# Fractions Investigation!

This week in Year 4 we have been learning about fractions. We did a Fraction Subtraction investigation to help us develop our concept of fractions. We then began to subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number. It helped us explore and reason about properties of fractions. Who knew fractions could be so fun?!

# Your Christmas Cards Have Arrived! Get Yours Now!

Last month, all of the children in the school designed their own Christmas cards, which were sent away to be printed. Well, the wait is  NOW up… You can now order a packet of your child’s unique children cards by returning the sample Christmas card form to the office! Here are some samples of the fantastic cards year 4 created:

I also enjoyed creating my own Christmas card. I wonder whether my Mum will purchase mine?

# Luke’s Version of Jesus’ Birth

In RE we have been learning about Advent! We have learnt about Luke’s and Matthew’s version of the story of Jesus’ birth and have drawn pictures of Luke’s version.

# This Weeks Homework Due 27.11.18

Please find attached this weeks homework. As usual, the children need to practise their spellings from the Years 3 and 4 spelling list: probably, promise, purpose, quarter, question, recent, regular, reign, remember, sentence.

Good luck we will be testing these on Tuesday!

For Maths, the children must complete the 4 times tables multiplication wheels and practise learning their multiplication and division facts for the 7 times table.

For Literacy, the children need to research a problem affecting our environment. This may be used to create a Non-Chronological Report later on.

For Handwriting, the children must practise forming the UPPER and lowercase letters from e to m.

Enjoy homeworking! YEAR 4 HOMEWORK 27.11.18

# Year 4 Visit to the Local Mosque!

As part of Interfaith week, Year 4 visited our local mosque, where they learnt about the Islamic faith. We looked at the similarities and differences between Islam and Catholicism.

We learnt that:

• Both religions are monotheistic meaning they believe in one God.
• Both religions have teachings from Jesus however, in the Islamic religion, Jesus is a prophet, sent by Allah and born of the Virgin Mary, but not divine.
• Both religions pray however the Islamic teachings state Muslims must pray 5 times a day whereas the Catholic church have no set guidance on how many times a  day they should pray.

# Anti-Bullying Week

In Year 4 we learnt about raising awareness of bullying and understanding why we must prevent it. We created posters to raise awareness and to emphasise the importance of being kind.

# Interfaith Week Diwali

For Interfaith week, Year 4 have been studying  the Hindu festival of Diwali.

As a year group, we acted out the story of Rama and Sita and explores why candles are an important symbol for Hindus. We also learnt a song about Diwali and created actions to help us remember the words. Miss Smith and Miss Attard also had a go and the children thoroughly enjoyed watching their teachers have a go!

Sita and Rama were banished to the forest by the king.

While they were there, Sita was kidnapped by the ten headed demon Ravana.

Rama and his brother Lakshman asked Hanuman the monkey king for help.

There was a long battle.  Rama defeated Ravana by shooting him with a special arrow and saved Sita.

The people were so happy, they lit candles to light the way home for Rama and Sita.

So, why do you think Diwali is called the festival of light?

# Year 4 RE Homework

LO: To research Francis Xavier Cabrini and create a fact file

Create a fact file on Francis Xavier Cabrini using the template provided.

RE Homework 13.11.18

# This Week Homework Due 4/12/18

Please find attached this weeks homework. As usual, the children need to practise their spellings from the Years 3 and 4 spelling list.

Good luck we will be testing these on Tuesday along with your times tables.

For Maths, the children must complete the fair feast investigation and practise learning their multiplication and division facts for the 8 times table.

For Literacy, the children need to create a poster on What Happens to the Plastic we Throw Away.

For Handwriting, the children must practise forming the UPPER and lowercase letters from r to z.

YEAR 4 HOMEWORK 4.12.18

Happy Homeworking!