What we will be learning in Autumn 1:
English - Into the forest/ Cloud Tea Monkeys
Maths - Number and place value
Science - States of matter
Geography - India
Art - Abstract art based on work by Indian artist S.H Raza
Computing - Digital literacy - staying safe online
Physical Education - Tennis
Religious Education - Hinduism
French - Playtime
Values / attitudes - Self Manager / Respect
This week in maths, 4H have moved on to look at column addition for addition. We have been learning how to exchange. This has been tricky at times so we have needed to have a growth mindset! Today with a partner, we rolled a dice to create two 4-digit numbers. Then we added these numbers together, using the column method to work out our answer! Here are some pairs who worked really well together: Jessica & Oliver, Shea & Isabelle and Hector & Rehan.
The learning dip
This week in 4H we have found some of the learning quite challenging. In maths, we have been focusing on negative numbers, which is a really hard concept! We found ourselves in the 'dip'. The dip occurs when we are learning something new. It can often make us feel like we want to give up because it's too hard so we must make sure that we have a focused, positive attitude in order to keep going and make progress. As a class, we have discussed ways which we can get ourselves out of the dip. We came up with ideas such as asking a friend, asking a grown up and using our class working walls.
Over the past few weeks in English, we have been writing a character description of the Royal Tea Taster from our text 'Cloud Tea Monkeys'. We have written our character descriptions as invitations to visit the Royal Tea Taster on some special tea paper! All of the children in 4H worked very hard! Here are some examples from Molly, Alsharif and Shea!
Respecting our bodies
This week in 4H we have been thinking about how we can respect our bodies. We discussed what we can do to lead a healthy lifestyle. Our bodies are amazing machines and we need to treat them properly in order to work! We know that eating the right foods and doing plenty of exercise are good ways to respect our bodies. As well as, getting plenty of sleep and drinking lots of water. In pairs, we wrote a rap to encourage others to make healthy choices!
In art this half term, 4H have been creating their own abstract art using symmetry. They have taken inspiration from the Indian artist S.H. Raza and they have all worked very hard! Here is some fantastic work by: Aleeza, Emily and Hector!
The Tortoise and the Hare
This week in 4H we learnt about the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. We thought about times when we feel like we excel at something and times when we feel like we have to work really hard to achieve our goals. We talked a lot about the importance of having a growth mind set. We know that mistakes are great because they mean that we are learning new things!
Our Geography topic this half term is India. We have been doing lots of map work over the past few weeks to locate where India is in the world and what countries surround it. This week we learnt about the world's climate zones. Here are some wonderful examples from: Ella, Inaaya and Edward!
Spiky the hedgehog!
As some of you will know, 4H found a hedgehog in the school field on Tuesday! It was quite an eventful afternoon! The children quickly identified that the hedgehog was injured and showed lots of kindness and respect towards him/her, which was very impressive. Our wonderful teaching assistant Mrs Williams took the hedgehog to a rescue centre to be checked over by a vet so hopefully he can be released into the wild soon! Great teamwork 4H!
This week in maths we have been deepening our knowledge of place value. We have been focusing particularly on rounding numbers to the nearest ten and hundred. We have been discussing the importance of making mistakes in order to learn new things! Here are some examples of our maths work from this week by Oliver, Rajdeep and Mabel. You will notice that the children have responded to feedback in purple pen.
Into the forest
This week in English, we have learnt a new text by Antony Browne called Into the Forest. We worked hard on some expanded noun phrases! Here are some examples of our work by Esmae, Dawood and Arinas!
Values and attitudes
This week we have done our first piece of work in our new class book. We discussed what we know about what respect means and thought about different ways of showing respect.