What a brilliant week we have had in Seals class. It has involved swimming, penguins and mighty mammoths!
At the start of the week, we focused on some aspects of grammar. We looked at fronted adverbials and then prepositions. We used the 'Penguin of Preposition' to help us with our learning and the children loved writing exciting sentences about his adventures around the classroom! At the end of the week we planned our own historical narrative. We boxed up our model text, thinking about the basic pattern of a historical narrative, and used this to support us with our own planning.
We have continued our place value unit of work this week. We have partitioned 4-digit numbers, placed numbers up to 10,000 on a number line and found 1,10,100 and 1000 more or less than a given number. We rounded off the week comparing 4-digit numbers with an emoji code breaking challenge!
This week, we became archaeologists! At the start of our lesson we analysed evidence from a rubbish bin. We created an account of the person and their life based on the evidence given. This activity allowed children to understand that what we know about prehistory is based on an account of the evidence that was left behind! After studying the rubbish bin evidence, children then dug for Stone Age artefacts! Once they had found their artefact, they were tasked with figuring out what it was and which period of the Stone Age they believe it was from. It is safe to say that the children loved being archaeologists for the day!
Children have been given some Maths homework today. They have been given 4 questions to answer which are all based around work we have completed so far within our place value unit. 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 1st October. Children should practice their spellings and times tables and read at home alongside this.
Year 4, List 3 - 'in' becomes 'il', 'in' becomes 'ir'
Swimming will go ahead on Tuesday 28th, so please ensure your child brings their swimming bag to school.
Have a fantastic weekend!
The Seals Team