Hello and welcome to Class 10! We are a class of brilliant and hardworking Year 4 children and our teacher is called Mrs Cassidy. We will be taught by Mrs Beri on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Last half term, we read ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Michael Morpurgo. We covered our classroom in pictures of rats and made our own rat puppets. We used our skills of inferring a character’s thoughts and feelings from their actions to become The Pied Piper. We then wrote a diary entry explaining what had happened in the town of Hamelin. We also used the book to support our understanding of present perfect tense and apostrophes. We have continued to work hard on learning and applying our spelling rules. We have also continued to complete our Guided Reading tasks and reading comprehension activities.
Speaking and Listening
We performed our Speaking and listening presentations. Each child presented for three minutes on a Topic that interested them. We had a variety of themes including dogs, Star Wars and Arsenal. We spoke clearly and tried our best to use expression. We scored each class member separately on the content of the presentation, their delivery and how engaged we were. The winner then went on to present in front of the whole of Key Stage 2 in the final. Our winner did a fantastic job of representing the class.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up in either our pyjamas or as our favourite book character. We had characters from ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Peter Pan’. The children braved the very snowy weather and looked brilliant.
In Maths we have looked at decimals. We have learnt about tenths and hundredths. We have matched decimals to their fraction equivalents. We have ordered, compared and rounded decimals. We have also divided by 10 and 100. We have then tested our understanding using missing number work. We have continued to work on our Target Number Morning Work and our mental maths and arithmetic skills. We have also been practising both our 4 and our 7 times tables.
In Science we have learnt all about ‘Sound’. We have explored how vibrations cause sound and the effect the size of the vibration has on the sound. We have looked at how a variety of instruments work and how their volume and pitch is changed. We have made our own straw pan pipes and a class string telephone.
To link with our Science topic we have been learning about ‘Music around the World’. We have looked at traditional music from Scotland, France, China and America. We have explored a variety of instruments, looked at how these work and have discussed pitch, tone and rhythm. We have appreciated a wide range of recorded and some live music.
We have been learning about Judaism. We have looked at their main beliefs and how Jewish people celebrate Judaism. We have also visited the local church where we were taught all about the Easter story. We discussed the values that Jesus and The Bible teaches us and why these are important.
In ICT we have looked at using PowerPoints. We have used our photos from our last ICT topic and uploaded these into a presentation. We have learnt to add text, change the background and add transitions to the presentation. We have then discussed, evaluated and improved our presentations.
We have completed a unit on Athletics. We have learnt to set targets and to improve our performance in running, jumping and throwing. We have completed the bleep test and taken part in several fitness activities. A group a Year 3 and 4 athletes also took part in an athletics competition against other schools and have made it to the final!
P.E will continue to be taught throughout the year and will usually be taught on a Thursday and a Friday. We need to make sure we bring our full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out.
We are looking forward to another fun year! Watch this space for lots of interesting and exciting updates about our work in Class 10!