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Friday 12th January 2018

 

What a busy week!

 

In English, we have been thinking about myths - especially the Anglo-Saxon myth of Beowulf.

 

In Maths, we are progressing well with addition and subtraction using the formal column method. Place value counters are helping us to understand carrying and exchanging.

 

The children have very much enjoyed starting Times Table Rock Stars. The progress has been outstanding.

 

Our Topic work has seen us concentrate on where and why the Anglo-Saxons came from in order to invade Britain.

 

We have started to put together an Anglo-Saxon dance and have been improving our close control dribbling skills in hockey.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PE KITS SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL ALL WEEK.

Friday 5th January 2018 - Lower Key Stage Two had a great research day and learnt so much about the Anglo-Saxons, Romans and Vikings.

Friday 5th January 2018 - Lower Key Stage Two had a great research day and learnt so much about the Anglo-Saxons, Romans and Vikings. 1
Friday 5th January 2018 - Lower Key Stage Two had a great research day and learnt so much about the Anglo-Saxons, Romans and Vikings. 2

WELCOME BACK TO THE SPRING TERM.

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Can you guess the metaphor from the clues?

Can you guess the metaphor from the clues? 1

Video of the week - English

Simile Girl and Metaphor Man are here to save the day! These heroes make learning your similes and metaphors as easy as pie. Similes and Metaphors By The Bazillions ©2013 All rights reserved. Similes and metaphors are similar but nothing more than a comparison in different ways.

Friday 1st December 2017

 

What a busy week!

 

In English, our poetry is making amazing progress. We have been looking at the poetic features of simile, metaphor and alliteration. We have also been putting these features into our own poem.

Maths, we have continued to use resources to convince and problem solve about different numbers.

Our Christingle service is taking shape - remember that parents are invited to the school hall at 2pm on Friday 15th December.

Friday 10th November 2017

 

Poetry

We have enjoyed reading, performing and learning different poems.

 

Maths

We have continued to use Dienes and place value counters to make and understand different numbers.

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Our maths talk and reasoning is improving. We have more resilience in our problem solving.

Friday 3rd November 2017

 

In English we have been looking at interview texts. The children have had the experience of interviewing Mr Kearns and watching a YouTube clip of an interview with Mr Souter's son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOu-MQKqcxE&t=125s

 

In Maths, we have been looking at representing different numbers using Dienes.

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Friday 13th October

 

DT day!

We have had a fantastic few days designing and making  wooden cars. We have learnt how to use hacksaws, how to sandpaper and glue our structures together. We even made electrical circuits to light up headlamps! Thank you to everyone who made a donation. 

 

English - We have been learning how to write instructions. After creating our cars, we completed our hot tasks which involved writing instructions.

 

Maths - This week we have been using our measuring skills whilst building our cars. We have also been practising our times tables, there are some great songs on Youtube to help learn these! 

Friday 15th September 

 

We have settled quickly in to Great Owls and are enjoying the challenge of year 4. Our classroom is looking bright and colourful thanks to the children's wonderful art. 

 

Science

We have had a busy week exploring ELECTRICITY! Great owls worked out how to light up a bulb and talked about the importance of having a complete circuit. If you would like to follow up our learning at home, it would be worthwhile investigating the appliances in your house that use electricity. 

 

English

In English we have been learning how to write an effective description using interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs. The children have come up with some brilliant similes including; 'as cold as an ice pop', 'as soft as a kitten' and 'as argumentative as my brother'. 

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been looking at place value. We have been able to identify the value of each digit in a 4 digit number and compare and order numbers. 

Remember- when using < and >, the crocodile's mouth always faces the biggest number. 

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