Y4 class blog – November 2019

We have been very busy in Y4 over the last few weeks.

English

In English we have been looking at Viking myths. We have listened and read many myths from Viking times including learning about Thor and his mighty hammer. We then worked on our sentence structure and applied this skill to writing about some mythical characters and settings. After that, we designed our own Viking gods, created our own settings and finally planned and wrote our own Viking myth. The children have some amazing imaginations and have created some lovely myths.

Maths

In maths we have been working on our number skills. We started with multiplying and dividing numbers by 10 and 100. This was tricky at first but we are now confident moving all the digits and remembering our place holder 0! We have been looking at written methods for multiplication this week. We have practiced solving sums using short division and the grid method. Once we are confident using these skills, we will apply them to problem solving.

Art

In art we have been working on our dragon figureheads and using pencil to add shadows to our work. This was challenging but we enjoyed learning the new skills and practicing how hard to press our pencil on the paper.

Topic

In topic we have been learning lots of new things about the Vikings. We learnt about crime and punishment (this was great fun because involved losing fingers and teeth!), Viking lifestyles, Viking runes and all about the different Viking gods and goddesses to link to our English work. This week we have also learnt about the origins of the Union Jack! We have been very busy in topic and have found it all very interesting!

Play

We have spent a lot of time practicing our play over the last few weeks. We have all worked really hard practicing our lines and learning all the songs. We can’t wait for you to see it in a few weeks time!

 

Don’t forget, homework projects are due in on Monday 9th December! We look forward to seeing what you have been working on!

We are collecting new and unwrapped presents for Hallam FM Christmas appeal. Please send any donations to the stone shed.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs John, Mrs Jones and Mrs Dooley