We have had a lovely week in Seals class! It has involved perimeter, pitch and portals!
In English this week we have been looking at the features of a fantasy story. At the start of the week, we created a list of features which included similes, metaphors and personification. Children were then challenged to include these features in a setting description. Later in the week, we discussed how the atmosphere of a setting can change the feelings/reactions of a character. Children worked hard to ‘show not tell’ positive and negative emotions for characters by describing their facial expressions and body language. Today, the children have planned their own imaginary world ready to write their fantasy stories next week!
This week, children have been working out the perimeter of shapes. This has included rectangles and rectilinear shapes! Children have also been asked to draw shapes with a given perimeter and find missing lengths of shapes before calculating the perimeter.
This week, the children became detectives, investigating clues to discover what our new Geography topic is. The children correctly guessed that our topic is about Iceland and seem very eager to learn more about the country. As well as creating a topic cover page, the children have located Iceland on a world map, making connections to the UK, the continents and the oceans.
Children have been given some English homework today which relates to the learning we have been doing in school. The task has been explained in class, but if you have any questions about this, please do get in touch. This piece of homework is due on Friday 28th January. Children should practice their spellings and times tables and read at home alongside this.
Year 4, List 14, adding on the suffix ‘ous’
Spellings given out: Friday 21st January
Spelling test: Friday 28th January
Have a brilliant weekend,
The Seals Team