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Year 4

Friday, 26 June

Hello everyone,

 

I hope that you are coping with the warm weather. I should be used to this type of heat, coming from South Africa, but I still get very hot! I have really enjoyed reading some of the character descriptions that have been sent through this week - well done! 

 

It's been great to see so many of you on our Google Meets, I know that some of you are experiencing difficulties logging on, but know that we miss you! Hopefully you will be able to make it on Monday morning at 9am. This week Kate, Lucy, Tabitha, Caroline and Charles will be doing their 'Show and Tell' with us, please let me know if you would prefer someone else to have a turn.

 

This week we will be focusing on perimeter in maths, as well as information texts in English. Perimeter should be familiar as you would have done some of it in the beginning of the year. The information texts can be set out in Power point or typed out, so be creative and have fun! The afternoon activities will be on the theme of 'space'. This is one of my favourites as there is so much to discover! I have included a few extra spelling words this week, but if you feel it is too many then stick to the normal amount of words. Please keep reading, either from the Epic website or your own book from home. Good readers make good writers!

 

Well done for all the hard work that you have been doing, you all deserve medals!

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Lotter

Task Learning - Summer 2, Week 5

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Maths - 1 July.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 76 - 79.mp4

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Friday, 19 June

Hello Year 4,

Well done for all the hard work this week. Please remember to upload or email some of your written work to me by today.

 

Next week we will be meeting on Monday and Thursday at 9am, I really enjoyed the chats last week and look forward to our next one. On Monday we would like to hear from Ethan, Holly, Neev, Thomas and Ayla. Please bring something along that you can share during Show and Tell. Please let me know if you are unable to join. 

 

Next week we will be writing a character description on Charlie Small, as well as creating a 'Wanted' poster for one of the pirates. So make sure that you are up to date with Pirate Galleon. In maths, we are starting to learn about coordinates and how they can help us to find the position of something. 

 

Have a great weekend, hopefully the weather improves.

 

Take care,
Mrs Lotter

Task Learning - Summer 2; Week 4

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Maths - 24 June.mp4

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Maths - 25 June.mp4

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Maths - 26 June.mp4

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English - 22 June.mp4

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English - 24 June.mp4

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English - 26 June.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 50 - 54.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 61 - 65.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 66 - 71.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 72 - 74.mp4

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Friday, 19 June - ANSWERS

Thursday, 18 June

Hi everyone, I hope that you will be able to join us for our feedback session on Google Meet. The code is https://meet.google.com/lookup/fxlrgwz3tv
We will be meeting at 9am again. If you have some feedback from the week that you would like to share, we would love to see it. Please have it close by when we start the session. See you soon!

Thursday, 18 June - ANSWERS

Wednesday, 17 June - ANSWERS

Tuesday, 16 June - ANSWERS

Monday, 15 June - ANSWERS

Monday, 15 June

Good morning, we will be meeting at 9 am this morning. Here is the class code https://meet.google.com/lookup/fxlrgwz3tv. Please use Google Classroom to sign in.
Just a reminder that it will be Connie, Alessia, Charlie, Corinna and Ethan sharing something for 'Show and Tell'. See you all soon!

Friday, 12 June

Hello Year 4,

 

I hope that you've had a good week. I have loved receiving all the feedback and am very impressed with all the baking that has been happening this week. Please continue to send pictures!

 

It was great that so many of you managed to join the Google Meet on Tuesday. Next week we will be meeting again on Monday and Thursday at 9 am. This will allow us to have a introduction and "Show and Tell" on Monday, as well as a feedback session from the week on the Thursday. The link will be available on the stream page of Google Classroom, however it will only work at 9 am when I log in. I do hope that you are all able to join in. On Monday we will have Connie, Alessia, Charlie, Corinna and Ethan share something for show and tell. We are hoping to increase the interaction the following week but I will keep you posted.

 

Please continue to watch the videos on Charlie Small's adventures, it is getting very exciting. Some of our English lessons will be based on the book, so look out for those.

 

Have a great weekend, hopefully we will get some sunshine!

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Lotter

 

 

Task Learning - Summer 2; Week 3

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Pirate Galleon pg 20 - 24.mp4

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Friday, 12 June - ANSWERS

Wednesday, 10 June - ANSWERS

Google Meet:

Hi everyone,

 

Your parents should have received an email from the school explaining how the Google Meet video chats will work tomorrow. I will post the link for you tomorrow morning (9 June) on the Google Classroom and at 9 am I would love for as many of you to join in. This will take about 20 minutes. One of the things we will be doing is having a short 'Show and Tell' activity, where you can share a particular piece of work that you are proud of or something that you have enjoyed doing at home. The children who have been selected to go first are Archie, Stanley, Connie, Georgia and Teyto. If you would prefer not to have a turn, please just let me know and someone else can have a go instead. We would love to hear from as many children as possible.

 

Hopefully see you all tomorrow,
Mrs Lotter

 

 

Monday, 8 June - ANSWERS

Hello Year Fours!

 

I hope it was a good first week back and you feel ready for the rest of the term. We will be having a Google Meet video chat this week. This will allow us to connect over video and have a catch up. I will be introducing the week’s lessons to you, as well as giving you a chance to share something for show and tell. Unfortunately, there won’t be time for everyone to share something every week, so each week we will give five children a turn. It doesn’t have to be school related but you can share anything that you accomplished from the previous week. An email will be sent out to your parents, explaining this in more detail.

 

Thank you for sending through your weekly pieces of writing. I have been very impressed with the explanations of the inventions that I have received. Many of you are remembering to edit your work and this has improved the standard of your writing. Well done! Please continue to send through your work every Friday so that I can send you feedback the following week.

 

Please remember to mark your maths on a daily basis using the answers that are provided (just like you would in class).

