wb 22.1.24

Date: 26th Jan 2024 @ 8:04am

It has been an intense week of work this week. The Year 4 work is beginning to go up a gear with an eye on the horizon towards Year 5.

This began with our Maths work. We are quite comfortable with multiplying 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers now, but we were then faced with the problem of applying it to solve word problems. For example, 3 coaches of children are going to Bolton Towers. Each coach hold 56 pupils. 4 coaches are going to Blackpool Lights and these coaches hold 60 pupils. How many pupils in total are going on a trip today? These two or three stage problems are now challenging the children to deepen their thinking of multiplication. Not only this, but we have also begun our work on division. Today, the children having been working with problems such as 188 divided by 2 and 192 divided by 2. We are at present using part whole models to split the number into more manageable chunks. For example, 188 is 180 and 8. 180 divided by 2, then 8 divided by 2.

All this reminds us daily of the need to know the times tables fluently and the children are all working hard on this. It is lovely to see the smiles when the children crack another times tables. A good link for practice is Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Also on the agenda this week was to write our story based on The Journey. We have been considering length of sentences for effect as well as fronted adverbials, sentence accuracy, effective word choices, not forgetting spelling rules!

In our RE session, the children spent some time exploring the Bible- how it feels, how it looks and how it is laid out. It was lovely to see how absorbed they all were then when reading the miracles that Jesus performed. The theme this week- should Jesus have performed a miracle on The Sabbath?

PE this week was taken by Mrs Field. The children had a fabulous time playing Bench Basketball with a twist to the rules. Their highly competitive spirit shone through as they worked together as teams.

Our Star of the Week this week was Mabel. She has shown great delight not only in her writing this week but also in her editing, trying new ways to tell a tale, searching for the most effective words and sentence structure. Well done, Mabel!

Finally, the children have asked me to add this: https://www.rspb.org.uk/whats-happening/big-garden-birdwatch/submission. It is the link to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

And also this, the link to the funk drummer that we are using to learn notes in music:  https://www.google.com/search?q=funk+drummer+backing+track&rlz=1C1GCEB_enGB924GB924&oq=funk+drummer+backing+track&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUyBggAEEUYOTIICAEQABgWGB4yCAgCEAAYFhge0gEINzQwOGowajeoAgCwAgA&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&surl=1#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:58e5529e,vid:198aT2O0t_E,st:0 

Brereton C E Primary School

School Lane, Brereton Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
or Senco: Richard Cotton

Tel: 01270 918931

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