At the start of this term we are focussing on multiplication and division in Y4.
In this unit we have started to work on multiplying 2 an 3-digit numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We have also been looking in great detail at our 11 and 12 times tables to make sure pupils feel confident in their recall and understanding.
This half term, we are working on poetry and our key topic is World War 1.
We have been concentrating on vocabulary and inference skills in our reading sessions, focussing on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.
In our writing lessons, we have been looking at the key features of poetry writing, including similes and emotive language, in preparation for using these within our own writing.
Team JD went for a walk through Wombwell to identify physical and natural features. We identified features in the landscape and focused on buildings and land use. We identified housing, buildings used for recreation, businesses and local public services. We also identified key features on a a map and added our own findings.
We are in full flow with our tables races this week - week 2 already! The children's scores are improving on a daily basis and we are so proud. In our Place Value unit we have continued to work on reading and writing numbers, and comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000.
We are currently working on 'Scare at Shadow Fair', a Twinkl Original, focussing on vocabulary and retrieval skills. In our writing lessons, we have been working on the individual features of ghost stories, including fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases, in preparation for using these within our own writing.
Hello and welcome to the Team JD blog page. I would like to say a huge welcome back to the children of Team JD and their families.
It's been one very busy week, finding out wonderful things about each other and developing new relationships.
During this week we have:
Created our class vision
Decided on our class rules (displayed on classroom door)
Participated in some maths and literacy activities
Created some pieces of mindfulness art work
It's been a very busy but enjoyable week meeting the new members of our class. We have some very exciting plans for this half term so make sure you keep checking out our blog to see what we're up to.
Well Team CB, where would I even begin? It has been an absolute pleasure to have taught you this year and whilst our year may not have turned out the way we thought, I could not be more proud of each and every one of you! I have thoroughly loved life as part of the Spectacular Space Cadets and hope you have too. You have shown such fantastic work ethic and for this I hope you are very proud of yourselves.
With the Summer holidays just around the corner, I hope you take the time to have lots of fun, relax and enjoy time with your special people at home. That said, we are excited for you to be back with us in September and can't wait to see your smiling faces!
I hope your summer is as magical as can be!
Some of you have been incredibly active over the course of home learning and it has been lovely to see. Last year, we participated in Beat the Street, which team Park Street thoroughly enjoyed.
Unfortunately, this year, Beat the Street cannot take place in the same way that it did last year. Instead, Beat the Street have created a ‘Barnsley Summer Challenge’ to help keep you and your family active over the summer. If you would like to take part, the challenge begins next Monday (13th July). Take a look at the attachment that contains all the information you need. To those who are taking part, good luck!
For those children who are currently working from home and accessing our Seesaw home learning, some of you may have noticed some of your recent computing assignments have helped you learn all about different computing terminology through participating in games. Barefoot computing have created a series of interactive online games for you to work through whilst at home.
Why not take a look at some using the link below, I think you may really enjoy Asteroid Blaster or Code Cracking!
Whilst some of our team are still learning from home, I wanted to share with you an excellent timetable of activities that parents/carers may wish to do at home with our fabulous pupils. These are THRIVE based activities which have been designed to to help support and develop social and emotional development through the use of arts, craft and play. Attached is a timetable you may wish to work through - please note, there is no expectation that you complete the activities on a daily basis but they give varied suggestions around what you may wish to work on or towards.
Hi Team CB,
Next week marks 'Barnsley Virtual School Games Challenge'. The aim of the challenge is to provide you with the opportunity to virtually compete in a series of sporting based competitions against other students across Barnsley.
Over five days, you will participate in five different events - one event per day. The aim is for you to record your personal best attempts for each activity.
Further information on how you can participate will be made available to you shortly should you wish to rise to the challenge.
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