Newton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 2AW
Mrs Alison Davies
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Friday 19th October
Welcome back to Year 4’s weekly blog!
We have been learning how to use the column method for adding this week in Maths. At first we focused on adding numbers together, without carrying. The children did very well and followed the instructions from Miss Myers, to use the place value columns to support their working out… this ensures that the work is set out neatly and helps to prevent any mistakes when adding up! We then went on to adding 4 digit numbers, including carrying. The children took this in their stride and by Friday, during our problem solving and reasoning lesson, evidenced that they can use the column method correctly to add up to 4 digits. Superstars!
We have had a very special final week before half term…as it has been poetry week! Yesterday, our guest in school was Levi Tafari, he shared some of his poems with us and supported us in writing our own!
A poem we looked at together in class was ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae. The children learned the meanings of many new words shown in this text, and answered questions about them very well.
Also, most of the children in Year 4 practised poems of their choice and performed them to the class. We are very proud of how they practised in their own time and had the confidence to stand up in front of an audience. They were amazing! It was Adam, Teona and Johnny who made it to the final of the whole school ‘Off by Heart’ competition, all three performed their chosen poems very well and we were extremely proud. Congratulations to Teona, who won the Lower KS2 prize!
Have a lovely half term break!
Miss Myers, Mrs Davies & Year 4