Opal Seamstress and Seamster

Year 4 has encountered a new challenge… sewing! Many are learning how to do a running and back stitch for the first time. From threading the needle to tying a knot it has been a fun experience. Over the next weeks, they will be designing their own Roman inspired pillow. Check back for the finishing product!

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Fraction Museum!

Year 4 took all their fraction knowledge and created a fraction museum. Each child created different fractions using multi links and labelled them. Then they toured each museum and wrote what they saw including solving a mystery fraction ūüôā Great job today!

Environmental Dioramas

This month is all about taking care of our planet and the impact global warming, deforestation and recycling has on our earth. The children created their own image of these impacts with recycled items. They will finalise their dioramas next week but here is what they’ve done thus far!

Stay one step ahead in Maths!

Hello Year 4! As we move into our final week of summer term 1, we will step away from fractions starting Tuesday and tackle two-step word problems again and finish the week with a review of the commutative law. Here are some resources to support and challenege prior learning.

Fractions (Peaches Today…Peaches Tomorrow): Complete (i) and (ii) if you did not get a chance to do so in class and show your teacher the results! Explain how you reached your answer using mathematical language.

Word Problems: You need to know many alternative words for (+, -, √∑ and x). Write down as many as you can to help you solve word problems. Bring them to school!

Commutative Law: Refresh your memory with this video that we will review in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=H1zsWdHC_V8

Happy Friday! 

Be one step ahead in maths next week!

Hello, Year 4! Next week in maths, we will learn how to calculate equivalent fractions! Please review your division and multiplication skills over the weekend. Here is a video that we will watch in class about how to find equivalent fractions. Challenge yourself and do a few! Once you have watched the video see if you can solve the problem below the video. Also, review the key vocabulary below. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend -Year 4 teachers.

Finding an equivalent fractions 

 

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Key vocabulary: Equivalent, convert, fractions, decimals, denominator and numerator

Maths is fun – dictionary: https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/index.html

What are we doing in Maths next week??

Hello, Year 4! Next week in maths, we will return to fractions! We will learn how to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction, so it is important that you review your division and multiplication skills over the weekend. Here are two games that you can begin to play! Also, review these key vocabulary for a head start in the lesson. Happy Friday and enjoy your holiday weekend -Year 4 teachers.

Convert fractions into decimals

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/FractionsToDecimals.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity08

Key vocabulary: Equivalent, convert, fractions, decimals, denominator and numerator

Maths is fun – dictionary: https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/index.html

Entrepreneurs in the Making!

As Year 4 continue their Dragons’ Den project, they must consider what materials and resources will be needed to create their product and their budget. This week, pupils flipped through a category filled with items to run a business and its cost. While it was challenge calculating their expenses against their budget they enjoyed the task!

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‚Ä謆¬†

 

 

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!