Spellings

Hi all,

I am aware I chatted to a few parents at parents evening about the statutory spellings for year 3 and 4 that children need to know by the end of the year. Of course, we are doing everything in school at the moment to achieve this but if you wanted to test your children on some at home I have attached them to this post! I have also attached a blank ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ sheet to print if it would be useful.

Year 3 and 4 spellings

spelling look say cover check

Due to gaps in knowledge because of covid, I have attached the year 2 spellings also.

Year 2 spellings

Thank you,
Miss. Parker

Home learning

Hi all,

I hope those of you who aren’t able to be in school at the moment feel better soon!

For literacy, could the children please continue to gather facts about their chosen Ancient Egyptian God/Goddess (either Horus, Osiris or Isis) and then complete their non-chronological report. Please can the children bring this in when they are next in school as it is vital that I can assess them in this area of writing! This is a good source of information for those who are struggling to remember the features of a non-chronological report! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030bdk0

Please include:

  • A title
  • An introductory paragraph
  • 2 subheadings and related paragraphs (examples: powers of the God/Goddess, appearance, family, siblings, creation)
  • A ‘fact-box’ – a small box with some interesting facts
  • Pictures (drawings) of your chosen God/Goddess
  • Writing only inย past tenseย as it is about a historical subject

For maths (year 4), please become more familiar with fractions and equivalent fractions. Count in tenths

equiv fractions

Tenths

Science:

Please take a look at this lovely page of food chains
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q

Finally, for topic this week we are exploring pyramids – children can view this visual 360 model of a pyramid and then create their own labelling the features!

Thanks all!

Home Learning

Hi all,

Please find attached the home learning for the children who unfortunately cannot be in this week.

In science: we are heading forwards with our topic of digestion! At home, could you please familiarise yourself with the different body parts we use in our digestion. I have attached a sheet to complete and there is lots of information on the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

Literacy: please gather information for your chronological report. Make sure to gather information on your chosen God/Goddess. Collect this information on a piece of paper to inform your writing when you are able to return ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 4 maths: please see attached. We are looking at unit and non-unit fractions this week. (Year 3 maths to follow!)

Digestive system labelling Spr4.5.1-Unit-and-non-unit-fractions Y4 maths

Thank you,

Miss. Parker

Science Experiment at Home

Hi all,

Today in science, we performed a fun science experiment using gas! I have sent home with the children and attached to this post the instructions for this super simple experiment for children to try independently. If you want to take some pictures of your child performing the experiment, please feel free as I’d love to see them in action!

This is a very simple experiment, but of course, every experiment has risks so please ensure you are supervising your child during this. Any questions, please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks,

Miss. Parker

Pouring Carbon Dioxide HW

Reading the Game

On Tuesdays, Class 6 and 7 are lucky enough to have Coach Neil in class to deliver the ‘Reading the Game’ programme.

Half of the session is spent in the classroom developing reading and comprehension skills and the other half is spent outside practicing football skills and playing football games.

We had a very exciting visitor today, Lenny the Lion ! Lenny asked the children to make sure they continue to read at home at least 3 times a week to be in with the chance of one boy and one girl to win a ticket to a Shrewsbury Town game.

Here are some photos of our day ๐Ÿ™‚

Reading the game pictures

Miss Taylor

 

Reading at Home

Hello all,

Reading books will now be changed on a Friday.ย Children should all have access to their reading records now, can guardians please ensure we are reading at home with the children and signing in the records when possible. House points will be awarded for reads on a Friday when books are being changed.

If you have any questions regarding the reading please let me know.

Many thanks,

Miss. Parker ๐Ÿ™‚

Times Tables

Hi all,

As you are probably aware, children in Year 4 must complete a times-tables check in the summer to ensure they know their times-tables up to 12. We are doing this every day in school, but if your children would like some extra practise at home I have attached some websites and resources that I would personally recommend. It would also be good for Year 3s to get a head start for next year.

Daily 10:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Daily 10 is excellent for quick fire questions to improve your child’s mental maths, as well as cognitive processing. The levels are related to their year group, so level 3 would mean year 3 and level 4 for year 4, respectively.

Times-tables memory:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html

Times-tables memory is good for improving your children’s short term memory with the times-tables. It is also a fun game! This should work on tablets/phones but if you have any issues please let me know.

Hit the Button:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This is a fun, reactive game to improve their cognitive processing and quick thinking skills relating to the times-tables. Again, this should work on tablets/phones.

If you struggle to access these and would like some paper resources, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Miss. Parker ๐Ÿ™‚