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This Week’s Learning

In Topic this week, the children have had great fun learning about Finn the shark and his unfortunate adventures. They enjoyed developing their understanding of the story by creating actions and drawing images to summarise the main parts. Then, the children planned their own versions using story maps. The Year Four teachers are so impressed with the children’s work this week, they have thoroughly enjoyed sharing some of the stories already!

The children worked hard to incorporate many features of their writing this week, to ensure their stories were entertaining. They specifically focused on prepositions, fronted adverbials, speech and expanded noun phrases. Well done Year Four you have worked incredibly hard on your brilliant stories.

In Maths this week, the children have developed their understanding of the distributive law. At first, most children found this quite challenging to completely understand as there are several steps to complete. However, with hard work, the children demonstrated resilience and perseverance, as they were able to successfully understand what this meant and were able to solve a number of calculations using this method.

This Week’s Learning

In Topic, we edited and improved our persuasive speeches about plastic pollution. In addition to that, we have been very creative in Art this week. We learnt about Monet and Banksy and looked at some of their art work and the techniques they used. Then, we practised using different media (paint, water colours, pastels, pens, pencils) and techniques to gather ideas for a final piece of artwork. We created a final piece of artwork in the style of Monet, but we added plastic pollution to the river (which is similar to one of Banksy’s paintings) to show the deadly effects it has on our precious planet.

In Maths, we have been practising our 7, 9 and 12 times tables, recognising multiples and solving related problems. We have spotted patterns in the times tables as well as learning strategies and rules to help us remember and apply the number facts. We have also used our knowledge of multiples and times tables to help us solve multiplication problems.