• Mrs Barker Year 4

Year 4 Learning Note: 6th March

This week… The highlight of my week, was hearing Faustin Charles tell us his story, ‘The Selfish Crocodile’; I could see that, like me, you were all captivated by his storytelling. I hope that you also enjoyed sharing the book ‘Greta and The Giants’ on World Book Day- it really made us think about what we can do to prevent climate change. This week, we have written letters to Mayfair Lodge, to ask whether we can visit, to speak to the residents about their memories of WW2. In maths, we have learning about tenths; representing them as decimal and common fractions. We have also made a start to constructing our military vehicles. Well done to everyone for staying focused as we followed some tricky instructions! Reading Remember to take your reading record home with you each day, so that your parents can sign it if they hear or see you reading. Try to find opportunities to read aloud with expression. Also, please keep making a note of any words you don’t know the meaning of, in your reading records, ready for our Dictionary Detectives session on Friday. This week we have been reading:

· The diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank – we are now reading an abridged version

· Greta and The Giants, by Zoe Tucker

· Revolting rhymes, by Roald Dahl

Spellings

Here are the spellings that we have been practising this week. Please continue to practise them at home, ready for the spelling test on Monday:

often

possession

question

remember

woman

Times Tables

We are now working on the 9 x tables in Magic Ten; so please practise singing these facts at home if you are still unsure, in addition to regularly using TT Rockstars. If you would prefer not to practise against the clock, try www.learnyyourtables.co.uk instead.

Next week…

I will be in class all week, except for Wednesday afternoon, when Miss Forster will be teaching you. We will be continuing to work with tenths in maths, comparing them and partitioning them. In our English lessons, we will be looking at public information posters and the use of propaganda in World War 2. Plus, you will address your letters to Mayfair Lodge, before I deliver them.

In Miss Forster’s lesson, you will be preparing play scripts to perform in your shadow puppet theatres. I will also find time for you to paint your military vehicles, using the markings that you researched earlier.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Barker, Mrs Trounce and Miss Forster

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