Welcome to Year 4 and Team Cobalt
Your teacher is Mrs Hollman & Mrs Bonner
Your teaching assistants are Mrs Pullen & Ms Rogers
In English this week, we have been reading a new text called, 'Small in the City' written by Sydney Smith. The story helped us to understand what it is like to feel tiny is a busy and noisy place. We thought about vocabulary that described the feelings of the main character and the setting that he was in. We used this vocabulary to write a setting description, and ended the week with some poetry. Next week, we will be exploring a different setting in the story and using expanded noun phrases, adverbial and prepositional phrases. We will also write a 'lost poster' about the cat in the story!
This week in Maths we been focusing on place value and have used bubble models to explore the value of each digit in four digit numbers. We have also practiced adding and subtracting 100 from a range of numbers, exploring what happens when you cross the thousands boundary. As well as this, we have compared and ordered numbers and practised our estimation skills! Next week, we will be rounding a range of numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, using rounding slopes to support us.
As Geographers, we have learnt about the differences between human and physical geography. We started with a sorting activity and drew our own scenes with natural and man-made features.
In RE, we have begun looking at our new religion of Hinduism, exploring where it originated and where it is now practiced in the world today. We used globes and atlases to find the countries and located them on our own maps.
In PSHE, we have been looking at how our actions can affect others and how important we feel rewards and consequences are. We also discussed that rewards and consequences are a result of the choices we make.
In French this week we have been continuing to describe one another. We have written sentences to describe hair and eye colour.
Weekly Home Learning
Times Table Rock Stars and Spellings each day
Reading (5 times per week or 7 times for the challenge)
Optional Home Learning
Your optional homework this term is to research our local area, Hemel Hempstead.
You might want to think about:
You can present your research in any way you choose, for example a PowerPoint, a poster or a report. Enjoy learning new information about our local area. We look forward to seeing these before we break up for Christmas.
Buddy and Dylan
|Tilly and Teddy|
Georgia and Skyla
Alma and Menaal
Skyla and Zoe this week for being extra caring, kind and helpful to many members of their class including their teachers.
|Top Ten Rockers|