Welcome to Year 4 and Team Citron
Your new teacher is Miss Palmer
Your new teaching assistant is Mrs Pullen
Well done Team Citron for a brilliant week!
In English we have started to read ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin. We have focused on looking at the vocabulary in the book. We have used the thesaurus to help find synonyms for how to describe the weather which we have used in our writing of a weather report. Next week, we will be generating vocabulary to describe how Floella felt when she moved from Trinidad to England. We will be writing a first person recount and exploring how her feelings changed along the way.
In Maths, we have been exploring numbers and using dienes to make large numbers. After this we reminded ourselves what a cherry diagram is and how to partition 4-digit numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We ended the week comparing numbers using key vocabulary such as ‘larger than’ and ‘smaller than’ providing reasons for our answers. Next week we will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will use rounding hill to help us do this.
This week we have had a visit from the Planetarium. We watched 2 short videos. The first, ‘Climate Change,’ will help us with our science topic where we are learning about Living things and their habitats later on in the term to see how animals are becoming endangered/extinct. The second video we watched was ‘We are Aliens.’ In this video, we learnt about the possibility of Alien life in space.
In Geography, we have started our topic on ‘Where we live- Hemel Hempstead’. We looked at the United Kingdom and how it is split into 4 different countries. We used the atlases to locate different cities throughout the UK. We then discussed the location of where Hemel Hempstead was on the map.
Stars of the Week
Values: Rubie T