In Year 4, the children have had a great start to the Autumn Term.
In English so far this term, the children have been exploring how to write adventure stories in the 3rd person. They have also been writing newspaper articles about the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon treasure at Sutton Hoo.
This term has given the children the opportunity to revisit place value and consolidate their knowledge and understanding. The use of concrete materials such as base ten equipment and place value counters has allowed the children to build visual representations of numbers and aided them when adding 10, 100 or 1000 more. The children are now working on using standard written methods for addition and subtraction, applying the correct mathematical language of 'exchanging' when explain their working.
The children have been very excited about learning to play the ukulele and will finally bring their instruments home over half-term. Each child has been given a log-in for the Charanga music website so that they can practise at home. Mrs Waldock has explained to the children the importance of caring for their instrument and practising regularly.