The Easter Story

We have been very busy in year 4 these last two weeks. We have been practising our Easter performance, ready for Tuesday, and when we have been back in class we have been writing up the story for our Priory’s All Write.

Last week, we were looking at fractions of amounts in class. Can you answer these word problems?

  1. I threw away 44 Kg of rubbish, but recycled 1/4 of it.  How much rubbish did I recycle?
  2. 2. There is 72 ml of pop in my bottle, but I spill 2/6  of it – how much do I spill?
  3. A shark chases 85  fish, and eats 2/5 of them – how many get away?

Persuasive writing

In English and Topic this week we created an advert. What does a successful advert have in it? Could you give any examples? Could you persuade someone to buy something really ordinary, like a pen, by being really persuasive?

In History this week we found out a lot more about the House of Wisdom. What facts can you share?

Our Learn Its are:

7 x 7 = 49

8 x 7 = 56

9 x 7 = 63

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day this week and I know some children in Year 4 are very excited. What are  some of your favourite books? Can you tell us a bit about them?

Well done to those children who are reading every night in year 4!

Our Learn Its are:

1 x 7 = 7

2 x 7 = 14

3 x 7 = 21

The story of Beowulf

Welcome back after half term! I hope you’ve had a lovely break!

We are looking at fables in English and today we read ‘The boy who cried wolf’. What makes this story a fable? What did you learn from this story?

Our Learn Its are:

11 x 6 = 66

12 x 6 = 72

Story telling

Mr Littlewood is now joining year 4 on a Monday afternoon and he told us about an Anglo Saxon story called Beowulf. We were introduced to three main characters in the story: Hrothgar the King, Beowulf the Warrior and Grendel the Troll. We had to retell it from a different characters point of view. Can you retell the story?

Fruits of the Spirit

In English this week we are preparing for our Priory’s All Write. We are still very focused on using fronted adverbials and are now using conjunctions in our work.

We have learnt many things about the Anglo Saxons this half term, what fact can you share?

Our Learn Its are:

8 x 6 = 48

9 x 6 = 54

10 x 6 = 60

In RE, we have been awarding certificates to the class for different fruits of the spirits, would you like to award any on here?

Why was King Alfred great?

This week in Topic we are looking at why King Alfred the great was great! We learnt that he is the only English King to be called ‘great’. So why was that? Can you share any facts about King Alfred the Great?

In English we have looked at fronted adverbials. Can you share a sentence about the Anglo Saxons using a fronted adverbial?

Our Learn Its are:

5 x 6 = 30

6 x 6 = 36

7 x 6 = 42

Story Writing

This week in our English learning, we are looking at story writing. We are using similes, alliteration and personification.  Could you write an example of one of these and explain what it is?

We have also learnt many things about Anglo Saxons this week, what interesting fact can you share?

Our Learn Its are:

2 x 6 = 12

3 x 6 = 18

4 x 6 = 24