What a wonderful week of learning we have had this week, the children have loved getting to know our new topic more and we cannot wait to see what else they learn! We have been focusing on the value of respect this week – it has been brilliant to see the children living out these values everywhere in school. On Thursday, we had a brilliant world book day and got to all share our favourite books.
In English, we have continued looking at poetry, focusing on structure and powerful language choices. In Maths, we have been looking at multiplying numbers by 10 and 100. In Science, we have been exploring the differences between solids, liquids and gases. We have continued to focus on our biomes topic, looking at the different biomes that are around the world – the knowledge map for our topic can be found here: Y4 Sp2 Biomes Knowledge Map.
Maths and Spelling
Please find the maths learning from this week here: Maths Multiplying by 10 and 100 Week 2
In Spelling we have been focusing on the /oy/ sound. We have looked at the <oi> spelling, as in coin and the <oy> spelling as in boy. Some words to practice are: royal, soil, moist, joy, oyster, enjoy.
English: we are starting a unit of work on non-fiction texts using the book ‘The Pebble in my pocket’. We are going to be learning about the different phases in the earths history in preparation for our non-fiction texts in the next few weeks.
Maths: we are looking at dividing by 10 and 100.
Science: we are exploring heating and cooling solids, liquids and gases.
Guided Reading: we are going to continue reading Journey to the River Sea. A copy of the relevant chapters can be found here: Journey to the River Sea Chapter 5, Journey to the River Sea Chapter 6 A overview of the book can be found here: Journey to the River Sea overview.
Just a friendly reminder that all children need to have a full PE kit in school, we teach PE outside so please ensure that PE kits include warmer clothing if needed. Currently, all Year 4 classes have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday.