We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 6 and 8. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to fun songs on youtube which taught us the 6 and 8 times table to all about that bass and cheerleader. I have attached the links.
This week we have been learning about the features of writing a newspaper report, we spent time working through the 4 elements that are important. These are the headline, lead, body and tail. We found out that all the important information needs to be shared right at the start. This is called front loading.
Our spelling this week was looking at using ‘ei’ as a long vowel sound. For example in the word freight. Here are the words for you to practice.
We carried on researching the Titanic, we had a discussion about more things the children would like to learn about. Then we worked with our learning partners and chose one or two ideas. We had things like the passengers clothing, more about the iceberg and survivors.
We have been working hard on strategies for multiplying by 3. This has included looking at the pattern of the times table using a number square. We have listened to a fun song on youtube which taught us the 3 times table to uptown funk. I have attached the link.
This week we have been learning about the features of writing a diary entry, we spent time working through a checklist to highlight these elements using an example of a day in the life of an astronaut. We then used our knowledge to write our own diary entry for an animal of our choosing. We had lions, pigs, monkeys and even a sloth.
Home learning activities –
I have attached the checklist document we used in class below, you could work through any diary entries you can find and see if they have the features on the list.
This week we worked hard on developing our knowledge of the formal algorithm method of subtraction. We started to learn about how to exchange twice in one sum. This was really tricky but we all enjoyed it. I have put a how to guide below, just remember its an american video so they call exchanging re grouping.
This is the link to fractions bingo and hit the button for practising your 2.3 and 4 times tables.
We have had so much fun this week learning all about the Titanic, we have been super detectives and researched all about how the ship was built, the stories of its crew and passengers. On Tuesday we worked in groups and all had responsibility for a part of the ship. We created a giant P4 version of Titanic, it looks absolutely wonderful, good job P4.
Home learning activities –
I have attached a link to one of the websites we used in class, which has lots of really interesting facts.
This week we looked at fractions of a shape, concentrating on half, quarter and thirds. We practised by playing fraction bingo on whiteboards. We also began to think about the link between fractions of a number and division. It would be great if you could practice the 2, 3 and 4 times tables including dividing at home.
We practised our beat thats using the flashcard games on the I PADS this week and I have attached them for you to practice at home.
We have learned about how to use ICT to create a piece of writing. The children completed a number of steps or as we call them the Success Criteria in order to produce a travel brochure on the city of Paris as part of French lessons. These are looking wonderful and would be useful for anybody going on a holiday to Paris. Well done P4.
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER
On Tuesday next week could the children please come to school in clothing that you wouldn’t mind them possibly getting paint on. Something old, thank you.