This author Danica Lesser has created 39 entries.

25 Jun

Poets in Kampala

For the end of term, we did a final poetry task in Year 4. We used our knowledge of different rhyming schemes, and genres of poetry, and wrote about a theme of our choice. Here are some creative poems from 4 Sipi: Burgers by Ahmed Put the pickle,meat,cheese What’s that? Burger!  Burgers so yum yum yum Make it go do your tum tum tum   Burger is so good you will never forget it

11 Jun

Non-fiction writing

In English this week, we wrote about a process of our choice. We used sequencing words, researched facts and organised our process writing with headings and subheadings to show the different stages involved. THE LIFE CYCLE OF A LION by Ahmed Who is the king of the jungle? Did you know that lions are so furious? Did you know that lions are the second biggest cats in the world? Did you know that lions live in group’s that are called prides? Here below are the life cycle...

29 May

Writing a friendly e-mail

In Term 1, we learnt how to write a friendly letter and now that all our learning is online, we learnt how to write a friendly e-mail. Here is some of our work from this week’s English task: How to write a friendly email By Lois First write the email address of the person you are emailing Second write the subject of the email After that write a greeting (dear__________) Next write what you want to share to the person you are emailing

22 May

This week we were shopkeepers, linguists and researchers

In IPC this week we did some research about topics of our choice related to electricity for our ‘Bright Sparks’ unit. We found meanings for words in English using a dictionary and thesaurus, then wrote our own sentences using synonyms and showing our understanding of the vocabulary given. Some of us made wordsearches and crosswords too. In Maths we solved word problems about money. Then we made our own shops with items for sale and made word problems to challenge our friends! Please...

15 May

Week 4 of Term 3

In English this week, we worked on instructional writing. Here are Cordell’s instructions for joining a google meet: How to join a Google Meet: First you have to go to your inbox and find the meeting you need to get to. Then you go to the three dots at the top and look for meet. Next you write the code in tha you got sent by your teacher . Lastly you are in. If you have problems...

08 May

Becoming poets

In Year 4 this term we are focussing on different types of poetry in our English unit. The children are enjoying learning about different genres and poetic devices, and they are showing fantastic creativity in their writing. Here are some examples: Title: The Pandemic (A free verse poem by Nora) The Pandemic is so horrible It kills one thousand people a day The streets are no longer filled with children’s laughter  As it is as silent as a...

03 May

IPC: Bright Sparks

In our current IPC unit, the children in Year 4 have been learning about electricity. They identified items at home that use electricity and became ‘safety inspectors’ by identifying risks and hazards around the home too. They also learnt how to make an electrical circuit. When we go back to school they will build their own circuits, following the instructions they wrote.      ...

30 Apr

Maths word problems

In Year 4, we have been learning about word problems in maths. Can you identify what type of calculation is needed for each problem below (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication)? Some of them are multi-step word problems, meaning there is more than one type of calculation to solve in the question. Then try to solve these word problems the children made by turning them into number problems first.    There are 56 avocados on a tree...

24 Apr

Personification Task – English Virtual Learning activity

Personification Task In our online English lessons this week, Year 4 children learnt about personification. This is when you try to make an object become human by giving them feelings and human characteristics. We tried to personify objects from school that we might not be using much at the moment, as we are currently learning from home! My sharpener always shouts and cries “You leave me hours and hours with only pencil dust!” “As lonely as a snail...