We have had another brilliant week in Seals! It has involved fun facts, electrical circuits, whaling and much more!
On Monday, the children wrote informative paragraphs about a place in England. They worked really hard, thinking carefully about including interesting vocabulary and parenthesis! For the rest of the week, we have been planning our non-chronological reports which will be about Iceland. This has included researching and presenting information and then organising our notes under subheadings. Today, we wrote the introduction for our non-chronological report.
We have completed our decimals unit of work this week. We finished the unit learning about halves and quarters. We showed halves and quarters as decimals and fractions! Throughout the rest of the week, we have been recapping our written methods for multiplication and division. Today, we spent time practicing our times tables.
To support our writing in English, we have been conducting research about Iceland in topic this week. We focused on what life is like in the country, focusing on Icelandic culture, animals, food, beliefs and traditions. Children work incredibly well in groups researching and presenting the information they had gathered! Towards the end of the week, we discussed the issue of whaling in Iceland. The children shared some fantastic thoughts and opinions and showed great maturity and understanding when discussing this sensitive topic – I am super proud of them all! Children created a poster to encourage people to stop whaling and they all look incredible!
In Science this week, the children created a simple series electrical circuit. There first task was to make a bulb light by creating a complete circuit. After doing this, the children experimented creating circuits using buzzers and motors. The children then drew circuit diagrams in their books using symbols to show what they had created. It was great to see the children’s faces when they had created a successful circuit!
Children have been given some Maths 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 4th April. Children should practice their spellings and times tables and read at home alongside this.
Year 4, List 23, Adding ‘ly’ to create adverbs
Spellings given out: Friday 1st April
Spelling test: Friday 8th April
Have a lovely weekend,
The Seals Team