This week in year 4, we have started to read our new class book: The Iron Man. The children have made predictions about what they think the book will be about and will be writing a character description of the Iron Man later this week. In maths, we have started to look at multiplication and will be working to relate multiplication and division to each other. In science, we have started to learn about the water cycle. The children have drawn and labelled their own water cycles and will continue to explore the water cycle in the following lessons.
I have been amazed at the amount of information Warbler class have been able to tell me about Ancient Egypt (their new ICE ZONE topic): from mummification to pyramids to pharaohs! Year 3/4 will continue to learn about Ancient Egypt in the ICE ZONE this term.
The children in year 4 have loved reading our new book, The Tale of the Icelandic Yule Lads. The children have worked hard to describe the trolls and are excited to be creating their own characters in English this week.
In maths, we have continued to explore addition and subtraction. We have been looking at using the inverse operation to check our calculations and will be working to solve some 2-step word problems involving both addition and subtraction in the upcoming lessons.
In science, we have explored the temperature at which material changes state and have plotted our findings on a graph.
In Maths, year 4 have moved on to look at addition and subtraction. We have been focusing on exploring the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction. Following this, we will be moving on to focusing on learning a variety of different techniques to support with adding and subtracting numbers efficiently.
In English, we have been learning and writing about the Spanish Armada whereby the children will be retelling the events of the Spanish Armada through writing a recount.
In science, we are exploring the states of matter. The children will learn about solids, liquids and gases, and the properties of each of these. They will work to sort objects based upon their properties before moving on to learn about how objects change state.
In year 4 this week, the children have been learning to punctuate speech. They have worked hard to include the correct punctuation and to think about what characters might say to each other. In maths, the children have been comparing and ordering numbers up to 10,000. They enjoyed writing on the tables in order to do this! In science, we have moved on to investigating the different types of teeth! We thought about which of our teeth are used to eat different food types and will continue learning about the function of the different types of teeth in our following lessons.
This week, in maths, the children in year 4 have been partitioning numbers and identifying the value of each digit within a number. In English, the children have continued reading our class book, Oliver and the Seawigs. We have been introduced to a new character, Iris (a short sighted mermaid). The children have written expanded noun phrases to describe Iris and are going to be writing a character description in the following days. In science, the children have loved writing diary entries in the role of a piece of food moving through the digestive system.
This week, Year 4 have been introduced in their new book in English. This term, some of the children's English lessons will be based around the book, Oliver and the Seawigs. We have been making predictions about what might happen in the story and are going to be moving on to writing in the role of Oliver in the form of a diary entry. In maths, the children have been learning to read and write Roman numerals. We will now be learning to round numbers to the nearest 10. In science, our topic is the digestive system. The children have worked hard to label the different parts of the digestive system and will be moving on the learn more about the different functions of each part. The children have enjoyed their first ICE ZONE sessions this week and will be continuing to learn about the Tudors in their sessions this term.
13th July 2018
This week, year 4 have been writing an explanation text in their English lessons. The children designed their own contraptions and have worked hard to write detailed explanations as to how they work. They have focused on using the features of a explanation text in their writing. In maths, the children have been looking at symmetry. Most recently, the children have been completing symmetrical 2D shapes and patterns. In Science, the children will be testing out their ear defenders that they have created and will be evaluating the different materials used in terms of their ability to act as a sound buffer.
27th June 2018
This week, year 4 are continuing to look at shape in maths. The children have been working to identify the properties of 3D shapes and have thought about which nets will produce different 3D shapes. In English, the children are writing a newspaper report about an event that has occurred within the Iron Man story (an Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon has landed on Earth). In science, we are continuing to explore how sound travels and are learning about pitch of sounds. The children have been working hard so far this week!
13th May 2018
Year 4 have been working hard so far this week. We have been learning all about angles in maths and have been working hard to compare different angles. We are now able to describe angles as: acute, right angles, obtuse, straight and reflex angles. In English, we are writing persuasive letters to the farmers within our Iron Man story. The children are working hard to include persuasive language and use a range of different sentence types within their writing. In science, we have started our new topic: sound. The children have started to learn about how sound travels and have learnt a little bit about the different parts of an ear.
1st May 2018
In English this week, year 4 have been introduced to their new book - The Iron Man. We have been making predictions about what might happen within the story and are going to be writing a setting description. Our focus is to include prepositional phrases and expanded noun phrases, as well as using figurative language. In maths, our focus is money! We have been ordering, converting and comparing different amounts of money. We will be using rounding and estimating skills to calculate how much money we need to buy certain items. The children are continuing to learn about electricity in science and are busy in the Ice Zone learning all about South America.
