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25th July

We've made it! What a fabulous year it has been, 4K. Thank you SO much, not only to mums and dads but to you all as well, for all of your kind words and gifts these past few days. 

Now, enjoy your summer holidays. You have most certainly earned it! 

Miss Kirk

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12th July

Our focus this week has been on writing our own playscripts! You have been so involved with the story of Julius Caesar's assassination, it has been fabulous to watch! First of all, you chose a scene from the play to rewrite yourselves with a partner. Once you had captured the events of the scene, you performed it with so much enthusiasm and passion; I was so proud of you all! We decided to carry out our performances outside, and called it, 'Shakespeare in the Park!' Here you all are enjoying the sun and the many brilliant performances. 

In Maths, we have revisited 2D shapes and how to classify them based on their properties. You thought about each shape in turn, and sorted them into a carrol diagram once you had identified their features. We have also revisited collecting and presenting discrete and continuous data. We went outside and you collected your own sets of data and then presented them in two different graphical forms - one bar chart and the other in a line graph. 

Another fabulous week... We're nearly at the summer holidays! Have a lovely weekend :)

Miss Kirk

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5th July

Another scorcher of a week! You have all been so sensible in the hot weather and have still continued to work really hard despite being hot and bothered. 

After all the fun and excitement of Beano week, I have been so impressed with your focus and engagement with your learning. (I have created a folder with all of the photos I took during creative week). In Literacy, we have started to look at playscripts. You have really got stuck in to this new topic, and I can see that you are thoroughly enjoying taking part in lots of acting and drama in our lessons. In Maths, we have been completing lots of Big Solve activities. You can been brilliant at solving all of the problems I have been setting and have risen to every challenge! A big well done.

Have a fabulous long weekend in the sun! Make the most of it :)

See you on Tuesday! 

Miss Kirk

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21st June

Wow! What a busy week it has been. A huge well done for all of your efforts on our sports afternoon - you were all FABULOUS! Mums and dads, a fantastic effort on the parents' race - apologises for the lack of a teachers' race! :). 

In English, you have been planning, writing and editing your independent writes. This time, you wrote your stories about a boy who threw himself down a slide into a ball pit of nothingness... You have come up with some brilliantly creative ideas and I am looking forward to reading them all.

In Maths, we have been recapping on how to tell the time. We first of all looked at reading the analogue time, and then moved on to converting between 12 and 24 hour digital time. I have been pleasantly surprised by how much you have remembered!

In History, we have been fortunate enough to have had a Roman box loaned to us by the University of Nottingham! We had great fun dressing up as Roman slaves, children, men and women and also learning about the coins they had and how they created mosaic art work. Following this, we then got the chance to explore lots of exciting artefacts from the Roman box, and learn about how they lived all those years ago.

Next week is our Creative Week! I am so excited! We will be taking part in lots of activities... all things BEANO! Don't forget to dress up as Dennis the Menace, or your favourite Beano character, on Friday. 

Here you all are enjoying reading the Beano in our whole class reading lesson this week.

Have a super weekend, enjoy the sun!

Miss Kirk

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7th June

What a busy first week back! You have all been fab, and have worked so hard (even though we were slightly chatty on our first day back!) We have moved on to look at biographies in English now. So far, you have been looking at examples of biographies and the features they include. You have also created your own Roman character to write your biography on. We had lots of fun making our characters out of fimo, which have now been baked and are ready to use! 

In Maths, we have been recapping on a few things. We started the week with statistics, and solving problems with data. We then moved on to symmetry and completing symmetrical patterns using a mirror line, and finally ended the week on answering word problems which had fractions in them. 

In Science, we have started our final topic of the year - Living things. We thought about what an organism was, and categorised lots of objects under living or non-living headings. We had lots of great discussions about what makes a living thing, and learned about the 7 life processes (MRS NERG). I wonder if you can remember them all?

Have a super weekend.

