Year 4 News: 5th November 2020

5th November 2020
Star of the Week: Freddie
Mathematician of the Week: Rex
Writer of the Week: Logan
Rocking Reader: Harry
Values Champion: Josh
 
Welcome back!  We hope that you have all managed to recharge your batteries and have enjoyed a good half term break.
 
We have settled straight back into our work this week with the start of our book study, "The Sheep Pig" by Dick King Smith. We have read the first chapter and have already learned about the author himself and the characters that he has created for the book.  Mrs Ball has taught us how to use PEE when answering questions about the text.  This is a technique we can use to help us give full answers to comprehension questions and something we're need to be able to do ready for our move to middle school next September.  If we are asked a question about the book, we have to P, point to the page and the paragraph we need to refer to, E, find the evidence to support the answer and E, explain it using our evidence.
 
In art, we will be making our own poppies ready for next week's Remembrance Day.  In order to understand more about this, we are going on a walk to the Hanbury Memorial next Monday.  We will need to bring waterproofs and wellies to wear with our uniform. Once at the memorial we will complete sketching, wax rubbings and take the names of some of the local soldiers to research once back in school.
 
Our maths work this week is using different strategies to calculate multiplication questions.  We have used larger numbers and have used arrays, smile and the grid method whilst using our knowledge of number values and tricks to make calculations easier.  
 
What do different people believe about God? This is our RE question for the next few weeks and we will explore different answers.  Our Hanbury value for the half term is Trust.