Saturday, 24 March 2018

Weekly Learning Review - Week Ending: 22 March 2018

Weekly Learning Review

Class:   4A&4B               Week Ending: 22/3/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: Revised all spelling lists learned in Term 2.
·         Grammar: Revised nouns, verbs, subjects, adverbs, adjectives, parts of speech and contractions
·         Writing: Revised gathering information from informational texts using it to write reports. 
·         Comprehension: Revised comprehension strategies like: reading the question twice and circling important information.  Comprehension was solved using the computer in the ICT room. Use this website for further comprehension assignments:  www.readworks.org/students
Mathematics
·         Revised the following topics:
·         Place Value
·         Ordering
·         Odd or Even numbers
·         Doubling and Halving
·         Capacity
·         Time
·         Adding and subtracting two-three digit numbers together
·         Multiplication and division
·         Ordering fractions
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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Weekly Learning Review : Week Ending: 9th of March 2018

Weekly Learning Review

Class:   4A & 4B                                          Week Ending: 15/3/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: Revised all spelling words took from Term 2.
·         Reading Comprehension: Read the ‘Tsunami’ text from the Pupil Book. We discussed what they understood from the text and answered the appropriate set of questions. Students also located the index and contents in information texts.
·         Creative Writing: Students wrote paragraphs using different types of information.
·         Grammar: Students labelled parts of speech, subjects and objects. They learned how to identify and properly use prepositions.
·         Book Club - Matilda: We did an activity based on the chapter ‘The Third Miracle’. Students role played the chapter. The class was then divided into groups and made a front page of a newspaper, with its headlining article the events at Crunchem Primary School. They learned that the front page of a newspaper includes a title, a catchy by-line, paragraphs, an account of the shocking event and eyewitness accounts.
Mathematics
·         Eight Times Table: Children learned a tip to memorize the eight times table. The numbers in the eight times table are always even. This means they can be divided by 2 without a remainder. The tip is that the unit digits have a regular pattern – they go down in 2s.
·         Ordering Fractions: Students can compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators. They extended their understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
Science
·         Sound: Students investigated how sound travels through different materials to the ear. Sound can travel through air by waves. It travels faster through liquids than air because the vibrations cannot spread out much. Sounds travel even faster through solids as the vibrations can spread out even less.
Contact 4A
mawad@ise.edu.eg
Contact 4B
feldakak@ise.edu.eg


Saturday, 10 March 2018

Weekly Learning Review :Week Ending: 8 March 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:      4A & 4B        
Week Ending: 8/3/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week, we discussed the difference between suffix and word endings. We spelled and defined words with common word endings: ‘ough’, ‘ould’, ‘ought’ and ‘ound’. We used Quizlet flashcards to define terms and create sentence examples.
·         Reading Comprehension: This week, we answered questions about informational texts. We used knowledge of different organisational features to find information effectively. We used dictionaries, library books and the internet to gather up information about a topic. We introduced a reading skill called scanningScanning is looking for information by reading at a quicker pace to look for key words. We read an informational text and scanned the text for key words that the students were unsure about. We found the definitions using the dictionary.
·         Creative Writing: The students developed and refined ideas in writing using planning strategies. They summarized and shaped material and ideas from different sources to write convincing and informative non-narrative texts. Then, the children organised the text into paragraphs to distinguish different information. In their writing, they used adverbs and conjunctions to establish cohesion within paragraphs. The students clarified meaning and point of view by using varied sentence structure (commas to mark clauses).
·         Grammar: Students identified the subject, verb and objects in a sentence.
Mathematics
·         Adding: Students are able to solve addition problems using the place value strategy. The place value strategy is when you rewrite the addition problem in place value numbers. For example, 487 + 264. Rewrite the addition problem in place value numbers: 400 + 80 + 7 = 487 / 200 + 60 + 4 = 264. Next, add the numbers based on place value: (400+200) + (80+60) + (7+4) = 751.
·         Sixes: Students learned that the multiplication sentence has a factor and a product. They learned a new tip to help recall multiplication facts on the 6 times table. All numbers in the 6 times table are even. – they end with 0,2,4,6 or 8. They are all a multiple of 3 so they can be divided by 3.
Science
·         Measuring Sound: Students explored how sounds are made when objects, materials or air vibrate and how sound is measured in decibels. Sound levels can be measured in decibels using a sound level meter.  Sounds can be soft or loud and the loudness of a sound is its volume. The decibel scale is used to give the sound levels of different sounds or noises.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
·         Bullying: This week, we had special guests talk about bullying. We carried it through in class by learning about feelings, social interaction, diversity, social structures, discrimination, justice, power and conflict that provided opportunities to explore the issue of bullying, why it happens and how to prevent it.
Contact 4A
mawad@ise.edu.eg
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Friday, 2 March 2018

