Literacy Homework 27.01.17

Stories from another culture

The children have enjoyed re-telling the African story ‘The Awongalema tree’ in literacy.  They have then been planning their writing choosing from 3 challenges:

  • Writing the story from a different point of view e.g. an animal from the story
  • Writing the original story in their own words
  • Writing a substituted story (changing the setting, animals to fit with another culture)

For homework, children are to practice re-telling ‘The Awongalema Tree’ story. The children can think about their story telling skills they used earlier in the week to help them.  If you want to record any story-telling and email to the teacher, you are more than welcome! Children can also discuss their ideas they have been planning for their own writing.

This homework is due in on Monday as the children will begin their writing then.

Many thanks,

Year 4 teachers.

The Awongalema Tree

Year 4 Weekly Update Week Beginning 30.01.17

We’ve had another great week at school.  A big well done to the children that have been busy performing in the Dance Festival, we’re sure all your hard work has paid off!  Here’s what’s coming next week:-

Numeracy: We are going to revisit fractions, looking at equivalents and using our division and multiplication strategies to find fractions of a quantity.

Literacy: We will be continuing with our stories from another culture topic.

Science: They will be continuing with their electricity presentations.

Parents evening: Parents should have received emails or paper copies inviting you to make appointments with your child’s class teacher.  Mrs Judd is also available to meet to discuss numeracy with any parents of Mrs Dowding’s class, please use this link

to make an appointment with her.  Please pop in and see us if you need help with the booking process!

Book Week: The week beginning 6th February will be book week, so please could you start thinking about book character costumes!

Please can we remind you that there is a school closure on 6th February due to staff training.

Many Thanks

Year 4 Team