We’ve had a great couple of weeks in year four after our Easter break, finishing off our work on our traditional tales topic. Our primary focus has been on finishing off our traditional tales diaries in English and our appliqué work in art.
In art the children used their designs to create their final appliqué pieces based on one of the scenes from the Three Billy Goats Gruff story. They spent time cutting their fabrics and using different materials to create some wonderful scenes. They used a variety of textures and materials and a combination of running stich, back stitch and cross stich to produce some really evocative scenes.
In English, the children have been completing and publishing their diary entries. We have looked at fronted adverbials and different ways to start sentences. The children self-assessed and peer assessed their work. Various pieces were read out to the class to help with feedback. Children have worked really hard over the last couple of weeks to get their diary entries from drafts to published pieces of work. They are brilliant!
We have started looking at our new topic, decimals, in more detail after the Easter break and we will continue with this for a number of sessions in the coming weeks. Children have spent a lot of time looking at dividing whole numbers by both 10 and 100 working in pairs using a place value grid. We have also been working through our number of the day and the children are becoming experts at finding prime numbers and factors of numbers. Please get them to explain to you what a prime number is.