Friday, 8th December 2023

This week the children in year 4 consolidated their understanding of the effect of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in Maths. They used place value sliders to investigate what happens to the value of each digit and how they move, compared to the decimal point that stays the same.

In English, the class focused on grammar and punctuation when they uplevelled their ‘Advent’ sentences by adding noun phrases, fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions/ clauses to them.

In RE, we prayed the Jesse Tree every day and opened a new envelope on our special class Advent calendar that contains beautiful prayers written by the children.

We also researched unusual Christmas traditions around the world, with a special focus on Iceland. Ask your children about the Yule Lads and the ‘horrid’ Christmas Cat! They will tell you all you need to know about these! 🙂

The highlight of the week, however, was our KS2 Advent Service, where the children performed beautifully. All readers, actors and singers- You deserve a huge well done! Your reverence created a wonderful atmosphere.

We also spent some time to further decorate our classroom:

During the last week of term, Pope Paul’s Got Talent is returning!  This is an occasion where each child is encouraged to share their talents either on their own or with a partner(s).  Each class will decide upon two entries from their own class that will go forward towards the whole school’s got talent competition.  Please encourage your child to participate.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

Home Learning:  RE      Christmas Around the World

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