Have a look at what Year 4 have been up to this week!
Weekly News – 8th November 2019
Thank you to all the parents who came to our Exit Point quiz!
In Maths this week, we have continued working with fractions. We have compared fractions, both with the same and different denominators. We used the bar model and fraction walls to help us compare fractions. We then looked at the multiplication method to find equivalent fractions and using division to simplify fractions and giving fractions in their simplest forms.
In English, we have started an exciting new book called ‘The Ice Palace’. We have used the wintery settings of the story to inspire some wonderful poetry and some powerful vocabulary. We looked at using figurative language in our poems, specifically onomatopoeia, simile and metaphor. We also wrote a poem using figurative language about bonfire night.
In the afternoons, we have finished off our IPC ‘Inventions that changed the World’ topic. We created a questionnaire to enable us to research how different inventions have effected different people of different ages and their lives. We also compared the technology available to us to those in different countries and how our lives are different based on technology.
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).
For home learning this week, we would like the children to complete their two Inventions questionnaires. One should be filled out with an older child (possibly a sibling or a Chilton Year 6) and one should be filled out with a parent or grandparent. .
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)