 

This week’s task learning is on family, you can pick and choose which activities you would like to do each day. These activities can be completed on your own, with your siblings or as a family. Have fun!

 

I look forward to seeing many of you on Google Meet at some point this week. In the meanwhile, please email me or post on Google Classroom if you have any questions at all!

 

Take care,

Mrs Lotter

English - 8 June.mp4

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English - 10 June.mp4

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English - 12 June.mp4

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Charlie Small pg 125 - 129.mp4

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Charlie Small pg 130 - end.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 0 - 4.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 5 - 12.mp4

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Pirate Galleon pg 13 - 19.mp4

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Task Learning - S2; Week 2

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Maths - 12 June.mp4

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Friday, 5 June - ANSWERS

Wednesday, 3 June - ANSWERS

Monday, 1 June - ANSWERS

Monday, 1 June

Hi everyone,

 

I hope that you had a good week off and did some outdoors activities. We went for a few forest walks and even got lost once or twice!

 

As usual, all the activities have been uploaded onto Google Classroom and the class page. In English, we are finishing off with Charlie Small and will find out if he manages to escape from the jungle. We will also continue with the explanation text that you started last term, describing your invention. I have assigned a few books to you in Epic, but again, if it isn’t something that appeals to you, please choose another book. In maths, we will finish off with time today and then learn about data collection during the rest of the week. Please continue to revise your times tables.

 

Out task learning will look slightly different this term as we have designed something for the whole school, that means that you can pair up with your siblings and work together on the task. It is aimed at a range of ages and interests. This week’s theme is ‘animals’. Please feel free to pick something that interests you.

 

Thank you to everyone who sent me samples of your written work. Please upload or email one piece of this week’s English written work by the end of Friday. I hope it’s a good week. Please email me or post in Google Classroom if you have any questions at all.

 

Take care,

Mrs Lotter

Task learning - Summer 2; Week 1

Spelling - Summer 2;Week 1

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Maths - 5 June.mp4

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Charlie Small pg99 - 104.mp4

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Charlie Small pg105 - 109.mp4

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Charlie Small pg110 - 115.mp4

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Charlie Small pg116 - 120.mp4

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Charlie Small pg121 - 125.mp4

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Eng - 1 June.mp4

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Friday, 22 May

Dear Year 4's

You have all been working extremely hard this term and deserve a good break over the half term. The weather looks quite warm, so I hope that you make the most of it and go for lots of walks or bike rides, I know that's what I'll be doing!

 

If you are wanting a few structured activities, the teachers have created a fun list of things to keep you busy, they can be found on the school website under School Half Term Activities. Otherwise, I have included a few websites on Google Classroom that have online games or activities to reinforce some of the concepts that we have been learning about this term.

 

Look after yourselves and be safe! 

 

Kind regards

Mrs Lotter

Friday, 22 May - ANSWERS

Thursday, 21 May - ANSWERS

Wednesday, 20 May - ANSWERS

Monday, 18 May - ANSWERS

Sunday, 17 May

Dear Year 4

I know I say this all the time, but I am so impressed with how well you are working and making the most of this situation, keep going! By now many of you will know that schools will be open for reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 1 June. That means that the rest of us will continue with online lessons until further advice is given.

 

This week we will be looking at time, I want to encourage you to please have a clock available to support you in your lessons, if necessary. I have included extension activities for maths, should you finish your work in less than an hour, you can complete some or all of those extra activities.

 

Please continue to send me written work, so that I can give you feedback regarding what you need to focus on. Thank you to those who have done so. Just a reminder that there is an option to submit your work on Google Classroom if you want to.

 

I will be allocating some new Epic reading books tomorrow, but as it is difficult for me to pick a topic that suits every child, please feel free to choose another book from Epic or from home, but try to keep it in the same AR /reading level range. 

 

We will be taking a break from online lessons next week week, however I will post some recommended learning websites if you would like to continue with the learning.

 

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine.

 

Love Mrs Lotter

Maths teaching - 18 May

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Maths teaching - 19 May

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Maths teaching - 20 May

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Maths teaching - 22 May

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Charlie Small - Gorilla City pg 66 - 71

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Charlie Small pg81 - 86.mp4

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Charlie Small pg87 - 91.mp4

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Charlie Small pg92 - 97.mp4

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English teaching - 18 May

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English teaching - 22 May

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EXTENSION ACTIVITIES - If you have finished your maths in less than an hour, please complete some of these word problems

WEEK 4:

Hello Year 4!

I hope the learning from home is becoming a bit easier. Please continue to submit a piece of your English written work each week so that I can see how you are getting along.

 

I hope you are enjoying Gorilla City, it’s getting quite exciting now. The English work from this week will be based on the book, so try to keep up to date with it.

 

We will still be working through multiplication this week, please continue to revise your times tables every day.

 

I will be assigning new Epic reading books but if you haven’t finished your old one, don’t rush. Remember that we would like at least 20 minutes of reading each day, so when you have finished the books that I have assigned, please find something else that interests you or read a book from home.

 

There is a new set of spelling words, please set aside time each day to learn them. I have also included some suggested activities of how to revise them.

 

I hope you have a fantastic week and remember to email me if you have any questions.

Look after yourselves

Mrs Lotter

Gorilla City - The First Charlie Small Journal pg 42 - 45

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Charlie Small pg46 - 50.mp4

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Charlie Small pg51 - 55.mp4

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Charlie Small pg56 - 60.mp4

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Charlie Small pg61 - 65.mp4

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Spelling - Week 4

Thursday, 7 May

Hi everyone, please remember to submit your English written work today - it can be any written activity from this week. Thank you if you have already emailed or uploaded your work. 
The school newsletter will have some exciting VE activites included, ranging from a school bunting competition to designing a commemorative coin. Take some time to decide what interests you and email a picture of your design/ activity to the "schools out" email address. Have fun! 

