Wow! I have been blown away by Hawthorns English writing this week.
They have worked super hard to not only produce some fantastic balanced arguments about whether 'Faustalus was a good or bad man?' They discussed reasons for both sides of the argument, they were then left to write their own arguments. It was a rather split classroom in their answers.
We then went on to write their own version of Romulus and Remus with the challenge of adding in fronted adverbials and adjectives. I can not wait to get back in next week to read the finished stories.
Maths- we've continued exploring place value of numbers. We've partitioned numbers... looking at a given number and seeing how many thousands, hundreds, tens and ones are in the number. Eg. 3214 has 3 thousands, 2 hundres, 1 ten and 4 ones.
Art- the children have started work on their own collages. Will share our progress next week.
History- Our discovery of the Romans continues..... this week, we have explored the Invasion of Britain. We learnt about the well organised, trained and practised Roman soldiers to the more chaotic style of the Celts (British). Can the children tell you what the Romans wore in battle? What about the Celts?
We roleplayed one of the Roman armies learnt battle formations. Can the children tell you what this formation is called?
I am excited for another week of learning with Hawthorn.
Have a lovely weekend.
It has been brilliant hearing each and every summer adventure. Although now possibly a distant memory!
We look forward to a new year and new term, this term we are stepping back in time to explore the Romans. We look forward to sharing our new facts as many of the children already are.
My favourite of the week-
'Yuck! They all had baths together, can you imagine the brown water and smell!'
We went on to discuss whether all meeting at Chagford swimming pool for a bath was a good or bad thing!
This week in English, we have explored the story of Romulus and Remus. The children wow'd Mr Frewin with their acting out of the story and have worked hard to re-write the opening paragraph to add more detail for the reader.
Maths we are looking at place value, exploring the concept of rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Learning the rhyme '1-4 drop to the floor and 5- 9 climb the vine'.
The class have settled so well into the new routines of year 4 and we look forward to sharing our Year 4 adventure with you.