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13 July

Hello Year 4,

One more week that flies by! This week we have enjoyed our cricket lesson, taking about explanation texts and converting time from hours to minutes and minutes to seconds.

Next week we will finish our current units and complete some end of year challenges to round up a wonderful year. We will also go to Hudnall Park for a great day outdoors.

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Miss Abeledo

 

 

22nd June

Hello Year 4,

It has been a great week here at Hartsbourne Primary School as it was Sports Week! The whole school has taken part in different sports activities and we have enjoyed having nice weather because that meant we were able to spend more time outside.

Year 4 enjoyed a Futsal lesson, training and of course, their favourite bit was being able to give their best on Sports morning. I was happy to see them enjoy themselves and having a bit of healthy competition.

We have also been learning lots of things about discussion texts and continued learning more about graphs in maths. Next week, we will continue learning about discussion texts and we will have a new maths unit: measurements and unit conversions, which I think can be pretty handy and fun to learn.

We want to thank all families for your support every week 🙂

Have a wonderful summer weekend.

Miss Abeledo

 

 

15th June

Hello Year 4,

We’ve had a fantastic week with Bushey Meads students visiting us and delivering a wonderful poetry workshop. We all took part in politely and showed enthusiasm. It was great having the opportunity to ask them what life is like at their Secondary School and their teacher was wonderful guiding us all on our learning. Thank you Bushey Meads!

All in all it was a great day with good lessons and we got to learn new writing skills and put them in practise.

We have been working on our end of unit posters to show our knowledge and progress and continued learning about electricity in science lessons.

We will continue learning about graphs during maths lessons next week and we will start our new topic in English: discussions.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Abeledo

 

 

8th June

Hello Year 4,

We are back in action after a well deserved half term break and we’ve had a good week with a bouncing castle and all! Year 4 did really well and it was wonderful to see them enjoying themselves for a good cause.

Next week we will learn more about poetry and we will have a visit from students from Bushey Meads who have planned a fantastic poetry workshop just for us! We are quite privileged and I am sure we will learn a lot.

After lots of work with calculations, we are going to have a look in depth at statistics, more specifically: graphs! It should be a fun week gathering, organising and interpreting information.

We will also begin our cricket lessons and I’m hoping to learn a lot about this fascinating sport.

Have a great weekend and keep practising times tables!

Miss Abeledo

 

 

25th May

Hello Year 4,

We have learn lots of things this half term! Vikings and Digestive System have been our favourite units of work and children have enjoyed  the chance to ask lots of questions! We have also worked really hard with formal long multiplication and division methods and I am impressed by some calculations Year 4 pupils got right … our calculators did not have enough digits to give us an answer! But you already know all that because we showed you during our class assembly 🙂

We want to thank our families for their support as none of this would be possible without the caring love and support you give your children. It has been a great half term and I hope you have a wonderful half term break.

See you in a week!

Miss Abeledo

 

27th May

Hello Year 4 families,

We have already completed week 2 and we have made lots of progress learning about how to identify the moral of a story, using fronted adverbials, finding lines of symmetry and our digestive system.

Next week we will start writing our own stories inspired by our life experiences and we will include fronted adverbials to practise our skills.

We will also continue learning more about the digestive system and how each different organ plays an important role in getting nutrients from different foods.

We hope you have a great weekend and help us gain even more speed with our times tables as we will be working with calculations and word problems next week.

 

 

23 March 2018

Hello Year 4 families,

This week we have learned about persuasive writing, multiplying/divining by ten and classification keys.

We are specially proud of our class tapestry. We created it printing all of our designs in a white canvas and it will be displayed in our class next term.

Next week we will finish working with our current units in all subjects and we will have a spelling test on Thursday.

 

 

March 2018

Hello Year 4 families,

This week we are writing our very own play scripts inspired by traditional tales. In  groups of six we have agreed who plays which characters and discussed descriptors to talk about our characters. We have written our lines and checked our work to ensure it is the very best we can do. We also get to perform our plays in the classroom and get feedback from our classmates and teachers soon! Next week we will start a new unit: persuasion.

During Maths lessons we have learnt how to add 1000, 1001, 10010 and subtract 1000 using different methods. We have also shared tips and tricks to make the process faster and easier as well as using inverse calculation and calculators to check our answers and learn from our mistakes and the process itself. Next week we will be starting a new unit: nearing.

Geography has been an interesting topic this half term as we have learnt facts about Spain to contrast with the information we discussed and presented about the United Kingdom in the last few weeks. Watching short clips, discussing pictures and using google maps are some of the ways in which we have observed and analysed use of land and changes over time amongst other things. Next half term we will start a new History unit: Viking Raids.

 

October 2017

I hope that you all enjoyed your half term break week. It was a short break but Year 4 pupils came back full of energy and ready to learn! It was lovely seeing you all so happy and excited to learn more.

Our Literacy unit is Newspaper Reports and children were happy to share what they already know and showed excitement when talking about how much more they are going to learn.

Our Maths unit is All About Checking Answers and children are learning to check their answers using a variety of methods as well as learning to use the inverse calculations to find out if they worked out the numbers correctly.

Our RE unit is Christmas around the World and children will share what they know as well as learn more about this holiday and how it is celebrated in other countries.

 

 

 

17th March

Hello Year 4 families,

I wanted to let you know what we have been up to during this week and a little about what we will do next week.

During Literacy lessons’ we read several narrative poems and talked about the language used, the techniques used by poets and the messages of the poems. We thought Matilda was quite interesting and fun to read and talk about.

