Welcome back to Year 4 blog. Another busy, busy week here in class.
In English, we have been writing a newspaper report on the marriage of Mr Owl and Miss Pussy-Cat from the poem we started last week. It's an amazing story of a couple who have spent too long `tarrying', who sail away for `a year and a day' in a `pea-green boat'. When they go ashore on `Bong Tree Island' they buy a ring from the Piggy-Wig and are married by the `Turkey who lives on the hill'. How this story has never made the national newspapers is amazing! It has everything -adventure -romance (yuk!)!
Anyway, we have focused on writing our newspaper reports. Take a look at some examples of our work below. Say, can you spot some of the features of newspaper reports? For example, can you find -the headline? a picture with a caption? a quote? a who/what/where/when/why paragraph? Take a look.
In Maths, we have been looking at the `bus stop method' for division. Although to begin with this method looks a little tricky, once you've had a little practice -it's great! And, we're great at using it!
Take a look at this explanation.
Now, why not try this online example on the bbc website. Here
This week we finished our class reader `The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson. We have got to say -`Wow, what a book!'. The book starts slowly, and builds up but the ending is amazing. We have decided that Eva Ibbotson is such a great writer -she had us laughing, angry at the characters, and at on point, close to tears of sadness. Amazing -what a book.
The winner of the class reader this time was Amelia -and just like Eva Ibbotson -what a great person. Amelia had her own copy of the book (and lots of the other class readers we have read (Amelia's mum is great because she buys them for her) -Amelia gave the prize to someone else in our class who didn't have one. Amelia gave it to George. What a lovely gesture from Amelia. (She kept the picture of the front cover though drawn by Mr P.)