Decades of ancient British history have been learned this week in Y4. My pupils have soaked up knowledge and facts like a sponge absorbs water. We have found out about Roman gods and goddesses, we’ve learned about the different tribes that made up Britain, and we’ve discovered that a warrior queen named Boudicca led a rebellion that almost brought freedom from Rome.
Maths No Problem focus has been rounding and addition. I am really pleased with how much progress we have made this week. Being able to round to 10, 100 and 1000 is incredibly helpful when you are trying to solve addition and subtraction problems (our maths focus for next week).
Learners of the Week are Giselle and Rhys. They have shown that they can ignore distraction and focus on learning and making progress in every lesson. Giselle’s self discipline, her attitude and her effort has been utterly faultless, and Rhys has been a perfect example of how a young man should behave in Y4. Credit should be given to Deacon,Sonny, Olaseni, Naza, Stella, Andrea, Jessica and many other children who are providing fierce competition. I also want to say how pleased I am with Hamza. He has taken every opportunity possible to continue learning at home through his extra contributions to our Google classroom.
I’m looking forward to a tasty week ahead. We’ll be investigating the melting point of chocolate, plus it’s International Café on Thursday. Please contribute if you can. I have a bigger appetite than you might think.
Homework – English books p.36 and 37 (capital letters and full stops), and page 12 of the Maths book (rounding).
3914 classes have entered the national Sumdog contest so I suppose that to be in 359th place after day one isn’t too bad. The thing that bothers me is that Mr. Kay’s class is ahead of us. Please encourage your child to spend some time on Sumdog this weekend. We need to show Y6 who the real top dogs are at ACE.
Have a great weekend everyone, and to my class; be safe, be good and be here on Monday.