CLASS 4 - YEAR 4 and 5
Teacher: Miss Tilley LSA: Mrs Allen
Class 4 2019-2020.
Welcome to class 4 (or welcome back). To kick start off the year we will be starting with our exciting topic Invaders and Settlers. We will be focusing on the Vikings and where they fit in in our History Timeline.
Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Class 4 have been learning about Sir Ernest Shackleton. During this unit, we have worked on using emotive language and powerful vocabulary to create a diary entry of parts of his amazing journey. Check out the display outside class 4!
I've been doing research on Victorian chemistry and elements and found a website called Victorian era chemistry. It has good information on Victorian chemists and a diagram of atoms.
Use the link below for more information to help you with your research. If you find some other useful websites, let me know and we can add them to our page.
You can use the website below to find out about some heroes from history.
My Maths homework will be set each week. If you forget your login details or have any questions, please speak to Mrs Whelan.
Maths Olympics has been introduced in Class 4 to help children to develop fast recall of their times and divide tables up to 12 x 12 and other key number facts.
Each week, the children will be tested against the clock on the number fact or times table they are working on. Once they can recall all the facts correctly in one minute, they will earn a gold certificate and move onto the next challenge.
So that you and your child know what to practise at home, the children will complete their own achievement sheets each week – a copy of this can be found below. These will then be kept in their homework folders and I will also keep a record in school. I am sure the children will enjoy bringing their certificates home to show you.
Many thanks for your continued support; together we can make this a really rewarding activity.
This year, we are using spelling lists from the website Shakespeare and More. The children choose up to 12 spellings to learn and only move onto the next list when they show they can spell their words in their writing.
Use these ideas to learn your spellings
Spell the word out loud
Make a wordsearch
Anagrams (muddle up the order of the letters and work out the word
Mnemonic (make a saying or rhyme that helps you to remember tricky words or spelling patterns e.g. I Get Hot Toes - IGHT
Play the dice game
Throw a 1 = write the word in capital letters, Throw a 2 = write the word with your eyes closed, Throw a 3 =type the word, Throw a 4= Bubble write and colour it in, Throw a 5= Write the word on someone’s back, in the air or on sand (when you go to the beach!), Throw a 6 = write the word out 5 times in joined writing
When we were learning about the Mayans, we cooked tortillas and made guacamole. I thought it would be a good idea to do some Ugandan cooking for our Commonwealth topic. You can read all about it on our Spotlight On display board.
We found this really cool website, which shows you the populations of the world. You can have one country in particular or the world. It shows you how many births and deaths there have been this year and today.
Kara and Georgina
Our topic for this half term is The Mayans - the overview is below. In Literacy, we will be learning how to write instructions and explanations and then we will be learning the Mayan Creation Myth and writing our own versions. My Maths is now up and running - if you forget your log in details, please see Mrs Whelan.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, we will be reading and listening to some of his plays this term.
Welcome Back! We hope everyone has had a relaxing half term break.
Our topic for this term is based on the Inspire Unit "Round and Round" - we are calling it "The Miracle Of LIfe". In Literacy, we are starting with a week of poetry before moving onto our class book "The Forgotten Garden" by Caroline Repchuk. In Science, we will be finding out about the life cycles of plants and animals. Music will see us learning and singing rounds and we will be looking at pattern and symmetry in Maths and Art.
Thank you to Gill Hobbs, who helped us to create unique Mother's Day plant pots. More photos to follow soon.
Learning About Sikhism - we recently enjoyed a visit from Daya, who told us about the Sikh faith. We dressed up, danced, made chapattis, ate curry and Daya wrote our names in Punjabi.
Happy New Year and welcome back to what is going to be an exciting and busy term for learning. Our first topic is Fever, Fire and Fashion. We will be learning about life in the17th Century. The topic summary is below. In literacy, we are studying George's Marvellous Medicine.
We use different sources to find out information in history. We annotated contemporary sketches of the Frost Fairs in groups and then used our reading Thought Bubbles to jot down our own ideas.
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