This week in maths we are exploring bar graphs. Today the children visited the forest and used their knowledge to create their own natural bar graphs!
We even labelled the axes x and y and included scales!
This week in PSHE all we needed was a tube of toothpaste!
The children were asked to squeeze out all the toothpaste from the tube until their was nothing left. We found it was quite easy!
Each week the children evaluate their learning in their learning journal. This gives them the freedom to express themselves in any format they like!
We had a great week this week. We made the digestive system on the playground in science and we found out just how long the intestines are! In Literacy, we thought about what it might have been like to live during WWI and used this to write thoughtful diary entries.
In theme, we started to create our own art based on the poppy fields. Here are some examples of journals based around our theme.
This week the children have been learning to use the column method for addition and subtraction. This is hard work but the children have been resilient and motivated even when it’s been tricky (using their growth mindsets!)
Here the children are ‘exchanging’ using their knowledge of place value and our number system to scaffold their understanding of this method.
On Friday, the children had their first experience of Band Time! Over the year, 4Blyton will create their own 30-piece brass band! We are so excited to see how the children develop their music, maths and literacy skills through these innovative sessions.
The children played games to develop their pitch, rhythm and memory.
The ‘Rhythm Factor’ finalists:
Some children were able to try playing a brass instrument and demonstrated to the class. They tried the trumpet, flugel horn, tuba, trombone, baritone and French horn. Can you guess which one is which?
This week in maths the children used their understanding of place value to order and compare numbers.
Which animal would you choose to run the race on Sports Day? Why?
Mystery solved! Well done Year 4!
This week in maths we have been taking part in Jo Boaler’s week of inspirational maths. We have explored growth mindsets and developed our reasoning skills through a variety of interesting investigations.
We explored visuals in maths and sought patterns and number sequences in images.
The children used their reasoning skills by playing the role of persuaders and skeptics. Drawing on their knowledge of shape, area and fractions, the children had to convince their partner that they had made a shape with a fraction of the area of the original paper.