Year 4 Weekly Highlights 17.11.23
Following on from last week's Jack and the Beanstalk writing success, the children have written their 'twisted' fairytales with all manner of interesting issues that Jack has helped the Giant solve. Who knew he was actually incredibly kind but had a splinter in his toe, or his purse stolen, or was suffering the loss of his golden hen! We have been so impressed by the children's working together skills as they began the week paired writing - this resulted in some especially ambitious turns of phrase and vocabulary choices which has supported the children as they wrote more independently in the latter half of this week.. I'm sure the giant would have been honoured to hear himself being described as 'a gigantic behemoth of a man'.
In maths, we have moved on to formal written methods for subtraction. The children have been using place value coins to support them with their understanding of the written algorithm. Ask them to explain to you the meanings of the words 'minuend' and 'subtrahend' - they've been using them to reason in class very well and it has really enhanced their explanations of why/ how certain calculations need correcting. They are continuing to practice the 4 x table and they have enjoyed the extra challenge this week of 'ENGLAND ROCKS!' , an online games organised by the TTRS company. Winner to be announced next week.
This week has ended with the fun of Children in Need. It was wonderful seeing the children dressed in all their bright colours and we're grateful for all the donations of cake and funds to support this brilliant charity.
Have a super weekend everyone!