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Sunstone

Welcome to Sunstone Class

Class Teacher:           Miss Thomas

Learning Assistant:   Miss Royall

Student Teacher:       Miss Dulwich

HLTA:                           Mrs Jordan

Midday Assistant:     Mrs Humphreys

 

 

 

Homework and PE days

Homework is set each week on Tuesday and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday. Spellings will be checked every other Friday. A homework blog will be posted on Purple Mash every Thursday, so they have an overview for the week.

 

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday which are led outside, weather permitting. Please ensure your child has adequate footwear (a PE kit is optional) and a water bottle which they can refill themselves. No jewellery to be worn for PE lessons.

 

 

Class Councillor: Harmony

Class Ambassador: Joshua

Class Timetable

Spring Update:

This has been a different kind of term for us in Year 4 as most of us have had to learn from home. We have worked very hard and made all our teachers proud with our resilience and positive attitude.

English:

For our English this term, we began by learning about traditional tales. We thought about the story of the Three little pigs and how this might have been reported if it was a real news story. Here is some of our work:

We then moved onto learning about Ancient Greek myths. We learnt about myths such as Theseus and the Minotaur, Pandora’s Box and Icarus and Daedalus. We thought about the message of each myth and the personality traits of the characters in these stories. We also used the events to design our own creatures, creations and discuss the rights and wrongs of the character’s actions. We’ve also linked our learning with History and DT. Here is some of our work:

Maths:

For our Maths this term we have been looking at fractions. We have used fraction walls to help us match and make fractions as well as find equivalent fractions too! We have also looked at how our times tables can help us to find an equivalent fraction.  During our Zoom teachings, we repeated and learnt the phrase: What we do to the numerator, we have to do to the denominator! Here is some of our work:

Topic:

In our topic we have been exploring the water cycle and the importance of rivers. We learned about the names of each part of the river too as well as where famous rivers around the world are. Here is some of our work:

 

We have also put lots of effort into learning cooking and baking skills. Here are some of the things we have made:

Our work: Autumn Term:

In our English learning at the beginning of the year, we started by reading James and the Giant Peach.      This was used as stimuli for our writing involving narrative and setting descriptions. In our writing we’ve been focused on how to make our writing interesting to the reader by using adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials.

After half term, our writing shifted onto non-fiction writing. The focus was on sequence our writing using paragraphing. During this time, the children wrote non-chronological reports on elephants and dragons. Then they moved onto writing biographies about Marcus Rashford, David Attenborough before researching their choice of famous person and using their notes to write.

For Maths we started by learning about Number and Place Value. We have explored what each digit means and how to represent this, such as part whole models and using equipment.

After that, we moved onto measurement and perimeter before starting multiplication and division with a focus on tables and division facts.

During the afternoons, the children have been learning about many things, including: Ancient Egypt and Greece in history and ‘All around the World’ in Geography. In Science, the children looked at Classification and have since moved onto teeth and the digestive system. The children have enjoyed making Greek Masks in DT. This involved a process of designing, redrafting, scaling, modelling, creating and evaluating.

Sunstone also had an exciting visitor at the school which landed in our field- The Essex and Herts air ambulance! Fortunately, everyone at JDP were safe. The children were so enthusiastic about the helicopter that we decided to write a diary entry of our experience.

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