Monthly Archives: September 2018

What we have been up to this week

In y4H we’ve been reading the Firework Makes daughter looking at chapter 4 and chapter 5.In maths we have been problem solving using column method which was tricky. In English we have been summarising the main events of the Firework makers daughter. In art we have been making Jackson Pollock paintings using the method of drip painting and flicking the paintbrush.In spelling we have been learning the prefixes, in, ir, il, and im. We have been adding them on to root words to changing the meanings.

From Courtney and Hugo

What We Have Learnt This Week

This week, we have been learning about the famous artist Jackson Pollock in our art lessons. We have researched some of his famous paintings and have analysed his techniques in order to mimic his work. In Maths we have started looking at how to complete sequences and counting on in 8’s, 9’s and 25’s from any given number. Regarding English, we’ve written a set of instructions on how to make a simple firework. We included lots of conjunctions and adverbials in our work as well as safety precautions when setting them off.

From Callum and Zac

Welcome back Y4H

Welcome back everybody! Hope you have all had a fantastic summer and are feeling refreshed and ready for the start of a new year! I hope you are as excited as I am to get stuck in! We are going to be learning lots of new and exciting things together and I can’t wait to begin our journey!

We are beginning this term looking at Philip Pullman’s ‘The Firework Maker’s-Daughter’. This is one of my favourite books and such a great context to begin with, with lots of fun and thrilling surprises along the way! I hope you enjoy reading this book just as much as I did and we will be learning all about Lila’s adventure to Mount Merapi and her encounter with the Fire-Fiend.

Does Lila have what it takes to be a firework maker?

Miss Hunter