22 April 2016
What we learnt about this week
In English, year 4 created newspaper articles for the first chapter of their class literacy book, George’s Marvelous Medicine. They also focused on improving their concise writing skills.
In Maths, students focused on days, dates, months and years. They may also moved on to reading timetables and answering questions based on timetables.
In Science, we learned how to alter the brightness of a bulb in a circuit by adding more components (e.g. more batteries, more bulbs or longer wires) to the circuit. We also tested items and find out if they can or cannot conduct electricity.In Humanities, year 4 closely examined land pollution; its causes, effects on humans and animals, and what they can do to help reduce it by making small changes in habits.
Homework goes home on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday.
The homework this week for English, students have been given a reading comprehension and vocabulary exercise to complete on George’s Marvelous Medicine; Humanities, to write a full page on the causes, affects, contributors to and contents of soil pollution. Homework for Science this week is pages 61 and 62 in the Science workbook.
What we plan for next week
In English, year 4s will work towards creating a newspaper article for the second chapter of their class literacy book, George’s Marvelous Medicine, and will focus on the features of the body of articles.
In Maths, students will cover how to calculate elapsed time in days and weeks.
Next week, we will be assessed on what we have previously learned on this topic regarding electricity. We will also be introduced to magnets and get to know the vocabularies used in this section of the unit. We will learn that there are several types of magnets as well as know the properties of magnets and how they repel and attract each other.In Humanities, students will examine soil pollution by looking at the causes, affects and what they can do to help prevent it.
How you can help your child at home
- Encourage healthy eating habits- healthy snacks and lunches, and a water bottle
- Provide a calm environment for your child to study
- Praise efforts and encourage your child to be independent
- Refer to your child’s timetable for reminders about library and PE (wear PE uniform on PE days!)
- Help your child to develop a love of reading- Give praise, use reading as a reward, write in their Home Reader book (Yellow book!).
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