As you may have noticed we have been a bit quiet on the blog front but that does not mean the class is quiet. We have been testing the Seesaw digital portfolio system with great success! This will in future take over for the daily achievements of the children and serve as a message port for parents.
It’s really great to see all the parental involvement and the children notice this and it inspires them to add the pieces of work that they are most proud of. In addition the children love reviewing and commenting on their friends work.
As the video shows above our children have been discovering (or rediscovering) different written strategies to solve problems. For 3-digit addition we looked at column addition. This strategy adds the units (ones) column, followed by the tens and finally the hundreds.
Extension: This strategy is applicable for numbers below or beyond the hundreds column!
In Math we have be exploring place value and the importance of identifying the value of numbers in 4-digit numbers. Our class thought is was too was but when one of the digits was zero, some confusion surfaced.
Please from Monday September 12th, 2016 can you send in their green homework/ book bags. They should go home and come back each day. At the moment it should contain one levelled reading book, their reading diary and a library book. Please do not use it for P.E. clothes or snacks, thank you.
In addition, children’s work will periodically be sent home in this same bag. Thus, take a look to see what your child is reading and what they have been doing.
I just wanted to take this time to bring you up to date on a few happenings and routines here in the Year 4 class.
We have begun rolling out the homework packages to support your child’s development. First, we have levelled the books for each child. Some books you may have already seen, that’s fine. Work with your child to improve their comprehension. They will change their books when necessary. Please read with your child they are not too old yet 🙂 They will also bring a library book home once a week that is their choice and interests them, it will also be changed regularly each week on Friday.
Our Maths program is supported by Mathletics where children can reinforce and challenge their learning. Their login code and password is located in their reading diary. In addition there is Reading Eggspress and Spellodrome, their login details are also located in their reading diary. This program will aid their word comprehension and summarisation strategies. Finally, we will be sending home special projects periodically for children to complete to extend their learning.
Gym times are still to be determined as schedules are being finalised with Mencia for gym allocations. On gym days children need to bring their school sport clothes and shoes.
Finally, always check our Weblog to keep in touch and click the link on the weblog to reach our Instagram page!
Here’s what we will be exploring this week in Numeracy. We’ll find and begin to know doubles to double 10; revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and derive related subtraction facts; use knowledge of pairs of 10 to make pairs to 20; use number facts to solve word problems.