Apologies for the confusion with last week’s home learning. As I think this is a really exciting activity, I thought I’d reset it!
This week, you need to select your favourite or most interesting fairy tale and retell it. How you retell it is up to you: a simple retelling, a retelling in a different setting or time, a written story, a poem, a comic strip…be as creative as possible.
I look forward to compiling all our retellings into a class book to share with future Year 4s.
Over the half term break, create a presentation in the style of your choice (biography, diary entry, comic strip, portraits using symbolism, etc) about the Tudor monarch of your choice.
Which of the monarchs we have studied did you find most fascinating?
Don’t forget to access Bug Club, Mathletics and Languagenut over the half term to help continue the great progress everyone has been making over the half term.
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?
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.
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.
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.