Monday, 4 May - ANSWERS

Sunday, 3 May (WEEK 3)

Hello Year 4!

Well done for all the hard work you put in last week, I have received many emails from parents with samples of your work, which I have loved reading. Each week we will be asking for you to email or upload some English written work. On Google Classroom, you will find an assignment called Week 3 – Work submission, where you can upload your work. If you have not had a chance to send me anything from last week, please would you send it to me tomorrow.

 

Our maths topic will be multiplication, so it is very important that you revise your tables every day as this will be a huge help. We will be learning our 12 times table, please remember to complete the test at the end of the week.

We will continue our reading on Epic. I will assign two books to you a week which you can spend 20 minutes a day reading. When you finish your book, please find another on the website that interests you.

 

We are reading a book together called The First Charlie Small Journal: Gorilla City. I have uploaded a few pages a day and I would like you to read this with me as some of our English work will be based on this book. I have also included the spelling words with suggestions of how to study them. Please make sure you revise them every day and ask someone to test you on the words at the end of the week.

 

Some new task learning has been uploaded for the next two weeks. These activities range from making a musical instrument to designing a poster on water pollution. Have fun and be as creative as you like!

 

Thank you to all parents for the hard work and effort that has gone into home learning!

Have a good week and please email me if you have any questions.

Gorilla City - The First Charlie Small Journal

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Pg 18 - 22

Charlie Small pg 23-28.mp4

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Pg 23 - 28

Pg 29 - 35

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Pg 36 - 41

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Friday, 1 May - ANSWERS

Thursday, 30 April - ANSWERS

Tuesday, 28 April - ANSWERS

Tuesday, 28 April

Dear parents

We will be reading through a book together called 'Gorilla City, The First Charlie Small Journal'. Each day I will be reading a few pages and would like your child to please listen to the video. Some of our English lessons will be based on these readings.

I have posted the video clips below.

Keep well

Mrs Lotter

Monday, 27 April - ANSWERS

Dear parents

All teaching videos will now only be available on Google Classroom as the files are too large to upload on the class page, unfortunately. You should have received an email last week explaining how to log on. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Take care

Mrs Lotter

Pictures of our learning from last week:

Corinna working on her string telephone
Charlie's poster on vertebrates

Monday, 27 April

Dear Year 4

 

I hope that you have had a good week with home learning. I have been getting quite a few emails from your parents telling me about how you are getting on. I am so proud of all of you for your hard work!

 

We are starting a series of teaching videos this week, which will hopefully help to make some of the concepts a bit clearer. As I mentioned last week, the lessons will be uploaded onto the class page and onto Google Classroom. As some of you are not yet familiar with Google Classroom, you can just work from the class page. However, I would encourage you to follow the instructions on the email that was sent out for Google Classroom, as it has an app and can make your life a bit easier.

 

English: I have set English out in a similar fashion to last week, where day one, three and five are grammar lessons (Expanded Noun Phrases) and day two and four are writing lessons. We will be stopping with Pobble for now, as you have done quite a bit of it and I am sure that you would like a change. For some of the English lessons I will be reading a story to you, this hasn’t been uploaded yet, but I will upload it early next week.

 

Reading: The Epic website is now up and running (www.getepic.com) and I see that quite a few of you have already started (and finished) your books! I will be assigning new books to you if this is the case. I am glad to see that some of you are reading your own books, please keep this up. However, please make sure that you spend 20 minutes each day reading the books that I have assigned to you. If you find that the books are too easy or challenging, then let me know and I will change them.

 

Maths: We will be continuing with fractions for this week, but I have included a teaching video to accompany the lesson. Please watch it with a pen and paper so that you can make notes. There are worksheets on each lesson which you can complete at the end. I will upload the answers later on in the day so that you can mark your work. I have included the times table practice as part of the worksheet so that you don’t have to look for a separate document. Remember to do your 9 times table test at the end of the week. You have 3 minutes in which to complete it. Please ask someone to time you and mark your work afterwards.

 

Spelling: There are also spelling words which I have uploaded with suggestions of how to study them. Please ask someone to test you on your spelling words at the end of the week. 

 

Task Learning: We will continue with the task learning from last week. If you find that you are not able to complete all of the tasks, please don’t worry as there will be some extra time next week to catch up with those lessons. Please send in any pictures of the items that you have made as I would love to see how you are getting on and maybe put it on the class page.

 

Please would you send me one piece of writing each week so that I can see how you are doing, a photo would be perfect. Please send  the writing from either Tuesday or Thursday's work. My email address is ilotter@stmarys698.herts.sch.uk

Have a good week and remember we are in this together!

 

All my thoughts

Mrs Lotter

Gorilla City - The First Charlie Small Journal (pg 1 - 5)

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We will be reading through the book 'Gorilla City' together. Please listen to one video each day. Some of our English work will be based on this book.

Gorilla City - The First Charlie Small Journal (pg 6 - 11)

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Gorilla City - The First Charlie Small Journal (pg 12 - 17)

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Until I Met Dudley - English Day 4

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Our lesson on Day 4 (English) will be based on this book

MATHS TEACHING - Day 1

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Thursday, 23 April - ANSWERS

Dear Parents

There has been an adjustment to the reading scheme. We will be using the Oxford Owl reading scheme this week and introduce the new scheme from next week. Please use the link below.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (Reading activities)

 

Friday, 17th April

Dear Year 4

I hope you had a good holiday, filled with treats and laughter.

As you know, we will be continuing with the Home Learning for some time still. This is quite different for all of us, so we can only try our best. I’ve uploaded the maths, English, science and geography tasks for you. Please try to do a bit each day, so that you can keep up with the curriculum. From next week, we will be using Google Classroom and I will remind you of how that works a bit later on in the week. For now, you can still find all the teaching right here on the class page.

