Welcome back! Maths this week!

Hello, Year 4! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and ready to jump back into the summer term! This week in maths, we will be learning how to convert between pounds and pence. We will revisit decimals and place value and recap important vocabulary and operations for add, subtract, multiply and divide (Challenge: What other words mean to add, subtract divide and multiply? Let’s see who can find the most! Show your teacher!) Below are some videos to help you. You can practise converting money while you are out shopping, too!

Converting between pounds and pence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijHO3XpFyeY

Changing pounds to pence and back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IzYZRcKOnY

Bus stop method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw80VcCMdpM

Column subtracting with exchanging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd2Iva6jbBU

This website is great for developing your mathematical language:  http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html​  




So, what are we learning this week in Maths?

Hello parents and children! This week, we will build on our knowledge of time by recording time on analogue and digit clocks. Here is a video to refresh your child’s memory on the difference between 24-hour time and 12-hour time. I hope this introduction will make them feel more confident about coming into Monday’s math lesson. Have a great weekend!

​So, what are we ​learning in maths?

Hello Parents! Year 4 has been practising converting units of time, i.e. hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, days to weeks and months to years. Here are the links that we used in our lessons this week. It would be helpful if you could practice conversion of time with your child(ren) especially months and years (some practice problems below). Remember http://www.topmarks.co.uk is an excellent resource to practice many maths concepts via games.

Converting Units of Time (Hours to Minutes)


Converting Units of Time – Minutes to Seconds


Watch up to 1.23 minutes

Converting Units of Time – Months to Years


a) How old are you in years and months?

b) How old are you in months?

c) How many years and months do you have left in KS2?

d) How long have you been attending Heavers Farm (in years and months?)

Opal Enterprise

As Year 4 continues its Dragons’ Den theme, Opal class had to practice thinking like a business person. In groups, they had to design a profitable product out of one brick! The brick challenge was fun and engaging and groups really got creative. From a makeup holder to a bird feed and nest, I enjoyed watching them work so well together and develop unique ideas!

Story Week: Day 5

Bravo! Bravo! Opal class! You performed The True Story of the Three Little Pigs so well considering you only practiced for 2 days! We are proud of your efforts this week and hope you enjoyed story Week. Continue to read every day, all types of text and enjoy your weekend.

Day 4: Story Week

Year 4 received a wonderful workshop about poetry from Bigfoot! They engaged with a range of poets and had the opportunity to use their knowledge of figurative language to write their own poems in groups. Enjoy reading listening:

Day 2: Story Week

Today, we started practicing for our exciting play of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Also, we began creating our backdrop for the play. The children worked so well together and demonstrated good team work! Later, we will create origami bookmarks, such fun!

Story Week: Day 1

This week, year 4 will be engaging in several fun activities related to the popular story-“The 3 Little Pigs” BUT with a twist! We will be looking at “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”. A funny, entertaining version from the wolf’s perspective. Today, we made masks, played board games and read and compared this great story! Stay tuned to more activities!