This week, year 4 have been introduced to their new topic: South America. We have been learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans and have been labeling where these are on a map. The children have been working hard to learn about the different countries that make up South America and have started to learn about the Amazon Rainforest located within South America. The children are very enthusiastic about their new topic and have brought lots of facts and information with them!
This week in maths, year 4 are learning to round decimals to the nearest whole number. We are also looking at rounding 2 decimal place numbers to 1 decimal place.
In English, we are continuing to read our story Varjak Paw. The children will be writing a persuasive letter to Varjak in order to convince Varjak to either stay and help the Elder Paw or to leave the Contessa's house.
In Science, we have been learning about the water cycle and how temperature impacts upon the rate of evaporation. The children have been writing letters that explain how the water cycle works.
In science this half term, year 4 have been investigating the different states of matter. Today, we carried out an experiment to test the temperature at which chocolate changes from a solid to a liquid. The children worked to ensure that the experiment was a fair test: choosing to use the same amount of chocolate in each condition, with the same amount of water. They made predictions and then recorded their observations. They will be finishing off writing up their experiments next week before having the opportunity to observe how other materials are able to change state.
In English, year 4 are going to be writing non-chronological reports on a topic of their choice. Please could children come prepared to their English lessons with information about their chosen topic. This might mean making notes about their favourite animal or their favourite game.
Also, a reminder that all children need a named pair of wellies in school in order for them to take part in all outdoor activities.
What a great start to the week! Warbler class have worked to create visual representations of different fractions. We have been recapping which number is the numerator and which number is the denominator and have thought about the different equivalent fractions.
Last week, year 4 started their new topic in science: States of Matter. The children started by sorting the various items into solids, liquids and gases. They then identified the properties of the different states of matter.
We will be moving on to looking at how materials change states (e.g. by heating and cooling).
This morning it was Warbler group B's turn to explore measuring area and perimeter. The children worked to calculate the area and perimeter of the school hall. They then had a go at converting the measurements from metres to centimetres.
The children in Warbler class group A have been exploring perimeter and area by measuring the length and width of the playground. They worked hard to calculate the perimeter and area using the measurements that they recorded.
The children in Warbler class have worked hard today to sequence the events in our book (The Lost Happy Endings) during their English lessons. They then rewrote parts of the story, changing the story from third person to first person. The children will be looking further at writing in the first person during following English lessons.
ALERT!! THE VIKINGS HAVE ARRIVED AND ATTACKED!
The children in year 3 and 4 have been working hard as detectives today to try and find out who was responsible for the attack on the school!
Warbler class worked hard to uncover and solve the clues that our intruders left behind. They were careful not to contaminate any clues with their finger prints, and so decided that they needed to wear gloves to handle any evidence.
It didn't take our detectives long to work out that it was the Vikings who had attacked! Good job years 3 and 4!
Welcome back Warblers! I hope that you have all had a lovely break and are feeling well rested and ready for another busy term!
In year 4, we are starting to learn about the Anglo Saxons. We are thinking about where in history the Anglo Saxons existed and started to think about what the life of an Anglo Saxon would have been like.
This term we are going to be reading The Lost Happy Endings and our English lessons will be focused around this book. To begin with, the children will be creating a character profile for one of the characters within the book and then writing a diary entry in role.
In maths, we will be recapping some of our learning from last term, where we will start by looking at multiplying and dividing before we move on to focusing on measurement.
11th December 2017
This week, year 4 are going to be writing speeches in the role of Cliff (an Island within our story). The children will be planning, writing and performing these speeches to the other children within their groups. The children we be focusing on using subordinating conjunctions within their writing.
In maths, year 4 are learning to use a number line to divide numbers by a one digit number.
Reminder: All year 4 children are expected to have wellies in school in order to take part in all of the Ice Zone activities. Without their wellies, the children are not able to join in.
This week, year 4 are continuing to look at Oliver and the Seawigs within their English lessons. They will be writing a persuasive argument to try and persuade one of the characters within the story, with a focus on the use of subordinating conjunctions for cohesion within their writing.
This week's spelling words are:
Warbler class have had a busy week this week! On Tuesday, Year 4 took part in a sports competition at Winhills. They played football, netball and dodgeball and all worked well within their teams. We were lucky enough to bring home the trophy too! GO WARBLERS!
