Monday 13th May – Birthday of Buddha School Closed
Tuesday 14th May – BHS CPD Day School Closed
Friday 17th May – 4A Assembly
Tuesday 21st May – Year 4 Pizza lunch
Thursday 23rd May – BHS Summer concert
Friday 24th May – 3G Assembly
Friday 31st May – 4W Assembly
Tuesday 4th June – Year 4 swimming lessons begin (see below)
The students completed their research in groups of 3 in order to produce some really interesting presentations about an earth change of their choice. Well done everyone!
Here is some artwork related to our work on Earth changes…
The children continued to develop their understanding of the features of explanation texts. Some students were inspired by Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking contraptions animations to create a useful contraption for the classroom. They worked in pairs to design a contraption, then drew a flow chart to explain the process before writing an explanation text to go with it.
This week Year 4 have been rounding up our work on position and direction and shape by revising transformations (flip, turn and slide) and learning about different types of angles. Some of us also began thinking about temperature and using thermometers.
Here are some photos of 4F organising their own activities during our P.E. lesson this week…
Technology changes and challenges the way we express ourselves.
Lines of Inquiry:
- Digital tools for The Arts (Form)
- How to be respectful, responsible and aware of their online reputation (Responsibility)
- Creative expression through technology (Perspective)
Next week the students will be thinking about their own technology usage, looking at some artwork related to technology to provoke their thinking and considering how they would deal with a range of internet safety-related scenarios.
Events have attributes that can be measured using appropriate tools
Lines of Inquiry:
- The selection and correct use of standard units
- Solving real-life problems using time, temperature, length, mass and capacity
Next week, the students will explore measurement again. This time our focus will be on the standard units used to measure temperature (celsius/centigrade), mass (kilograms) and capacity (litres). This work will include learning how to read the relevant scales to measure these units as well as practical work to put these skills into practice in real life. We will also undertake some problem-solving challenges related to these areas of measurement.
Please continue to help your children to practise their multiplication tables at home. Click the image below to access some online games that might support this….
Writing to explain: Students will complete this text type inquiry by writing an independent, unaided explanation text to describe the process that takes place during one of the Earth changes we have been researching in U.O.I. Students should be including causal conjunctions, time connective and technical vocabulary in their work.
Reading Focus: REVISION of all 7 comprehension strategies
Monday 6th May 2019
4A – Marcus Chan
4F – Shaun Ho
4W – Nicole Cheng
Mandarin – Mark Yuen
- Mon, Weds, Fri – borrow a BHS home reading book
- Tues, Thurs – read a book online from Big Universe
All children should aim to spend 30 minutes per week completing their assigned Mathletics tasks and/or practising their times tables.
All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.
- Ms Lynn – Please complete home learning assigned in Mandarin Matrix.