Clayton Brook Primary School

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Look at us learning

Our first half term in year 4!

We are really enjoying our dance lessons in P.E. with Katie from the Schools Sports Partnership.

In English we are focusing on explanation texts. We have been adding actions to the explanations to help us to remember the steps. We learnt 'Until I Met Dudley' and performed it as a class.

We enjoyed exploring the iPads in our computing lesson. We have also been using them to improve our times tables skills using Timestable Rockstars. The children have their login details in their spelling journals so that this can be accessed at home, our class leaderboard is updated regularly and the children are very excited about it!

In science, our topic is electricity. We explored how to make a bulb light up and discovered how to create a simple circuit. We then investigated how we could switch the bulb on and off, using a paper clip as a switch.

In maths, we have been learning to round 3 and 4 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We used holiday adverts to practise our skills by rounding the price of the holiday to the nearest £100.

Our topic in computing this half term is animation. We had great fun this week making simple animations using flip books. We then showed them to the rest of the class on the big screen.

In our English lessons, we have been reading The Firework Maker's Daughter. We enjoyed acting out an argument between the main character Lila, and her dad.