Week 7 (03/04/17)

This week in English we read the speech that Lou makes to the tribe in Stig of the Dump. We thought carefully about how her speech was put together and then we had a go at writing our own entertaining speeches. We then did some peer assessment in order to evaluate what was good and what needed to be improved in our writing. We have now finished reading Stig of the Dump, we all really enjoyed the book.

In Maths, we have been continuing to rehearse using inverse operations to check calculations and we have been checking answers using estimating.

On Tuesday, we enjoyed a violin concert, well done to all of the children in class 4 who performed.

In DT, we learnt about proteins and we tasted salmon, prawns and lentils. Well done to everyone who was brave and tried food that they haven’t had before!

Thank you to all parents who came to parents evening.

The class 4 staff would like to wish you all a happy Easter, we hope you have an enjoyable break!

Homework & Reading

We have shared some fantastic homework this week.

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read regularly!

Week 6 (27/03/17)

This week in English we have been reading the part of Stig of the Dump where Lou and Barney go to the fancy dress party at Mrs Fawkham-Greene’s house. We have been busy planning and writing a letter as Barney home to his Mum and Dad. In the letter, we thought carefully about what Barney would want to say as well as remembering our grammar and writing targets.

In Maths, we started the week looking at solving subtraction money problems using a number line e.g. a book costs £6.37, how much change would I get from £10. We then moved on to learning about inverse operations and how these can be used to check addition and subtraction calculations.

In Geography, we thought about European mountain ranges. We located the mountains on a map and then researched the highest peaks.

We have continued to learn how to play the recorder and we are increasing our knowledge of reading music. We are now playing the notes b, a, g and e.

On Thursday afternoon we had a science workshop which we all really enjoyed!

Please make sure that you have booked a parent-teacher consultation appointment for next week.

Homework & Reading

We have shared some fantastic homework this week.

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read regularly!

Week 5 (20/03/17)

Continuing with our work on Stig of the Dump, in English this week we have been writing police reports for the break in that happened at Granny’s house. We thought carefully about making sure we included all of the facts about what happened. We also continued to work on varying our sentence starters and using a wider range of conjunctions,

In Maths, we have been solving subtraction calculations by counting on a number line. We have thought about how to draw the number line and where to position the numbers. We then learnt how to jump on to the next 10 and 100 etc. Finally we added up all of the ‘jumps’ in order to find the answer. Ask us how to use a number line to solve 4381 – 3283 = ?

In Geography, we continued our work on Europe, we located European capital cities using an atlas.

This week in Computing, we have started to create a class database which includes information such as our favourite subject at school and our favourite sport.

Homework & Reading

We have shared some fantastic homework this week.

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read regularly!

Week 4 (13/03/17)

In English this week we have been continuing to read Stig of the Dump. We have thought carefully about the Snarget’s including who they are and what their personalities are like. We enjoyed the story when Stig doesn’t know what a jelly baby is so he stands it in the chalk wall! We have been practising our use of conjunctions and we have been using dictionaries/ thesaurus. Towards the end of the week, we started thinking in more detail about the robbery at Granny’s house and we have planned a police report for the incident. We will be writing these next week.

In Maths, we have been learning how to do compact column subtraction whilst remembering our place value knowledge. Many of us have been challenging ourselves with spot the mistake and missing number questions.

In Geography, we have started to think about Europe. We looked at a map of Europe and labelled all of the countries that we knew and then we used atlas’ to locate other countries.

Homework & Reading

We have shared some fantastic musical instruments and useful inventions this week!

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read regularly!

Week 3 (06/03/17)

In English this week we have been reading the chapter of Stig of the Dump when Stig and Barney go hunting. We have thought carefully about what is happening and how Barney and Stig have very different views about what they should be doing. We have re-written this part of the story from Stig’s point of view. While we were doing this we thought carefully about varying our sentence openers and we tried to use imaginative vocabulary.

In Maths we have started working on subtraction. We have used our place value counters to solve subtraction calculations and then we moved on to an expanded method for column subtraction. Ask us to solve 6382 – 2669 =

In Geography we thought about how the land in our local area has been used and what has been built e.g. schools, play parks, shops, farming fields. We then continued to think about the area around Cardiff Bay and we looked at the land use there. There are some similarities between the two areas but we found lots of differences too!

This week, we started to play the recorder! We had remembered the notes B, A and G so we quickly refreshed ourselves on how to play Hot Crossed Buns! Please can any child who has their own recorder bring it into school on a Tuesday for the next few weeks.

Homework & Reading

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read daily!

Week 2 (27/02/17)

Before half term, we worked with a partner to create a stop-frame animation. Here are links to our finished films –

The Snail Movie   https://vimeo.com/206038909

The Man in the Boat   https://vimeo.com/206038883

The Elephant and the Cow Movie https://vimeo.com/206038866

Stinky Bob Movie   https://vimeo.com/206038776

Squirrel Run Movie   https://vimeo.com/206038749

Purdy and Stink  https://vimeo.com/206038724

Number 1 Mini Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038712

My Wimbledon Final Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038698

My Trowel Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038680

My Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038546

Mousies Death Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038528

Minecraft Blobbers Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038510

Down in the Jungle Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038496

Cool Classroom Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038482

City Run Movie  https://vimeo.com/206038081

 

This week in English, we have continued to read Stig of the Dump. We have been creating estate agent style information texts aiming to persuade someone to buy Stig’s cave. In Maths, we have continued with column addition. We have been thinking carefully about the place value of decimal numbers and we have been solving missing number problems.

