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Maths 2

This week, Eastgate have had a very busy week.

Within the children’s RE this term, they have been learning about different faiths and their places of worship - in particular the Muslim faith and the mosque. The children have learnt about the Five Pillars of Islam and the importance of the mosque: in particular about the Great Mosque of Mecca. They also had the opportunity to visit the Chester Mosque, in Blacon, where they watched the midday prayer, and had the opportunity to listen to the Iman speak about the Muslim faith and ask him any questions. It was an incredibly enriching experience for the children and consolidated their learning in class.

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Then, on Thursday, the children had their last session at Chester University where they competed against each other, in teams, as part of a competition. The children were all very red faced at then end and had lots of fun getting active! Well done Eastgate.

In their English work with Miss Walker this week, the children have been analysing key grammatical features of the diary entry from the mother. They then went onto to thinking and writing about how the children felt in the book about leaving their homes and everything they know forever. This then lead into the children writing a diary entry, in the role of the child, using all the key structural and grammatical features learnt over the past week.

In maths, the children started the week by consolidating their understanding of how to use the long multiplication method to multiply 3 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. They then moved onto fraction work, practising finding equivalent fractions and fractions of amounts. The children had access to concrete and pictorial representations of these concepts, before challenging themselves and moving onto to solving the problems abstractly.

Finally, in their topic work this week, the children revisited the key features of non chronological reports before writing their own. The children first researched the following elements of a particular culture - What food they eat, what clothes they wear, interesting facts about the culture (including the religion), and how they celebrate Christmas. Next week, these ideas will be put into a plan before writing up their non-chronological report.

Have another lovely weekend everyone, and see you all on Monday.

The Year 4 Team :)

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