We are half way through term 3 and the cold weather is beginning to bite. Well done to all for wrapping up with extra layers to keep toasty throughout the day. The learning has kept us all on our toes and nice and warm.
The children are fast becoming budding reporters in their English as we are beginning to write our newspaper reports, this week focusing on reported and direct speech and the differences between the two.
In maths, we have introduced the children to division and the 'bus stop' written method for solving division calculations. Some have even moved on to using remainders and using the inverse (multiplication) to check their own answers. This is creating independence and ownership with their learning.
In science, we have begun to explore the properties of liquids and solids. It has raised some fantastic questions and discussions so don't be surprised if your child comes home and wants to leave toothpaste on the brush for a few hours to see what happens. We love their enquiring minds and eagerness to want to continue to explore with their learning at home.
Thank you to all those who have brought in their homework of places they have visited. This will support their Geography learning about the counties of England and put it into context for them.
Enjoy a restful, and hopefully, milder weekend.
The year 4 Team
Homework Term 3 Week 4
To link in with our English, for homework, could the children find a newspaper article of interest to them and highlight the features, in particular reported and direct speech. Could they turn the reported speech into direct speech and the direct speech into reported. This will support their work in class.
Reading expectations is to read daily and record in their diaries.
Maths to continue to practise times tables.