In English, Warblers have continued looking at the book Oliver and the Seawigs. The children have designed their own 'Seawigs' and written instructions to explain how these will be made.
In maths, we have been continuing to use the column method to add and subtract. As well as this, times table activities have been taking place in order to help prepare the children for moving onto multiplication in maths next week.
This week in English, Warbler class have started looking at the book Oliver and the Seawigs. So far, the children have started to make inferences about what the story might be about.
This week, they will be taking on the role of one of the characters within the book, and writing from this character's perspective.
In maths, the children are using column addition to add 4-digit numbers together. The children are also continuing to practice their times tables, using lots of different methods to do this.
17th October 2017
This week year 4 are continuing to look at the story of The Green Ship in English. We are looking at writing a persuasive argument, the children will be writing to one of the characters in order to try and persuade them to cut the branches of the ship.
In maths, year 4 are comparing and ordering numbers greater than 1000.
10th October 2017
In maths, year 4 have been representing numbers using different visual representations. We have been playing a match up game in order to do this.
This week, year 4 is focusing on rounding in maths. We are rounding numbers to the nearest 10, nearest 100 and nearest 1000. We are using number lines to help us with this.
In English we are continuing to look at our book, The Green Ship. The children are writing diary entries from the perspective of one of the characters, writing setting descriptions and focusing on using descriptive language within their sentences.
Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last week, the children settled into their new classes and were introduced to their new Roman topic. They took part in various Roman-related activities, including a ‘History off the page’ day on Friday.
This week the children will be continuing to create their Roman helmets, which they started last week. They will also be writing a recount of their ‘History off the page’ day.
HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS!
We hope you have a fun, yet relaxing summer holiday and good luck as you all move into Year 5 Warblers!
Warblers have had a fantastic end to this term! During International Days the children were creative in painting Icelandic volcanoes, African silhouettes, Polish flags and even learning to do the New Zealand Haka! Hopefully you'll see some of their beautiful creations over the next few days.
Here are some photos of the brilliant explanation texts that children created for their own cracking contraption inventions! They all managed to include many of the features of explanation texts as well as making them lovely and engaging.
Week Commencing 26.6.17
We have had fun in English, creating flow charts with subordinate conjunctions to help plan an explanation for our very own cracking contraptions. The children also wrote an introduction to their explanation texts using interesting questions to draw the reader in.
In Maths, we have been interpreting and creating line graphs to compare and represent rainfall and temperatures in different European countries. We have also been using knowledge of fractions and percentages to interpret and create pie charts.
In Science, the children really enjoyed investigating electrical circuits and following plans to create their own. They were very excited about adding motors to create moving parts.
This week the children will be looking at angles and identifying the different types of angles and their properties. They will begin to learn to use protractors to measure angles.
In english the children have been looking at the features of a diary and examples of diaries. The children will be writing their own diary entry linked to the man in 'The Tin Forest.'
In science, the children enjoyed making string telephones and will be exploring in further detail how sound travels.
Welcome to Warbler Class 2016/2017
This class page will share the learning that the children are doing throughout the year.
Our teachers are Mrs Voce, Mrs Rodgers and Miss O'Sullivan.
Our PE day is Friday this term. Please make sure you have the correct PE kit in school and that earrings are removed.
Homework will go home on a Thursday and needs to be handed in the following Tuesday (if completing weekly).
We expect children to read at home at least 5 times a week and hand their reading record in every day. Books will be changed every day before home time. The children have also been given 'Multiplication cards' to help them learn their times tables.
We will be competing in a weekly 'Great Spelling Quiz' every Friday. Six new words will be posted weekly onto Facebook and on display in class for the children to practice.
If you have any questions about what is happening in class then please ask any of us.
Here are some of the recycling trucks that the children have made out of junk materials for our 'Recycle Trux' competition. The children have been very creative and inventive with their designs. So fingers crossed..
Warblers class have had a fantastic start to this Summer term!
During Creative Week, we worked together as a group to put together a jigsaw map of the countries that make up Europe (a challenge for the children and teachers alike ;-) We have also been using atlases to locate the capital cities of countries within Europe and comparing major cities to St Neots.
In English, we have introduced our new text, The Tin Forest, and the children have been writing noun and prepositional phrases to describe the junkyard setting and mysterious old man.
In Maths, we have been measuring different suitcases to investigate if they fit Easy Jet's hold luggage allowance and converting these measurements from cm to m and vice versa. We have also been finding the perimeters of rectilinear shapes.
