Before Christmas Year 4 wrote persuasive letters explore the key question of “Should fox hunting be banned?” The children found this extremely interesting and so after we had learnt how to write a persuasive letter, we published them on the MacBooks and these letters were sent to David Cameron!!!!
Excitingly this week we received a reply!!!! The letters have been shared with both classes and the letter can PROUDLY be found displayed on Cedar class’ working wall!!! Well done Year 4’s!
Can you tell me… Why do you think fox hunting should be banned? I would LOVE to see some persuasive writing techniques!
This week we have begun exploring our new literacy unit of writing newspaper articles! We are writing articles based on the recent flooding in Cumbria. So far, we have been exploring the features of a newspaper article and also developed our vocabulary to describe the weather and the environment in Cumbria.
On Friday, we had a speaking and listening focused lesson where we hot seated a range of different characters and explored their point of view for how they felt during this time. Here’s some images of the hot seating!
Year 4’s… What can you remember about the flooding so far?
Recently, Sycamore and Cedar class have been practising their handwriting together. The Year 1’s and Year 4’s work in small groups together and practise working on their formation and joining of their handwriting. This is a way to encourage the improvement of their handwriting.
Mason was beaming with pride and said ‘Look at the difference in my handwriting!’
This was a lovely opportunity to see the Year 4’s enthusiastic for improving their handwriting and supporting and teaching the younger children.
Have you found your handwriting has improved through practice?
In Cedar maths class we have found a fun and practical way of reciting our times tables! We mix things up and practice using different voices and actions. Here is a group of children practising their times tables as DJ’s!
It has proven effective as 16 children in Cedar class moved up on their times tables during the 2 minute times table test! Well done to you all for your hard work.
What is the easiest way for you to practice your times tables?
This week in Year 4, we have been exploring rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and some of us have even rounded to the nearest thousand!
Also, we have looked at negative and positive numbers. In Cedar maths class, we went outside and discussed when we find positive and negative numbers. We then created our own number line which had positive and negative numbers and we had to order them. Here is a photo of us in our finished number line!
Who can tell me what positive number comes next?
Who can tell me what negative number comes next?
This term Cedar class are taking part in Muddy Adventures on a Wednesday afternoon. This is an opportunity for the children to explore ‘Outdoor Learning’ which is part of the curriculum. The children thoroughly enjoy learning in the outside environment (and getting muddy) as it allows them to work on their confidence, working as a team and being actively involved within different activities!
Here are some of the favourite snaps from this week! If you would like to see the other photos, they are available in our classroom!
Cedar class, what is your favourite part of Muddy Adventures?