4LW 2018 - 2019
Welcome to 4LW
Welcome to our class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework. Our P.E. day is a Tuesday.
My name is Mrs Whipp. I have been at Offley for five years now, having initially started as a maternity leave cover for Mrs McLoughlin. Before joining Offley, I taught at a variety of schools across both Cheshire and Manchester. My subject responsibility at school is Computing, which I love. Outside of school, I live with my husband and enjoy walking, drawing, photography and reading. As I love learning new things, I am currently learning to quilt.
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We have had a very busy week in 4LW and have learnt a lot.
At the start of the week, the children wrote a set of instructions using their learnt text as the basis for their work. On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to have a very important guest from Ancient Egypt. Achillas (Chief Royal Embalmer), visited our class and demonstrated how to mummify a body, using her demonstration body ‘Teddykhamun’. The children learnt a lot about the processes involved and made some excellent notes. They have also been working on their knowledge of imperative verbs and have planned their final instructional piece of writing.
In Maths, the children have continued exploring place value. They started the week by looking at the relationship between place value columns, then moved onto comparing and ordering numbers. Later in the week, the children applied their previous learning to investigate number patterns and calculate 1, 10 and 100 more and less than a given number.
In Science, the children worked in groups to locate and identify living things in the different habitats around school. In Music, Year 4 worked together to begin learning our song for the Harvest festival – Do the Dough. The music and lyrics for the song are on the webpage to download if they would like to practice at home. In R.E, the children have been learning about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. They have discussed words and phrases that are not used as frequently as they should be, such as thank you and I’m sorry. They also tasted apple and honey, as Jewish people will dip apple slices in honey on the first night of Rosh Hashana and say a prayer for a sweet new year. In addition to this, the children have been: researching Egyptian Pharaohs; collecting information to help them answer their big question; and writing a conversation en français!
Next week in English the children will be writing their own instructions applying all of their learning on the genre. In Maths, the children will be finishing their work on place value, rounding numbers and making number patterns. In our other sessions, the children will be starting their artwork linked to Egyptian Gods, continuing to learn their Harvest song and continuing with their independent research.
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