We have had a fantastic week in Seals class. It has involved newspapers, fractions, coordinates, a police car and much more!
We started our new writing unit this week which is newspaper reports. To begin, we looked at a real example of a newspaper. We focused on one report within that newspaper and thought carefully about what the report was about and what the different viewpoints were within the report. We then introduced our model text and completed the same activity. We then went on to clarify our model text and produce symbol maps to help us recite and comprehend the report. Towards the end of the week, we started to identify features of a newspaper report, including language and structural features of a report.
At the beginning of the week, we put our times table knowledge to the test. Children identified a times table that they need to work on and developed their understanding through various games/written strategies.
We have now moved on to fractions within Maths. This week, we have covered; ‘What is a fraction?’, tenths, counting in tenths and equivalent fractions. Next week we will continue to move forward with our fractions unit.
In Topic this week, we have been developing our map skills. We have learned about longitude and latitude, including understanding the Equator, Tropics and North, East, South, West! We then used latitude/longitude coordinates to locate countries on a world map. Following on from this, we were then given an ordnance survey map of Iceland. We used grid references and key symbols to find various places in Iceland. After finding places using the grid references given to them, children created their own ordnance survey quiz which required a partner to use grid references and symbols to locate places within the country.
Special visitor –This week, Seals class were lucky enough to be visited by Officer Bob! He showed the children the sirens and the flashing lights and even let them take a seat inside the police car. He then spoke to the children about what the police do in various situations, including if there is an accident or emergency. The children really enjoyed this spontaneous visit and learned a lot about what the police do for our community.
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 11th February. Children should practice their spellings and times tables and read at home alongside this.
Year 4, List 16, The ‘ee’ sound spelt with ‘i’
Spellings given out: Friday 4th February
Spelling test: Friday 11th February
Have a wonderful weekend,
The Seals Team