Date: 5th Mar 2017 @ 1:56pm

First week back and already we've see some lovely writing.  The children have been shipwrecked and cast adrift into the ocean!  From this rather unsettling scenario, we have been working on our powers of description, and they have been coming on a treat.  We had lots of lovely adjective work and everyone was able to read a powerful piece of description for their new found island.  I wonder what we'll discover this week?

In Maths we have been looking at money and decimals.  It is interesting to see how the children work with sums of money, and some seem much more familiar with the concept than others.  Like telling the time, this is one of those curriculum topics which is so important for every day life and so easy to talk about in real situations.  All the children worked really hard and I'm quite confident that they can all add to a 2 or 3 digit number using decimals and different coinage.

We are starting to get topic presentations arriving in school and, just like last time, the standard is amazing!  We still have about three weeks to get these ready, and I can't wait to see what the children (and yourselves!) have created.

In Science, we started looking at Electricity at whether appliances use batteries or the mains.  It was interesting to hear the children's ideas as to why batteries wouldn't work in a washing machine!

In RE we are looking at the Sikh faith and their place of worship, the Gurdwara.  Year 4 spent some time last year looking at Sikhism, so there has been some revision of main ideas, but over the next few weeks we will look in detail about how the Sikhs practice their faith.

You should have had this week's spellings come home on Friday.  The children were very proud of their achievements in spelling before half-term (as was I!) and also did well in Friday's test, so here's hoping our good run continues (they are a bit harder this week).

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