Love, Live and Learn
Welcome to Year 4
Following our discussion in class, talk with your parents and grandparents about how technology has changed over the last 30 to 50 years. Make notes of all interesting things you have discussed and found out in your homework books, ready to discuss next lesson.
Homework 30th November 2017
Write in your Learning Log (Homework book) any thoughts or questions you would like to ask Michael Morpurgo himself about The Butterfly Lion. These will be included in letters we will write on Monday in class.
Days for PE - Tuesday and Thursday
Music lesson every Monday (instruments to be in class for lesson)
To ensure that the children progress with their musical learning, please ensure the children practise their instrument for about 10 minutes.
The children thoroughly enjoyed taking our Collective Worship outside. It gave us the chance to really appreciate all of God's special gifts to us all.
For your information, below is a brief outline of the topics and areas we are covering in Year 4 this half term.
Further down the page are some web links to various websites on these topics. Please encourage your children to visit these web links, where they can find out more and do some independent research on many of the topics we are covering.
English - Stories set in imaginary worlds / Poetry / Newspaper Recounts/ Historical Stories
Maths - Number and Place Value / Addition and Subtraction / Multiplication and Division
Topic - It's all Greek to me! A study of Ancient Greek times and its impact upon modern life)
Science - Animals (including Humans - Sorting and Classifying Animals; Animals and their Habitats; Food chains; Digestive System; Teeth and Eating; Diet and Nutrition )
Art - Animals / Greek Architecture
Music - Brass with Mr Curtis
Homework 7th November 2017
Your homework this week is to write your own rap to fit into our Christmas Ho Ho Ho song we are learning to perform with Mr Curtis in our music lessons.
The original rap verse is as follows:-
I wanna get a present of Santa
I wanna crocodile or a panther
I wanna see Rudolph and Prancer
Ho Ho Ho as we listen for Santa.
Your verse must have your own ideas but have the same pattern of rhyme and rhythm. Have fun! The best ones will be performed in our concert.
Can you create a scientist? On your sheet draw your own idea of what a scientist looks like.
To be completed in your learning log (homework book)
Draw an outline of the Human Body. On it, label the following:
mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas.
Write a fact about each.
1. Spellings to learn as usual putting them in sentences.
2. Research - find out as much as you can about Spain and Spanish culture. We will use our research on Thursday during our Spanish day.
6th October 2017
This week the children have received a new set of spellings which they need to learn. As last week they should use them in sentences to show they understand what the words mean.
Extra homework :- Research Find out as many interesting facts as you can about the modern day country of Greece.
Friday 29th September 2017
Homework this week is based upon your spellings.
Make sure you take ten minutes every day to learn your spelling list.
In your homework book - your @Learning Log' - you are to write sentences for each of your words, showing that you understand what each word means and how it can be used in a sentence.
Please also take time to read and practise your times tables.
Extra task! Try and research some animals, finding out where they live and how they are suited to their habitats. You can then use this information in your Science writing next week. You can make notes in your Learning Log.
Homework due in Tuesday 3rd October.
Have a lovely weekend.
Friday 22nd September 2017
For your homework this weekend I want you to practise rounding TU /HTU / ThHTU numbers to the nearest ten.
Next, I want you to think about how we might round numbers to the nearest hundred. Write a clear explanation of how we might do this.
We will be looking at rounding numbers to the nearest hundred in our Maths lesson on Monday so if you could think about this over the weekend that would be great!
For the rest of the week keep practising rounding to the nearest ten and start practising your times tables.
Have a good weekend!
Week commencing 11th September 2017
This week in our RE we have been looking at family trees. The children have begun to complete their own family trees in class however some of our information is missing! This week's homework is to find out the rest of the names that you need to complete your own family tree. You can also create your own, bigger family tree. You can draw it, paint it, use photographs, make it on the computer, make it on Pic Collage .... the possibilities are endless! How ever you make it is up to you! Have fun!
Due in Monday 18th September 2017