We have found Maths very exciting today! We had the chance to use some different resources - Cuisenaire Rods. We used these to develop our reasoning skills. We had to think carefully about the value of each rod and how we knew that it had this value.
This week we have been learning about acrostic poems. To support our learning we tasted different fruits. We even tasted lemons! We used these to write adjectives to describe what we though of the different fruit. We even learnt a new word - repulsive. We then used these adjectives to create our own acrostic poems.
During our Maths learning, we have been learning about subtraction. To support our learning we used a Maths story (First, I had _ sweets. Then Mr Fidment took_ away. Now I have _ sweets). We were also really lucky this week as Miss Garratt came from Year 5 to help us learn how subtraction works. We have been applying our new found skill to word problems.
In literacy this week, we have been learning all about what verbs are and how we can use them. To help us find out what they were we played Simon says. We found out that a verb was the doing word, for example 'jump'.
We then had a challenge! Miss Baxter asked for our help as the Year 4's are not sure about verbs. To help them we made a poster to teach them what a verb is and give examples of some verbs. We hope this helps you Year 4!
In maths this week, we have been finding out about number bonds, specifically number bonds to 10! We used part whole models and Hungarian ten frames to find number bonds to 10. We they used these to write calculations. To help us learn our number bonds, we watched a video. Maybe this would be useful to watch at home too.
We have been learning about the big bad wolf. We have looked at a book the the wolf had written. He told us that he had been framed and he hadn’t really hurt the three little pigs. The poor wolf just had a cold. We decided to help the wolf. We came up with some questions to ask him to find out if he really was guilty. The wolf then escaped from prison to visit us (shh don’t tell the police). Whilst the wolf was with him we asked our questions to see if he was guilty. We don’t think he is! We are going to help the wolf become free from prison because he really isn’t big or bad, we actually found that he was very kind and helpful. Here are a few pictures of us bravely asking him questions!
This week, in maths, we have been learning about capacity. We have been using the language of empty, full, half full/empty, nearly empty and nearly full. We then started to look at how many cubes different containers would hold. However we found a problem. When we used cubes there were still gaps in the containers so we decided to measure using spoonfuls of sand.
Thank you to Year 5 for reading with us today. As always, we have really enjoyed it. It helps us develop a love of reading and we are all aspiring to be fluent readers like you.
Team AF have had an amazing day celebrating world book day and we all looked fantastic! We can’t wait to continue the celebration and read with Team LG tomorrow.
As part of our topic we have been learning about The Great Fire of London. Today we set our house we made of fire. We saw how quickly the fire spread. We felt upset that our houses had burn town and understand how the people of London felt in 1666.
Thank you so much year 5 for coming to read with us! We had a lovely time and really enjoyed being read to. We also enjoyed reading to you.
Today, we have been using the computers to write. We had to think very carefully about how we could write on the computer as we were not allowed a pen. We used the keyboard to type and figured out that we needed to use the shift key to type a capital letter for our names.
Can you help us find Snow White?
We have received a letter from Snow White’s mum asking for help as Snow White has gone missing. Hopefully, with help from our wanted posters, we will find her!
This week in maths, we have been learning about how numbers can be broken down into ‘tens’ and ‘ones’. We specifically looked at the number 13. We have shown the number 13 partitioned in many different ways, including using counters, cubes, ten frames and base 10. Today we will try and partition some other numbers into ‘tens’ and ‘ones’.
As we have been learning about the Great Fire of London, we have practiced singing London’s Burning. We have done an amazing job and even split part of the song so that boys and girls have to sing at a different time!
This morning, we have been looking at how we can make 20. We have used tens frames and 20 counters to help us. Some of us even used a systematic approach to make sure we found all 21 bonds.
This term, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London. We started our learning in literacy today. We have found out about some of the events and what happened during the Great Fire of London. We read some events and put them in order.
Our timelines look amazing!
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