Year 4 have settled in well after the Easter holidays and have given a warm welcome to Mrs Clarke.
We are currently learning how to write Tales of Fear in English and we're reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in our Book Focus lessons. Ask your child to tell you why they feel sympathy for Harry before he goes to live at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
Below are two examples of children's story maps. They all tell the same story. There is no right or wrong way to create a story map. If it helps the child to remember the story then it has done its job. Great artistry is not required, it is an aide memoire and not a master piece!
Mrs Clarke, Miss Norman and Ms Mustarde
4B have really got their teeth into our new English unit this half term. Our unit focus is report writing and we are using a report called 'The Storm Unicorn' to help us learn how to become experts on writing reports. The children have spent lots of time learning the text and now know it in their bones! We have also been practicing our writing skills by using present tense and by creating some truly amazing compound sentences.
Please look below to see exactly what we have been doing.