Welcome to year 4 and welcome to 4M. It has been a pleasure to meet everyone and I am very much looking forward to the rest of the year. It is a big year with a lot of learning and fun to be had by everyone.
This week we have hit the floor running with a lot of hard work in Numeracy, fine tuning our place value knowledge and learning our timetables. We have been working on our 5x tables and focusing on learning them in the manner of 1 x 5 = 5, 2 x 5 = 10... It is extremely important to know these and not just to learn them in the multiples. I have added a link for Percy Parker's 5x table song, which we have been using all week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3U03MC-SfQ
In English, we have started a new book, Jessie Owens. We have predicted what we think may happen and discussed opinions about whether it is a fiction or non-fiction book. We will continue to work on this book for the next couple of weeks, I hope the children enjoy reading it as much as I have.
Just a few quick reminders:
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Miss S Markham
Looking out across the playground savannah this morning It feels fresh and bright, as does the week ahead.
Last week we continued to look at rockets and Romans. We also refreshed on addition in maths and have begun to introduce formal methods of adding. This week we will be looking at subtracting. We read the first half of a book called "A Bus of Our Own". This is a book about school children and a black community in 1950s 'segregated' Mississippi. We chose this book to coincide with Black History Month and it does raise some hard issues relating to equality and discrimination. So far children as a whole seem to have dealt with these issues in a very positive way.
I sent homework out on Friday. This should support what they have been doing in literacy and maths over the last couple of weeks and is intended to give children practice in full stops and capital letters as well as place value. I would be grateful if this is returned on Thursday.
"Knock, knock!" said the man. "Who's there?" replied the woman behind the door. "Knock Knock" the man replied. Why?
Welcome to Key Stage 2, welcome to year 3 and welcome to 3S. It has been a pleasure to meet everyone and I am very much looking forward to the rest of the year. It is a big year with a lot of learning and fun to be had by everyone.
This week we have hit the floor running with a lot of hard work and an introduction to a lot of new ideas and expectations for the quality of work we are going to be doing and behaviour in general. All children have responded really well, which has reinforced my optimism and filled me with great spirit and pride even at this early stage.
Riddle for the week: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughter’s name?