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Class 4

 

What a wonderful morning Yr5 children had on Wednesday 24th May.  Mrs Morris and I (Mrs Chapman) accompanied Yr5 children to Truro Prep School for a morning of Robotics. Greeted by Mrs Jane Ellis we joined the Yr5 children from Truro Prep school. We were proud of Blackwater Yr5’s at the way they paired up with other children they did not know and worked together in a new environment. I, Mrs Morris and the staff at Truro school all expressed how much we enjoyed our time together. It is hoped that another joint event will be arranged again next year.

S, Chapman

 

13th - 17th March

 

 

 

 

Fraction division by a whole number below.

 

 Animal reports have been produced by class 4 children this week. They have enjoyed searching for the information needed. Finley and I (Mrs Chapman) turned one report into a video report. We first recorded the report as a short video using a green background, then added some pictures using green screen app on an I-pad. Good work Finley.

 

10th March 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th February and 6th March

It has been a fantastic two weeks in Class 4. We have been very busy with our learning; showing great diligence.

In English, we have looked at two different genres: non-chronological reports and persuasive writing. The children have produced some excellent pieces of writing. 

In maths, we have continued to focus on fractions. It has been great to see everyone’s confidence grow within this and hear the children’s excitement when we mentioned maths. We’ve particularly been focusing on our reasoning skills within maths where we are trying to explain our answers and reason why that is the answer. 

In topic, we have focused upon the life cycles of birds and mammals. Next, we are going compare the similarities and differences between the classification life cycles that we have been learning about this term. Next Thursday, we are going to finish our topic by a visit from Hendra Farm. We will have the opportunity to meet many different creatures (some of which we have been learning about) and possibly handle some.

Home learning for this week is spellings, reading and times tables. Maths focuses upon finding multiples and prime numbers. English focuses upon punctuation for parenthesis.

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

Parenthesis...

a word or phrase inserted as an explanation or afterthought into a passage which is grammatically complete without it, in writing usually marked off by brackets, dashes, or commas.

 24th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back for another half-term of lots of hard work. The children have come back from their break raring to go and eager to learn!

In English, we have looked at some new punctuation marks: semi colons, colons and dashes (;, :, -) which we will include in our writing to make it more exciting. We have begun research on our topic, Round and Round (Life cycles), where we are going to collate the information into a non-chronological report. On Tuesday, we had a look at lots of different non-chronological reports to identify the features that are involved. With this knowledge, we are going to write a report about life cycles.

In maths, we have begun a unit on fractions. This week we have focused on equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. Have a look at the web links if you would like to see the strategies that we have used to find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions. The children have been fantastic in maths this week by having such a resilient attitude towards their learning. It has been great to see everyone develop a ‘can do’ attitude towards maths.

We are really gripped by our topic: Round and Round. This week, we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog. Because of this, we have some new members of the class. It will be interesting to observe the life cycle up close and gain a first-hand experience of complete metamorphosis. It has been amazing to see how quickly the frogspawn has developed and are wondering how long it will take for the first tadpole to emerge.

 

Home learning for this week is spellings, reading and times tables. English is a sheet linked to the punctuation we have been learning about this week and maths is linked to equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions on paper.

Have a fab weekend!

 

February 3rd    

 

 

 

 

 

                                              

BBC Bitesize KS2 English Grammar

There are some great little quizzes and you can up your

game by following KS3 links.

Maybe have a go at the Maths as well. 

 

 

 

Example of a quiz 

Weeks  9th and 16th January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the last two weeks in English we have been focusing on writing narrative stories. Last week we wrote a story titled ‘The Night the Bombs Fell.’ The children used dialogue to convey their characters to the reader and used some fantastic similes to help the imagery of their story. For example, Daniel used ‘the sirens howled like a pack of wolves.’ Once their stories were written we completed a peer assessment on someone else’s work. We had to read through and identify certain language devices such as used of complex sentences. We then gave two things we liked about the piece of writing and then one piece of advice to improve it.

This week the children utilised the skills they learnt writing their story last week and have written a story independently based on a video called Baboon on the Moon. Our stories are set before Baboon came to the moon and how he came to live there. The children have had some fantastic and original ideas.

In maths, we have been working on our multiplication skills. We have reminded ourselves of the method and how to set out work out clearly. It has been a really fantastic week for learning in maths. Everyone has worked hard to achieve. On Wednesday we had Mr Collinge, who is the maths department leader at Richard Lander, visit our maths lesson to explore year 6s learning in maths. Afterwards he commented at how every child in the room was enthusiastic about their learning and how there was a really positive atmosphere in the classroom.

In topic, we have looked at how light travels in straight lines and is reflected off objects into our eyes.

Baboon on the Moon           

W/B Monday 2nd January 2017

 

 

 

 Homework Set

 Class 4 homework to be completed by 13.01.17.doc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back and happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a good rest. It has been a fab start to the year where we are raring to go and have transitioned back into the school routine with ease. We have already found out so many facts about our new topic ‘The Battle of Britain’ and are eagerly looking forward to developing more knowledge about this important historical event.

In English, we have begun our topic by reading extracts from different stories based upon WW2 and have identified effective language that the author has used. We are going to use this to help us write our own story next week titled ‘The night the bombs fell’.

In Maths, we have been looking at very large numbers extending into the millions. We’ve developed our knowledge of place value and utilised this when writing large numbers. We have also looked at greater than and less then (>, <) remembering it is like a crocodiles mouth which likes to eat the bigger number. We are now going to be looking at negative numbers and link this to temperature.

In topic, we have spoken about how WW2 came about and identified the counties involved on a map of the world including ally and axis territory (you could ask one of us what this means). We looked at a timeline of the key events in the war and found out the names of the leaders of the main countries involved. We also had a brief introduction to the first two years of the war and discussed Germany invading different countries in Europe. We listened to Winston Churchill’s famous speech from 1940 announcing that the Battle of Britain was about to begin. This was when fighting took to the skies. We’ve also had a bit of fun listening to air sirens and diving under tables for safety when we hear them. We’re really looking forward to finding out more in the coming weeks.

Home learning for this week is times tables, reading daily, spellings, and an English worksheets looking at embedded clause. Maths homework can be found on active learn.