 

English: I have included some grammar to the usual Pobble writing and reading that you have been doing. On day one, three and five, I have given you some worksheets on Fronted Adverbials. Please try to do this to the best of your ability. I will upload the answers each day for you to mark your work. Day two and four will be the reading and writing task from Pobble, I would like you to focus on using Fronted Adverbials in your writing as much as possible.

 

Reading: I would like you to log onto www.getepic.com. There you will find some books that I have assigned to you. I can track how your reading is going and will assign a new book once I see that you are finished. If you find the book is too easy or challenging, please let me know so that I can assign another one to you. Your parents will be emailed the details of how to log in, but if you have any questions then do be in touch.

 

Maths: We will be learning about equivalent fractions this week and there is a daily task set for you. Most of the days will have a document labelled Teaching, this is where you will find the information that you need to complete the tasks. I will upload the answers so that you can mark your work and check that you are on track.

 

Times Tables: Over the next two weeks we will be learning our 8 and 9 times tables. Please continue to revise the 6 and 7 times tables, which you learnt before the holidays. I have uploaded some revision sums, which I would like you to complete before you start maths. It should only take about ten minutes. Each Friday you will have a times table test, which you need to complete in three minutes. Please ask someone to time you.

 

Task Learning: This is where we cover the other subjects, like Science, Geography and Music. Start with the document called Year 4 Task List, this gives an explanation of what you will be doing each day. I have included topics that we would’ve covered at school. Some of the tasks involve building something, like Pan Pipes or a water filter. I would love to see how they turn out when we return to school. Have fun with this and be as creative as possible.

Well done for taking on this challenge and remember that I am here if you have any questions at all!

 

Take care

Mrs Lotter

Dear Year 4

I hope your second week of home learning went well and you felt comfortable with the tasks that were set. Well done for the work that you have put in!

 

The Easter holidays have arrived and that means you get a well deserved rest. The only thing I would ask, is if you can still do a bit of reading each day. As many of you already know, when you find a book that interests you it doesn't feel like a chore anymore.

 

After Easter, beginning Monday 20th April, class work will continue to be set in the current format. During that week, we will set up Year 4 with log-ins for Google Classroom and from Monday 27th April we will post work and short videos on that platform so that we can teach the Summer term curriculum. We will support the children through this process and will of course be on email to answer any questions you may have. We will email details of this towards the end of the holiday.

 

If you are looking for activities to do over the holidays, don't forget some of the fun, interactive websites that I listed in one of the previous posts.

 

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, filled with fun and laughter. Don't eat too many Easter eggs :)

Keep well and look after yourselves

Mrs Lotter

 

A prayer for our class and our school:

Dear Jesus, 

Thank you for being with us always. Thank you for looking after us and our families. Please continue to help everyone working in our hospitals, caring for those who are sick and poorly.

Help us to remember Easter shows your forgiveness and your love for each one of us. May we know life to the full, and show this to others this Easter!

Amen

 

Dear Year 4

I hope your second week of home learning has got off to a good start, with a bit of Maths, reading and writing each day. I certainly miss seeing you all each morning and hearing the interesting bits of information you love to share.

 

I have been doing quite a bit of reading, which is something I have neglected for the last few months. What have you been doing? I would love to hear about it on the schoolsout email. I'm sure by now that your reading books are completed. There is a great website called Epic! Books for Kids, with lots of interesting books that you can read online or offline. If you are bored, please take a look at them. One of the books that caught my attention is called Time Twisters. 

 

Keep well and look after yourselves. 

Mrs Lotter

Dear Parents

Here are a few links that you might find useful during your home learning. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn (Videos and articles on all curriculum areas)

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ (Core subject games and home learning packs)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (Reading activities)

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html  (Curriculum Activity Books)

https://nrich.maths.org/ (Maths investigations and puzzles)

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me via the schoolsout email address if I can help in any way. I hope this time of home learning has gone beyond the books and your child has managed to pick up a new hobby during this time, we would love to hear about it!

Stay safe

Mrs Lotter

Dear Parents

I have included some additional Maths worksheets if you find your child requires more of a challenge.

If you would like, please make use of the Comprehension Book One and complete one or more comprehensions a week. 

Trust your week is going well.

Dear Parents

The home learning books have been sent home. We encourage learning to take every day place but appreciate that each family set up will vary. Try to aim for your child to spend some time on Maths, reading and writing each day.  

The Maths daily home learning has been uploaded, as well as the times table tests which are to be completed at the end of each week.

The History comprehension from Task One has also been uploaded (please complete the first comprehension in the pack).

Please also encourage your child to try something new every day, this might be cooking, sewing, art etc. 

As ever, PE and Sport is very important for the well-being of our children. Joe Wicks has some great Youtube videos to keep your child/children active in the house. 

The Homework for this week is set below:

Maths: Please complete pages 14 and 48 of your Math's Workbook.

We will be focusing on then 12 times table in class this week, please spend time revising this at home.

English: Please read 'Aesop's Fables' on page 6 of Book One and complete the questions on pg 7.

Please learn these spellings and write them in a sentence to explain the meaning:

exercise, forward, minute, quarter, although

The Homework for this week is set below:

Maths: Please complete pages 34 and 35 of your Math's Workbook.

We will be focusing on the 9 times table in class this week, please spend time revising this at home.

English: Please complete 'The Tale of Custard the Dragon' on page 4 of Book One and complete the questions on pg 5.

Please learn the spellings and meanings of these words:

business, consider, different, height, interest

 

New Creative Curriculum Y4

The Homework for this week is set below:

For Maths, please complete pages 38 and 39 of your Math's Workbook.

