This week the class have been busy working hard to solve problems using their knowledge of addition and subtraction in maths. The class had to finding missing values through applying inverse operations to solve accurately.
In Literacy, we worked on writing our own acrostic poems, where the class created their own class names for next year. We looked at how to set out the poems correctly, as well as suitable language we could use within the poem that linked to the theme that we were writing about.
In our RE studies we have been focussing on Sikhism as a faith. The class have worked hard this week to understand how Sikhism was founded, the similarities and differences between Sikhism and Christianity, as well as the 5K's and their significance. The class have really immersed themselves in their learning and have asked some fantastic questions around areas they want to further understand.
Keep it up Team CB!
This week, we have been busy writing our descriptive texts ready to read to Team JF next week, I must say, if you could have been a fly on the wall of our classroom this week, you would have been simply blown away at the fantastic level of high quality, engaging language the children were busy generating. It was simply fabulous! We began the week by writing about disembarking our rocket which had unfortunately malfunctioned in Space, forcing us to crash land. Once we disembarked, we began to investigate our new surroundings before building tension within our writing to indicate all may not be as safe as it seemed. On Thursday, we wrote the final part to our writing... an encounter with an extra-terrestrial creature. The ideas that the children had about where their writing could go this week, was simply delightful to see. They have been so highly motivated during this piece and I cannot wait to read this finished product later into next week! Check back then to see how our model read went to Team JF.
Meanwhile, in Maths this week we have taken the time to revisit some of our key skills linked to the four operations. We have been busy consolidating this to ensure we can complete a multitude of different question styles all linking to these 4 procedures, and I must say, the class certainly rose to the challenge.
To conclude our week, we have been busy looking further into the functions of the digestive system. To allow the class to fully comprehend what goes on inside our bodies we recreated the human digestive system through every day items. The class were particularly in awe when we saw how our meal of beans and toast was passed along the intestines and water was absorbed! It was a joy to see their faces so intrigued and led to some fantastically high level thinking questions!
Super work Team CB!
Keep it up!
Breaking news! Just in! This week Team CB have been set a challenge by Miss Fury to support our current Year 3 class as they prepare to transition in to Year 4. We have been asked to write a descriptive piece linked to Space to show Year4 exactly what learning could be like for them. In order to do this, we began the week by reading examples of WAGOLL descriptions before identifying the key features and developing our awareness of grammar conventions that we could use within our writing. Today, we have started to plan our the ideas for our writing, ready to get all of our fantastic thoughts down on paper next week! I can't wait to share the finished product with you.
Meanwhile, in Maths we have been busy looking at Statistics and how we can represent information in different ways as well as interpreting this. The class were fantastic at being able to identify different information from the graph as well as create their own questions.
We have also had the chance to spend time with our chicks in school this week. The class asked fantastic questions about the lifestyle of a chicken and were all so very thoughtful when they held them What a responsible lot they are!
This week has been the class' final assessment check point. All the class worked so very hard to show everything that they have learned so far this year and have worked with great success! They should be so very proud of everything that they have achieved.
In the afternoons this week, the class have worked really hard in various aspects of the broader curriculum. They showed fantastic enthusiasm as they created their own French food dictionary and loved learning the new words for everyday items. Did you know that egg in French is oeuf? In addition to this, the class showed a fantastic attitude towards their PE, where we have been working hard on our rounders skills. In teams, we worked on both our batting and fielding skills. There were some stand out superstars who showed fantastic skill, sportsmanship or determination! Keep up the fantastic attitude Year 4.
We have also worked really hard on advancing our understanding of Space and the Solar System. We began by finding ways to remember the order of the planets including the use of mnemonics. From this, we conducted a Science experiment, where we had to recreate the solar System to a scale of 1:40,000,000 km. The class completed the necessary maths calculations to work out distances between each planet, as well as researching the sizes of these planets. Using this information, the class had to assign different size fruits to represent each planet, before recreating this out on the school field. The class then conducted orbits around the sun where they could see the difference in orbit times between Mercury and Neptune. It was a wonderful afternoon. We rounded off the week by looking at how the Moon and Earth orbit. The class' enthusiasm for their Science has been great to see!
Make sure you check back next week, where we will have started to look at Statistics in Maths and we will be writing a descriptive piece in Literacy!