Base 4 Half term update

Home » News » Base 4 Half term update
news, article, story, newspaper

A great last week to the first half term of 2016. The children have all applied themselves throughout all of our lessons this term and have all enjoyed our range of activities.

In Literacy we finished looking at democracy, so that we had an understanding before carrying out a debate within a democratic society. We were then presented with a question, 'Should Phoenix be the Guinea Pig for Dad's new game?'. As you know the children had a go at this at home, but we needed to develop this further and improve our writing skills for arguing for or against. The class was split into two groups, one voting for and one voting against. Everyone had to write a speech to present to the class to persuade the members of the other side to change their mind during the voting process (just like a democratic society). After half term we will be writing a balanced argument to answer the question, which will require us to make a point, back it up with evidence and explain it.

In maths we have been working on multiplication and division. We have practised using the written method to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers, ensuring we are carefully applying our times tables knowledge. Then, we moved to dividing a 4 digit number by a 1 digit number using the written method, but this time instead of remainders we worked with decimals. We have also been solving a range of problems which have ensured we are applying multiplication, division, multiples, factors, square numbers and cube numbers. After half term we will be carrying out some data handling activities, which will enable us to collect, present and analyse data.

We have finally finished our Ancient Greek Amphora pots and they look fantastic. The children have put a lot of effort into refining their technique when using the paint brush in order to create a precise finish. These look fantastic hung on our walls and placed around the classroom.

After half term, we have got a lot of exciting activities and learning to look forward to, including a Geography comparison study between three countries, a focus on the Olympics, continuing our Science learning about space (time zomes, day and night) and developing our musical skills by playing a range of instruments.

Well done to all of Base 4 for working hard this term, let's keep it up after half term ensuring we complete all of our homework on time (like we have been doing over the past few weeks). Enjoy your half term break and I will see you well-rested and raring to go.

Miss Phillips

popular recent articlesAlso in the news

Image: 1F0A4F23-5A3F-4520-AF7B-7D6D9BE1A0AA
: Fri 10 Jul 8:30pm

What a lot of space-tastic fun we have had this week! I can't quite believe how much we have done. We have been busy making space robots and spaceships — we also made a space caravan would you believe! The children created ramps and raced the space men down it- they looked at lots of different ways to speed them up and to catch them at the end. We thought about what we wanted to be when we...

IMG_4865
Mrs Dopierala: Fri 10 Jul 4:07pm

Base 1 have been learning about owls this week. We have been finding out about different types of owls and where they nest. We read the stories Owl babies and The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark. We are making an owl using natural objects gathered from our outdoor area and Mrs Winward's garden. We have been looking at the life cycle of a barn owl. Mrs Charlesworth brought some owl pellets for...

Image: 3F449DED-07A8-4648-9E9F-C753E730AA87
Mrs Agnew: Wed 08 Jul 3:42pm

Continuing to explore our Space theme, the children drew around themselves creating an astronaut and set about decorating it. We have turned our handprints into aliens and wrote our names in glitter. The children finished off their mobile of the planets (we may have discovered a few more than in real life!) and hung this in the classroom. It looks super! Last week we made astronaut packed...

Coming events

Latest news

Image: 1F0A4F23-5A3F-4520-AF7B-7D6D9BE1A0AA
Little Wrens 2
: Fri 10 Jul 8:30pm
IMG_4865
Owls and more
Mrs Dopierala: Fri 10 Jul 4:07pm
Image: 3F449DED-07A8-4648-9E9F-C753E730AA87
We are all made of stardust
Mrs Agnew: Wed 08 Jul 3:42pm
news, article, story, newspaper
HT newsletter
B Cador: Wed 08 Jul 6:09am