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I have been more impressed this week with how well Base 4 have got on with their work and there has been less chatting, so thank you Base 4 and keep it up!

In maths this week we have continued using our multiples and factors by completing some tricky word problems that made us really think about how we have to solve the problems. We then moved on to understanding what prime numbers are and finding them between 1 and 100 along with square numbers and cube numbers. we followed this with multiplying and dividing up to 4 digit numbers by 10, 100 and 1000, we used a place value chart to help us with noticing what happens each time we multiply or divide. We challenged ourselves by multiplying and dividing decimals too!! We also got the chance to go outside and multiply 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers as a race which made use our times tables knowledge as quickly as possible. Next week we will finish off looking at multiplication and division and then move onto time and solving problems using train timetables with missing gaps.

Our Literacy lessons took us on an adventure using our 5 senses and putting our imagination caps on to continue the journey that Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter took to the railway from 'The Railway Children'. We went outside into the woodland area using our senses and noting what we smelt, saw, tasted, felt and heard — the most exciting part was getting to use the outdoor classroom with the giant chalkboard! After discovering what the outdoors had to offer we went back into the woodland and jumped back in time to 1904 to be a part of 'The railway Children. We then got the chance to discuss our ideas and generate extra ideas using story circles. Finally, we got the chance to write the next part of the journey but some of us ran into problems on the journey through a woodland/forest!! Next week in Literacy we will be reading more of 'The Railway Children' and having a look at other writing techniques used by the writer.

On Monday and Tuesday we made a really good start to our enterprise challenge with the children coming up with lots of different ideas for their group. We discussed recycling (what it means) and which materials are recycled to help us when choosing how we will be making our products. The finance officers got to collect the budget for each group and check they had got £5, as they had the money they could start generating ideas and choosing the best one. Next week we will start the making process and making sure our business is viable and we can make a profit (and pay Mrs. Rowlands back)!!

On Wednesday afternoon, I was out of school so Mrs. Cador kindly stepped in and had time with Base 4. They continued to create their steam train carriages focusing on how to make sure their carriage is sturdy and strong, discussing ways to ensure this is the case. The children also had to make sure their carriage was of the highest quality!

In Science we went on the laptops to use Microsoft excel to present our data from our investigation of the mass and weight of different objects measured in Newton's and grams. We inputted the data into a spread sheet and then discovered how to convert the data into a graph to compare the weight and mass of objects.
On Wednesday the whole school came together to remember all those people who fought for our country in World War 2 and also the servicemen who have served their country since then too. It is a very special time to remember those who have fallen and Base 4 showed their respect for members of the armed forces, past and present.

The footballers from Base 4 and 5 played a fantastic job too, winning the match 5 — 2!! We had some great team spirit and 100% effort!

Well done for your hard work this week Base 4 but we need to keep going for the rest of the half term!!

Today was Joe's last day with us at Wrenbury and we would all like to wish him the best of luck at his new school!

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