It was lovely to see everybody at Parent’s Evening this week and to discuss your children’s progress. I am very proud of all of the children and how they are working in Year 4!
In Maths, we have continued work on addition and subtraction and have applied our column method in the context of problems. We used the bar model to represent the problems before the attempted them.
In English, the children planned for their non- chronological report on Toothless. We acted as ‘dragon spotters’ and collected information about him from the film. We were very surprised about the differences between the book and film! The children have started to write their information texts, applying the skills of organisational features and fronted adverbials of manner.
We loved the opportunity of participating in the Invasion Skills Festival at Birchensale on Thursday. The children took part in three different activities- football, netball and hockey and enjoyed practising skills. It was lovely that we had lots of past Tardebigge pupils leading the activities as Sport Leaders. The children had lots of fun at this event and obviously got very muddy! Thank you for washing the kits.
In Science, as part of our ‘Living things and their Habitats’ topic, we have been looking at how environments can change and how this poses dangers to living things. We watched a few different adverts, such as the Blue Planet II plastic pollution clip, Rang- tan clip, WWF and Greenpeace adverts. We found out about Greta Thunberg and the courageous advocacy that she demonstrates in trying to help encourage others to save our planet.
On Thursday afternoon, we had a very interesting assembly, led by somebody who set up a charity (The Starfish Foundation) helping children in need in Uganda. The children listened so respectfully and have decided they would like to help raise money to support the charity.
Have a good weekend everybody! See you next week.