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jbarratt@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk

Hathersage Information is in Y4 Autumn 2017 Resources folder on the right hand side of this page.

11th February

We certainly had an eventful week last week. Our class pets have arrived!! Check out the pictures in the gallery. We are all very excited to see how they settle in to their new home and how they grow up.

Literacy

The children have finshed and edited their personal stories and they are fantastic. This week they'll be publishing them with their neatest presentation to go on our wonderful writers gallery. 4B should be very proud of themselves. All these fbrilliant writing skills will be put to the test in our last independent writing before half term.

Numeracy

The children have been so good at telling the time and converting between 12h and 24h clock that this week we'll be focusing on reasoning and problem solving with time. For anybody wanting to practise a little more, here's a great game to play.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/116

Art

We will be starting out new art project this week. A collage inspired by UK landscapes.

Geography

Last week, we looked at where and what is grown in the UK. The children designed some tasty menus inspired by the amazing produce grown here and learnt a few county names and locations whilst doing so.  If you fancy practising some more, here's a link to the challenging game of finding them all.

http://www.toporopa.eu/en/uk_england_counties.html

Have great weekend

Miss Barratt

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4th February

Geography

Wow! What a busy past couple of weeks! We have continued our learning this week about the UK, looking at the differences between the UK, the British Isles and Great Britain. We looked at topological, and OS maps to identify where in the UK the steeper and higher land is. We then used symbols to create a map of the journey between Nottingham and Skegness. 

Literacy

In English, we have thought long and hard about our own personal stories for us to write about, just like Christophe's. We talked lots about how stories are much easier to write if you have experienced it yourself, so we have all based our stories around a time in our lives which has been either a scary, or exciting time. We have written the first two paragraphs, and so far they are FAB! A big well done! :)

Numeracy

In Maths, we have been working through word problems involving multiplication and division. At the start of last week, these seemed a little tricky for us but with a little bit of patience and a lot of resilience, we are improving rapidly! This week, we are tackling time!

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Science

In Science, we have continued with our new topic of Electricity. This week, we investigated why some circuits worked and why others didn't. We expolored buzzers and motors and tried to construct lots of circuits in different ways to see which worked and which didn't. 

D & T

W have continued to explore towers and bridges and considered different features which enable these enormous structures to be designed and built...without breaking!

Have great weekend

Miss Barratt

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Assembly - Friday 19th January

The children are very excited about our year group assembly next week and I'm sure you've listened to them practising their lines. As it is so soon after the holidays, and the children have already dressed up as Victorians, then it will be perfectly fine for them to wear the same outfits for the assembly. If they have a specific role and they have something more appropriate, then that would be great but there is no expectation for anything to be specially purchased or made. Also, if children have said they have any specific props, then they can bring them in, but we can also make any we need in school. 

If you have any further questions about your child, please get in touch.

Thank you!

Miss Barratt

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15th January

Literacy

Last week we read Christophe's Story. The young Rwandan refugee is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language, and new life. Worst of all, he misses his grandfather who had to be left behind. His teacher persuades Christophe to share his story with his classmates — so he tells them of the terrifying day the soldiers came to his house and killed his baby brother. The spoken story fills the air and his classmates are spellbound. But when his teacher asks him to write it down and read it out at an assembly, Christophe is horrified. In his culture, it is believed that once a story is written down, it loses its potency. Will Christophe find a way to break through the barriers and share his story?

This week we'll be focussing on language and how to use key words and phrases to capture the readers' interest. 

Numeracy

This week we'll be moving on to multiplication. First we'll loook at the patterns when numbers are multiplied by 10 and 100, then how to use partitioning to multiply a one digit number by a single digit number, and finally finishing with how to muliply three numbers together. 

Don't forget to keep up with mathletics homework and practise getting speedier with those times tables!

Science

We began our new unit...electricity!

Children answered questions and developed their thinking by exploring different electrical appliances. I was amazed by the insighful questions they were asking. I think this is going to be an excellent unit! This week we'll look at the dangers of electricity and how to keep safe.

Geography

This week we'll begin our new Geography topic...Picturing the UK!

We'll begin with some fun map work, navigating our way around the school and finding fascinating facts.

D & T

In D & T this term we'll be exploring structures! This week the children had a go at making towers from a single piece of paper. Look at the before and after pics to see the improvements using techniques we learnt to make it stronger!

Don't forget to come along to the assembly this Friday at 9:15am. 

Have a great week

Miss Barratt

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7th January

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I hope you’ve had a great Christmas Break, 4B. I hope you’re refreshed and ready for a spectacular Spring Term. It’s going to be GREAT! More information coming soon…..Watch This Space…..

PARENTS ~ A huge thank you for your generous wishes and gifts. 

 

  • Mathletics will be set on a Wednesday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. 
  • Spellings will be set and checked on a Thursday.
  • I will be looking at your planners/reading records on Mondays.
  • PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday, so please remember your PE kit.

I will be giving you all a copy of the timetable, once we've had a week or two to iron out any mistakes.

Stuck for what to read next? Take a look at www.lovereading4kids.co.uk . You can search by author, genre, age or recommendations, but that's not it! You can also read the first chapter of a book to see if it's your cup of tea. Brilliant!

Parents and carers, the meet and greet will be on Monday 11th September at 2:45. If you are unable to make it, don't worry, the PowerPoint will be on this class page next week. Feel free to catch me on the playground, or send me an email.

Any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Miss Barratt

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jbarratt@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk