In class this week, Year 4 have continued looking at the text The Lion and the Unicorn. While trying to imagine that they are Lenny, one of the main characters, we have been working on creating a diary entry written by him. The children have looked at words to describe different emotions and feelings as well as trying out different sentence structures.
Ask them about if, if, if sentences, outside (inside), sentences and 2AD sentences and see what they tell you. Maybe ask them to give you an example from their writing.
Below are some fabulous examples of their work.
Enjoy your weekend.
The Year 4 Team
In year 4, we are still thinking lots about our 'Toolkits' for learning.
Here is a challenge for when you are at home and school:
1. Make eye contact and track whoever is speaking.
2. Learn non-verbal cues and communication.
3. Support and encourage each other to become the best we can be.
Last Friday 81 children from Year 4 and 5 were fascinated by their visit to the Noah's Ark exhibition at the Ipswich Waterfront. They were able to explore many examples of the biblical narrative in a highly unusual setting. The half size replica of Noah's Ark was a true to life representation of the original ark as described in the old Testament of the Bible. The real Noah's Ark was found several years ago on the top of a mountain in Turkey called Mount Ararat and satellite technology revealed its dimensions correspond with those given in the Bible.
Thank you to those of you who came to the showcase after school today. I know the children were really excited to show off their work to you. I could definitely see some proud faces from both children and parents as I looked around the hall!! Don't worry if you couldn't make it... Here are some photos of the children's hard work.
You may be aware that as a school, we have introduced Rushmere Toolkits. These are designed to give the children an education further than the curriculum and educate them in the wider world.
Part of the toolkit is to enjoy books and poems together.
Have a look at this poem... Enjoy reading and discussing it!
This week in Maths, Year 4 have been learning how to round numbers to 10 and 100. This has proved to be quite tricky but we didn't give up and we ALL tried our best!
When rounding to 100 it is helpful to remember this...
Have a go at this challenge at home... Bring your answers in to school to impress your teacher!
In our literacy lessons we have been looking at the legendary life of Jesse Owens and writing our letters to his wife Minnie detailing how Jesse won an amazing four World Records at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, much to the annoyance of a certain Adolf Hitler!
Ask your children why?
The children have been experimenting with their writing by adding some ambitious vocabulary and using fronted adverbials. Please enjoy looking at some of the superb examples of work below.
In Art, we have enjoyed looking at the work of Henri Matisse and have been inspired by his work entitled 'The Dance'. Matisse studies the natural form of the body to develop and create his masterpiece.
Matisse was born on 31st December 1869, and died in 1954. He was 84 years old. he was a draughtstman, print-maker and sculptor, but is best known as a painter. After he could no longer stand for extended periods of time, Matisse began creating collage works with scissors and paper.
The children enjoyed exploring the shapes we can make with our bodies with the added addition of ribbons! We then used our pictures and sketching's and pictures to create pictures using collage in the style of Matisse.
Please see the fabulous examples below.
Enjoy a lovely weekend,
The Year 4 Team
We are been looking looking at self-esteem in PSHE this week and this poem just jumped out at me. We should all be our best friend! #positivity
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