Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas Decoration Morning!

Thank you so much to all the grown ups who joined us for our morning making Christmas decorations. The children really enjoyed themselves and we hope you did too! Christmas Decoration Morning! on PhotoPeach

Monday, 25 November 2013


Today we learned how to use adverbs in our sentences. Adverbs are words that describe verbs and usually end with 'ly'.

We used adverbs we knew, adverbs we had never used before and even used them to write complex sentences.

Could you write any more complex sentences using adverbs?

Year 4 ordering decimals

Year 4 learned about decimals today and began to order them.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fraction Fun

We have been working on fractions in Year 4 this week, and we have used counters to create fraction sentences.

E.g. 1/4 of 8 counters = 2.

Have a look at this photograph of a sandwich.  Can you comment below and tell me what fractions the sandwich has been divided into?
To challenge yourself you could tell me what fraction would be left if 1 piece of each sandwich was eaten!

Monday, 11 November 2013

November 11th

As everybody knows, November 11th is a special day to remember those who have fought and are fighting for our country.

For this reason, I decided to base our multi-faceted learning all around Remembrance Day.

We had a very moving assembly this morning from Mrs Longhawn, and following this we went back to class to have a look at the famous poem 'In Flanders Fields' by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

Inspired by the poem, we created pictures showing Flanders Field, paying particular attention to making a foreground, middle ground and back ground.  I'm sure you'll agree, the finished products look fantastic.

One group used 'Purple Mash' to create an information poster about Remembrance Day using Internet research to add to their existing knowledge.

The final facet created wonderful pieces of Remembrance poetry, that truly moved Mrs Jarrett and I.

Please leave a comment about what you have learned today!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Storyboards and Performance Poetry

We have been creating storyboards for the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  We have been thinking carefully about the different stages of the story, and creating pictures to show these different events taking place.

This week we have created 'shape' poetry.  We chose an item that interested us, and created a short poem around that item, writing the words in a relevant shape.

Today we watched a performance of 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen.  This gave us some great ideas about how we could perform our own poetry.  We had a wonderful time putting actions and sound effects to our poems!

What did you learn today?

Storyboards and Performing Poetry on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Chembakolli Houses

We made a fantastic start on our Chembakolli houses today.

Before half term, we studied the different types of houses in Chembakolli and chose a particular house to model our replica on.

We created a design plan in our teams which we have followed today and has really reminded us what we needed to do.

We were using specific Design Technology skills today; selecting appropriate equipment for making our replica, measuring and shaping a range of materials, and using fantastic communication in our team to make sure we were all knew what we were supposed to be doing.

Chembakolli Houses

Monday, 4 November 2013

Learning Logs

We are now on to the third cycle of Learning Logs and so far they have been absolutely fantastic!
We displayed the Learning Logs around the classroom and voted for our favourites. 

We all made comments about each others Learning Logs.

Here are a few I would like to share:

"I really like the way Hannah has presented her work".

"I found the information that Charlie put in really interesting".

"I liked reading Olivia's Learning Log".

"I think that Mason's pictures are really interesting".

"I like the way Evie has done her work".


Well done Year 4 for your wonderful mature attitudes.