Week beginning 26th April 2021
This week in Maths, we have been comparing, ordering and rounding decimals. We have used the symbols < > and = to show our findings. To compare and order decimals we first look at the largest place value, eg hundreds, and then keep moving to the right along the place value grid until we find two values that are different. This means that we don’t always need to look at every digit in a number! We have also practiced writing fractions as decimals and used knowledge of equivalent fractions to help us.
In English we have continued looking at ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf.’ We have thought about the positive and negative impacts of Little Ben and Sue creating a mouse and a bird and what effects this will have on the world. We have then planned and started to write a debate explaining the reasons for and against their choice.
In Topic we have learnt even more about our teeth! We looked carefully at the amount of sugar in foods that we eat and thought about healthy alternatives we could swap snacks for. Some foods really shocked us such as juice and apples!
Week beginning 19th April 2021
In English this week we have started our new book, ‘Mouse Bird Snake Wolf’. We discussed our initial likes, dislikes, puzzles and connections to other texts. We then read the first few pages of the story and discussed the worlds wonders. The children had fantastic ideas and reasons as to why certain things on earth are wondrous. We wrote about all of the unique things that the earth offers to support life. We then wrote a proclamation in role as one of the gods, where we expressed how phenomenal our earthly creations are.
In Maths we have continued with our decimal unit. We re-capped our number bonds to 10 and 100, for example: 7+3=10 6+4=10 and 56+44=100 35+65=100. We then moved on to making a whole out of decimals. If we have 0.2 (or 2 tenths), what do we need to add to this to get to 1?
We have started our new topic, Burps, Bottoms and Bile! We started by building a glossary of different vocabulary associated with our teeth. We then went on to create a ‘Toothy Factfile’ filled with of lots of facts about or teeth. We have learnt about the 4 different tooth types and their functions as well as the importance of visiting the dentist.
On Friday, DPA had its first ever EcoDay. Year 4 got involved with lots of different activities to do with saving the planet. We wrote poems as if we were animals in captivity. We also created finger paintings of lots of different animals.