Miss Kirk

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11th May

After reading up to chapter 9 of Across the Roman Wall, we have written our own endings to the story. We brainstormed our ideas together as a class and then decided individually what the ending of our stories would be. I've got to say, I am so impressed with your creativity and imagination! You have all really embraced the story, and are very enthusiatic! We can't wait to see what happens to Marinetta and Lucius in the book!

We have moved on to look at coordinates and translating shapes in maths this week. You have proved that you can plot coordinates on a grid to create polygons and also that you can use a set of instructions to successfully translate your shape to new coordinates on the grid. Next week, we are moving on to look at data and the presentation of data in graphs. 

In Science, we studied the difference between volume and pitch. We found this a little tricky at first because there is a lot to remember! We tried to come up with different methods to help us remember the difference between the two. Remember, volume is how big or small the vibrations/soundwaves are, and pitch is how many vibrations/soundwaves there are!

See you on Monday!

Miss Kirk

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4th May

This week, we have read the next two chapters in our historical fiction story, 'Across the Roman Wall'. Will Lucius be free of the pirates who bought him? Will Marrinetta get to Rome, and be saved by Lucius and Salmanes? I can't wait to find out the ending!

In Maths, we started the week with a refresher on perimeter and have now moved on to look at area! You have all worked really hard with this as it is sometimes hard to remember the difference between area and perimeter. Next week, we are moving on to look at co-ordinates, plotting shapes on grids in the first quadrant and translating shapes using given instructions. 

We have been investigating how sound changes when heard at a distance this week in Science. We got into groups and measured the sound produced in dB, using a data logger, at different intervals each time. We found out that sound gets fainter the further away from where the noise is produced. Can you remember what happens to the vibrations made by the sound?

Have a fab bank holiday weekend! 

Miss Kirk

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29th April

We are thoroughly enjoying our historical fiction story, 'Across the Roman Wall' in our Literacy lessons. It's amazing how much we can learn about that time from a fiction novel. The protagonists from the story have been betrayed and are now on their way to be sold as slaves! Will they be able to escape? Will Lucius learn to be less arrogant? Will a romance blossom? We'll have to read on this week to find out. 

Last week in Maths, we recapped how to find perimeter and even began using some simple algebraic expressions. This week we'll continue to reason with perimeter before moving on to area which is a new concept for year 4!

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In History, we have learnt the myth of how Rome began by reading the story of Romulus and Remus and placing the Romen era on a timeline. Following on from our Celt vs Roman battle, we compared the lives of people living in Britain at the time and the way of life of the Romans. This week we'll focus on exploring how the Roman Empire grew and became so powerful!

In science, we have investigated how sound is made with vibrations and how volume can be altered depending on the strength of those vibrations. This week, we'll explore how sound is affected at different distances. 

Have a great weekend!

Miss Kirk

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19th April

What a busy first week back! It's great to see you have all had a fabulous Easter break and are all back and ready to learn all about our new topic for the Summer term...

THE ROMANS!

We started off our new topic with a bang, and went into battle! The Romans vs The Celts! You all fought valiantly to protect what you were fighting for. A fabulous day and afternoon! 

In Literacy, we have started to read a new book called 'Across the Roman Wall', which is going to be the focus of our lessons for the next few weeks. We have read 4 chapters so far, and have had a go at retelling the story so far and writing our own setting descriptions from the story. Since the weather was so lovely on Wednesday, we spent some of our time working outside! :)

In Maths, we have been estimating, measuring and converting units of measure. Here, we have looked at the similarites and differences between mm, cm, M, and km, and have investigated ml and L, g and kg. A huge well done from me, it has been a lot for you to remember!

We have also started another new topic in Science - Sound. In this week's lesson we thought about how sounds are made. I'm sure you will all be confident in telling your grown ups what we found out! Here are some photos of you making lots of noise, investigating vibrations and the sound produced. 

Have a fabulous weekend! Enjoy the sunshine :)

Miss Kirk

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