RE this week, we have been continuing with our Easter story theme, this week looking at Pontius Pilot. We created a play and wrote facts about him and his story. In PSHE, we have also been continuing with this terms theme of ‘healthy me’. We discussed the importance of keeping our bodies healthy and discussed the harms of alcohol on our bodies. Everyone was very reflective and asked each other lots of questions.

We have been continuing our Vikings work in topic, this week looking at Viking God’s and Goddesses. And in our computing topic lessons we have continued to look at coding. We are going to be making our own computer games! Finally, in art, we have created our own miniature puppets to accompany our English persuasive stories. We created our animal and human characters out of card, cut around them, decorated and then put them on sticks or cut holes to make feet.

Written by Sam Morris and Seth Preedy.

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Class 4J
17 January 2018 - 9:05am
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