Parent Consultations will start next week on Wednesday the 18th and Thursday 19th. I hope to see you there!
Thank you to all those parents who came to see our Year 3/4 harvest festival. We really hoped you enjoyed our harvest time song as much as we had creating and singing it. Do not forget about that song, it will be in the charts soon! Thank you all for your donations for harvest, the classroom was swamped in biscuits and tinned food. It will all be for a great cause.
PE is on Tuesday. Make sure that all jewellery is off that day and that those children have an indoor and outdoor PE kit.
Adding in columns homework has been added onto MyMaths.
Children have received their login details which should be in their reading record books.
If you cannot get on to a computer then try this puzzle or ask me and I can give you a sheet:
Times Table Rock Stars
Have a go at Times Tables 2, 4, and 8 on Garage Mode.
This week in French we applied our knowledge that we have learned over the past few weeks by having a conversation with our partner in French. We started the conversation by saying hello and asking our partner how they were. We then asked them for their name and what their age was. All the children did very well to match the questions to the responses, and then use them in their conversations! Tres bien!
In PE we learned about Fartlek (try not to giggle) training which means “speed play” in Swedish. It is a long distance run where fast running is mixed with periods of slower running. This allowed our heart to rest whilst still keeping active and moving. Children learned the difference between sprinting, walking, jogging, running and power walking.
Welcome to Jade's class blog!
In Topic this week we looked at what musical instruments were around during the stone age and how they were made. We then took these resources and designed our own stone age musical instrument. After carefully designing our musical instrument, we went outside and gathered the natural resources we required so that we could build our musical instrument and play it. We banged our logs and strummed out sticks while we sang our song for harvest: Harvest Time. Look at our video above!
In English we had moved on from poetry to non-chronological reports. First, we identified the features of non-chronological texts by looking in lots of different non-fiction texts that gave us information about the stone age. We then used this information to develop our note taking skills. We learned that when we write notes we write the key words of a sentence, and we can structure our notes in bullet points or spider diagrams. We then discussed that non-chronological reports are structured using paragraphs and subheadings and we practised using these by sorting our facts into different subheadings. We ended the week by learning how to include conjunctions and prepositions in our non-chronological reports, which we will start to research, write and present next week.
This week in maths we moved on to column subtraction with exchanging, developing our reasoning skills and understand why the process of column subtraction works. For outdoor maths, we applied our knowledge of subtraction is different activities outside of the classroom. Children played subtraction games and displayed their knowledge by writing subtraction calculations on the floor with chalk. At the end of the week we all went on holiday with a budget of £999 and had to take away the price for different events. At the end we could only get home by hiring a boat but some children did not have enough money left! It was lots of fun!
This week in reading we continued to look at Stig of the Dump. At the start of the week, we developed our inference skills by looking at a picture of a resting traveler and inferring who the man was, where he came from, and why he was resting. There were lots of different ideas and opinions which we shared to the rest of the class. We then developed our linking skills by acting out a scene where Barney shoots arrows at two mysterious men. We learned about the drama technique of thought tapping and how this technique allowed us to link our everyday experiences to the text. We then continued to read the chapter and explore the writer’s use of language, and how it helps the reader to visualise the story.