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Misty Mountain, Winding River

W/C 12th October

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have concentrated on adding and subtracting 3/4 digit numbers with and without exchanges. It would be really helpful if you could practice addition and subtraction within 20 with your child to help them with column addition and subtraction. Eg 17-9, 4+5, 3+8, 16-7 etc. After half term we will be moving away from 2, 5 and 10 times tables and focus on 3, 4 and 8. Please get practicing! 

 

English

In English we have read even more of The Singing Ringing Tree story. We have found out about a goblin character in the book and worked hard to think of ways to describe him. We then wrote a letter from the prince to the princess telling her of the perilous journey we have taken to bring her the Singing Ringing Tree. We then had great fun on Friday acting out the story so far.

 

Topic

In Topic we have studied the water cycle in more depth, and then used our knowledge to set up a science experiment exploring the process of evaporation. We also learnt about altitudinal zones. 

 

Next week...

Next week we will finish our addition and subtraction topic by exploring efficient methods and how to check answers, we will finish the Singing Ringing Tree and begin our 'innovate' project in Topic.

 

 

W / C 5th October 2020

 

English 

In English this week we had a virtual visit from the author James Carter. He played lots of instruments including his melodica called Steve. He showed us how to write our our river poems using ambitious vocabulary and alliteration. We then conducted an author study and looked at more of his work.

 

Maths 

In Maths we have continued with our addition and subtraction unit looking at using the column method to add 2 4-digit numbers with and without an exchange. 

 

Topic 

In Topic this week, we looked at the water cycle. We  re-visited some technical vocabulary such as evaporation (liquid to gas), condensation (gas to liquid), precipitation (rain, hail, sleet or snow) and collection (rain water flowing back into the sea).

 

 

 

W/C 28th September

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have completed our place value topic: we have counted in 25s, learnt about negative numbers and studied roman numerals. 

This insert shows all of the objectives we have covered so far. 

Your child has been sent home with a 'home learning place value' booklet. Please make sure that your child takes the time to do this. Even better-ask them to teach you how to answer each question!

 

English

In English we have begun our new story: The Singing Ringing Tree. We have only read the first few pages, but we have discovered that there is a selfish princess who has demanded that the prince brings the Singing Ringing Tree to her in exchange for her hand in marriage. We have looked at both characters, practiced using expanded noun phrases to describe them and written a setting description. 

This was us performing our group poems we created about the tree!

 

Topic

In topic we have studied a variety of mountains in the UK and across the world! The children had to hunt for facts about each mountain including the mountain range it belonged to, the continent it is found in and some bonus facts! We loved looking at the mountains using google maps. 

 

Next week...

Next week we will begin our addition and place value topic in Maths, conduct an author study in English and begin to look at the water cycle in Topic. 

W/c 21st September

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have continued to study place value. We have begun to count in 1000's and have been representing numbers to 10,000 using a number line. We have looked at 4 digit numbers and have been identifying the digit value for thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. 

 

English

In English this week we have been looking carefully at the way an author uses to language to captivate the reader. We analysed part of the text from ‘The Heavenly Elephant’ and noted the use of similes, alliteration and repetition.

We then planned and wrote our own descriptive piece of a garden setting and included similar figurative language to keep our readers interested.

 

Topic

In topic this week we have identified the features of a mountain, including the peak/summit, snowline, tree line, face and altitude. We then found out about the 5 different types of mountains and how they are formed. We also re-visitied our learning from Year 3 on plate boundaries and how this links in with where mountains are across the world.

 

Next week...

Next week we will be looking at negative numbers and roman numerals, starting our new short story 'The Singing Ringing Tree' and locating mountains in the UK as well as across the world.

W/c 14th September

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have continued to study place value. We have represented numbers to 10,000 using dienes, place value counters and by drawing visual representations. We have then used this to help us place numbers on a number line up to 10,000. We ended the week by partitioning 4-digit numbers.

 

English

Our new class novel is called The Lion, The Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray. This novel consists of lots of different stories from around the world. This week we have begun The Heavenly Elephant. We have drawn pictures of the elephant's garden and used this to elicit some wonderful vocabulary to inspire our writing. We have used alliteration, similes and expanded noun phrases to engage our readers. 

 

Topic

We have studied the uses of rivers in topic this week, thinking carefully about how this impacts our world. In Science we begun an experiment called 'Where does water go?'. We have made our predictions and can't wait to conduct the full experiment next week. 

 

Next week...

Next week we will be ordering and rounding numbers, writing about our own fantasy garden and beginning our study of mountains. 

W/c 7th September

 

Maths

 

In Maths this week we have been studying Place Value. We have looked at numbers all the way up to 1000, carefully thinking of how many hundreds, tens and ones each number has. We have practiced rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and nearest 100. Remember - 5 rounds up, just like a high 5!

 

English

 

In English we have been looking at the book Here We Are - notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. We considered how we feel to be here now, and what we are looking forward to. We wrote letters to a special person or pet, describing why we are grateful to have them in our lives. We then went on to write a poem using 'New Moon' by Kate Wakeling as inspiration. 

 

Topic

 

We have been learning all about rivers! We have studied the stages of a river, the features of a river and lots of the vocabulary associated with rivers. 

 

Next week...

 

Next week we will be looking at numbers to 10,000, exploring characters in our new text (The Lion, The Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales and continuing our study of rivers. 

 

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