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.

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Dear log,

           My lovely little beaver cubs had their first swim in the river today. Of course we (Mootet -my partner- and I) proceeded with them but soon they swam off by themselves and Blenk( my oldest daughter) swam all the way to the next the next dam and back, oh I am so proud of her… They didn’t even want to get out when the ice drops came and in the end we had to drag them out because everybody knows that when the ice drops come (which are under -10,000 degrees) any living thing instantly will turn into a block of ice. It happened to my grandpa you know he never cooled down either. Anyway, enough gruesome stuff, time to talk about my babies! For this is my 1st log I should really introduce and explain exactly what is going on.

 My family and I live in Hangeledadoop which is in the 4567th dimension and has the most boring weather EVER; I mean, we only have that rain I was talking about and a sun that makes the temperature on earth go up to go 87 degrees and back down to -89 degrees, but we- the animals on this planet -have gotten used to it. My oldest daughter, who I have already introduced, is called Blenk and is now holding out the age of 567 centuries old;( Ah it seems like only yesterday she was seeing her first light!) My second youngest is another girl named Frp who is exactly 135 centuries younger than Blenk. Klaaf holds place as youngest and he is only 111. Now he has just woken up. I have to go, sorry!

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             Cloooooong.

Reading Newsletter

At Edmund Waller, we are passionate about the children developing a lifelong love of reading.  Children who enjoy reading are happier, healthier; they are more empathetic, do better academically and do better in life generally.  In school, teachers read to their classes every day.  You will find the books they are currently enjoying displayed on classroom doors.  In the fifth edition of our bi-annual Reading Newsletter, children from every year group talk about the power of reading with someone at home.

On the reverse of the Reading Newsletter, you will find: Why Read Aloud? a powerful infographic summarising the benefits of reading aloud.  It is one of the practical resources created by the Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign

At Edmund Waller, we strongly agree with their message about reading: “Every child. Every  parent. Every day”, encouraging 15 minutes of daily    reading aloud.  

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Homophone Investigation.

This week, we carried out a homophone investigation.  Which homophones do you get mixed up when you are writing?

Have another go at playing the Homophone Pair Game.  Which level can you play confidently?  Do you understand what the different words mean?  Can you use them in your own narrative sentences?

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Create your own homophone posters like the ones above to display on the learning wall.

Homework 18/11/16

5F have been reading non chronological reports in Guided Reading.  This week children are to create a page for our class book about a fictional or real animal that lives in a river based habitat.  This could be an animal that lives either entirely or partially in the water.

Think carefully about how the non-chronological reports are structured and the different sections of information you believe the reader will need to understand all about your animal.

If you need any tips try visting National Geographic on http://www.ngkids.co.uk/

Homework is due in on Friday, 25th November