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Year 4 Weekly News 26.4.24

Fabulous Week for year 4!

In Maths this week,  the children have been working hard on finding the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. The week has been full of practical measuring around the school, geoboard work and finding the area on a map of the Taj Mahal! Next week, the children will be starting a new unit on solving problems with money and measures. This will give the children the idea of maths in a real life context, such as having enough money or an item being too heavy or light. 

In English this week, the children wrote a narrative poem focusing on rhythm and rhyme. They followed the journey of the main character in the story and wrote about his journey in the sea. Next week, the children will be planning a description through art and then writing a description of the fishing village. The focus will be rich and varied vocabulary. 

This week in thematic, the children started their new topic 'Water World.' They started the week by making dioramas to represent the different stages of the water cycle. On Wednesday, they made rivers using soil, stones and tinfoil to represent the river bed. They then poured water into their rivers and changed the gradient to watch the flow change. On Friday, the children drew the rivers they had created and labelled the key features. Next week, the children are learning about rivers in the UK. 


Please find attached the homework grid for the new topic. 

Key Dates:

Tuesday 30th April- 2.30pm Multiplication Check parent meeting

Friday 3rd May- fire safety talk in classes

Thursday 23rd May- R and Y to the Marlowe Theatre

Friday 24th May- B and G to the Marlowe Theatre

Key Messages:

Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables at home. TTRS is a great way to do this! 

Please ensure children are wearing the correct school uniform and shoes, including ties and lanyards.

Please ensure children bring in their water bottles.

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(01843) 861393