In DT, we have been learning about seasonal food and why it is important to eat fruit/ vegetables that are in season. We will be continuing with this work next week.

Homework & Reading

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read daily!

Week 1 (20/02/17)

We hope that you all had a lovely half term.

We started this term with a visit from Elizabeth Wright. Elizabeth won a silver medal swimming in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Elizabeth talked to the whole school in Collective Worship and then she visited us in Class 4 so that we could find out more about her. Throughout her life, Elizabeth has shown resilience and determination to achieve her goals. She explained how she has had to overcome difficulties but has always learnt from her mistakes. We really enjoyed her visit.

This week in English we started reading ‘Stig of the Dump’. We are already really enjoying the book and so far we have been thinking about the characters Stig and Barney. Towards the end of the week we started thinking in more detail about Stig’s cave and we will be creating estate agent style information sheets about it! This week we have been learning how to diagram grammar. We have looked at subjects and verbs/ verb phrases.

In Maths, we have been continuing with column addition. We have been learning how to add 2 or 3 amounts of money using our place value knowledge.

This week has been our ‘Inspirational Maths’ week. We have watched various short films about maths including how anyone can do maths, the value of deep thinking and why speed is often not important in maths. We have also completed various collaborative maths tasks which have included problem solving and looking at visual patterns.

Homework & Reading

There has been some excellent homework handed in this week which included a super model of Durdle Door!

All of Class 4 have been given a new takeaway homework menu.

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read daily!

Week 6 (06/02/17)

In English, we have completed our work on The Secret Garden. We finished changing a section of the text into a playscript and then we had a go at performing our scripts. We learnt how to pay particular attention to the stage directions. Later in the week we recapped different types of words and we learnt about when to use apostrophes.

In Maths, we have continued to work on written addition. We used decomposition to write our own missing number and incorrect questions which we were then able to solve. We then made links between the decomposition method and compact column addition. We learnt how important it is to remember our place value knowledge when completing compact column addition questions.

Ask us to explain how to solve 4322 + 4492 =

On Monday afternoon, we created our stop-frame animations. We used Windows Movie Maker to combine all of our photos. We then edited the project by altering the timings and adding a title/ credits. We will be watching and sharing our films after half term.

Tuesday 7th February was Safer Internet Day. We had an assembly in the morning which was all about posting photos online and how to keep ourselves safe. In the afternoon, we thought about this in more detail and we explored first impressions of photographs that we see online. We talked about the importance of these first impressions and we decide how we would like ourselves to be presented online.

Homework & Reading

There has been some excellent homework handed in this week which included two Class 4 cake bakes – a London Eye and Clifton Suspension Bridge!

Half Term – Children who are up to date with their homework are not expected to complete any further work over the half term break, although they are of course welcome to! A new homework grid will be issued on the first day back after half term.

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read daily!

Week 5 (30/01/17)

In English, we have continued to work on comparing the opening of the book and film versions of The Secret Garden. We thought about how we could improve our work from last week and we are really getting the hang of how to track our own writing targets. Later in the week, we started to look at play scripts. We have been thinking about the ways that play scripts are different to stories and we have started to re-write an extract of The Secret Garden as a play script.

In Maths, we have continued to work on written addition. We have been using a written column method with decomposition. We have been working hard on this to ensure that we all really understand the place value of the numbers. Ask us to explain how we could calculate 2342 + 4829 =

We spent all of Monday afternoon taking the photographs for our stop-frame animations, next week we will be using Windows Movie Maker to create and edit our short films.

In Geography over the past few weeks we have been thinking about the UK in general. This week we started to focus on Cardiff. We started off by thinking about the route that we could take if we were to drive from Wallingford to Cardiff. We thought about the roads we would go on and towns/cites/ landmarks that we would pass. Class 4 were fascinated by the Severn Crossing so we spent some time looking at pictures and finding out some key facts!

Homework & Reading

There has been some excellent homework handed in this week which included a huge model of One Canada Square and a gingerbread Stonehenge!

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read daily!

Week 4 (23/01/17)

Which is better book or film? In English this week we watched the very beginning of The Secret Garden film. We used interactive PowerPoint slides to make notes on the similarities and differences between the opening of the film and the book. We then looked at a piece of writing which compared the two, we looked in detail at the structure of the text and at the end of the week we started our own comparative writing.

In Maths, we have been working on addition. We used place value grids with place value counters or picture to solve number sentences such as 7289 + 232 = ?

We were also given some number sentences with incorrect answers and we had to work out where the calculation had gone wrong. E.G. 2829 + 326 = 2145. Is this correct? If it is wrong, why is it wrong?  Towards the end of the week we started looking at working towards more formal written column addition.

In Art and Computing, we have now completed the staging and characters for our stop-frame animations. We have also had a go at using the cameras to take photos within the stage. Next week we will be starting to create our animations.

This week in Geography, we thought about places within the UK that are important to us. We chose one place each, some of us chose where our grandparents live whilst others chose somewhere we go on holiday. We then located the place on a map and all of our locations have been pinned to the UK map in the classroom.

Homework & Reading

There has been some excellent homework handed in so far this term including some amazing models of UK landmarks!

Please email any PowerPoint homework to –

ktwo1968@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk

Well done to everyone who continues to read daily!