Eastgate Problem Solvers

Following on from last week, in Maths the children have been focusing on using the column method for addition and subtraction. However, this week they have looked at solving one-step and two-step word problems and using the inverse to check their answers. The children have loved getting to grips with Times Tables Rock Stars and enjoyed challenging each other to games.

In Literacy this week Eastgate have been using the iPads to help them understand key words and phrases from our text, The Fox. They have been able to find definitions, similar words and highlight key phrases which have an effect on the reader.

After looking at the artist Antoni Gaudi, the children have enjoyed creating creature mosaics in his style. In Drama, the children have carried on creating freeze frames based on The Fox and have also loved taking part in a ‘story whoosh.’ In Topic lessons, pupils learnt about Hadrian’s wall and they enjoyed finding out about Roman Gods and Goddesses.

In PE this week with AJ, Eastgate have worked well to develop their skills in small group games. In Stretch and Grow, the children raced to complete the human skeleton, in groups. With Miss Valentine in PE, they used the skills they have learnt over the past couple of weeks to create fluid movements in handball and to practise their shooting in netball.

We hope you have a brilliant weekend.

The Year 4 Team