Happy Easter

I hope you all have a lovely Easter holidays.

When we return, our theme will be ‘Rampaging Romans’.

Why not do some of your own research over the holidays to get us started.

You could visit ‘The Hull and East Riding Museum’. It is free of charge and has some stunning Roman mosaics. It may even inspire you to create some of your own.

Please upload any of your research to Seesaw or bring it into school the first week back. I look forward to seeing what you discover.

High Street, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 23 August, 2019. Pictured: Hull & East Riding Museum

Homework 1.4.22

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Statutory – RandomStatutory – Random 
complete
opposite
experiment
naughty
grammar
knowledge
favourite
caught
promise
occasion
dictionary
existence
especially
neighbour
average
conscience
vehicle
shoulder
relevant
twelfth

English

Subordinate clauses can be found at the start, the middle, and the end of a sentence.

  • Sitting happily, the chicken laid eggs.
  • The chicken, who was busy laying eggs, sat happily.
  • The chicken laid eggs, sitting happily.

Think about how you can use subordinate clauses to add additional information to sentences about Phillipe Petit. For example,

Phillipe Petit, who was a street performer from a young age, tightrope walked across the Twin Towers.

As carefully as he could, Phillipe took his first step onto the wire.

The eyewitness watched him reach the other side, with relief.

If the subordinate clause is adding additional information in the middle of your sentence, you need to put commas before and after it.

Write your own sentences using all the information you know about Phillipe and/or you can complete the worksheet below. This will also be sent home in paper form.

Sentences can be typed using Seesaw or some children may wish to record their sentences.

Mathematics

One of the skills children need to develop over Key Stage 2 is to identify, measure and draw angles. Please use the worksheet below to help you practise. This will also be sent home in paper form.

If you need a protractor, please let us know and we will provide one.

Homework 25.3.22

Spelling

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Endings spelt – ousNouns that end in 
-ce/-cy and verbs
that end in -se/-sy 
courageous
outrageous
serious
obvious
curious
hideous
spontaneous
courteous
disastrous
glamorous
advice
advise
device
devise
licence
license
practice
practise
prophecy
prophesy

English

Philippe Petit did the impossible when he tight roped across the space between the Twin Towers in 1974. Write down 5 things which were considered impossible in the past, which have been accomplished today. You could also have a think about what things we haven’t achieved yet, but may be possible in the future.

Mathematics

Please continue to practise your Math’s skills on Purple Mash and TT RockStars.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/9-times-table.html

Homework 11.3.2022

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Endings spelt – tionEndings spelt -ious
invention
injection
hesitation
completion
continuation
opposition
pollution
question
affection
attraction
ambitious
cautious
fictitious
infectious
nutritious
repetitious
superstitious
gracious
precious
vicious

English

We are starting a new topic in English this week – biographies.

What is a biography? A biography is writing about someone’s life story, written in the third person.

Your job is to pick any famous person, past or present, and find out as much as you can about that person. Use the boxes below to help you! Or if you prefer you may choose to find out more about a member of your own family.

INTRODUCTION
Who is your biography about?                      
THINGS THEY ARE BEST KNOWN FOR
Facts and stories about their main successes
EARLY LIFE
Interesting facts about their childhood.                      
FAMILY LIFE/EXTRA INTERESTS
Did they marry? Have children? Have any hobbies?  
EARLY CAREER
Facts and stories about their early jobs/successes.                        
CONCLUSION
Final statements about their future or life highlights.

Mathematics

This week I would like you all to have a go at increasing your speed and accuracy with your 8 times tables. I have set a battle on TT Rockstars, but you may wish to use the website below first as it does not have any speed element to it.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/8-times-table.html

I have also added the Math’s Starters for this week below, which again have links to the 8 times tables as well as some place value revision.

Homework 18.2.22

What’s Underneath?

Next half term we will be exploring the world beneath us, looking in greater detail at soils and fossils. Over the holidays I would like you to come up with ideas that you think we could explore in class. Below are just a few ideas to get you started.

Could we make our own archeological dig?

What careers need knowledge of different soils? Do you know anyone who could talk to our class about their jobs?

Do worms have a favourite type of soil?

Mathematics

Please continue to learn your times tables on TT Rock Stars or have a go at the activities on Purple Mash.

I was really impressed with how your Time questions had improved on your Math’s Starters this week, so keep practising.

English

Over the holidays, I am sure you can find lots of interesting things to read and write about (magazine articles, days out, film reviews, local news, …). However if you want some games to help you practise your spelling and grammar, then click on the link below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Homework

I really enjoyed having the opportunity to go swimming this week. I was so impressed with you all. I can now understand why you are so tired when you return to school – it was hard work!!!

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
words with the /k/ sound
spelt ch
Homophones
scheme
chorus
chemist
echo
character
ache
monarch
stomach
orchid
orchestra
ascent
assent
bridal
bridle
cereal
serial
compliment
complement
precede
proceed
Have a go at the Quiz on Purple Mash or use a written spelling strategy to help you

Mathematics

Our Math’s Starters have proved a challenge this week, particularly applying our knowledge into reading the time.

