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?

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.

Mandarin Songs to Practise for the Summer Concert

On Thursday 13th May, the children will performing in two Summer Concerts at St Catherine’s Church.

10:00 until 11:00 – Reception, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3

13:50 until 15:10 – Yr4, Yr5, Yr6, Orchestra, Choir and Steel Pans

The children in Years 2 and 3 will be singing:

小兔子乖乖  (xiǎo tù zǐ guāi guāi) “Well-Behaved Little Rabbit”

The children in Years 4-6 will be singing:

蜗牛与黄鹂鸟 (Wō niú yǔ huáng lí  niǎo) Snail and Oriole Birds

You can listen to the songs by pressing the hyperlinks above.  The lyrics to both songs can be found on the PowerPoint below.

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Happy practising.

 

 

 

Roman Projects

On Friday afternoon, we discussed the progress of our Roman topics we began over half term.  Everyone is researching an element of the Ancient Roman Empire that they find interesting ready to present at our Memorable Event.  These projects can be presented in any way we choose but our audience must be able to understand it without the need for us to explain it to them – this means it must be accompanied by a written explanation.

The projects will be ongoing for this half term and we shall share updates on our progress every Friday afternoon so that we can discuss our ideas and offer each other help when needed.

This week, we shared our projects so far on:

Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

Fashion in Ancient Rome

We look forward to seeing the progress that everyone else is making next week!

Don’t forget to keep using Mathletics , Bug Club and Languagenut at home.

Mathletes of the Week

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Well done to our Mathletes of the Week!

Abdul, Erim and Nadiyah (for week beginning Monday, 22nd May)

Joanita, Antony and Santi (for week beginning Monday, 29th May)

Will you be joining them next week?

Remember, each week gives you the opportunity to practise your maths based on what we have studied the previous week.  By playing the different activities you can gain additional points to become a Mathlete of the Week and use these to perfect your avatar.