Year 4

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 2, Week 7)

Maths – Position and Direction

In the final weeks of school, the students have been looking at position and direction. We have discussed how to accurately read and plot points on a grid. We have explored creating various shapes on a grid like polygons. We then looked at translating shapes on a grid.

English – Explanation Texts

For the last two weeks of school, we are focusing on explanation texts. We received a letter from Wallace and Gromit asking for new inventions after Wallace’s creations were all stolen. The students have been designing their own unique inventions. They then planned out and described exactly how to make their creations, including all of the features of an explanation text.

At home you can: Can you write an explanation text for your favourite hobby?

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

No spelling words for the last week.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Curriculum information and map

Things you can do with your child:
  • Read with them.
  • Practise timetables and identify one they want to focus on.
  • Get them to talk about what they are learning; if they can talk about it they understand it.

Meet the teachers

Parent Workshop presentation

Please find below the presentation from our parents' workshop.
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What have we been learning this week? (Summer 2 Week 6)

Maths – Shapes & Symmetry

This week in maths, we have continued to look at shapes as well as symmetry. We have discussed what a reflection is in terms of symmetry and tested our knowledge by reflecting various shapes, letters and symbols.

English – The Curupira

This week in English, we have continued to discuss the tale of the Curupira. We started by creating our own forest guardian to write a story about. We then discussed the importance of speech marks within a story as well as crafting an atmosphere for the reader. We wrote our new adapted versions of the Curupira with our own forest guardians and edited our work.

At home you can: Can you create a graphic novel of your story including the pictures?

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

Spellings this week are adding the suffix –ous.

Topic

Children should research a world river of their choice. They will need to produce a 3-4 minute presentation to show to the rest of the class. They can use whichever format they choose, for example models, photographs, posters, song, poem or story.  Be creative!

Projects are due on Friday 19th July.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 2 Week 4)

Maths – Shapes

This week in maths, we have started to look at different properties of shapes. Specifically, we have identified and analysed the different types of angles found within shapes, such as acute, obtuse, reflex, etc. We located these various angles around the school as well as creating our own angle filled pictures.

English – The Vanishing Rainforest / Persuasive Writing

This week in English, we have been looking at persuasive writing. Due to our topic on rivers and rainforests, we are aware of the horrible impact deforestation has on the world around us. We have been planning and writing a persuasive letter that could be sent to the EU convincing them of these disastrous effects. Firstly, we identified the features that need to be included in a persuasive letter. We then worked on retrieving and recording facts to support our arguments. Finally, we put all this information together and created our persuasive letters.

At home you can: write a persuasive letter convincing Balfour to add an extra break time during the school day.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

Spellings this week are adding the suffix –ous.

English

This week, we will be reading and analysing a persuasive letter. Using the features list provided on the sheet, the children will have to highlight each of the different features within the letter.

You can use a key to help identify which feature is which colour!

Homework should be completed in home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin)

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 2 Week 3)

Sports Week

We have been very busy all week competing in various athletic activities such as races, obstacle courses, handball, tri-golf and much more.

English – The Vanishing Rainforest / Play scripts

This week in English, we have started a brand new book called 'The Vanishing Rainforest'. This story deals with the impact of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest and the effects it has on local tribes. While reading the book, we have also been analysing play scripts. We have identified the features of a play script and have even created our own script based on 'The Vanishing Rainforest' story.

At home you can: Create your own play and act it out at home.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

Spellings this week are words ending in -ar / -er.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 2 Week 2)

English – Information Texts

This week, we have continued to learn about information texts. We have finished gathering all of our notes on the different layers of the rainforest and are now composing these notes into paragraphs. The paragraphs have then been put together to create our very own information text all about the rainforest layers. We have even included a glossary to accompany the text!

At home you can: See if you can identify all the features of an information text at home for your family. Don’t forget to explain what each does!

Maths – Statistics

This week in Maths, we have continued to investigate the different ways of representing and reading data. We have specifically looked at line graphs. We have discussed when to use line graphs, how to draw them, as well as how to gather data from them. Finally, we have looked at different statistics based word problems and various methods that can be used to solve them.

At home you can:

Practise times tables especially the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12x tables.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

Spellings this week are adding the prefix non- (meaning not).

English

This week, year 4 will be completing complex sentence structure games. They will be creating multi-clause sentences using conjunctions and subjects.

