Another fab week

Class 4 have had another great week, we have tackled tricky place value work in Maths, written descriptive paragraphs about Rang-Tan’s rainforest in English, made South American Top Trump Cards in Geography and found out more about the character Stitch head in Guided Reading.

Homework

This week our homework focus is Maths and specifically learning our times tables. Learning times tables is a life skill that just needs to be learnt.

The end of year expectation for year 4 is to know all tables up to the 12 times table. It is very important that the children learn them as towards the end of year 4 all children are required to complete the Multiplication Check. (Further information can be found below)

There are many games on purple mash (I have set a couple as 2dos) and also games on websites such as www.topmarks.co.uk, www.timestables.co.uk and www.ictgames.com. All children also have their own times table rockstars log-in in their reading logs.

The app below is also a useful free download that has a multiplication section.

https://whiterosemaths.com/1-minute-maths#download

Website links

https://www.ictgames.com/tablesTennis/mobile/index.html

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bunny/index.html

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

At my house we have also found songs useful!! The following song was a popular one!

Regular practise really is the key!

Further information about the multiplication check can be found below.

https://brandesburton.e-riding.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TABMultiplications-check-C-3-and-C4.pdf

Such a busy week!

Class 4 have been so, so, so busy this week. From working on place value in Maths to finding out where the rainforests are in Geography. From classifying animals in Science to working on emotions linked to Rang-Tan in English….an orangutan even arrived in our classroom! All our work has been completed so well!

Homework (to be completed for Wednesday 21st so we can use the facts in the lesson)

Next week in Geography we will be looking closely at the countries of South America and we hope to make our own Top Trump cards. Can you find out about any of the countries? We plan to include information about the flag, the population, the area, the highest point and an interesting fact. Please either upload your facts to seesaw or bring them into school. The more facts we find the better our Top Trump cards will be.

Please also remember to complete your spelling 2do on Purple Mash it really will compliment all the hard work we are doing in class.

Roald Dahl Day

On Tuesday, in assembly we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. We discussed some of his stories and our favourite characters from his books. Did you know, Roald Dahl had 49 books published?

Mrs Irvin and Ava were very busy at home before the day making something to celebrate the amazing author. Mrs Irvin made this incredible noticeboard and Ava made a poster to show many of his book characters.

In assembly, we set everyone a challenge. Can you name all the Roald Dahl characters on Ava’s poster? Write down your answers and drop them into Class 4 for Ava to check. Prizes will be given for the most correct answers!

CLASS 4 – 2022 -23 WELCOME!!

Class 4 have made an amazing start to the week…we have built our team, set up routines and expectations and started work on our new theme…Tree Top Adventure! I have been very impressed!

As you can see from our overview below we plan to be very, very, very busy!!

A newsletter has been sent home explaining more details about routines and expectations, if you have misplaced your copy, please see below.

Homework – Book Review.

All children now have their home learning code for seesaw and I have set an activity on there for homework this week. The challenge this week is to write and record a book review to make suggestions for others. We hope to add our animated reviews to our reading area to inspire others to read – I can’t wait to see which books you choose. You can complete your review through the app or on paper – remember to try to include you reading a section of the story as a video or a voice over to practice your expression.

Here is one I have already received….

I can’t wait to see what book suggestions we get.

Have a lovely weekend. Don’t forget to complete your spelling 2do and also read at home.

Mrs A

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.