Sunday, 9 October 2016

Life's a beach!

A couple of weeks ago now but Year 4 had a fun packed day with their official 'big bang' start to this term's topic on the coast.
Image result for Seaside Painting PrintBoth classes have been busy making individual models of a beach hut and collage pictures inspired by this work.
Here are a couple of photos from the day. More of finished work to follow.

The children have been enjoying learning all about some quite difficult concepts associated with the geographical features of the coastline and we have been impressed by the children's ability to get to grips with some of the higher level vocabulary; depositional landform, erosion landform, stacks, arches, stumps, groynes and gabions to name but a few.
This week we will be looking at human geography and our relationship with a sandy and a shingle beach and how these have developed as a result of human intervention. Please bring in a picture or a postcard of a beach you have visited in the UK, if you would like to share. Can you show the rest of the class where the location of the beach is on a map of the UK?

In Maths both groups have completed a unit on place value and have moved on to looking at addition and subtraction with larger numbers and developing strategies for applying mental methods.

In English we had some great innovations on the story of 'The Jolly Witch' with a magic broomstick to a Jolly teacher with a magic marking pen!!
We have now begun writing an explanation texts on erosion. This week for homework the children have brought home their model text and some comprehension questions to answer. This should help give them a deeper understanding of the process of erosion and show us how well they can extract information.

Spelling homework this week was to learn a few more of the important common exception words. Please make sure you have spent some time focussing on these.

Enjoy your weekend

The Year 4 team

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