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William has been working hard on a tadpole project. Watch the brilliant video below to see how William cared for his tadpoles and see them grow!
Term 6, Week 5 – Monday 6th July 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. What did you get up to?
Who has received their report? Despite only having four terms of learning in school, I am so proud of how much have you all accomplished. You should all feel very proud of yourselves! You also have a special letter with your report from your new class teacher who you will be meeting on the Google Meets this Friday 10th July. Please check your school email for an invite. Your groups:
Group 1 (11:00 - 11:15am): Benj, Gunavardhan, Zane, Eva, Evie, Ada, Reuben, Mersina
Group 2 (11:20 - 11:35am): William, Joe, Evan, Emilia, Amelie, Isla, Aubin, Abdullahi, Hunnie, Gabriella
Group 3 (11:40 - 11:55am): Zion, Stan, Eli, Charlie, Layla, Mollie, Rose, Katerina, Ned
If you have not already collected your books and pieces of work from this year, you can collect them from 3:45pm any day. Please send me an email if possible on the day you’re coming, thank you.
Any of the attached documents below can be downloaded by pressing 'download document'.
The Maths for this week is in the folder at the top of the page.
For English, we will now be using Oak National Academy. This week, you will be doing the five lessons underneath the ‘Non-chronological report’ heading. Each lesson has an introductory quiz, video, worksheet and final quiz to finish. Lesson 5 gives you the opportunity to write your own non-chronological report!
The spellings for this week are on the ‘termly spelling lists’ link at the top of this page, please practice them and ask someone to test you. If you are finding these difficult please practice these high frequency words http://www.highfrequencywords.org/first-100-high-frequency-word-list-precursive.html which are common words we use a lot in our writing.
Reading: please read aloud to someone everyday if possible and explain the story to them.
Maths: The videos for each lesson https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Monday – Identify angles
Tuesday – Compare and order angles
Wednesday – Triangles
Thursday – Quadrilaterals
Friday – Maths challenge! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Please also practice your times tables and ask someone to test you if possible. I can see lots of you are using Times table Rockstars and I have had some challenges to a Rockslam which has been great fun!
Please find the afternoon work for each day below.
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.
Please check out the Music page on the website for this week’s songs. There is a link to Myleene’s Music Klass that has lots of free short music lessons.
Have a lovely week and please keep sharing your work with me! Miss Miller :)
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NED PLEASE ADMIT THAT ????? IS YOU!!!!
????? are you ned?
Is ????? Ned or Evan?
Hello fellows I'm bored
I love the history on vikings :p
William your video was really good!!
MONDAY - Science: Hello scientists!
Today, we will be thinking about what can be done to reduce the use of plastic.
Firstly, I would like you to read through the poster below about the damage plastic is having on our planet. The facts are shocking! Then I would like you to have a go at the ‘Oceans and Plastics Quiz’ and check your answers.
Please then read through ‘The Last Straw’ sheet. Can you order the statements correctly to say how the straw may end up on his dinner plate?
You will then see a ‘My Plastic Diary’ below which I would like you to fill out over this week.
TUESDAY - Music: Part 5 with Mrs Benson.
WEDNESDAY - History: The Vikings! Today, I would like you to read through the presentation about family life in Viking times and then create a poster comparing the differences between family life then and now.
THURSDAY - Music Part 6 with Mrs Benson. Please find the video of Mrs Benson's composition below.
FRIDAY 12th - ART: Today, you will be following the steps to create your own elephant which you can then decorate with patterns of your choice. Remember to make them colourful! Think carefully about your background colour too as this can make the elephant really stand out.
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.
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!