We know we say this every week, but...What a busy, busy week we've had here in Year 4.
In English, we have been imagining that we are Duncan -from `The Day the Crayons Quit (you'll remember we mentioned it last time). We have been writing a response to the crayon letters. It's been fun, and challenging. Our teachers wanted us to use more of a `formal' tone in our writing. Our crayon letters didn't need that last week, but these do. Using different tones in our writing is something that's difficult to understand initially. However, we got there. Let's explain. If you were writing a letter to a friend about going on holiday, your letter would probably sound quite chatty, almost like you were having a conversation face-to-face with your friend. Whereas, if you were writing a letter to apply for a job you wouldn't use the same language or `tone'. We wanted Duncan to sound more business-like. Take a look at some of our letters, we're sure you'll agree that the way we say things in the letter is different to the way that we might speak to our friends.
On Wednesday, we had a treat when a lady from the Healthy Schools Team came to work with us. We were given lots of scenarios to consider. We were really sensible and grownup as we chatted about them and sharing our ideas with the class. We're sure you can tell that from the pictures below...
That's all for now, drop in next week to see how we're getting on. Bye for now.