Year 4 Weekly Highlights 6.1.23
Happy New Year to all our lovely Year 4s and their families. It was wonderful seeing the children return on Tuesday with such enthusiasm and keenness for the new term. We began multiplication and division in maths with the children exploring the 3 times table. We have introduced new terminology and perhaps the children can explain the meaning of dividend, divisor and quotient together with multiplicand, multiplier and product with some examples with you? Today we looked at ways to work out whether a number is in the 3 times table and again perhaps they could test you with some numbers such as 103 or 423 and show you how they know! We also played a fun game which they are hoping to challenge you with. All you need is a dice, a 10 x 2 grid and quick recall of your 3 times table! In English we have begun our new writing unit on 'Fox and the Deep Sea Quest' and whilst we have not read the story yet the children have been imaginative with their predictions on the plot for this story. On Monday afternoon, following on from our assembly in the morning, the children worked together to discuss their understanding of the Community Value - Ambition. Each class has written their own target linked to Ambition and they are currently working on either a poster or a motivational speech aimed at encouraging other children to be ambitious and to Not Give Up!
Finally, it has been brilliant listening to the children talk so enthusiastically about Harklights and thank you for your support with helping the children to read this book. We understand that lots of children have been unwell or did not have the book and therefore have not quite been able to keep up over the Christmas break. We have asked that the children continue to read from where they are with the aim to get as far as possible for early next week. Ideally we would like to finish the book for Monday but we are aware this may be a struggle for a few children who have been off. It would be lovely if the children could have the opportunity to read the entire book as the ending is so exciting! However we will endeavour to recap all the main ideas during the lessons next week ready to write the summary. Thank you for your support with this.
Have a great weekend, The Year 4 Team