Welcome to the web page for 4HW. Please take time to look around the school’s website for key information. Also, make sure that you visit this page as often as possible as it is here that you will be able to view what your child is doing in school each week and every term via the Class Blog that appears below.
Below you will also find important information about your child’s PE slot as well as advice about reading at home.
PE for 4HW is scheduled for each Tuesday afternoon and it is therefore essential that your child has their PE in school on this occasion. It is also important that each item of PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name in case things get lost.
Reading at Home
Reading at home is essential for your child to make the progress necessary with their school work. Your child will have a Reading Record Book that they bring home each night. If they read to you or another adult, or to themselves, please sign the Record Book to say this has happened. They will then get credits at school towards a range of reading certificates that they will receive in assembly.
Class 4HW Blog 6th February, 2018
In English, our learning of writing stories has got better and better, as we have continued to explore a range of different historical legends. Throughout the writing process, we have been reflecting on our strengths and areas for improvement in our work, trying harder to use various fronted adverbials and more complex punctuation.
In Maths, we have been developing our knowledge of decimals by: understanding their place value; comparing them using the appropriate symbols (<>=); ordering them from smallest to largest; multiplying them by 10, 100 and 1000; and applying these to solving word problems. Generally, we have found multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 the trickiest part of our learning as we have had to remember to move the numbers a certain amount of times in the right direction.
The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb has been the main focus of our Creative Curriculum lessons. In order to report the facts, as accurately as we could, we wrote a newspaper report. When researching, we actually learnt that a water boy stumbled upon the first step and not the famous Egyptologist, Howard Carter. Surprisingly, we discovered that there was ‘apparently’ a curse on all those involved in revealing his tomb; Lord Carnarvon (the person who funded it) dies himself soon after, by a mosquito bite.
In Science, we designed and made a parachute that could protect an egg from cracking when dropped. Our intentions were to decrease the force of gravity and increase air resistance so that the egg would descend to the ground slower- we had mixed success. Our conclusions revealed that having a bigger parachute enabled more air to be trapped, therefore increasing air resistance.
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