I cannot believe the first half term is over already! We have had a lovely week, yet again. It has involved switches, checking strategies and religious divide!
At the beginning of the week, the children published their biographies and these are now proudly displayed on our writing wall. For the rest of the week, we have been looking at various aspects of spelling and grammar. This has included using the correct homophone, using fronted adverbials and using apostrophes for omission.
This week, the children completed their addition and subtraction work. It has involved estimating answers and checking strategies using the inverse operation. Today, they completed a spooky mystery maths problem!
We have continued to look at the Tudor family and the line of succession this week, with a focus on Edward VI and Mary I. The children gathered information about each of them, looking at their reigns and their personalities. They then used this information to create a Venn diagram, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two monarchs.
For our electricity work this week, we looked at switches. The children learnt why switches are needed and how they work in an electrical circuit. They then had the chance to create a variety of circuits which included switches.
Children have been given some optional homework for over half term, which is to research what Tudor life/society was like. Children may present their research as they wish – Be creative! Children should practice their spellings and times tables and read at home alongside this.
Year 4, List 6 – Challenge words
Spellings given out: Monday 17th October
Spelling test: Monday 31st October
Have a wonderful half term break!