Warbler class had a fantastic day at World Book day yesterday. They wrote their own stories and had brilliant costumes. They have been working really hard this week. In maths, they have been learning about time and converting between analogue, 12 hour clock and 24 hour clocks. They have also been very busy practising for their play 'Glint of Gold'.
Please could I remind all parents of year 3 and 4 children to ensure that their child/ren have a costume for the Egyptian performance, and that it comes into school as soon as possible so that we can start rehearsing in costume. If you are unsure of the costume that your child/ren need, please let us know asap.
Could I also remind you to practise the songs with your child/ren for the play, which can be found on the school website, under performance resources. Thank you!
What a wonderful week in Years 3 and 4 this week! The children have been working hard in the Ice Zone and they have been learning their dances for the end of term production.
Please help your child to practise their song words for the Spring performance-Glint of Gold. You can find the audio tracks on the school website and clicking on the children tab; performance resources; Glint of Gold.
Thank you in advance.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the panto Dick Whittington yesterday afternoon! It was very noisy and they particularly enjoyed joining in with the songs!
Warblers have had a fantastic week of learning. In maths the children have been learning about fractions. They have been using their knowledge of equivalent fractions to solve problems and explain why and how they solved the problem. In English they have been writing non-chronological reports based on Iron Man and recycling. In science the children have continued their learning on states of matter. A brilliant week of learning- well done!
Years 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed learning about history with Chris Lloyd this afternoon! They learned about how many chickens there are in the World and how many days it would take for 1 million seconds and even 1 billion seconds. They covered everything from the Big Bang Theory through to Snapchat!
This week the children have been learning about fractions in Maths, and how to find fractions of amounts. In English the children have really enjoyed reading more about the Iron Man, and have written a character description. In Science the children have been practicing using thermometers, ready for their investigation next week. The children are all really enjoying their time in the ICE Zone and using their excavation skills to dig for artefacts in the sand. The children have created some excellent portraits of Tutankhamen using different media.
The children in KS2 have had a fantastic reward day. It all started this morning with a trip to the cinema to watch Pete's Dragon and then the fun continued in the afternoon with a range of different activities including Christmas crafts, BINGO and a Christmas disco. Well deserved for all the hard work the children have done this term!
The school have been lucky enough to have a visit from author James Campbell. Year 4 were fascinated by his stories and they gained some inspiration on how to get ideas for their stories.
Some of Year 4 had a fantastic day creating pottery Tudor Roses with Paula a specialist pottery teacher. The rest of Year 4 will be participating in this next week. I can't wait to see how they all turn out!
Year 4 have been busy learning about habitats in Science this week. They have been looking at the living things in the outside area and even found some frogs! The children have used this information to create some classification keys.
The children in Year 4 have been working really hard this week. In English they have been role-playing the characters in their book 'The Green Ship' and have used this to consider the feelings of the characters which has helped them write diaries today. In maths the children have been using their place value knowledge to solve problems. They especially worked hard to solve the problem 'The Decca Tree'. Ask your child about it- can you solve it?
The children have had a fantastic start to term! They have been starting their learning on the Tudors in the ICE zone this week which has included learning about Henry VIII's six wives. With the weather being so hot, the children have been outside taking measurements of the temperature and wind speed.
In class the children have started their book 'The Green Ship' where they have been learning about expanded noun phrases and at the end of the week they wrote character descriptions. In maths they have been learning about place value. They have been using what they know to reason and problem solve.
Welcome back Warblers! I am Miss Beadles your class teacher this year. We have a very exciting Year ahead of us with lots of great learning opportunities planned! A few notes for the year ahead:
PE days will be Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure you have a full PE kit. Long hair must be tied up and earrings removed on these days.
Reading 5 times a week.
45 minutes per week of maths whizz
English homework handed in on Tuesdays and returned on Thursdays.
This is going to be a great year!
Congratulations Year 4 for winning the Intertrust event at Winhills today!
The children have all arrived safely in Grafham and are having a wonderful time!
In English this week, the children have been continuing to look at our new text ‘The Iron Man’. Children have made predictions about the story and have performed in the role of different characters.
In Maths we have been focusing on fractions. The children have been learning how to find equivalent fractions and fractions of quantities.
In Science, the children have started to plan an investigation into the conditions that speed up evaporation. This will support their understanding within our new topic ‘The Water Cycle’.