Topaz class teacher - Mr Wilkinson
Ruby class teacher - Mr Nunn
LSAs - Ms Goldstone and Mrs Tilby
PE is now in Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child comes to school in full PE kit (outdoor) with all jewellery removed, in particular earrings.
Due to the current circumstances, we have the classroom windows open all day. If your child is feeling cold, please send them to school with extra layers. They have been informed that they can put on their coats if they are feeling cold.
Welcome to Year 4's Blog - Week Beginning 24th January 2022
Hello and welcome to our blog.
This week is Sci-Fi week
Please find attached our What I Should Know (WhISK) sheet; on here you will find what our learning will be focused on.
Our homework will be based on key skills and the WhISK sheet.
Children should be focusing on their times tables and should have identified their three (3) focus times tables. They need practice writing these out and use the ttrockstars.com and hit the button.com websites to support their learning. Make sure you know them off by heart and can answer questions even if they aren't in order (eg 6x9, 2x9, 11x9)
If you know all of the times table facts by heart, increase the speed with which you can recall them and learn some related facts too. (For example if you know 4 x 7 = 28, then related facts include: 28 ÷ 4 = 7, 40 x 7 = 280 and 0.4 x 7 = 2.8) (That commutative law)
Using the spelling list below, children are to practice their weekly spellings daily, using one of the methods from the classroom. ie. Pyramids writing, rainbow writing and look, cover, write and check.
Read every day - this can be a book from home, school or online; fiction or non-fiction. Remember to record this in your reading diary.
Also, look at the weekly spellings and learn them - these were given out at the start of term, but you can find a copy below.
Use the WhISK sheet to broaden your understanding of our theme - Law and Order. You could:
Week Beginning 24th January 2022
If you are off school for COVID reasons but are not showing symptoms, then you can complete the work below. This will help to ensure you do not miss out on too much of the learning.
We hope you have enjoyed writing your crime newspaper reports. This week, we would like you to spend a couple of days finishing these off, writing the closing paragraph and if you have time, you can publish this and make it look like a real newspaper.
Write a summary of the story and give the the reader the current information. Say what is happening now, and write in the present tense. You could add some comments by the victim's family, the school or the Police. Then write something about the future; what will happen next?
We are starting a new topic this week. The next writing genre is Science Fiction Stories
Read the Science Fiction Stories below. What features can you find in the text?
What makes a story a Science Fiction Story?
Have a look at the information on BBC bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx339j6/articles/zy3g7p3
Create a checklist for what to include in your science fiction story
Create a word bank of science fiction terms, phrases and ideas.
List as many science fiction stories as you can think of (you can also include films and TV)
- Throughout the week try and complete the VIPERS reading texts below.
- Read for pleasure daily.
- This week in we are focusing on division and using our place value knowledge, and that of how to use part-whole model (cherry model) to complete 2 digit by 1 digit/3 digit by 1 digit division calculations.
- The worksheets are differentiated and you should either choose the Year 4 worksheets (Mr Nunn's group) or Year 2 worksheets (Mr Wlkinson's group). Try to complete one each day following the order down the unit for each section.