I just want to say a big well done to everyone for their efforts with our first week of home learning! I've been really pleased with the work I've been sent, in particular the photos of the Anglo-Saxon villages you have made. Please remember that it is important, and expected, that you engage with the home learning during this period. Stay safe and have a great weekend!
I'm writing this in the classroom at the end of the day when all of the children have gone and the classroom is quiet (and tidy!) The end of term seemed an awfully long way away but suddenly it's here and I hope we can all enjoy a bit of a break. Thank you to the children who have worked incredibly hard this term, under unusual circumstances, and thank you to all parents and carers who have supported their children in numerous ways. We'll be back before we know it but until then, all that's left is to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2021!
We've had a lovely week in Ash Class this week and we're beginning to feel very festive!
In English, we have finished our reports titled 'The Perils of Mt Etna'. Maths has been full of times tables this week, particularly focusing on the 9 times table and 7 times table. Thank you to those children who submitted their volcano research homework. Any feedback on the new Google classroom is welcomed but I'll continue to set homework 'offline' as well as online so it can be accessed by all.
Spellings this week: Choose 10 words from the word list to learn for next week.
Have a great weekend.
I have been really proud of the children this week for how well they have all handled the assessments we've been doing. No-one has complained and they have all taken it in their stride. Well done, Ash!
We are enjoying the countdown to Christmas with a virtual advent calendar every morning which gives us a Christmas riddle to solve. This will continue until the holidays and has been a great way to kick start those brains first thing!
Next week, we are back to normal and continuing our Multiplication and Division topic in Maths, focussing on the 6 and 7 times table. In English, we will be writing a non-chronological report linked to our learning in Geography about the dangers of volcanoes.
Spellings: believe, arrive, early, particular, straight, opposite, guide, circle, answer, difficult
Alternative spellings: now, it's, just, like, I'm
Have a lovely weekend.
At the end of another week, the temperature is dropping again but at least it has stayed dry!
Next week, the children will be sitting their Autumn term assessments. We will be doing a reading test and some Maths tests, balanced out with plenty of fun activities in the afternoons.
As such, I am only setting spellings this week (no homework).
These are: earth, centre, heart, pressure, strength, natural, building, dangerous, enormous, notorious
Alternative spellings: came, children, help, time, will
Have a lovely weekend.
It's been a busy week again this week. In Maths, we have finished our unit on Length and Perimeter and next week we will start our unit on Multiplication and Division. We have also finished our writing in English and created our own versions of Leon and the Place Between. The children's stories are fantastic and I'm really impressed with their hard work! Have a look at some of the examples in the photos. In Science, we have continued with our topic of Sound, investigating how to make sounds louder or quieter.
This week's spellings: actual, actually, breath, breathe, certain, February, heard, imagine, increase, knowledge
Alternative spellings: most, both, looked, off, again
Homework: Reading comprehension about Anti-bullying week. Please read with your child if you feel it is above their current reading level.
This week, I have been incredibly impressed with the efforts of all of the children who made remembrance wreaths for their homework. Have a look at the photo to see the variety and creativity that is displayed. In Maths, we have learnt how to convert between lengths of measurement (mm, cm, m and km). We have written a class version of the story Leon and the Place Between in English. In Science, we've learnt all about how we hear sounds.
This week's spellings:
forgetting, forgotten, beginning, preferring, preferred, cornered, cornering, limited, limiting, appear, disappear
them, saw, make, me, there
Homework: Sound hunt.
Have a great weekend.
The weather has turned colder this week so please remember that children can wear warmer clothes in addition to their school uniform. This could be a long sleeved top under their T-shirt or a warm jumper / hoody to wear on top of their school jumper. We are keeping all windows open for ventilation.
In English this week, we have started our new unit based on the book 'Leon and the Place Between'. The children drew some brilliant story maps to learn part of the text. We have now finished our Addition and Subtraction unit in Maths and move onto Length and Perimeter next week. We have learn about the internet in Computing this week, including how search engines work and how to stay safe online. Next week, our wider curriculum subject will be Science, with the topic Sound.
This week's spellings:
eight, eighth, fruit, learn, length, occasionally, often, perhaps, recent
any, many, come, some, see
Design and create your own poppy wreath for Remembrance Day on Wednesday 11th November. You can use whatever materials / resourcs you like. Be creative!
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Follow this link to some Computing lessons for the week.
It's the end of another week! Once again, the children in Ash Class have worked hard throughout the week in all of their learning. In Maths, they've been learning how to use the column method for subtraction, with and without exchanging. In English, they have written some lovely poems about Autumn. In R.E., they have learnt all about Christianity and the Holy Trinity.
We've been back in school for 7 weeks now and how quickly they seem to have flown by. I'm not setting spellings or homework over half term but please keep reading and playing on Times Table Rockstars (practising them offline too of course).
All of the children in Ash Class should be proud of how well they have settled into the new routines and the new school year. Our Year 4 bubble has become one full of smiles and laughter, lots of hard work and plenty of fun. Also lots of hand sanitiser! I hope everyone enjoys a well-earned rest over the half term and I'll see you all back in school on Monday 2nd November ready to start learning again.