Have a look at what Year 4 have been up to this week!
Weekly News – 1st November 2019
Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing break.
In Maths this week, we have been looking at fractions. We started with a fraction refresher, discussing all that we remembered about fractions before moving on to equivalent fractions. We used fraction walls and pictorial methods to find equivalent fractions before comparing different fractions.
In English, we have been writing persuasively, trying to convince our readers to go and visit Trinidad and Tobago. We have built up our skills of persuasive writing including emotive language, power of three, rhetorical questions and modal verbs. Our travel brochures for Trinidad and Tobago contained details on the weather, the food, the beaches and the carnivals. In our PAG lessons, we have looked at using fronted adverbials.
In the afternoons, we have been looking at Values, focusing on kindness. We looked at the importance of being a ‘telling school’. We also discussed the difference between ‘telling’ and ‘telling tales’. We also discussed the importance of empathy and what it is like to ‘step into someone’s shoes.
Stacey was also back this week for her second drama session with both Team Azure and Team Peacock. Performance dates will be coming soon for your calendar.
We are still encouraging the children to play as much Times Tables Rockstars (ttrockstars.com) at home. When logging in, please select ‘Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate’. Children’s log ins are the same as their MyMaths log ins (please see your teacher if you need your child’s log in).
There is a MyMaths task on equivalent fractions to be completed by 8th November.
Online book club!
So that the children can share their reading choices we have created an online book club. When they have read a book that they have loved, they can log in and write a review on our site. The link to this site is below:
The children will be given a password so only the children and families of Year 4 can view comments.
We can't wait to see what they are reading!
Spook-tacular Term 2 writing challenge. Theme: Halloween
Muahahahaha… I have a terrifyingly difficult writing challenge for you all this term. If you dare, write me a story based on this term’s theme of ‘Halloween’. You can choose your characters, the storyline, setting… everything, as long as you make Mr McAuley impressed (or terrified) of your frightfully good writing. A prize will be given for the 3 best stories. Remember, you only have 100 words to do this story in, so every word counts! The ‘dead’-line for this Halloween story is Friday 29th November on Mr McAuley’s desk. Good luck!
15th November – Children in Need – Spotacular – Wear spots for a voluntary donation
18th November – Book fair week
21st November – Spelling Bee
27th November – School closes 2:30pm – NO CLUBS (except French)