What a delightfully busy week we have had in Team CB! As we begin to draw our current place value unit to a close, the children have had great fun exploring the concept of Roman Numerals.
We began the week with children becoming Roman Numeral detectives and exploring what different values represented in our arabic number system. The children then explored how to record numbers to 100 in numerals through identifying patterns and rules. Their growing knowledge was a joy to see! As though that was not enough, we were also set the challenge of solving a top secret task and helping the residents of Roman Numeral Street find their way back to their houses. However, the only way we could do this was by solving addition and subtraction problems written in Roman Numerals. The class had great fun but most importantly their understanding and application of Roman Numerals in different contexts was evident throughout!
In Literacy this week, the class have been busy sharing their wonderful traditional tales with our Year 1 cohort. They were so eager to share their wonderful writing and the Year 1's were absolutely gripped by the fantastic ideas our budding authors had. As their first detailed piece of writing in Year 4, it was lovely to see the pride the children had in their own work and how confident they are becoming as readers. Keep up this wonderful enthusiasm Year 4!
This week the class have shown what wonderfully vivid imaginations they have. In our Literacy we have worked together to write our own stories based on our shared fairytale outline. The class inspired each other every step of the way, and I must say the content of their writing was wonderful to read. We have some true authors amongst us! SPOILER ALERT!!!
My favourite part of working alongside the class to write this story was their inventiveness, for instance, their villain was half pig and half moth. As part of the dilemma, our villain was caught in a perilous situation when he fell into the violent rapids of the river. Like this was not bad enough, the Sun began beating down intensely and caused the villain's delicate wings to catch fire before disintegrating entirely. As you may have guessed, Emyula came out as the hero of the story and the children's writing shows a true passion and desire to tell the story in the best way they knew how!
Meanwhile, in Maths we have continued our work around place value and spent time focusing on skills linked to rounding to the nearest 10/100 and 1000. The children used their skills to crack the code and save the day! Hurrah!
As our third week draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to express how truly proud I am of the transition Team CB have made and the great start they have had to their learning. Well done all!
What a busy first full week it has been for our Persevering Pioneers. This week the children have really shown their maturity as they have settled in to Year 4 life and all that it encompasses.
In our Maths this week we have tackled place value, ensuring we used lots of concrete and pictorial representations to help us with our learning, before beginning to move to abstract forms. We have investigated the value of different digits, as well as comparing and ordering numbers up to (and in some cases beyond) 1000. The class have shown a great awareness of different Maths Mastery concepts and their application has been sound. Well done Team CB - this is wonderful to see!
Elsewhere in our learning, we have been challenged to create our own fairytale this week. In order to help our Year 1's, Team CB have investigated a range of traditional tales and started to unpick the structure and features of this genre. Our research informed the planning tools we created, before we worked as a class to create our own shared plan. Next week we can't wait to grab our pens and pencils and start putting pen to paper as we allow our imagination to run free as we retell the story of Emyula and the Abandoned Treehouse. Be sure to check back for an update!
As though that was not enough, we have also started our Science unit for this half term, based all around States of Matter. The class loved recreating the life of particle as they made solids, liquids and gases!
We have also began our journey around Europe this week. The class discussed in transition that they would like to create a patchwork map of Europe to kick start their topic, and we did just that! The class rebuilt Europe and then explored the different capital cities through using maps and grid references.
As you can see, Team CB are thriving in their learning at the moment and will be full of new stories to share next week! See you soon.
Hello all, and welcome to Team CB's blog page. Here you will find weekly updates as to what is happening in our classroom and the great progress our children are making.
This week the children arrived at school full of beans, eager to learn and ready to start a new chapter in Year 4. The class beamed as they entered their new classroom, excitedly hunting for their new seats and discussing the events of the six week holidays. It was a pleasure to listen to the wonderful things they had been up to, as well as begin to settle them into their new learning environment.
As our class name suggests, every single child has shown great perseverance this week, as they have adapted to new routines, expectations and concepts. That said, in typical Park Street fashion, the class have the usual CAN-DO attitude and have simply dove straight in and invested themselves in their learning.
In Maths this week we have been working hard developing our times tables knowledge as well as begin to look to next week's work based around place value and the number system. Meanwhile, in Literacy we have been busy developing our understanding of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar to include in our writing this year.
Please make sure to check back next week to see what we have been up to!