This week I would really like you to practise reading the time on both analogue clocks and digital clocks.

If you are confident with this, then try converting time between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hour clocks.

Below are this week’s starters if you would like to use these to help you practise at home.

English

This week we have started our poetry unit. We have been looking at poems by the same author and identifying similarities and differences between the poems.

I would like you to choose one of the tasks below to complete this week.

  • Choose a poem and practise reading it aloud so you can recite it to the class.
  • Choose a poem and illustrate it with the images it makes you think of.
  • Write another verse for ‘The Wind’ poem we looked at in class.

The Wind

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you;

But when the leaves hang trembling

The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I;

But when the trees bow down their heads

The wind is passing by.

Homework 28.1.22

Well done to all of the children who have already taken up the Stonehenge challenge. I am loving seeing all the different ways you are approaching this task.

Spelling

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Endings which sound like
ʃɘn spelt – ssion
Words ending in able
expression
possession
discussion
confession
permission
admission
impression
omission
emission
commission
dependable
comfortable
understandable
reasonable
enjoyable
reliable
excitable
preferable
adorable
believable

English

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be writing our own legend stories based on ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ book. I would like you to think about what other mythical creatures we could come across in the mysterious Cornish seas.

A mermaid has the upper half of a human, but the bottom half of a fish. What will your creature look like? Give it two contrasting parts. It could be the top half of a seagull with the bottom part of an octopus.

If you want, you could create a flipbook of ideas to create different creatures.

Mathematics

We have been continuing our work on multiplication, focusing on developing our mathematical vocabulary to help in our explanations.

This week I have set you a few tasks on Purple Mash to support your understanding of multiples. Look at the description and start at Challenge 1 as they get more difficult. Choose the challenge that is right for you.

I have also added the Math’s Starters for this week below.

Homework 21.1.22

Spelling

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt – gue and the /k/ sound spelt -queWords containing the letter string ‘ough’
league
tongue
antique
unique
fatigue
intrigue
rogue
vague
opaque
plaque
through
thorough
borough
enough
bough
though
although
dough
thoroughness
ought  

English

I have been amazed with the fantastic writing Class 4 have produced this week. The children’s language choices, sentence structure and attention to detail have made for some very interesting reads.

‘They heard her singing voice, therefore I predict they will follow the mermaid.’ – Georgina

‘He always makes up stories, therefore I predict no one will believe Zachy.’ – Jacob

”Your beautiful eyes have caught mine. Don’t worry about me not loving you. I have always noticed you since the day I met you.’ – Lottie

I have also enjoyed reading all your stories and research about Mermaids. Keep up the good work Class 4, as you are making me very proud.

This week’s home work is to extend simple sentences by adding adverbs, adjectives and further information to make the sentences more interesting.

Please see sheet sent home.

Mathematics

Please continue to complete some of the multiplication and division activities available on Purple Mash and practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars. Remember to challenge yourself!!

I have also added this week’s starters below.

Stonehenge

This week we have been generating lots of discussion around the most famous cromlech in the UK, Stonehenge. I thought it would be fun to set a bit of a challenge over this half term, linked to this popular landmark.

I would like you to lead you our learning around this. You might:

  • create your own model version (You could use pebbles from a visit to the coast)
  • research how it got there
  • explore techniques used to lift heavy stones
  • explore the strength of similar structures

The possibilities are endless, so I look forward to seeing where your learning takes you.

Below is a useful website to find out more about Stonehenge.

https://school-learningzone.co.uk/key_stage_two/ks2_history/british_history_/pre_historic_britain/stonehenge.html

Homework 14.1.22

Spellings

Year 4Year 5
admiration
foundation
forgotten
gardening
great
grate
main
mane
fascinate
comprehension
knuckle
ceiling
receipt
inefficient
proficient
sought
drought
admiration
considerable
perceive

English

In class we have started to read ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ by Charles Causley.

For your homework, I would like you to choose one of the tasks below to complete.

  • Research what Mermaids are, then create an information sheet to share what you have found out.
  • Imagine you have seen a Mermaid or a Merman out at sea. Write a description of what they look like.

I have added templates for both onto Purple Mash if you prefer to do your homework electronically.

Mathematics

Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division. Please complete some of the activities available on Purple Mash and continue to practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars. Remember to challenge yourself!!

Mathematics Starter Activity

Since returning to school we have been completing a quick mathematics starter activity to help the children reinforce key learning.

By completing the same type of questions each day, it helps children to commit the key concepts to memory.

I have been really proud of how the children have approached these tasks and it has been lovely to see their confidence grow as they equal/improve on their scores day by day.

I will be adding the activity sheets to the blog after each week so that you can continue to reinforce the key learning at home. They are also useful activities to do if your child is home learning.