Work is to be completed in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 2 Week 1)

English – Information Texts

In our first week back from the break, we have been learning about information texts. We started by identifying the different features of information texts by looking at examples and then moved onto recording notes based on these texts. With our notes we will be creating an informational text that focuses on the layers of the rainforest.

At home you can: See if you can identify all the features of an information text at home for your family. Don’t forget to explain what each does!

Maths – Statistics

This week in Maths, we have started to look at interpreting data. We have discussed the difference between discrete and continuous data. We have also looked at different ways of representing data such as through a pictogram or a bar graph.

At home you can:

Practise times tables especially the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12x tables.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

This week’s spellings are adding the prefix ex- (meaning out)

Sports Week Activity

In preparation for Sports Week next week, we would like you to research your favourite sports person and explain how they have been resilient in their career.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 1 Week 5)

English – Showing Not Telling

This last week before the break, we have finished retelling the story of The Lighthouse. In our stories we have included fronted adverbials, showing not telling as well as all of our non-negotiables. We concluded the week by publishing our amazing work.

At home you can:  Describe how you are feeling to a family member, but do not state the emotion directly. The family member then needs to guess what emotion you are detailing.

 

Maths – Time

This week in Maths, we have finished our unit on time by looking at how to convert a 12 hour clock to a 24 hour clock. As well, we have focused on working out time related word problems.

At home you can:

Practise times tables especially the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12x tables.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

There are no spellings this week due to the break.

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 1 Week 4)

English – Showing Not Telling

This week in English, we have continued to work on showing not telling within our writing. Showing not telling expresses how someone is feeling without explicitly stating the emotion. This is an important writing skill that requires the use of description as well as the ability to think outside the box. The children then needed to use this skill to retell a story using fronted adverbials.

At home you can:  Describe how you are feeling to a family member, but do not state the emotion directly. The family member then needs to guess what emotion you are detailing.

Maths – Time

This week in Maths, we have begun to look at time. The children started off by identifying the difference between hours, minutes and seconds. We then looked at differentiating days, weeks, months and years as a measure of time. Finally, we discussed converting time between analogue and digital times with a 12 hour clock.  

At home you can:

Practise times tables especially the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12x tables.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are adding the prefix auto (meaning self or own).

Maths

This week in Maths we have started learning about time and next week we will be moving on to time problems. For your home learning, we would like you try a few of the activities below – at least 2 please.

Practise telling the time with an adult – you need to be able to read and write the time in words and numbers e.g. Twenty five to three = 2.35pm = 14:35

Ask someone at home to ask you questions, like;

  • What time is it?
  • In 15 mins what time will it be?
  • What time are we having lunch? If it lasts 25mins, what time will it finish?
  • How long did it take you to read a page of your book? How long will it take you to read 6 pages?

Write a timetable

Write a timetable of your day and record how long you do each activity, e.g.:

  • Sleep 8 hours
  • Shower  11 mins
  • Breakfast 8 mins

Record yourself

What can you do in a second? A minute? 5 minutes? An hour? 3 hours? Etc…

How long does it take to … tie your shoelaces? Build a lego tower? Walk round the park? Etc..

Look at timetables

Look at bus and train timetables  - Can you work out how long a journey takes? E.g. How long does it take to get from Brighton to Eastbourne on a train? From Fiveways to Hove on a bus? Etc..

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 1 Week 3)

English – The Book ‘Tuesday’

This week in English, we have started to focus on a new story called 'Tuesday'. Tuesday is a book that uses very minimal words and therefore uses its pictures to tell the story. In relation to the text, we have discussed the art of showing not telling and in turn, the importance of inferring information from pictures.

At home you can:  Read a picture book and make up your own story by looking at the pictures and not the text.

Maths – Money

This week in Maths, we have continued to work with money. We have looked specifically at using bar models to help answer money related word problems. We have also used jottings to partition amounts of money in order to add two values together.

At home you can: Practise times tables, especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are adding the prefix anti- (meaning against).

English

This week’s homework is looking at uplevelling sentences in order to make them more detailed. Your child will be working on including adjectives, conjunctions, fronted adverbials and expanded nouns phrases to enhance their writing.

Work is to be completed in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 1 Week 2)

English – Narrative Writing

This week in English, we have been reviewing our narrative writing. We began by writing a recount of our amazing trip to PGL and then continued to work on writing descriptively.  We have also set up writing targets for the summer term.

