What an APPEALing week!

Wow, we were impressed with the Year 4’s writing this week! After learning about formal and informal language, we spent some time writing appeals to the Prime Minister...

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Wow, we were impressed with the Year 4’s writing this week! After learning about formal and informal language, we spent some time writing appeals to the Prime Minister in favour of allowing refugees to settle in the UK. While this topic is quite controversial, we used our class book, “The Boy at the Back of the Class” as a way in. The story is told through the eyes of some 9 year old children and their appeal to keep the borders open is out of concern for their friend Ahmet. Children wrote their own appeals and some classes have already recorded them.

We have also used our current project to explore the journeys of refugees. This week, we focussed on the emotions you may feel on a long journey, and how to convey these through drawing and colour.

In Maths, we have begun to look at multiplication, using informal methods. We have started with 3 digits multiplied by one digit. The worksheets can be downloaded here: Spring 2 Week 4 Maths resources and independent

In Science we learnt about the different states of water in the water cycle and when water would change state (according to the temperature). Children used this video to help them explain what happens to the water at different stages of the water cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fkWLbZFbJM 

The First news reading resource can be downloaded here: L1-Four-Stories-926

Spanish activities for this week: Blog Sp2 Wk3

Next week:

We will continue to look at multiplication in Maths, moving on to formal methods of multiplication.

In English we will be doing some instructional writing including writing directions.

We will also finish our Guided Reading text about Matthew Henson’s Journey to the Frozen North.

Notices:

Family Friday will be held in the morning at 8.30-9.15am on Friday 22nd March. We hope lots of you will be able to join us.

If you have not yet given permission for the Caythorpe residential, please do this at your earliest convenience by following the link on ParentMail and ticking the box which indicates that you give consent for your child to attend. If you do not wish for your child to attend, please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible so that alternative provision can be arranged.

 

Next term we have a DT Project – if you have any cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes or shoe boxes) please could you bring these in.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 4 Team