Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all well and had a great weekend. I went for some lovely runs and played the Sherlock Holmes board game which was a lot of fun. Please let me know in the comments what you got up to.

Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session to kick start your day! 9-9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  If you miss it, there are other short workouts on his Youtube to get the body moving.

The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them.

Please find today’s Maths work below that focuses on partitioning and a PowerPoint (below) you may find useful. There are also discussion problems for an extension. Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. You now all have logins for Times table Rockstars which is a brilliant way to practice or the game 'Hit the Button' online. 

Please find today’s English work below focusing on punctuating direct speech and a PowerPoint.

There are three levels of challenge for the English and Maths tasks: Developing, Expected and Greater Depth. Start on the level of challenge that is right for you then move onto the next. You can download the documents to work on or print below each task. Put your mouse over the sheet and scroll down to see all the sheets in a document. 

Please research the types of teeth humans have and their different functions. How does this compare to other animals? You may then present this information how you like: poster, video, leaflet, song etc.

Here is a video/song about our teeth: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/teeth-movie.html

Here is a video explaining the differences between the teeth of different animals https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/teeth/zr8ygwx

Experiment! If you can and would like to you can do the experiment mentioned in the BBC video to see the affect sugar has on our teeth.

Please keep sending any photos of your work. class4@hotwells.bristol.sch.uk 

As a suggested timetable I would recommend (with breaks as necessary of course):

  1. Practising spellings
  2. A times table test
  3. Maths 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. There are also the 'discussion problems' as an extension. 
  4. English 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. 
  5. The task related to another subject or topic. 

Here are some pictures of the great creations that have been made this week. Thank you for sending them, it is lovely to see you all smiling. The Dwarf from Narnia has now joined our class too! 

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all well and enjoying the sunshine.  

Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session to kick start your day! 9-9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  If you miss it, there are other short workouts on his Youtube to get the body moving.

Singing! Please see further down our weekly song from Mr Rees with lyrics - 'Something just like this'. 

The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them.

Please find today’s Maths work below that focuses on 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s and a PowerPoint (below) you may find useful. There are also discussion problems for an extension. Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. You now all have logins for Times table Rockstars which is a brilliant way to practice or the game 'Hit the Button' online. 

Please find today’s English work below focusing on expanding sentences using prepositions and a PowerPoint.

There are three levels of challenge for the English and Maths tasks: DevelopingExpected and Greater Depth. Start on the level of challenge that is right for you then move onto the next. You can download the documents to work on or print below each task. Put your mouse over the sheet and scroll down to see all the sheets in a document. 

Please keep sending any photos of your work. I will be sharing some this afternoon. class4@hotwells.bristol.sch.uk 

Please keep creating your costume or prop for a character in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If you have finished this, please write a diary entry from the point of view of the White Witch before she speaks to Aslan and the battle happens.  

As a suggested timetable I would recommend (with breaks as necessary of course):

  1. Practising spellings
  2. A times table test
  3. Maths 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. There are also the 'discussion problems' as an extension. 
  4. English 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. 
  5. The task related to another subject or topic. 

Please continue to comment on this page it is lovely to hear from you!

Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all well and enjoying the learning activities.  

Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session to kick start your day! 9-9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  If you miss it, there are other short workouts on his Youtube to get the body moving.

Singing! Please see below our weekly song from Mr Rees with lyrics - 'Something just like this'. 

The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them.

Please find today’s Maths work below that focuses on counting in thousands and a PowerPoint (below) you may find useful. There are also discussion problems for an extension. Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. You now all have logins for Times table Rockstars which is a brilliant way to practice or the game 'Hit the Button' online. 

Please find today’s English work below focusing on expanding sentences using adverbs and a PowerPoint.

There are three levels of challenge for the English and Maths tasks: DevelopingExpected and Greater Depth. Start on the level of challenge that is right for you then move onto the next. You can download the documents to work on or print below each task. Put your mouse over the sheet and scroll down to see all the sheets in a document. 

Please keep sending any photos of your work. I will be sharing some at the end of the week. class4@hotwells.bristol.sch.uk 

Linked to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe I would like you over the next two days (and weekend if you like) to create a costume or prop for a character from the book. Please send me a photo of your creations!

