Weekly News – 10th January 2020
Welcome back! We hope everyone has had a restful break.
Our Term 4 Curriculum overview is now available on the Chilton Website under the ‘Curriculum’ tab an under ‘Curriculum Documents’.
In Maths this week, we have been working on rounding numbers up and down. We have looked at different methods and different ways of remember how numbers are rounded and how we know to round up or down. We have concentrated on rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have also been practising our counting back through negative numbers.
In English, we have started an exciting new book called ‘Clockwork’ by Phillip Pullman. We have been introduced to some of the main characters including Karl, Fritz and Herr Ringelmann. On Tuesday, we wrote a recount of a day or event in our holidays focusing on sequencing our ideas using paragraphs. For the rest of the week, we looked at a problem within the story. Karl was supposed to have built a clockwork figure but had not. We discussed whether he should tell his mentor Herr Ringelmann or not and why before writing a balanced argument considering both for and against reasons.
In our afternoons this week, we have been focusing on values and, in particular, the value of courage. Our courage champion in Year 4 is Queen Boudica. We learnt about her before creating a Boudica fact file, writing in role as Boudica and designing some Celtic war face paints with some interesting results!
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).
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!
There is a MyMaths task set on rounding due Friday 17th January 2020.
Each Thursday of Term 3 – Year 4 Swimming
Tuesday 28th January – Trip to Maidstone Museum
Friday 31st January – Year 4 drama performance
Friday 7th February – KS2 Mastermind