This week in Year 4 (10/7/17)
Despite nearing the end of term, the children have continued to be busy. In Maths they have been given a challenge to complete in pairs by next Friday. They have been given a budget of £1000 to plan a holiday to a destination of their choice for two children and one adult. They have to produce a complete itinerary and full costing. We first discussed all the different maths skills they would need to use. There has been very interesting discussion taking place about the best time of year to go and how long they can afford to be away etc as all the groups had to adapt their original ideas when they discovered the real cost of travel. They might think twice before asking for that extra ice cream this summer.
In English we have continued reading our class reader, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell. The children have been writing their own chapter that could be included in the book with a new character. This has produced some lovely writing using imaginative description.
Friday most of the children in the school had an extra playtime because they had read four times in each of the last two weeks. Sadly in Year 4 there were 17 children who had not met this simple expectation and missed out instead having to stay in class and read. Reading every night with your child is key to them becoming good writers.
We hope you were pleased with your child’s report. Any questions, please do arrange to see the class teacher.
Wednesday afternoon – Brass Music concert.
Children need a carrier bag to bring home their old books.