As a suggested timetable I would recommend (with breaks as necessary of course):

  1. Practising spellings
  2. A times table test
  3. Maths 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. There are also the 'discussion problems' as an extension. 
  4. English 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. 
  5. The task related to another subject or topic. 

Please continue to comment on this page it is lovely to hear from you!

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all well. 

Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session to kick start your day! 9-9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  If you miss it, there are other short workouts on his Youtube to get the body moving.

Singing! Please see below our weekly song from Mr Rees with lyrics - 'Something just like this'. 

The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them.

Please find today’s Maths work below that focuses on rounding to the nearest hundred and a PowerPoint (below) you may find useful. There are also discussion problems for an extension. Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. Put your mouse over the sheet and scroll down to see all the sheets in a document. 

Please find today’s English work below focusing on expanding sentences using conjunctions and a PowerPoint.

There are three levels of challenge for the English and Maths tasks: Developing, Expected and Greater Depth. Start on the level of challenge that is right for you then move onto the next. You can download the documents to work on or print below each task.

Thank you for the pictures I have received of your Science posters they look brilliant! Please keep sending any photos of your work to class4@hotwells.bristol.sch.uk

Our History topic this term has been the Anglo-Saxons. I would like you to research what the Anglo-Saxons wore; did it change depending if you were rich or poor? What materials did they use? Imagine you are an Anglo-Saxon (you can decide how wealthy you are) and design your own Anglo-Saxon outfit.

A useful link to get you started and refresh your memory on who they were and where they came from: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anglo-saxons/

As a suggested timetable I would recommend (with breaks as necessary of course):

  1. Practising spellings
  2. A times table test
  3. Maths 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. There are also the 'discussion problems' as an extension. 
  4. English 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. 
  5. The task related to another subject or topic. 

Please continue to comment on this page it is lovely to hear from you!

Zane has put his recipe for 'Edible King Alfred's Cakes' into a word document so we can all make them! Thank you very much Zane they were delicious. 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a good day yesterday and are well.

Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session to kick start your day! 9-9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  If you miss it, there are other short workouts on his Youtube to get the body moving.

The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them.

Please find today’s maths work below that focuses on rounding to the nearest ten and a PowerPoint (below) you may find useful. There are also discussion problems for an extension. Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. Put your mouse over the sheet and scroll down to see all the sheets in a document. 

Please find today’s English work below focusing on clauses and a PowerPoint.

There are three levels of challenge for the English and Maths tasks: DevelopingExpected and Greater Depth. Start on the level of challenge that is right for you then move onto the next. You can download the documents to work on or print below each task.

If you have finished your Science poster or model I would love to see some photos. You can send them to class4@hotwells.bristol.sch.uk           If not, please continue with it.

PSHE: Building on our work looking at Fair Trade, please research where different foods come from and how many miles they have travelled. You can present your findings in any way you like: interactive map, poster, leaflet etc.

As a suggested timetable I would recommend (with breaks as necessary of course):

  1. Practising spellings
  2. A times table test
  3. Maths 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. There are also the 'discussion problems' as an extension. 
  4. English 'Homework/Extension' sheet. You are welcome to do as many of these as you like. 
  5. The task related to another subject or topic. 

Please continue to comment on this page; it is lovely to hear from you!

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session to kick start your day! 9-9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  If you miss it, there are other short workouts on his Youtube to get your body moving.

The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them.

Please find today's Maths work below that focuses on Roman Numerals and a PowerPoint as PDF (below) you may find useful. There are also discussion problems for an extension. Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. 

Please find today's English work below focusing on determiners and a PowerPoint (PDF) below this. A determiner is a word that goes before a noun and identifies the noun in further detail. For example, the boy, those girls, some cars, two men, which bag, what letter. Please see this link for more information about determiners https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-determiner

There are three levels of challenge for the English and Maths tasks: DevelopingExpected and Greater Depth. Start on the level of challenge that is right for you then move onto the next. You can download the documents to work on or print below each task.

We have been learning about the digestive system in Science. I would like you to create a poster or model to explain how the digestive system works. You might like to recreate the experiment we did in class!

