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Term 5 – Week 2

In Literacy, the children will begin to look at setting writing for their pirate story.  During the week we will visit the beach for inspiration, feeling the textures of the sand, stones and looking at what objects often drift onto the shoreline.  We will use this to help describe a setting in more detail.
In Numeracy, the children will spend a few days looking at factors and then angles.  They will learn what factors are, then move onto identifying and measuring angles.
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Term 4 Week 4

In Literacy, the children will continue to work on their playscripts for the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.  Having already written their dialogue and stage direction, they will look at and include a narrator and spend some time editing and improving their work with present tense verbs and description of the setting.
In Numeracy, the children will work on data handling.  We will begin the week with looking at constructing tally and bar charts, then move onto plotting continuous data on a line graph.
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Google Comes To West Minster!!!

On Thursday 2nd March, Google visited our school to let us use Google Expedition, their new Virtual Reality service.  Most classes got to spend 1/2 hour with Google, visiting various places around the world and in space!  It was AMAZING!  The children loved it.

 

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Week 3 Term 4

In week 3, we will begin to look at playscripts.  We will begin the week by looking at the features of a playscript, looking at the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, act it out and then then begin to look at writing our on scripts on the story.

In Numeracy we will be looking at time.  We will recap and consolidate our understanding of time before moving on to problem based tasks, such as word problems.

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Term 3 Week 6

During the final week of Term 3, the children will continue to work on their persuasive texts by producing their own leaflets enticing people to visit a country of their choice.  Having researched their country, they will think about how to promote it in the most positive way possible.

 

In Numeracy we will look at fractions.  We will begin the week by looking at equivalent fractions and once a good understanding of this has been achieved we will then look at more complex fractions and how to work out fractions of quantities.

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Term 3 Week 4

In Literacy this week the children will continue their work on poetry.  Having studied the book and written their own verses based on Aliens Love Underpants, the children will have look at writing their own verses on ‘Aliens Love Jelly!’  They will look at various devices to ensure that a set structure is followed, such as rhyming couplets and number of syllables etc.

In Numeracy, we will look at money.  The children will begin the week by converting money from pence into pounds and vice versa.  We will then tackle word problems associated with money and finish off the week with a problem solving / reasoning activity.

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Term 3 Week 3

This week the children will be looking at the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’.  They will complete a range of activities generated from the text, such as identifying rhyming couplets, reading with expression and with rhythm.
In Numeracy, the children will be continuing their work on place value and addition and subtraction.  They will begin the week looking at estimating, then using the inverse to solve problems.  Finally they will revisit the Singapore Bar Method to solve a range of multi-step problems.
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Term 3- Week 2

In Literacy this week the children will continue to look at newspaper reports and write their own reports about a sighting of Santa.  We will cover all of the features throughout the week and will produce a final report on Friday.

 

In Numeracy we will continue with place value and mental strategies to solve a range of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

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Term 2 Week 7

During the final days of term before a well earned holiday, the children will continue to look at poetry.  They will continue to write their own acrostic poems about a subject of their choice.

In Numeracy, they will finish off work on angles, by using protractors to measure the size of individual angles and those within shapes.

On Tuesday we will also be visiting the theatre to watch a pantomime!

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Term 2 Week 7

In Literacy this week the children will once again look at poetry.  We will begin the week by looking at identifying rhyming couplets.  These will then be used to write their own verses based on rhyming words identified.  They will then generate words associated with Christmas and write their own festive poems, including acrostic poems.

 

In Numeracy the children will be looking at shape.  They will identify and consolidate their understanding of regular shapes, then explore irregular shapes and name them according to the properties.

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Term 2 Week 6

Things are getting exciting on the build up to Christmas!

During the week the children will be making their Christmas decorations for the Christmas Fair.

In Literacy the children will continue to look at the story of Sleeping Beauty and will finish the unit this week by retelling the story.  This will help when we all visit the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone as they will be familiar with the story, but it will also allow us to contrast and compare different versions of the story.

In Numeracy the children will spend a few days looking at multiples and multiplication.  They will also have an assessment during the week to show just how much wonderful maths they have learned this term.

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Term 2 Week 5

In Literacy the children will begin to look at the story of Sleeping Beauty, as the school pantomime visit will be based on this.  We will begin the week with writing character descriptions and how their environment affects their mood and then move onto describing a setting.

 

In Numeracy we will be looking at time.  The children will consolidate their understanding of units of time, as well as converting time between analogue and digital and vice versa.  We will then finish the week by solving time related word problems.

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Term 2 Week 4

In Literacy the children will be completing a discussion unit.  We will think about the new school building and discuss the benefits and disadvantages for various groups of people, such as pupils, local residents, teachers etc.  The children will the represent these groups of people and present their opinions of whether it is a good idea or not based on their research / debates.

In Numeracy, the children will look at statistics.  They will study a range of data presented in different ways, such as tally charts, pictograms and bar charts.  They will answer questions based on the data and create some data of their own.

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Term 2 Week 3

In Literacy the children will continue to look at the features of, and produce their own, non-chronological reports based on the Romans.  They will continue their research for content from the Internet and other sources, then produce a report using success criteria for self assessment.
In Numeracy the children will look at the Singapore Bar Method to help visualise and solve multi-operation word problems.  We will begin by focusing on the four main operations individually before moving on to a mixture to check and consolidate their understanding.
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Term 2 Week 2

In Literacy the children will continue their work on the theme of Rome and the Romans.  Having looked at myths and poetry, the children will begin to look at writing their own non-chronological reports on aspects of Roman life and culture, including what they invented and brought to this country.
In Numeracy the children will look at Position and Direction.  They will begin by looking at parallel, perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines and will then move on to looking at angles, namely right angles, acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
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Term 2 Week 1

Welcome to the Year 4 blog!

In Week 1 (Term 2), the children will continue to look at poetry.  We will be linking the first weeks Literacy with Science, writing different poems about states of matter – solids, liquids and gases.  This will give the children a chance to show their understanding of the Science topic, as well as looking at poems, rhyming couplets and technical vocabulary.

We will begin Term 2 looking at division.  We will recap our understanding of division and build on this using formal written methods.  We will them move onto division word problems, and finally the children will be given the opportunity to apply their understanding of the four main operations in mixed one and two-step problems.

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Final Week of Term!

In Literacy this week the children will look at poetry.  We will begin the week by looking at Haiku poems, based on numbers of syllables in each verse.  We will also look at acrostic poems and Kenning poems, which are riddles.  We will also have a visit from SNAP Theatre, and will continue working on our performance of Romulus and Remus and the Roman Empire.

 

In Numeracy the children will look at multiplication.  We will begin the week looking at ways of calculating the answers to multiplication problems using formal written methods and will move onto word problems and applying multiplication in a range of real life situations.

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Week beginning 10/10/16
In Year 4 the children will continue to write their own version of the story of Romulus and Remus.  Having created their monster and storyboard, the children will write their own dilemma and resolution, which will include their created monsters.
In Numeracy the children will continue to look at measures.  The children will look at money, and use their recent learning regarding addition, subtraction and decimal numbers to solve straight forward addition problems as well as some word problems in this area.
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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome!

Both classes have settled well and working hard. This term in Literacy the children are looking at the story of Romulus and Remus. We also have SNAP Theatre working with our pupils on a performance based around the theme of Rome and the Romans.

In Numeracy, the children will be working on a range of areas to consolidate and develop their understanding further from Year 3.

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School Contact Details

Head Teacher Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Debbie Jamieson

Emailwestminster.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.20pm – 3.20pm