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Year 4 News 8.05.22

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Our English lessons were all about getting to know our text, the King of the fishes. We rehearsed the story as a class and looked at the structure of the story in more detail. This 'boxing up' activity will help us to create our own Wishing tale.At the end of the week, we created a toolkit of the skills which we will need to create our own fantastic stories. We then planned our own Wishing Tale inspired by a king or queen of an animal species. Throughout our week, we have also continued to extend our understanding of subordinate clauses.

Decimals continue to be our focus in Maths. Learning about tenths, enabled us to look at decimals on a number line and find out how to divide a one digit number by 10.We used place value grids to convert from a larger value to a smaller value to then be able to divide it by 10. We then move on to learn about hundredths. The children were shown hundred squares and asked to represent one out of the hundred. The children also used place value grids to represent hundredths.

We began our new Geography unit with two quizzes all about China. To get to know this country more, we were asked to find which photos did not show China. We were surprised to see a desert in China and we later found out that the desert is located in Mongolia.

We are really enjoying learning about circuits in Science. This week, we extended our knowledge to find out the meaning of a complete circuit. In teams, we made predictions and tested a number of different arrangements. We now know that the electricity needs to flow 'in a circle' for the bulb to light.

In our French lessons this week, we have stared to learn about Food in French. We listened to a very funny story called The Very Greedy Dog. He ate many different things and we tried to work out what this was in English.

In our esafety computing lesson this week, we learnt about how our words have power. We thought about what this phrase meant. Children were then asked to consider how information/words may be interpreted online. It was important for the children to see how things that they may not mean to be upsetting can be misinterpreted online.

Finally, in our RE lesson this week, the children learnt about our new unit – The Holy Spirit. We have been asked to think about the part that the Holy Spirit plays in Christian celebrations. We started our lesson by considering what the Holy Spirit means. The children considered prayers and songs which involve the Holy Spirit. We then began to think about the elements of baptism. The children were asked to think about the importance of different resources in a baptism – a candle, certificate, presents, cards and towel.

We have set Maths.com homework this week. We hope that you all have a lovely week.

Miss Welch and Mrs Pointon

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