Here is a link to the experiment: http://www.homeschoolroom.com/digestive-system-demonstration/

And some useful links about the digestive system: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/your-digestive-system/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/human-body/digestion/

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/dsmovie.html

Please send me pictures of your posters, models or experiments!

Thank you for a lovely week everyone. We wrote setting descriptions of the White Witch's palace, painted our standing stones, played Maths games to consolidate our knowledge and learnt games from the Anglo-Saxon time that we really enjoyed!

Our history topic this term is the Anglo-Saxons. This week we investigated who the Scots and Picts were and where they came from. We evaluated sources and examined evidence to discover they had been around since the Mesolithic era! We studied the Ogham alphabet and created our own standing stones using it. 

In Science, we explored how we digest our food with a very fun experiment! Did you know it only takes 6 seconds for your food to reach your stomach?

In music, we used Lego to learn the notations for different beats and then created our own rhythms. 

This term we have been studying aboriginal art and abstract artist Paul Klee. The children created some fantastic abstract art 'Journeys' based on the paintings we studied. 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely break. 

I am very excited to share the news that Class 4 will perform in the dance festival Stages this year. We had our first dance lesson this week to explore everyone's talents and you were all fantastic! 

We began our Geography topic 'Rivers and The Water Cycle' by making it rain in a glass and investigated what makes something a solid, liquid or gas in Science. In English, we began Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and plotted Michael's journey around the world. In Maths, we investigated equivalent fractions. 

We had a lovely last week in Class 4. We wrote letters as Jim or Otto from the Sainsbury's Christmas advert imagining what it would have been like to come together on Christmas Day. The children created their own Christmas themed Maths worksheets for everyone to solve. We planned and created a page in a pop-up story book for Design and Technology. A big thank you to Lucy who visited Class 4 to share the Hanukkah story and answer the children's questions around Judaism. We learnt lots! The children also sung beautifully in the Christmas Carol Concert, well done everyone! Please see some pictures from the last week below. 

I hope you all have a very happy holiday! 

It has been a busy two weeks in Class 4! In English, we created our own planets and a creatures and wrote reports about them. In Maths, we have been learning to convert fractions to decimals and vice versa and exploring equivalent fractions. As it was the general election this week, the children thought about what they would do as Prime Minister and wrote some excellent, thoughtful and powerful speeches. In Art, we have created dragon eyes and started to learn some pop-up folds in preparation for design and technolgogy next week! We have been practising our Christmas carol for the carol concert and the children are excited to perform it. 

Also, congratulations to Ned and Eva who represent Year 4 on the School Council. 

Please see some pictures below from across the two weeks. 

This week in English we wrote our own chapters based on 'How To Train Your Dragon' and the children came up with some great ideas! In Maths, we learnt the chunking method for division and used it to solve problems. The children created their own investigations in Science to find out which material is best to muffle sounds. We learnt the days of the week in French and wrote our own hungry catipillar stories. We also voted for our new School Council and the result will be announced next week! 

You all created fantastic dragons! I'm very impressed with the effort that went into these creations and your wonderful imaginations. 

We are really enjoying 'How To Train Your Dragon' and have started planning our own chapters for a new story! In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting roman numerals, converting measures, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and solving problems using all of these skills. In Science, we created string phones and investigated how sound travels. We also explored how using an ear horn affects our hearing and learnt some sign language. Please practice signing your name at home! In Art, we have started our first pointillism pieces and experimented with blending colours. 

Please see some photos from the last two weeks below! 

I hope you all had a lovely half term! In English this week we have started our new book ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. We have created our own dragons and written character descriptions of them. In Maths, we have been using bar models to work out the sum and difference of numbers and solved problems involving multiplication and addition/subtraction. We started our new topic ‘Sound’ in Science and investigated how sound is made. 

I'm very impressed with the effort that went into your Tudor homework. We tasted some delicious Tudor bread made by Benj and biscuits made by Amelie and Mersina. We also watched some excellent presentations, thank you for your hard work. 

 

Please see the spellings for Term 2 below

Welcome to Class Four! Please find both sets of spellings below for Term 1. 

