Year 4 Fitness, Maths and Fables

Our Year 4 daily routine usually starts with some shared exercise outside. All pupils take part in a gentle run. We also have some stretching. This sets this us up for the day of learning ahead.

Autumn term maths learning in Year 4 is continuing to focus on working with units of 1,000, 100, 10 and single digits. One of our learning intentions is to partition four digit numbers. We are also rounding up numbers to the nearest 100 or 1,000.

The pupils are encouraged to show the reasoning behind their answers. These are shared with our class friends so that we can see different approaches to solving our maths problems.

Elsewhere in Year 4 and our English learning is looking at Fables. We have read some traditional Fables such as The Sheep and the Wolf, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The Lion and the Mouse.

The pupils were asked to identify what makes a fable unique compared to other stories that we read. We came to the conclusion that a fable is a story that contains a powerful message.

All Year 4 children have now written their own fables. We started to plan this work using a mind map. We found that our fables needed a moral, a setting, characters, and then a problem and a solution. These have been written out neatly so we can create some class displays.