During Maths lessons, we practised converting units (mass, capacity, length and time) estimated the length and capacity of some everyday objects and we worked through some word problems using different strategies.

During our History lesson, we continued learning about the Anglo-Saxons in Britain and how lots of places’ names in Britain have Anglo-Saxon origin. We also learnt about village life and how their settlements were different from Roman settlements.

Next week we will continue working on our Narrative poetry unit reading, learning, rehearsing and performing some poems. We will also learn about Statistics and how to interpret data presented in different ways. In History, we will learn a little bit more about the Anglo-Saxons’ culture and their artefacts.

As you probably know, next Friday 24th March is Red Nose Day and we will be having a special event in class during the day. Here is the link to our Comic Relief Giving page in case you want to donate, it sure is a good cause:

https://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/hartsbourneprimaryschool

That’s all for now. Have a lovely weekend,

Miss R. Abeledo

 

10th March

Hello Year 4 families,

This was another great week as we got to finish our Persuasive writing tasks and start a new Maths unit.

During Literacy lessons we planned, drafted, proof read and peer reviewed our own persuasive texts. On Monday, we held a small debate and voted to choose a topic. The topic chosen was: Join Hartsbourne Primary School, so every pupil had to think about reasons why Hartsbourne Primary School is great and write an article to persuade readers to come to our school.

During Maths lessons, we converted Metric units (mass, capacity, length and time) and learnt to estimate the length of some everyday objects. Converting units is a bit tricky and we will continue working next week in order to become better at it. So keep up the good work and it will slowly become easier.

During our History lesson, we continued learning about the Anglo-Saxons in Britain and we now know the name of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon Britain and where their peoples came from.

Next week we will be starting a new unit about narrative poetry and we will continue to work with units of measurement. We will also learn a little bit more about the Anglo-Saxons.

That’s all for now. Have a lovely weekend,

Miss R. Abeledo

 

3rd March

Hello Year 4 families,

I hope you have enjoyed World Book Day as much as I did. You all surprised me with well thought, interesting costumes and were able to tell us a little bit about the characters you were dressed up as.

First of all, I wanted to let you now what we have been up to during this week.

  • Literacy: we have been working together through different persuasive texts to identify and understand better some punctuation and sentence rules. We have also talked about the importance of the language we use and how vocabulary can help us when we are writing a persuasive text.
  • Maths: after working through different word problems together, we have become more confident and are able to check our answers using the inverse calculation.
  • History: to continue with our topic for this half term, Anglo-Saxons, we have learnt about the fall of The Roman Empire as well as introduced some important people from this interesting topic. It is good to be able to put ourselves in their place in order to understand their motivations and how they lived.

Secondly, I wanted to let you know a little bit of what will happen next week.

  • Literacy: we will continue learning about persuasive texts and we will hold a debate to pick an issue for our writing tasks.
  • Maths: this week we will start a new unit and will be learning about different unit conversions.
  • History: we will talk about the Anglo-Saxon invasions and what motivated them to come to Britain.

Have a fantastic weekend!

See you on Monday.

Miss R. Abeledo

 

24th February 2017

Hello Year 4,

How was your half term break? I hope it was a good time to relax and have some quality time together. I can tell Year 4 pupils have fully recharged their batteries!

First of all, I wanted to let you know what we have been up to during this first week of the second half of Spring term.

  • Literacy: to introduce a new unit, Persuasion, we learnt what strategies are commonly used in persuasive writing. We also talked about the intention behind persuasive writing sample texts and identified the importance of the language used in this writing style, which is used in adverts, letters, etc.
  • Maths: to introduce a new unit, Multiplication and Division, we recalled facts and talked about different ways to calculate when we are struggling (pupils shared different strategies). We also practiced Rock Stars Times Tables and I noticed how pupils are becoming more confident and feeling less anxious. Good job Year 4 pupils!

Secondly, I wanted to share a sneak peek of what will be happening during this week.

  • Literacy: we will continue learning about persuasion in persuasive writing. We will review punctuation and grammar we already know about and introduce some new rules to help us become better writers.
  • Maths: we will continue learning about multiplication and division, practicing mental multiplication as well as solving word problems.
  • Science: we will start a new unit, Electricity, and learn about types of electricity. We will also talk about appliances that run on electricity around the house and school.

Last but not least, we will celebrate World Book Day this Thursday 2nd March … don’t tell me what character you are coming as, I want to guess it!

See you on Monday.

Miss R. Abeledo

 

Welcome to Year 4 – Miss Abeledo

Hello Year 4 pupils and families!

I hope you are having a great week. I thought I would tell you what we have been up to this past few weeks.

During our Literacy lessons we have learnt all about play scripts. We now know how important each feature of a play script really is and understand the necessity of including not just character names but also directions within speech, settings and many more things! We acted out a scene prepared by the pupils in groups without a script and figured out first hand why play scripts include loads of information and not just speech. Then we wrote the play scripts with all the improvements and suggestions made during the groups’ reviews.

Currently we are learning about story settings, the difference between a story setting and a play script setting the scene text and how important it is to describe where the story is happening, when, how and many more things!. We are also learning about fronted adverbials and how they can help us when writing a story setting. Next will we will be finish writing our story settings inspired by pictures!

During our Maths lessons we are learning lots of interesting things, like checking our own answers by using the inverse calculation in order to know if we got it right! We are also learning about decimal numbers and fractions and what we used them for. Next week We will be learning about fraction equivalences.