What an amazing term we have had in Year 4. The children have settled in fantastically and we are very proud of all their hard work this term.
We have had a wonderful final week, and we all really enjoyed the party yesterday (thank you grown ups for the food and drinks you provided for us)!
All the staff in Year 4 wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! See you in 2014!
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Today we have been learning about our times tables.
Step 1 was to learn 1 new fact we didn't know before.
Step 2 was to learn 2 new facts we didn't know before.
Step 3 was to learn 3 or more facts we didn't know before.
Some of us were completing our multiplication grids and some of us were finding different rules for the different times tables.
Brandon got to step 2 today. He learned 7 x 2 = 14 and 9 x 1 = 9.
Jodie learned that 9 x 5 = 45.
Morgan was looking for patterns. She noticed that 6 x were a bit like 4x because both of them keep repeating themselves.
Kieran noticed that in your 5 x tables, the pattern is 0, 5, 0, 5 an so on.
What else did you notice? Which other facts did you learn?
Monday, 9 December 2013
In Literacy we performed poems.
Our steps to succes were:
- I have used a clear voice.
- I have used actions.
- I have used intonation in my voice.
Which parts of the poem do you think they were performing from their actions?
How much progress did you make? Which step did you get to?
Today in Guided Reading, some of us studied a poem written by William Blake, written many, many years ago.
First, we clarified lots of vocabulary we didnt know before. You can see our notes on the poem. We considered imagery, asked questions about the poem, we summarised the whole poem and tried to predict what the poem was about and what else might happen next.
What do you think the poem is about?