For English, please read 'Choosing a Bike' on page 2 from Book One and answer the questions on page 3.

Please learn the spellings and meanings of these words:

heard, naughty, sentence, surprise, therefore

For Maths, please complete pages 28 and 30 of your Math's Workbook. We will be focusing on the eight times table in class this week, please spend time practicing this at home.

For English, please complete 'An Unexpected Visitor' on page 32 and create the questions on page 33 about the text.

Please learn the spellings and meanings of these words:

address, centre, circle, continue, fruit

The Homework for this week is set below:

For Maths, please complete pages 22 and 23 of your Math's Workbook.

For English, please read 'The Jungle Book' on page 30 and answer the questions on page 31 about the text.

Please learn the spellings and meanings of these words:

bicycle, decide, learn, library, natural

The Homework for this week is set below:

For Maths, please complete pages 10 and 11 of your Math's Workbook.

 

For English, please read 'A Letter from Barack Obama' on page 28 and answer the questions on page 29 about the text.

Please learn the spellings and meanings of these words:

enough, actually, breath, certain, peculiar

The Homework for this week is set below:

For Maths, complete Section One: Number and Place Value on pages 6-9 of your Maths Workbook.

 

For English, read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' on page 26 and answer the questions on page 27 about the text.

Home Learning - Friday 17th January

Please learn the spellings and meanings of these words:

opposite, perhaps, purpose, straight, favourite

Friday 10th January 2020

We've had a lovely first week back at school; the children have settled back into routines well and are looking forward to meeting Mrs Pilcher on Monday. 

 

The Homework for this week is set below:

For Maths, complete the 'Year Three Objectives Test' on pages 2-5 of your Maths Workbook.

 

For English, read 'Wayne Rooney: Captain of England' on page 24 and answer the questions on page 25 about the text. 

 

For spellings, learn the following words (remember to learn the meanings of them too): experiment, length, strength, particular, increase.

Year 4

 

Thursday 19th December 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

What a wonderful week it has been. Mrs Wilson, Mrs Duxberry and I are overwhelmed and touched by your generosity and kindness. It was a lovely day today in class with wonderful hugs and kind words from your children - and many of you. Your children have been delightful and we are sad to see the end of the term, I am very sad to be leaving but I end this week with fantastic memories, especially the amazing service at St Mary's Church on Tuesday and a wonderful service this morning.

 

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and a fabulous 2020.

 

Love from

 

Mrs Bowler x

 

 

 

 

Year 4

 

Friday 13th December 2019

 

Wowzers! The last Friday (at school) of 2019!!! Where has the Autumn Term gone?

 

This week has simply flown by and the children have soared with it. On Monday we had a magnificent Design and Technology day linked to the Mayans. Children had already designed 'Mayan Muffins' last Friday, learnt how to write a recipe on Monday morning and then the bake off began. Eight children approached the baking area at a time and they weighed, mixed, blended, folded and beat ingredients - who cared that they spilt a bit, made a mess or got a bit carried away with the honey - they loved every minute. They added their choice of flavourings to their own mix and the chilli flakes proved very popular for the bravest children. Oscar added quite a 'teaspoon' of flakes to his muffin mix and he kindly broke off a chunk for me to taste once baked. According to Oscar it was nice and tasty, so I tried a bit; as the children would tell you my face went red, my tongue was tingling and to say it was 'warming' would be an understatement - one very brave Year 4 and one wimp of a teacher! Luckily, for the children, Mrs 'Mary' Dux-'berry' was on hand with her incredible master-baker subject knowledge to explain why Georgia's centre was runny and raw, Jamie's muffin had risen well and Alessia's chocolate muffin was rock solid! The children learnt sooooo much about cakes and baking, way beyond the expectation of the curriculum.

 

The rest of the week has been filled with making, singing, eating and partying. Children have had an amazing week and I am positive they will need a good rest at the weekend. The 'Christmas Jumper Party Day' today was fab and our chef Skanda cooked an incredible lunch that every child ate with relish.

 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your children and I look forward to my last week with them next week.

 

Please remember the Christingle service on Sunday and the Christmas Carol Service on Tuesday evening at St Mary's Church. I look forward to seeing you there.

.

Mrs Bowler

Friday 6th December 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

Another week of hard work and great learning this week. All children have been incredible despite a few tired looking faces today. With less than two weeks to go, we are still working hard to complete the elements of the curriculum that need to be finished before Christmas.

 

As requested at the Parent Forum, there will be no further homework or spellings set until the new year - children cheered in the class when they heard the news today! However, Key Stage 2 staff have asked the children to learn the words for the concert - Year 4 need to learn The Holly and the Ivy, they were given the words by Mrs Wilson this week.

 

We will be baking on Monday to complete the D&T topic linked to the Mayans, some children have already selected chilli peppers to flavour their cakes - brave people!! They will design, weigh, mix, fill, decorate, taste and evaluate their designs - Mrs Duxberry and myself will put the cakes into and take them out of the ovens! Health and safety accounted for!!

 

Please remember school is closed on Thursday 12th for Polling Day.

 

It is also Christmas Jumper and Party Day on Friday 13th, so let's see who has the craziest, funniest, funkiest jumper - it won't be me laugh

 

Finally, my sincere apologies for the news you were given this week that I am leaving at Christmas. It has been great getting to know the children and it was not my intention to upset them, or you their parents.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Bowler

 

 

 

 

Friday 29th November 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

Apologies for the delayed Class Page this week but my login was hit by the Black Friday gremlin and I have not been able to use my laptop for anything until this morning. It felt like I'd lost my connection with the world! However, I did explain all the homework to Year 4 on Friday morning as usual - so they should have known what to do.