At home you can:  Write a descriptive paragraph on your favourite activity at PGL.

Maths – Money

This week in Maths, we have been focusing on money. We started by identifying the different types of pounds and pence and then moved onto how to convert one to the other. We then looked at comparing amounts of money and being able to estimate an amount. 

At home you can: Practise times tables, especially the 6x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are adding the prefix inter- (meaning between or among).

Maths

For your home learning this week we would like you to do some activities involving money. You can choose as many of the activities below as you like, but must do at least 2.  Record this in your home learning book.

  1. Add up your family’s shopping list.
  2. Count the money in your money box (if you have one) or ask to count the money in your parent’s purse / wallet.
  3. Set up a ‘table top shop’ in your house and become a shop keeper. Price some items and practise giving change to your family members who visit your shop.
  4. Have a look in a catalogue and record what you could buy for £10 or £20; what is the highest number of items you could buy for that amount?

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Summer 1 Week 1 - PGL

This week we are at PGL having fun!

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 6)

English – Performance Poetry

This week in English we have started to work on performance poetry. Over the course of the week we have read various poems and have practised performing using different volume, expression, voices, pace, etc.

At home you can:  Try finding a favourite piece of poetry and then perform it for your family.

Maths – Decimals

This week we have continued to learn about decimals. We have specifically looked at writing halves and quarters as decimals or fractions. We have also focused on rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. 

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 9x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

There are no spellings for next week.

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

Only a few days left!!

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoe box, and any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 5)

English – Grammar

This week in English we have been focusing on improving our grammar. We have been looking at the different types of punctuation as well as word classes. We are using this knowledge of grammar to help enhance our story writing.

At home you can:  Try identifying the different word classes in a storybook.

Maths – Decimals

This week we have continued to learn about decimals. We have specifically looked at making whole numbers from tenths and hundredths, as well as writing, comparing and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number.

At home you can: Practise times tables, especially the 9x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are word families based on common words.

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

Only a few days left!!

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 4)

English – Instructions

This week in English, we have continued to work on instruction writing by focusing on the different features of instructions. Ultimately, we used all our knowledge to create a set of instructions on how to make a mummy.

At home you can:  Try writing a set of instructions for your favourite hobby or sport. Don’t forget to include the materials as well as diagrams.

 

Maths – Decimals

This week we have continued to learn about decimals. We have specifically looked at writing hundredths as decimals as well as how to divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 100.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 8x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are word families based on common words.

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 3)

English – Instructions

This week in English we have begun to look at different types of instructions. We have discussed the multiple features of instructions (imperative verbs, chronological order, etc.) and how to identify them.

At home you can:  Try writing a set of instructions for your favourite hobby or sport. Don’t forget to include the materials as well as diagrams.

Maths – Decimals

This week we have continued to learn about decimals. We have specifically looked at how to divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 using a place value chart.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words with a 'soft c' spelt with 'ci'

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Optional – Science (Science week)

In preparation for science week, students have the option of creating a poster based on a journey that is science themed.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 2)

English – Diaries

This week in English we have continued our unit on diaries by planning, writing and editing a diary entry from the perspective of Howard Carter.

At home you can:  Try writing your own entry with all the elements of a diary (first person, past tense, time connectives, etc.)

Maths – Fractions

We have transitioned from fractions to decimals. This week we have learnt how to recognise tenths and hundreds, how to show decimals on a place value chart and how to represent decimals on a number line.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words ending in a 'soft c'.

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in your own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 1)

English – Diaries

This week we have started our unit on diaries.

At home you can:  Try writing your own entry with all the elements of a diary (first person, past tense, time connectives, etc.)

Maths – Fractions

We have learnt how to find fractions of amounts and calculate quantities. 

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words with the /s/ sound spelt 'sc’

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, or any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 6)

English – Story Writing

This week in English, we have started our unit on newspapers.

At home you can:  read an news article together and see if you can identify the 5 W’s.

Maths – Fractions

We have learnt how to add fractions with the same denominator and count in fractional steps. 

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week have the suffix sub and super.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 5)

English – Story Writing

This week in English, we have started to write our own versions of “ The Egyptian Cinderella.” The children have then published their writing.  

At home you can:  start to look at the features of a newspaper. This is our next writing unit.

