And once again we are the end of another wonderful term. Highlights of Summer 1 have been our Caythorpe residential, creating puppet shows and our jubilee celebration lunch.
During English this week, we looked at script writing. We began by looking at features of a script and then each child worked with their theatre group to create a script for their theatre performance. These were used on Thursday and Friday when we performed our finished shows to groups of children from the Year 3 classes.
In Maths this week we continued to look at fractions. This week’s focus was looking at fractions of whole numbers. We used to bar charts to understand how we would first split our number into equal groups and then multiply these by the number of groups we need. For example; 2 fifths of 25 – we would calculate that 1 fifth was 5 and then 2 fifths would be 10. The Maths sheets for this week are here: Maths Worksheets S1W6
In Science this week we focused on our scientific investigation skills and how we can conduct an experiment to answer a question. We explored whether opaque, transparent and translucent materials cast shadows and if there are any that create stronger shadows.
We finished the week with an RE morning where we looked at the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We used to drama to consider how the three versions of ‘Jesus Calms the Storm’ were different and how this may have happened. We then also looked at Jesus feeds the 5000 and considered what lessons Christians may take from the Gospel stories.
We have continued our Sounds-Write spelling program, this week looking at the ‘ar’ sound. Here are the words that we have been looking at this week: Spelling words
To end the week the whole school celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a party in the inner quad. We began by singing the National Anthem together and then were treated to a wonderful lunch which included sandwiches, pizza, crudités and cakes.
Thank you for all of your support across the year so far and we look forward to seeing you in June for our final term of Year 4!
Our topic next half term is ‘Our Eddington’. Attached is the knowledge map for this: Knowledge Map Our Eddington Year 34 Summer 2
Our next guided reading book will be ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown.
The Year 4 times table check will be on the 14th and 15th June. We would hugely appreciate your support with this by giving your child time to practice over the half-term. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
Please ensure your child brings back their washed PE kit at the start of next half term.
Please send your child to school with a hat and sun cream everyday next term so that we can ensure they are kept protected in the hot weather.
Monday 6th June is an inset day. School will start again on the Tuesday 7th June.