Year 4 Weekly News 10.11.23
In English this week we have continued to learn how to write a 5 part story. This week we have been learning how to describe settings using personification, ambitious verbs and adverbs, similes and metaphors. The children thought of some excellent personification ideas; this is where the writer gives an object or animal human like features e.g. the snow ate Ivan’s feet as he trudged through the snow, the frozen icicles pointed at Ivan, the snowflakes danced in the sky. We then moved on to describing characters. The children are very skilled already at using descriptive language such as adjectives, verbs and verbs to describe what characters LOOK like, so this term we are learning how to show what characters are like using what they SAY. We have been recapping speech punctuation in our punctuation and grammar lessons and this has helped us to write dialogue in our English sessions. Next week, we will be learning about how to create suspense in the ‘build up’ section of our 5 part fantasy stories.
This week we have continued to learn about equivalent fractions. The children were solidly able to work out equivalent fractions using fraction walls or by shading shapes so we moved on to learn how to use multiples to find equivalent fractions. The golden rule for this is: whatever is done to the numerator, must be done to the denominator. We multiplied or divided both the numerator and denominator by the same number to find equivalent fractions. See below.