Year 4/5 Class Update – T1W9

(I changed the week to week 9 because all the other classes were counting this as week 9)

This week we have had great fun…

  • Playing badminton in P.E with Mr Dunn and Mrs Sim. This is our second-week playing badminton in the big gym and our skills are improving. This week the Year 6-9 class joined us and we played together.
  • Designing and making our own marble run games. The kids said this was the most fun thing we did this week. They were challenged to make a marble run course using card, pins and sticky tape. The best designs also used paper cups to make tunnels and sometimes even split into two courses.
  • Reading the Railway Children by Edith Nesbit (adapted). We are studying novels with a historical setting in English and we have chosen to read this classic novel. So far in the story, we have met the children; Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis and seen them move from the city to the country. They also nearly got in trouble for stealing some coal.
  • Multiplied and dividing in Maths. This week we were trying to get quicker at mental multiplication, especially for numbers 1-12. It is really helpful if we know this off-by-heart by year 4 or 5. We also thought about when we need to round-up or round-down after dividing. If we are booking buses for a school trip, we need to round-up; if we are counting complete sets of something, we need to round-down.


Scary dress-up day

Don’t forget that next Friday is scary dress-up day! I am really looking forward to seeing what things get off the bus on Friday!

Goodbye Rana

Unfortunately, this week we had to say goodbye to Rana. Rana was a member of our class for a long time and all the kids will miss her. Good luck Rana!

Times Tables Challenge

I think some of us need a bit of practice with out times tables.

Why not try doing a column of this worksheet everyday?

(click to enlarge and print)

Year 4/5 Class Update – T1W7

It’s great to be back!

It is great to be back in class after a nice holiday. Everyone looks refreshed and ready to learn again.

Mr Green a lovely holiday…

  • Riding his bike up and down the coast
  • Visiting his in-laws for Chuseok
  • Playing with our new cat
  • enjoying some peace and quiet
  • and hanging out with his family

This week we have had fun…

  • Doing another science experiment. This time we were looking at how air resistance affects how far a car will roll.
  • Doing yet another science experiment. This time we were trying to make parachutes that would help an object fall slowly.
  • Being to read some Historical Fiction, stories set in the past. We read an extract from Street Child by Berlie Doherty. I was very impressed by how well the students were able to understand a different passage.
  • Doubling two-digit numbers in Maths.
  • Playing some badminton with Mr Dunn in P.E
  • Revising a little on Word Classes – Noun, Verb, adjective etc. I think we have a bit of revision to do here

It has been a great start to the second half of the term and I hope we can keep up the good work all the way to Christmas.

Chuseok Celebrations

In case you missed it, here is the video of the Chuseok presentations and the fun we had afterwards.

Goodbye Juveria

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Juveria on Thursday as she is heading off to America. Juveria has been a great classmate and friend to everyone for many years and we are very sad to see her go.

Good luck Juveria!


Next week we will be…

  • Reading more historical fiction and beginning to explore the type of language used
  • Bringing our IPC Unit – Feel the Force to a grand conclusion by presenting everything we have learned in a poster and video
  • Practising some more multiplication and division in Maths

Well done everyone!