Welcome to the Bushbucks’ Class Page!
Welcome to Bushbucks. We are a Year 4 class. Our teacher is Miss Church and our teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas.
This week’s news:
In Maths this week, we are learning that dividing U and T numbers by 10 and 100 will result in a decimal number. We will explore that if a whole has been divided into 100 equal parts, that each part is worth one hundredth. We will also make the link that ten one hundredths is equivalent to one tenth. In English, we continue to learn about the layout and content of play scripts. We will use our plans to turn the story of Little Red Riding Hood into plays which include both stage and actor directions. Our spelling focus this week is words ending with tion, sion and cian.
Learner of the Week:
Sophie – for being an amazing learning partner: “I was pleased to have been chosen as Learner of the Week because it’s nice to be chosen for being helpful!”
Owen – for Resilience with Lantern Making: “I was happy to be chosen to be Learner of the Week.”
Filip, Marta and Iga – for giving an input to the class about Poland.
Lily – for amazing fractions work in Maths: “I was happy that I got chosen for my Maths.”
Filip – for working excellently with decimals: “I was really happy that I tried really hard with my decimals.”
This Term’s Certificates:
Jayden – Platinum
Megan – Silver
New Maths Passports:
New Pen Licences:
This Term in Bushbucks:
English: We begin this term by completing a unit of writing play scripts which include stage and actor directions. We will then move onto writing non-fiction texts about the dangers of plastic, aiming to persuade our readers that we must all try to reduce our use of plastic items.
Maths: Our units of work in Maths this term are Decimals (exploring tenths and hundredths) and Measurement (working with money).
Science: Our topic for this term is Sound. We will explore that sounds are made by vibrations and that sound waves can travel through solids, liquids and gases. We will investigate how sounds can be changed and learn how the ear works as the receiver of sounds. (New Vocabulary: vibration, volume, pitch, amplify, muffle, pinna, ear canal, ear drum, hammer, anvil, stirrup, cochlea, eustachian tube and nerve).
RE: We are learning about the Holy Books belonging to different religions.
PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Relationships’.
History: We will learn about the Magna Carta and how this changed the way that Britain was ruled. We explore how life during The Middle Ages was very different for the rich compared to the poor.
Art: We will be learning about the British artist Laurence Stephen Lowry. We will sketch a cityscape and paint it using dull, dreary colours and then try to include his iconic ‘matchstick-style’ people in the foreground.
Music: Our Charanga unit this term is called ‘Blackbird’ and explores the works of The Beatles.
PE: Our PE topics this term are Cricket and Athletics. Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please ensure you have your kit on these days. We have a Tennis Taster session on 24th April.
Computing: Our learning is based around ‘connecting’ this term. We begin by learning about how online services work and conclude the term by learning the importance of using technology safely and with respect and consideration for others.
In Year 4, Home Learning is set every Monday and then must be handed in the following Monday for sharing and celebrating! Please see the link below for this term’s Home Learning choices:
Reading Related Activities:
The next date to hand in any Reading Related Activities that your child may have completed is: Monday 21st May 2018.
We now have Maths Passport boxes in both Year 4 class rooms. It is our aim to check the box every day and look at one skill per pupil. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.
Below are some links that you might find useful to support your child at home: