Home Learning 29/9/17

This week’s home learning is to research you family tree, just as we did with the Tudors this week.  How far can you go back?  Can anyone beat me with 4 generations of Fosters?

Remember, you are expected to have your home reading record signed twice every week.  This can be either be based on your Guided Reading text or a book of your own choice and could involve reading the text, summarising the main events from your book so far or discussing an element that you find particularly interesting or didn’t quite understand with someone else.  Remember to note down any vocabulary which you found challenging or inspiring in your Reading Record so you can try and use it in your writing next week.

Mathletics has activities based on the addition and subtraction of whole numbers which we have been learning about in our maths lesson.  Use your personal log in details to help extend your learning further.

Next week, we will be looking at multiplication.  Which times table are you currently working on?  What strategies are you using to share with the rest of your class?

History off the Page!

On Tuesday 19th September, Year 4 spent the day as Tudors!

This included visiting the Apothecary and creating herbal remedies for the ailments, as well as making their own wax candles and soap. They also got to experience writing their names with a quill and creating bookmarks using leather and authentic Tudor tools!

In the afternoon, the children learnt how to prepare for a Tudor Banquet, including learning all about the types of entertainment that would have been performed for King Henry VIII.

Thank you to those parents that helped on the day. All of this fantastic learning will help the children plan and put on their own ‘Banquet for Henry‘ at the end of this term (Wednesday 6th December).

 

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Year 4 Home Learning

Maths

This week, children have been actively using ‘Star Counting’ to learn the 4 times table.  Over the weekend, they are to create a new ‘Star Counting’ sequence, to share with the class, to help learn the 6 times table.

Reading

All the children have received their Guided Reading texts this week.  To help introduce their texts, we want to gather pictures of the children reading this text in strange, unusual or interesting locations.

Writing

To help build our passion for reading, everyone is to write a review about their favourite book to display in class or on the class blog.  This review should include a summary of the book, the reasoning why it is their favourite book and the types of readers who would also enjoy this book.

 

Please remember to support your children with their home reading by both listening to them read and discussing their books with them.  Please share your comments with the class teachers by recording them in their Reading Records so we can work together to help your child make the best possible progress.

Also, Mathletics has been updated to include a range of addition activities which will help your child to consolidate their learning from the unit we have just been learning about.

Year 4 Home Learning

In English, we have been creating character descriptions, using expanded noun phrases, of the characters in Hansel & Gretel.

For homework this week, we are going to create a Wanted poster for a Fairy Tale character of our choice.  We will need to use expanded noun phrases to describe precisely who the character is and summarise the crime that this character is guilty of.

Homework is due in on Tuesday, 19th September.

VE Day

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Megan: “VE Day celebrates the end of World War II in Europe (VE stands for Victory in Europe.  Megan used to think that it meant ‘Victory for England’, so she has learnt something new).  We usually celebrate on the 8th of May every year but our celebration was at the end of our topic in July.  At the end of World War II, lots of communities had street parties, where they celebrated the end of the war together.  Before our street party, we pretended to be different countries or dictators and we did a drama activity where we  learnt the order in which different countries joined the war.”

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Abdullahi: “I am going to explain how we got ready for our street party.  We made Union Flags to decorate the playground and worked in a team to put out the tables and chairs.  We had food to eat like biscuits, cake and sandwiches.  I also drank lemon juice that was so sour, it made me run around the playground.  In World War II, they didn’t have very much food, so people had a little ration book to make sure the food was shared out fairly.  This was because the Germans used submarines to attack the boats with food on them.  I am glad I did not live during World War II, the bombs would have been scary. Some of the bombs had teeth on them.”

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