Next, through science, we reminded ourselves of the 3 main parts of the brain and their jobs. To reflect on our research through texts and videos, we answered follow up questions. All our learning facilitators were impressed with the knowledge we had retained.
We followed on from this by thinking about how we learn through knowledge, skills and understanding. We were given exciting tasks to do such as bouncing a ping pong ball on a bat, dancing the routine of the gummy bear song and making origami animals. We discovered that, much like our school learning, we became better at everything with practise.
This week in maths, we have got our teeth stuck straight into addition. We have been learning how to use a number line to add 1 digit integers. We have also worked up to adding 3 digit integers on a number line. This has involved partitioning and a high level of place value. The learners have made a FANTASTIC start to the year. They are definitely enthusiastic mathematicians!
This week in literacy, we have been having so much fun learning the story of The Gingerbread Man! We had to practise our speaking and listening skills to perform the story to each other. We used freeze frames to capture each important step of the story which helped us to remember all of the different things that happened.
During the first 2 weeks of Year 4 maths, we have been reviewing and developing our place value knowledge, skills and understanding. We’ve looked at what each digit in a number represents, finding 10, 100, and 1000 more and less than a given number, and ordering and comparing numbers from 0 up to 10,000. We’ve also been estimating quantities of objects using real examples, pictures and descriptions.
We now feel prepared to move on to rounding numbers and further developing our maths skills in week 3.
Here are a few useful websites to help us practise:
In literacy Year 4 have been refreshing their skills at writing recounts. After having such a lovely long holiday, they had so much to share. When they wrote their recounts, they thought about one of the events in the holiday that they enjoyed the most. They were reminded to use interesting vocabulary and practised using different time connectives and sentence starters. They learnt about different sentence formats such as simple, compound and complex sentences too, and tried to include examples of these in their writing. From all their stories, it is evident they all had a lovely holiday!
This is an opportunity to find out what your child will be learning throughout this year, meet the MP2 team and ask any burning questions.
We look forward to seeing you there.