 

It has been another lovely week. Your children have been listening to myths from the Mayans and the Greeks. On Friday they came up with some amazingly original resolutions to a myth, having only read part of the story to them. Next week we will continue with myths, but our focus will be sharing imaginative ideas for the dilemmas in myths.

 

Maths number stories (word problems) proved very interesting too, with some very creative problems being devised to multiply or divide by 10, 100 or 1000. Children worked in pairs, independently and collaboratively, throughout the week and on Friday had to be the teachers by correcting another group's work; as I explained to the children this shows a greater depth of understanding. 

 

The highlight of the week had to be a visit from Kirsty from Choccy woccy doo dah with the children designing and making their own chocolate lolly. The classroom was buzzing amidst the heady smell of heated chocolate! Kirsty was impressed with their work and I know the children enjoyed eating their hard work - can't say that too often.

 

Next week we are converting units in maths and developing our work about myths.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Mrs Bowler

 

Spellings: contracted apostrophes

can't (can not), didn't (did not), should've (should have), they've (they have), they're (they are)

accidental / accidentally, guard, special

Spelling note: should of, could of, must of does not exist in English, these are common mistakes due to the way we say these words when contracted - the 'have' is contracted to 've' which gives it the 'of' (or 'ov') sound.

Comprehension: Escape from Germany page 20

Maths: Conversions (and their vice versa conversions) to remember/learn off by heart

1 kilometre = 1000metres    1metre = 100cm or 1000mm      1cm = 10mm

1 kilogram = 1000grams   1/2 kilogram = 500grams

1 litre = 1000millilitres    1/2 litre = 500 millilitres

1 year = 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 / 366 days

1 month = 28, 29, 30 or 31 days

1 day = 24 hours 

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 minute = 60 seconds

 

 

 

 

Year 4

 

Friday 22nd November 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

The children have been amazing this week, especially writing their character descriptions of Charlotte the spider, from Charlotte's web, and Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children showed great empathy and understanding of both characters and thoroughly enjoyed the group work that supported their independent written work. Next week...myths! The children heard we will be reading lots of myths over the coming weeks and are keen to hear about all the quests and adventures of the Greek characters in each.

 

Tackling multiplication is one of the main areas of focus in maths this year, so it was good to see the children use sliders to solve calculations when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We will continue this work next week as the children are gaining confidence all the time in this area.

 

In art, the children have finally finished their masks and to say they are impressive is an understatement. Mrs Bartram walked in to the classroom to see all 32 masks laid out on the tables as they were drying out for the final time. The children have worked so hard to complete them to a such high standard. They will look amazing on display in the new year.

 

Next week we have the joy of investigating chocolate for the final time. We are all super excited about Thursday and can't wait to see how it is made - it will be a wonderful conclusion to our reading book this term.

 

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Bowler

 

Comprehension: An Interview with Tim Peake, pages 16 + 17

Maths: Dividing by 10 and 100, pages 36 + 37

Spelling rule next week is adding the suffixes er, ing, ed and en. Spellings are:

gardener, limiting, cornered, fastener, sharpen

caught, ordinary, island

Year 4

 

Friday 15th November 2019

 

Generally on a Friday we do not wear our pyjamas, however we did today for Children in Need - we loved it because it was very cosy! Yay!

 

In English we have been writing instructions about how to find an Oompa Loompa. We have been using generalisers to start sentences, we have enjoyed this writing. In Maths we have been learning how to write our own word problems/number stories using bar models, pictures and column methods of addition and subtraction.

 

In art we have been using acrylic to colour and detail to our Mayan masks. Mrs Duxberry said it looked like organised chaos, but said everyone was thoroughly engaged among the mess and the results are amazing! The children said it was a fabulous afternoon. I'm not sure Mrs Wilson felt the same way as she had to clean all the paint pallets - sorry.

 

We have had another great week that has ended with wearing pyjamas, taking part in a 5 minute warm up with Jo Wickes in assembly (video - not the man himself!), fundraising and having a great 'friendship' day.

 

Have a fab weekend. See you Monday.

 

Written by all of Year 4 with Mrs Bowler typing...fast!

 

Homework:

Comprehension: Coram Boy page 16

Maths: Word problems pages 26 and 27

Spellings:

Rule is 'ei', 'eigh', 'ey'.

eight/eighth, freight, weight, sleigh, they've, grey

complete, guide, mention

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Friday 8th November 2019

 

Welcome back!

 

We hope you had a lovely rest over the half term break; was it me or did it seem to fly by?

 

The children have been writing instructions and recounts this week, both results were amazing. The instructions for finding Oompa Loompas in Loompaland were brilliantly creative with some children instructing others to take a plane, car or even a submarine to get there. Children also wrote instructions today (Friday) about making chocolate titled 'From bean to bar', but not in the traditional way. Creativity was the order of the day and 'anything' was acceptable! Did you know that mice run around in a big wheel to turn the melanger that grinds the cacao bean? Or, that pixies spray the cocoa powder with multi-coloured sugar from purple violets? No, neither did I until this morning!

 

The children also learnt about Eid, Mecca and the Kaaba in their study of Islam. They had to imagine they had travelled there and then write a postcard home explaining what they had seen, heard, touched and felt - they were absolutely beautiful and incredibly reflective.

 

In maths this week the whole class completed a couple of short arithmetic and reasoning papers; whilst some children were a little worried about the papers I reassured them it is not a test!!! The papers will help me to target their learning even more and support them in future lessons. The children tried really hard and quite a few even surprised themselves - well done all.

 

The children's art is developing nicely and all the children finished adding the modroc to their masks. The masks need to dry for a few days before adding the finishing touches of paint and embellishments. Mrs Wilson and Mrs Bartram were so impressed with the results so far - the cleaners less so wink

 

Have a fabulous weekend, hopefully the weather stays dry and Jack Frost stays away.