Weekly Learning Review 1st of March 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:   4A & 4B                   Week Ending:    29/2/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling:  This week, we spelled and defined words with suffix ‘ive’. We recalled the difference between prefixes and suffixes and defined the terms as a class. Here is the link for extra help:
·         Reading Comprehension: This week, we introduced non- fiction informational texts. We identified aspects of such texts like the contents, index’ and learned about alphabetical order. We discussed the fact that information texts contain mainly facts but the author can show opinion by choice of words or by the information chosen or left out.
·         Creative Writing: Students developed and refined ideas in writing using planning strategies.
·         Grammar: We reviewed grammar concepts from the beginning of the term such as speech, pronouns, auxiliary verbs, contractions and adverbs.
·         Book Club: Matilda chapters 15 and 16
Mathematics
·         Addition: Students can add two digit problems together. We reviewed the words addend, addition and sum.
·         Subtraction: Students learned how to subtract two digit numbers from each other. They learned the concept of borrowing and basic subtraction rules: Subtracting a bigger number from a smaller number.
Science
·         Sound: Students explored how sounds are made when objects, materials or air vibrate. Students collected evidence of different types of sounds in rural areas and cities; made relevant observations and comparisons in a variety of contexts and presented results in drawings, bar charts and tables
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
·         Committee: Students learned that a committee is a group of people appointed or elected to study a problem, plan an event or perform a specific duty.
Contact 4A
mawad@ise.edu.eg
Contact 4B


Please look out for details of the upcoming Year 4 Wellspring residential trip- 22-23 April, 2018!


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Weekly Learning Review -Week Ending: 15th February 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:  4A&4B                                       Week Ending: 15/2/2018
Literacy
Book Week: This week was dedicated to fostering a love of reading for all. Students discovered that a book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to those of movie trailers. Students chose their favourite book and made a book trailer. They learned that a book trailer describes what the book is about and they used direct quotations from the book in order to tempt readers to go and read the book. Importantly, they learned not to give too much of the plot away so as not to spoil the reading pleasure.

Mathematics
Perimeter: Students learned to calculate the area and perimeter of a random shape on a grid.
Bar Graphs: Students learned to define data, bar graphs, title, label, scale and point on bar graphs. They collected their own data and presented it as a bar graph.
Science
States of Matter: The children revised themes from this term and carried out an assessment.
Humanities
Roman Britain: Continued learning about Roman Britain’s history, for example how they lived; what they ate; the culture and daily lives.
Contact 4A – Pondering Pandas
mawad@ise.edu.eg
Contact 4B – Decent Dragons
feldakak@ise.edu.eg


Friday, 9 February 2018

Week Ending: 8th of February 2018

Weekly Learning Review
Class:  4A & 4B        Week Ending: 8/2/2018
Literacy
·         Spelling: This week’s spelling list is about prefixes with ‘a’ and ‘al’. Here is the quilt link for extra practice: https://quizlet.com/265655976/spelling-week-4-flash-cards/
·         Reading Comprehension: Reread the passage, ‘Goodbye to Earth’ and discussed character’s reasons for behaviour.  Children also responded to the text by answering its appropriate set of questions.
·         Writing: Students worked in groups to plan and write a creative story with different settings.
·         Grammar: Revised adverbs and comparative adjectives. Introduced speech marks and pointed out the use of commas and capital letters while using them.
·         Book Club: ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl – Chapters 11-12.
Mathematics
·         Capacity: Students are able to measure and estimate liquid capacity, using litres and millilitres as the standard unit of measurement. They are able to convert liters to milliliters, and milliliters to liters. 1 litre = 1000 millilitres.
·         Timetables: Students can read and interpret timetables and calculate elapsed time. We went to the ICT lab to research schedules (like their favorite football matches, concerts, etc.,) and created timetables using Microsoft Word.
Science
·         Heating and Cooling Matter: Students know that melting is when a solid turns into a liquid and is the reverse of freezing. Melting happens when heat energy is added to a substance and the energy pulls the particles apart from each other. Cooling happens when water solidifies.
Humanities
·         Revised Prehistoric Britain and introduced Roman Britain.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
·         Habits: A habit is a routine of a behaviour that is repeated regularly. Students understood the difference between good habits and bad habits.
Contact 4A
 Pondering Pandas
Contact 4B
Decent Dragons