On Wednesday, MP2 visited the Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur park. This was a fantastic way to consolidate our learning from LB2 and LB3 and show off all of our knowledge as we encountered gigantic, realistic dinosaur models around the park. Lots of us got a fright when the models began to move and ROAR loudly in our ears. We were lucky enough to take a ride on some dinosaurs and also encounter the skywalk, balancing along the rope bridges and riding on a bicycle on a rope. We had a lot fun, it was a great way to end our unit; Footprints from the Past.
On Friday afternoon, MP2 had a food tasting encounter as their entry point into their new unit; What's on the Menu? I wonder what tasty treats are in store for this up and coming learning block...?
Literacy and Maths
In maths, Year 4 have been working hard learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They enjoyed taking part in a variety of times tables games and competitions including challenging the LF in a connect 4 style multiplication game. They have also been learning how to x10, x100 and x1000.
This week in literacy we have been immersing ourselves in our new story that we are going to be re-writing this learning block. The story is called, 'Burger Boy' and this links really well with our new learning journey topic. The children have really enjoyed learning about the story and have been mapping, stepping and acting the story this week!
This week in maths we have been practising our mental strategies. We have been doing some mental maths games in pairs and mainly working on our quick addition. Why don't you challenge your child to a game, 'rock, paper, add?
I asked lots of questions and shared my knowledge at the dino park.
I was a risk taker at the dinosaur museum and I was super resilient on the rope bridge.
I have been a risk taker and I was resilient at the dinosaur park for overcoming my fears!
I have made a super effort in maths when using long multiplication.