 

Mrs Bowler

 

Homework:

Comprehension: 'The Story of Nu Wa' on pages 14 and 15.

Maths: 'Factor pairs' on page 24.

Spellings: The children will be learning about prefixes next week in spelling. A prefix is a letter, or group of letters placed at the front of a root word that changes the meaning. The prefixes this week are 'in', 'im', 'ir', and the spellings are: incorrect, irregular, imperfect, illegal, immortal,

In addition, children will need to learn the following from the Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List:

difficult, believe, regular

 

Don't forget to wear your pyjamas on Friday for Children in Needyes

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Friday 25th October 2019

 

It seems like only a week ago the children walked through the door, despite it being the longest half term ever! I think we can all agree we need a rest and the holidays couldn't come soon enough. Mrs Wilson, Mrs Duxberry and I agree it has been absolutely lovely getting to know all 32 characters in the class over the past 8 weeks and we are looking forward to the second half of the Autumn Term.

 

On Monday afternoon, whilst the dance rehearsal was taking place, I enjoyed teaching Year 1 and Year 2 PE alongside 9 fabulous Year 4 'coaches'. The children who were not going to the festival supported the younger children learning gymnastic movements and routines. Their attention to detail when modelling gymnastics, and their high expectations certainly helped the younger children to achieve.

 

On Wednesday evening I had the absolute pleasure of accompanying 23 of the class to the 'Rickmansworth Dance Festival' where your children performed brilliantly in front of an audience of over 300 people. To hear Miss Clegg  cheer them on was wonderful as they strutted their stuff on the stage; their headbands added a bit of colour to their 'all black' outfits. A special mention must go to Charles who manged to persevere and dance despite having a headache from bumping his head earlier in the day, to quote him "I didn't want to let anyone down". The highlight of the evening for me, however, was receiving a huge compliment from the stage crew who said "Your school have been the quietest children we have had over the week back stage. They have done everything we have asked them to do." Well done.

 

There is no homework set during this holiday (in line with every other class), however it is still important for every child to read every day, hence why children were sent home with three reading books. We have also dated the next comprehension in their books should anyone want to complete it now rather than in a couple of weeks time - it is not due in until 13th November.

 

Have a fabulous break, stay safe and I'll see you all on either Sunday 3rd at the fireworks, or on Monday 4th when we return to school.

 

Mrs Bowler, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Duxberry

 

Year 4 week ending 18th October 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

We have had a fun week in Year 4, it all started with Science on Monday when we were investigating the temperatures of water when it freezes, melts and evaporates. We used ice cubes and salt to compare which one melts quickest. Then Mrs Bowler boiled a kettle and put a pot over the snout of it to create condensation. When the condensation evaporated the heat of the water  scrunched the pot up. Everyone laughed when the pot began to change shape.

 

In Maths we were learning about multiples of 6, 7, 9 and 25 using coloured beads and dienes. In English were making sentences using a game with dice and a word grid. We used adjectives, verbs, nouns, adverbs, prepositions and we also used some fronted adverbials. Everyone enjoyed this game because it was a fun game. We have also designed our chocolate bars and edited our poems for display.

 

We have been busy learning our routine for the dance festival next week. Jack and Daryl have been coaching us in PE and in Golden Time so that we can be our best.

 

Next week we will be learning about multiples of 100 and 1,000 in Maths. In English we will be learning about explanation texts and a 'Snoozatron'.

 

Enjoy your weekend

 

Emma and Mrs Bowler

 

Homework:

Comprehension: Armoured Dinosaurs on pages 12 and 13

Maths: Colouring the 9 x tables sheet (colour the answer to the 9x tables in one colour to find a hidden picture)

Spellings: appear, February, grammar, particular, pressure
 

 

Good afternoon,

 

We have had a fantastic week in school with the children now earning marbles for their table in order to earn a small treat (not an edible one!) once their pots are filled. Marbles are awarded for all manner of things including the neatest/quietest/quickest/most helpful/hardest working/trying hard (you get the idea) table.  The children's response to the jars has been quite staggering - outstanding in fact! In addition, children can also earn marbles for the class jar for a collaborative treat - both ideas are working well and the children have loved filling their jars.

 

Miss Moran popped in to see us working hard in Maths on Thursday - children were all on task, busy solving problems and working with their partners really well. Year 4 also completed their first times tables tests today (Friday) and 14 children got every question correct - they will receive their 'Bronze Certificate' next week. If your child did not achieve 100% do not worry, just practise the multiples sheet that I sent home so that they can try to succeed next Friday - you will be able to see where they went wrong; most children could see the mistakes themselves. In Maths next week we will be focusing on counting in multiples of 6,7,9,25 and 100.

 

We've started using fronted adverbials in English and we will continue with this learning next week as it is a tricky area for Year 4 to fully grasp in one week! However, I have been really impressed with just how imaginative they have been using visual prompts and talk partners to write some fairly complex sentences. Well done Year 4!

 

Have a great weekend - I hope the weather is kind to us all.

 

Mrs Bowler (normal service with a blog partner resumes next Friday)

 

Homework:

Comprehension: Julius Caesar's Goat, pages 10 and 11

Maths: Written subtraction, page 19

Spellings: arrive, experiment, notice, special and weight

Year 4 2019 - 20

 

Friday 4th October 2019

 

Hello parents,

 

This week in school we've been incredibly busy!

 

On Tuesday, we were visited by Rev. Snowball who shared in our Harvest Festival with the whole school; there were also some local neighbours who had accepted the invitation I delivered last week. Everyone did a performance for the Harvest Festival and Year 4 acted out 'The Enormous Potato', a funny story (because we had tweaked it a little bit!) with a message from God about sharing spare food we have with people who don't have as much. Everyone laughed when the potato (Henry) popped out from the ground and the farmer, his wife, their daughter, their son, the sheepdog, the cow, the sheep and the pig all fell over after much heaving!

