This week, everyone has been on a mission to make a profit! We had to convince Mrs Witton to loan us some money. The children worked out the total cost of ingredients to make hot cross buns and then calculated the profit they would make at different prices.
While making them, the class needed to be able to measure accurately using different scales, use their knowledge of fractions AND tell the time.
Fun with Fractions
Year 4 have been learning about fractions. They started off by representing fractions in as many ways as they could with a variety of equipment. They have become experts in finding equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering them and will be working on adding and subtracting with them. We might even be looking at a recipe for Viking bread using fractions too!
Last Friday, Year 4 went to learn even more about the Anglo Saxons at Murton Park in York. They visited an Anglo Saxon village where they could make clay lamps, they learned what day to day life would have been like and learned how warriors would have trained. Mrs Phillips was particularly pleased when they were told how money worked and it involved fractions!
Everything was going fine until a Mercian invaded and everyone had to rely on Family 3 to save the day! Thankfully they did and we all made it back to school safely.
Everyone had a great day. Faith even said it was the best trip she’d been on as soon as she had arrived!
Class 7 have settled into life as year 4s really well and it's lovely to have them for another year!
This term our topic is the Anglo Saxons. The children have been producing some lovely homework and getting very creative with their ideas!
They have written some fantastic 'beating a baddy' stories and are now working on writing amazing newspaper articles.
Keep up the hard work Year 4!
Last week, some of the children in years three and four were able to take part in 'Able Maths Day' at Balby Central. They had the chance to meet a Robot from Robot Wars and learn about the maths involved in making one of them, including weighing, measuring and finding the area of different parts.
They had a great day and did us all proud!