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Year 4 with Mr Osborn!

Welcome!

First of all, I hope that you all had a wonderful Summer break and that you are all refreshed for a fantastic half term we have ahead of us. The children have made a brilliant start to the new school term and I hope that this continues!

Just a reminder that homework will normally be sent home on a Monday to be due the following Monday. Times tables and weekly spellings can be found in children's homework books and will be tested on Fridays. Spellings can also be practiced at https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html.

 

English

In English, we have been looking at different influential inventors. We have read biographies of a number of important inventors, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison and have been considering what goes into writing a biographical text. 

We have also been comparing verbs, adjectives and nouns and have begun to look at different tenses and forms of verbs.

Topic - North America

So far this term, the class has made a great start to learning about the continent of North America.

They have looked at different countries within North America and have begun to learn about their different flags, cultures and histories. 

The topic has also provided an opportunity to look at famous and influential historical figures from North America, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Frida Kahlo and Terry Fox. 

Science - The Digestive System

   Our science unit will be all about the digestive system.

   Starting with naming the various parts, we will look at the functions of each       and start thinking about why our digestive system is so crucial to our
   survival.

   So far, we have looked at the mouth, oesophagus and stomach as well as the
   small and large intestines. 

   The children have done a great job naming these and creating their own
   diagrams by cutting up pictures of the different organs and putting them
   together in their books.

 

 

Maths

In maths, we have been looking at place value up to 10,000. The children have done an excellent job identifying, representing and solving problems involving different place values in a number of ways.

More recently, we have moved on to adding and subtracting 1, 10, 100 and 1000 using our knowledge of place value.

Next, we are going to look at how to add, subtract and compare numbers more broadly up to 10,000.

 

Some useful links

Maths:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Some problem-solving games for maths

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

NRICH - Great resource for maths investigations

https://nrich.maths.org/10334

English:

The children are encouraged to use Spelling Shed to practice their spellings. Each week's spellings are uploaded for each child so that they can practice their own specific spelling targets.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html 

Science:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9wk7p3

 
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