We had a busy last week in Class 4. In English we wrote non-chronological reports about Henry VIII. In maths, we began to learn how to solve problems involving multiplication and addition/subtraction. We learnt about Henry VIII’s last two wives in history and the children created and delivered some excellent presentations. We had a wonderful trip to Clifton Cathedral. The orchestra were fantastic. Thank you to those who helped, we really appreciate it.

Please have a look at the excellent pictures the children created for the Arts Trail below inspired by Claude Monet. 

Homework: 

History – please research a theme within the Tudor period and create a poster for the display or a PowerPoint to present to the class. Themes may include: rich and poor, fashion, food, crime and punishment.

 

Have a wonderful half term! 

 

Another busy week in preparation for the Bristol Arts Trail! We painted our self-portraits and began some artwork inspired by Claude Monet. Have a sneak peak below!

This week in English this week we have finished and edited our Tudor stories. In Maths, we have learnt mental strategies for subtraction and used the written method to subtract four-digit numbers. We learnt about good and bad conductors and insulators in Science. In History, we explored Henry VIII’s reasons for divorcing Catherine of Aragon. In Art, the children drew some brilliant self-portraits that we will paint next week. 

Red Lodge Museum

We had a fantastic trip to the Red Lodge Museum on Monday where we met Lady Joan, dressed in Tudor clothes, learnt about rich and poor people in Tudor times and practiced our portrait skills. Thank you to everyone who could help. Please see pictures from the trip below. 

 In English this week we have learnt what fronted adverbials are and written some dramatic descriptions of the Battle of Bosworth Field. We also did some role play around our new story. In Maths, we have learnt what a place holder is and why it is important in a number. We created circuits in Science and investigated which ones worked and why. We also discovered how to light a bulb using only kitchen foil and a battery! In History, we analysed a portrait of Henry VIII and some written sources to discover what kind of person he was. In Art, we learnt how to draw a self-portrait. Please check out the pictures from the week below!  

We had a successful first trip to the swimming pool on Monday; the children were really confident and sensible. This week we have begun our ‘Tudor Tales’ book in English and the children have written some dramatic diary entries. In Maths, we have been revising the column method for addition and subtraction, short multiplication and short division. We have learnt the differences between mains and battery-powered electricity in Science and placed key events from the Tudor period on a timeline in history. In Art we continued our Henry VIII portraits that are becoming very lifelike! We were also very lucky to have a fencing demonstration and learn the basics! Please see the photos below. 

It was lovely to meet lots of you on Friday evening and I hope you enjoyed seeing the classroom. 

Welcome to Class 4! I look forward to getting to know you all over this year. We have had an exciting first few days beginning our Tudor topic in History, exploring electrical safety in Science, learning how to have a simple conversation in French, creating a time capsule containing letters to our future selves, playing maths games and beginning our portraits of King Henry VIII! 

Swimming will be on Monday afternoons starting next week so please remember to bring your swimming costume/trunks, towel, goggles if wanted and a hairband for long hair. Please note we may return just after the end of the school day, by 3:40. 

Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions and remember to leave a comment letting me know what you've enjoyed so far! 

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Evan Leach(a couple of days ago)

Haiiii! I really want know people's names on tt rockstars! could you tell me? I'm Eden Ryder! Has anyone seen Charlie by the way? I'd like to see him

Zane #TheAwesomeKid(a couple of days ago)

Joke: What do you get if you cross a lake with a leaky boat? Wet!!! ^∆^ LOL ^∆^ LOL ^∆^ LOL

Mollie- Food hooman(a couple of days ago)

Me is sad.....BECAUSE I MISS FRIENDS....

Miss Miller(less than a week ago)

Haha great joke Zane! No problem, you can complete it when you have more time or complete another task more quickly.

Miss Miller(less than a week ago)

Hello Katerina and Mollie! I hope you are both safe and well too :D

Mollie(less than a week ago)

I Hope Everyone Is Safe And Keeping Well :D

Zane(less than a week ago)

I've logged on to times table rock stars who else has (in our class of course)?

Zane(less than a week ago)

Miss Miller I may not have time to do the science project do you mind?

Zane(less than a week ago)

by the way miss miller thanks for putting my word document into the website

Zane(less than a week ago)

Joke: Two fish were in a tank that was in a field for some reason. One turned to the other and said: ''How do you drive this thing?''.

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