In literacy, we have continued our learning about play scripts. We practised writing speech using speech bubbles for some familiar characters. Some of these were quite funny! We learned that contractions are words joined together to make one word. By learning about apostrophes, we practised using them in contractions and then transferring these into our written speech.
Next we looked at how to write stage directions, including the characters entrance, exit and position on the stage, their expression and their actions. We know that stage directions must be written inside brackets.
Finally we watched a short film, The Moon that didn't have any speech. As a team we cooperated to write a playscript for it. Later we swapped and had a go at acting each others out. This meant we could share positive feedback and advice on how to improve further.
This week in maths, Year 4 have been consolidating knowledge and skills by revising our maths learning from LB1 and 2. This has allowed us to demonstrate our understanding. We have been working in pairs to support and challenge each other to review place value to 1000, inequalities (using the greater than/less than symbols < / >) and use the rounding method to practice our mental addition skills. To further demonstrate our understanding of inequalities we have been giving our partners incorrect inequalities for them to re-write! This was a great way to show that we have a deep understanding of how to use these symbols.
In maths this week we have continued learning about time. We are now starting to be able to tell the exact time to the nearest minute and are beginning to be able to solve word problems relating to time. Test us at home! I'm sure we will be able to figure out what time it is!
In literacy we have been finishing off our amazing comics. We have made some great ones and will display them in the class for you to come and see. We have moved on to learning about play scripts. We have started to know some of the features of play scripts. We had lots of fun playing drama games whilst acting out lines. Now we are working on an Australian story from the dream time called Tiddalick The Frog.
In the morning, we needed to make our own breakfast. We chose from a selection of food. After that we had to wash, brush our teeth and get dressed ready for another school day. This was all great practice for when we go on residential next year. We managed to get through Friday, even if a little sleepier than usual (especially the teachers!). Check out our photos of all the fun we had.