Friday, 15 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 14.06.2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:   4A & 4B                                          Week Ending: 14/6/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week’s spelling list consists of words ending with ‘ible’ and ‘able’.  Here is the Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/301317871/spelling-week-8-flash-cards/
·         Grammar: A clause is a group of words that can be used either as a whole sentence or part of a sentence. A clause must always contain a verb. This week, we learned that a simple one-clause sentence is always made up of two parts: a subject and a predicate.
·         Comprehension: Revised different comprehension genres.
·         Writing: The writers were given a scene from a story to write paragraphs about. They described the setting and included speeches in their writings. They also showed how the characters felt.
Mathematics
·         Fractions: The students recognized the families of common equivalent fractions. They solved problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities.
·         Fractions and Decimals: The mathematicians learned how to solve problems that included decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
·         Revision: This week, we revised all the topics that we covered this term. The topics covered were rounding, multiplication, long division, subtraction, cardinal directions, angles, weights, co-ordinates, calendars, Carroll and Venn Diagrams, fractions and converting decimals into fractions (and vice versa).
Science
·         Magnetism: This week, we went to the science lab to examine different magnetic and non-magnetic materials. Metals such as iron and steel are magnetic. Aluminium, copper and gold are non-magnetic materials.
·         Revision: The scientists revised topic 5, ‘Electricity and Magnetism’.  
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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 07.06.2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class: 4A & 4B                                            Week Ending: 7/6/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week’s spelling list was based on common words used daily. We used Quizlet flashcards to introduce words and definitions. The spellers guessed the words from pictures and definitions. Here is the link:
·          Reading Comprehension: The children read a text and solved the appropriate set of questions. The text is called The New Boy’ and is set in England. It was about a boy who has just arrived from India. In the story, the boy faced different problems and issues. The readers identified the issues from the texts. At the end, we discussed the feelings of starting a new school or a new class.
·         Creative Writing: The writers wrote paragraphs that includes speech and narrative for an illustrated scenario.  They made sure that their paragraph starts with an indent and that it includes powerful adjectives and verbs.
·         Grammar: This week, we learned about direct and indirect speeches. A direct speech is enclosed in inverted commas or speech marks. An indirect speech focuses more on the content of what someone said rather than their exact words.
Mathematics
·         Data: The mathematicians learned about Carroll and Venn Diagrams. They interpreted and presented discrete and continuous data using the methods.
·         Division: The students used place value, known and derived facts to divide mentally by 10, 5 and 2. Also, they have learned how to divide by using long division.
Science
·         Magnets: The young scientists explored the forces between magnets and know that magnets can attract or repel each other. They come in many different shapes but they all have a north and a south pole. The force exerted by a magnet is strongest at its poles.
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Friday, 1 June 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 31st of May 2018

Weekly Learning Review

Class:  4A & 4B                                            Week Ending: 31/5/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week’s spelling list contains words that are related to small. Some of the words begin with the prefixes micro and mini. Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/298677830/spelling-week-6-flash-cards/
·         Reading Comprehension: The children reviewed different reading comprehension texts to enhance comprehension skills.
·         Grammar: This week, we learned that nouns and verbs need to agree on number. They will be either singular or plural.
·         Writing: The pupils wrote a persuasive letter and continued debating on topics.
Mathematics
·         Time: This week, we learned about calendars. The learners solved problems involving converting years to months and weeks to days.
·         Multiplication & Division: The students used place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally. They recognized factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations. The children are able to multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one-digit number.
Science
·         5.4 – Electrical Current: Electricity results from the movement of tiny particles called electrons, which carry an electric charge, and the flow of these charged particles is called an electric current. The children understood that electrical current flows and observed models that can describe this flow.
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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 24 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:  4A & 4B                                           Week Ending: 24/5/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week’s spelling list is about common word roots. We used Quizlet flashcards to introduce words and definitions. Here is the link:
·         Reading Comprehension:  Students read a passage about an opinion letter. They learned the format of persuasive writing.
·         Creative Writing:  Since comprehension has been about persuasion this week, students learned how to debate a topic. They had a chance to speak persuasively and at length in order to expand and explain their arguments to an audience.
·         Grammar: Every sentence must have a subject and a verb. The verb must always agree with the subject. This week, students learned how to write sentences that have subject/verb agreement.
Mathematics
·         Co-ordinates:  With coordinates, you always move across first and then up or down. This week, we described positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant.
·         Addition: Pupils can add numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition.
Science
·         5.3: Electricity: Students explored how an electrical device will not work if there is a break in the circuit. Electricity can only flow when a circuit is complete. 
·         5.4 – Electrical Current: We learned that electric current flows and that models can describe this flow.
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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review -Week Ending: 17th of May

Weekly Learning Review
Class: Year 4A & 4B                                       Week Ending: 17/5/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: We defined words with ‘ou’ and ‘au’. Students practised spelling the words using Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/295078304/spelling-week-4-flash-cards/
·         Reading Comprehension: Learners read the passage “Paper” and worked in pairs to solve the set of questions. They learned how to identify key points in each paragraph and decide the purpose of the text.
·         Creative Writing: Pupils learned how to write persuasive point of views. They learned how to plan the argument and collect facts to back up each point.
·         Grammar: Phrases are a group of words that form parts of a sentence. They are usually short and do not make sense on their own. The children learned how to differentiate between phrases and sentences.
Mathematics
·         Weight: Grams are a metric unit of measurement that you can use to measure the mass, or weight, of an object. Kilograms measures heavier things. One kilogram is equalled to 1000 grams. Students learned how to convert grams to kilograms and vice versa. They went to the Science Laboratory to measure different objects and record their findings.
·         Subtraction: Students learned how to regroup in subtraction.
Science
·         Electrical Circuits: The children learned how to construct complete circuits using switch, cell (battery), wire and lamps.
·         Building Circuits: This unit is a practical one in which the students apply what they learned in Electrical Circuits and gain further experience and knowledge of circuits. The learners went to the Science Laboratory and enjoyed working with components to build systems. They concluded that all circuits need a source of power, wires and bulbs.
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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review- Week Ending: 3 May 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:  4A & 4B                                           Week Ending: 3/5/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week’s spelling list consists of words that contain ‘ough’ and ‘ear’. Students learned how to define and spell the words.
·         Reading Comprehension: Poems are about creating an image and feeling for the reader/listener. Students learned how to use spoken poetry to express feelings of poem.
·         Creative Writing: Students learned how to write a Haiku poem. Haiku poems have three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables.
·         Grammar: Possessive adjectives are adjectives that tells us who the owner of something is. Possessive pronouns are used to replace the possessive adjective and the noun. Students learned how to use and identify possessive adjective and pronouns, along with punctuating it correctly in sentences.
Mathematics
·         Direction: Students learned the cardinal directions (North, South, East and West).
·         Multiplication: Students recognized and used factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations.
Science
·         Soundproofing Materials: Some materials allow sound to travel through them very easily. Hard solids such as wood and metals are good at transmitting sounds. Other materials, especially soft ones such as foam or cotton wool, absorb or dampen sound. When these materials are combined with air, which is a poor transmitter of sound, or other gases, they work more effectively. Students investigated how some materials are effective in preventing sound from travelling through them.
Humanities
è Practising for International Day
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
è Practising for International Day
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