We have had another busy few weeks since our half term holiday, with lots of 'serious' learning going on.
In English, children have been learning how to write persuasively; building on their efforts from Year 3. We have examined lots of persuasive letters and found the most important features of this style of writing. We then learnt a text map and actions for one of the most persuasive letters (Billy Goat Gruff complaining about the terrible troll that lives under the bridge!) and then had a go at imitating this style of writing. Today and next week we will begin innovating a new letter linked to our topic on coastal erosion and the writing to the council in Lyme Regis to ask for improved coastal defences. All the time we are trying to remember to keep our writing formal, emotive and above all persuasive. The results so far have been terrific. Well done Year 4!
In Maths, both groups have been working on mental and written methods for multiplying and dividing. Knowing your multiplication facts helps a great deal with this.
Please keep practising on:
on the ipad
In Science, both classes have come to the end of our sound unit and will soon be beginning a new unit on different states of matter. Have a look at home and see how many examples of solids, liquids and gases you can find.
We are also looking forward to putting on our assembly to parents next Friday 18th. Can children please make sure they are learning their lines?
Links to songs
In terms of costumes, most children need to wear school uniform with the exception of 'surfers' who need shorts and t-shirts or surf gear; son, daughter & parents - shorts and t- shirts; gymnasts - PE kit or leotard.
Have a great weekend
The Year 4 team