Year 4 – Class 10

Mr Jefferson

In class 10 we love learning! We have fun reading books, writing stories and playing fun games that help us learn. We love using the computers and iPads to learn and we do lots of practical activities as well.

Reflections!

During numeracy this week we have been drawing reflections of shapes and other patterns. We learnt how to reflect using a vertical, horizontal and diagonal mirror line on a grid. We had to count the squares or dots away from the mirror line to make sure that we were...

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Our new writing genre of newspaper reports got off to a flying start this week. We learnt all about the different features of newspapers and the articles within them. We discovered that a newspaper report contains the 5Ws - Who? What? Where? Why? When? And we spent a...

Fraction Pancakes!

This week we have been learning about fractions. We used different toppings to make fraction pancakes by spreading them in given quantities such as one half strawberry, one sixth blackcurrant, one sixth honey and one sixth lemon. This enabled us to see which fractions...

Merlin’s Magic Mayhem

In numeracy we have been learning about capacity. We had fun making magic potions that followed different spells. We had to measure out the exact quantities of different magic ingredients such as seasoned trolls toenails and mix them together! There was a moment of...

Mains or Battery?

As part of our electricity unit of work we have been identifying appliances and how they are powered. In this activity we had to sort different appliances into a Venn diagram according to whether they were mains, battery powered or both. This sparked some debate about...

Big Calculation!

We have been refining our calculation skills! This week we learnt how to do the shorter multiplication written method and to practise we had a go using big paper and bright colours. We had a colour each so that we could check each others work and look for errors. We...

Map Madness

This week we have been using maps and atlases to locate different English cities and label our own maps. We were given a list of major cities and we had to use the shape of the country and the location of other cities to find them. We then had to show what we had...

Tricky Times by 10 and 100

In numeracy we have been using our knowledge of place value to multiply any given number by both 10 and 100. We learnt that the digits move to the left in a place value grid when multiplying because their value is increasing! We used place value grids to record our...

Perfect Punctuation

In our literacy lessons we have been learning all about how to punctuate direct speech. We had to become human punctuation and place ourselves in the correct place in a sentence that has direct speech! It really helped us to see where the inverted commas and other...

Grand Designs

Miss Dyson's maths group have been extending their knowledge of perimeter by applying it to a real life problem. They were tasked with designing a new garden for the Queen, matching their design to her specific requirements. They then had to calculate an estimate for...