What a super week! We had nine pupils in year 4 gain their pen licence certificates and everyone else really working hard to get theirs. We have been so very impressed with the high level handwriting, well done! As you can see from the previous post, we had some super 'ear' homework (just a selection posted). Today we did an experiment on pitch, see if your children tell you our findings?
Friday 4th December is Volcano day, more information has been emailed to you (also is below).
Miss Chalcraft, Miss Bennett and Mrs White
**Photo below shows inverted comma searching (e.g. "Yipeee for the weekend!" she exclaimed.) and then Drama role play linked to our English Text 'I don't believe it Archie'**
Volcano Themed Day: Friday 4th December
The class have chosen to celebrate getting all their marbles with a Science and Volcano themed day on Friday 4th December. Slime kit needed: If the children have a slime kit or you can get hands on one for Friday (or some of the ingredients below) that would be amazing, as there are plans afoot to create lava slime to tie in with our topic. The day will be Topic and Science themed and will be heaps of fun with investigations too!SLIME VOLCANO RECIPE
Dear All, you will find your homework printed in your homework books. In Maths this week we are starting perimeter and length. I have popped a knowledge organiser in your homework books for you to get to know the maths language we will be using. The maths sheet compliments what we are doing in class.
There is also a 'Mind' booklet to complete as a family. The idea being to think about what we can do to keep ourselves happy and healthy in body and in mind, including recognising when we feel down and strategies to improve how we feel. Frustratingly, the printer had its own act of craziness and printed it incorrectly but we decided as a class that we would save trees rather than print it again.
If you have the game Bananagrams, please take a photo of your child playing as we are getting quite good at it in class now, and it's great at improving spellings!
Wow, that went in a flash! We started our text 'I don't believe it Archie' by Andrew Norriss this week. This is a super book that we started before lockdown and therefore didn't get to finish it. If you get a chance to grab a copy of it do, as it will not disappoint!
The class enjoyed music this afternoon with Mrs Dunn! It is sounding wonderful!
Have a super weekend.
Year 4 Homework: 18th November 2020
**If you have Nessy or IDL account, please log in and complete tasks**
1) Linked to Anti-Bullying Week
Watch the film: https: //www.literacyshed.com/for-the-birds.html
Ask your child what they think the video tells us. Does it have a message?
Children will often say that the small birds were mean to the big bird because he is different.
This sparks the debate. Who are the mean ones?
Why are they mean?
Are any of the small birds worse than others? Why?
Is there a moral to the story?
Could we give it a new title?
Have you experienced this?
2) Write a detailed book review about one of your recent fabulous reads – see printed format in books. Write using full sentences please.
3) Have a look at this amazing view into the Ear (click on word Ear for link)
DT Challenge: Can you make the inner structure of the ear?
PE - come up with a 3 jump combination (s) that includes a change of height/flight to share with class
Maths - practice rapid recall of 4 and 8 times table (verbal)
Geography - Can you find out five facts about these famous volcanoes?
Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius, Krakatoa and Mount St. Helens
Using the world map in your homework books mark where in the world these volcanoes are please?
Miss Chalcraft, Miss Bennett, Mrs White
We have started our new Science topic 'SOUND' and new Geography topic 'VOLCANOES'.
In Science, we talked about what sound meant to us, favourite sounds, sounds we dislike and how sounds make us feel. We all agreed that walking on crunchy snow was a sound we loved and agreed that polystyrene squeaking was an awful sound! We watched these video clips on BBC Bitesize
In Geography, we remembered some of the work we did in lockdown and a few children brought in their paper mâché Volcanoes. We are excitedly planning a Volcano topic day where we will do everything todo with Volcanoes, including the odd explosion! Please find below some of the key vocabulary that we will be learning this half term.
Have a lovely weekend staying local,
Miss Chalcraft, Miss Bennett and Mrs White.
Dear All, What a super and busy week so far and it's only Wednesday!
Just a message to say well done for bringing in extra layers for the open windows ventilation recommendation and for being amazing as always. We have done a lot of laughing this week!
Homework is printed and in your homework books. Here is an overview:
Maths: Consolidation tasks for subtraction of 3 digit numbers with no exchange
Online maths: Hit the button times tables 4 and 8
English: Consolidating the rule for 'ed' ending to verbs therefore making them a past event (rules on the sheet)
Thank you for being such wonderful parents too!
Miss Chalcraft, Miss Bennett and Mrs White
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