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Friday 10th November 2017



We have enjoyed reading, performing and learning different poems.



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.


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. 



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. 



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'. 



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.