 

On Thursday, Archie and Lucy performed their own original poem about chocolate - and they really, really performed! Mrs Edwards was so impressed that she gave each of them a gold 'Headteacher's Award' sticker. In the afternoon, we also started to make our Mayan masks in Art with Mrs Wilson and Mrs Bartram. We made a bit of a mess, but it was a really good lesson. Mrs Bowler sends her thanks to Mrs Moran for sending the message to parents about the cardboard (and aprons), and to the parents who were able to bring one or both items to school the next day. We have plenty left over, so do not worry about bringing in any more.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Charles and Mrs Bowler

 

Homework:

Comprehension: pages 8 and 9, GRRRR (yes, it really is the title!)

Maths: page 18, Written addition

Spellings: answer, earth, famous, medicine, separate

 

 

 

 

Friday 27th September 2019

 

Everyone agreed it was a quick week this week with lots of things going on.

 

In class we have learnt about molecules in science; in English we were in character as either Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee or Veruca Salt to start our character descriptions which we will be continuing this next week; and in art we started to design our Mayan masks by practising the skill of continuous line drawings.

 

We also held our School, Ethos and Sports Council elections. Our Year 4 representatives (elected by the class) are:

School Council: Lucy and Alexander

Ethos Council: Millie and Charles

Sports Council: Niobe and Jamie

Well done to the above children. Also, well done to all the children who stood as candidates but were unfortunately not elected this time. Be very proud of how confidently they spoke. Mrs Duxberry and Mrs Bowler were incredibly impressed.

 

The Ethos Council met for the first time and were given Harvest Celebration invitations to decorate and on Thursday lunchtime we put them in envelopes, addressed them and posted them in the letterboxes of the local residents of school with Mrs Sharpe and Mrs Bowler. The very same afternoon, an elderly neighbour brought in a bag of vegetables that he has grown in his garden for our harvest collection. He also said that he and his wife would love to come to the celebration next week.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Homework this week:

Comprehension: pages 6 & 7 'The Dragonsitter's Island'

Maths: pages 20 & 21 'Estimating and Checking'

Spellings: popular, various, experience, remember, disappear.

 

Blog written by Millie and Mrs Bowler

Year 4 class page

Weekly updates and news from Year 4

 

 

Friday 20th September 2019

 

Hello! Welcome to the 2019/20 Year 4 blog.

 

Firstly, my sincere apologies that Year 4 did not have a blog last week, it shan't happen again! However, I am positive we are all (parents and teachers) trying to prepare children to become increasingly independent as they move through school, so the children should have been able to tell you about their homework, spellings and reading books without referring to this page - we had discussed it all in class. I always ask the children to highlight their new spellings and write on the appropriate page in their Comprehension and Maths books when the homework is due in; we will mark it at an opportune time together so that children can see where they have excelled, or need to correct any mistakes.

 

It has been lovely getting to know your children over the past few weeks. Can you believe it is their third week already? It was also great meeting so many of the parents at the 'Meet the Teacher' session in your child's class on Wednesday. If you couldn't attend the meeting, please take a look at the copy of the Year 4 power point sent home the same day as it covers everything I mentioned and talked about. If you should need further clarification about anything, just ask. A few parents asked some questions (below) and my response is included:

Q. There used to be a homework club in school. Is this going to be running again?

A. I am not aware of a Homework Club, but I will ask.

*I sought advice and at this moment in time we are not able to run a club during the school day.

 

Q. Year 4 didn't have a blog last week, will there be one?

A. Yes, my apologies for not having a blog ready. I have only been here a couple of weeks and didn't know about a weekly blog until Friday afternoon.

 

Q. What happens if my child cannot complete their homework?

A. Please speak to myself or Mrs Wilson on the Monday morning. We would still expect the homework to be completed, but it might be your child needs a reminder, extra time, or a gentle word about expectations.

 

Now for this week in Year 4! What have we been up to this week? Well, continuing with our 'Choccywoccydoodah' theme we have been designing our very own chocolate treat. Year 4 children have the most incredible imaginations and have designed chocolate statues, fountains, machines, mousse, buildings and all manner of delicious creations - if only we could make them for real! In Maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest multiples of 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000. The children even rounded 7,635,418 - ask them to show you how!!

 

Mrs Wilson has been forging ahead with music and the response to learning the recorder has been impressive. Hopefully, children are practising at home so that you can also 'enjoy' their efforts. By the end of the year they will be playing a tune together in our class assembly, so please do support them and encourage them to practice for 5 minutes every day.

 

In future, I will be asking the children (in turn) to write the weekly blog with me on a Thursday or Friday. They will definitely let you know if they have written it, so there's no need to ask when it will be your child's turn as names will be drawn out of a hat each week; it will be a surprise for them, me and you.

 

If your child would like to stand for School Council, Sports Council or Ethos Council they need to stand up and speak to their peers saying why they would be a suitable candidate to represent the class. I have told the children they do not need power points or a script; a few brief notes should be more than enough if they feel more comfortable using them. Children can stand for all councils, but will only be able to be elected for one pending the results of each election.

 

Homework this week:

Comprehension page 4 and 5 titled 'Geocaching'

Maths pages 12 and 13 titled 'Rounding'

Spellings (please learn the meanings also): material, calendar, describe, through, reign

Daily reading - at least 5 times every week.

Times tables - keep practising! A favourite game my children used to play on the way to and from school was multiplying door numbers or car registration numbers, for example house number 27 was 2x7 or 7x2, or car registration LK56 TRZ became 5x6 or 6x5 etc. No need to practise at home if it's done before you get there!

 

Next week, less words and more pictures! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that the weather remains warm and dry.

 

Mrs Bowler

 

 

 

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