Maths – Fractions

We have learnt how to explain the term fraction and then constructed a fraction wall.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 8x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are nouns ending in the suffix –ation.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 4)

English – Story Writing

This week we have started to write our own versions of “ The Egyptian Cinderella.” The children have been using a wide range of sentence starters and descriptive language.

At home you can:  look through a book together and look at different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – Area

We have learnt how to work out the area of a range of quadrilaterals.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are nouns ending in the suffix –ation.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 3)

English – Fronted Adverbial

This week our English we have started our new core text “The Egyptian Cinderella” we have read the story and started to identify similarities and differences between different versions of the story.

At home you can:  look through a book together and look at different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – Written methods for multiplication and division

We have learnt how to solve harder multiplication questions using a written method. We then moved on and looked at a new written method for division.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are homophones and near homophones.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 2)

English – Fronted Adverbial

This week our English we have been looking at different ways we can start our sentences when we write stories.

At home you can:  look through a book together and look at different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – X

We have learnt how multiply more than 2 numbers together and different ways to make jottings.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are homophones and near homophones.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 4)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have used the text to write their own fantastic versions of the story .

At home you can: you can read a story and then retell it to an adult in 50 words.

Maths – X by 10 and 100

We have learnt how multiply and divide whole numbers by 10 and 100.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words from a word families based on common words . Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 3)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have used the text to plan their own version of the story.

At home you can: read a range of different texts and looks at the similarities and differences between them.

Maths – Perimeter

We have learnt how to calculate the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes by counting squares and adding up the sides.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words with a “soft c” spelt with a “ci”. Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have learnt how to use speech marks in their writing.

At home you can: read a range of different texts and looks at the similarities and differences between them.

Maths – Subtraction

We have learnt how to use the column method for subtraction. The children have also learnt how to estimate and check their answers.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words with a “soft c” spelt with a “ce”. Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 1)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have started to pick out the main parts of the story. We have also looked at and listened to parts of the story in Old English.

At home you can: read a range of different texts and looks at the similarities and differences between them.

Maths – Subtraction

We have learnt how to use the column method for subtraction. The children have learnt how to exchange  in order to complete the calculation.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words that sound like a s and spelt using sc. Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What Have We Been Learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 6)

English – Grammar Focus

This week our English has been centred on developing our GPS skills. We have looked at nouns and verbs and being able to identify them in different sentences.

At home you can: write a short story using a wide range of nouns and verbs to excite the reader.

Maths – Adding using a written method

We have started to look at the formal written method of addition. We will be looking to add 4 digit numbers to 4 digit numbers.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in steps of 3 and 6.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are homophones.

As it is half term, there will be no spellings sent home, try and find some homophones in real life.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.

What Have We Been Learning this week?
(Autumn 1 Week 5)

English - ‘The Magic Box”

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘The Magic Box, and has enabled the children to write their own versions of “The Magic Box” applying all the skills the children have learnt.

At home you can: Find your favourite poem and learn your favourite part off by heart.

Maths – Adding using a written method

We have started to look at the formal written method of addition. We will be looking to add 4 digit numbers to 4 digit numbers.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in steps of 3 and 6.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words that have the adding the prefix il (before a root word starting with a l) and the prefix ir (before a root word starting with r)

Look out for words showing this spelling rule in your child’s homework book!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 4)

English - ‘The Magic Box”

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘The Magic Box, and has enabled us to use our developing poetry skills to identify similes and metaphors. 

At home you can: Think about what you would put in a Magic Box and say why.

Maths – Place Value, Number Partitioning and Counting in 25’s

We have looked at ordering numbers and comparing numbers this week using our knowledge of place value. We ended the week counting in 25’s and starting at different points.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in 25’s.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words that have the im-prefix with root words that start with an m or p.

Look out for words showing this spelling rule in your child’s homework book!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.

What have we been learning this week? (Summer 1 Week 5)

English – Showing Not Telling

This last week before the break, we have finished retelling the story of 'The Lighthouse'. In our stories we have included fronted adverbials, showing not telling as well as all of our non-negotiables. We concluded the week by publishing our amazing work.

At home you can:  Describe how you are feeling to a family member, but do not state the emotion directly. The family member then needs to guess what emotion you are detailing.

Maths – Time

This week in Maths, we have finished our unit on time by looking at how to convert a 12 hour clock to a 24 hour clock. We have also focused on working out time related word problems.

At home you can:

Practise times tables especially the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12x tables.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

There are no spellings this week due to the break.

 Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).