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Summer Term Topic Homework
As I'm sure you are aware, this term in PSHCE year 4 are learning all about embracing failure as an opportunity to learn and having a growth mindset when facing challenges. The children have been set the task of finding a skill they would like to acquire and documenting how they are working towards achieving it in their homework book each week which can take any form. Their progress will be assessed in their PSHCE lesson after half term.
This does mean that the children are not required to submit their homework book each week and are therefore being set spellings and English homework on loose pieces of paper. Thank you for your cooperation with this!
Reading journals should be brought into school on the day written on the front of your child's book. We ask that children read to an adult at least twice a week (or more!) which should be documented in the back pages - children can document when they read alone too. Children should be completing one piece of reading homework per week based on their reading book. Information about the week's task can be found at the front of the reading journal.
Maths homework is set on Wednesdays and is due back on Fridays. The homework could be in the form of worksheets, investigations or online at https://www.mymaths.co.uk/. Maths homework is expected to take 20 minutes, however if your child finishes sooner than this we politely request that your child is encouraged to practice their times table facts.
English and Topic homework is set on Fridays and is due back on Wednesdays.
Spellings are sent home on Fridays with the English and Topic homework and can be found, along with guidance for learning and practicing spellings, at the back of your child's homework book. Spelling tests take place on Friday morning in our English lesson.
Useful information about the meaning of key words and mathematical concepts can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ to help you with supporting your child with completing their homework, should you desire.
Year 4 go on a quest!
Yesterday we went on a quest! We solved riddles, followed clues, met talking animals who helped us along the way, received magical gifts and faced an evil witch and her cruel sidekicks. We were incredibly brave! This has given us lots of ideas for our fantasy stories!
As promised, below are the photographs of a very successful footballing afternoon. We all enjoyed getting very dirty - see legs below, and playing lots of football, whether it was matches or skills/warm-up exercises with the Misbourne Young Leaders. The girls were surprised it seemed being overheard to say, '... this is really fun and I'm really enjoying it!' The children were particularly impressed with their young leaders, and on hearing they were working towards their GCSEs. A big thank you to all the mums who came along and supported us and made the whole afternoon an enjoyable one for everyone.
P.S. Look out for the evidence that even Miss Stewart managed to improve a few of her footballing skills.
In our first week back at school we were taken on an Antarctic Adventure by Sir Ernest Shackleton! We spent the whole week delving into his incredible story of perseverance, endurance and strength by creating maps of his expedition with directions in maths, comic strip retellings of his story in English and designing, making and testing sledges for his many dogs to carry essential supplies.
We showed off our work in assembly and some of it can now be found in the school's entrance hall on display.
Happy New Year!
The Christmas break is finally upon us and this can only mean one thing: Christmas assembly time!
As you can see, we had a fantastic time showing off all our hard work from this last term by showcasing our simile poems (accompanied by interpretative mimes), showing off our dance moves and 'Clean School' raps and singing our hearts out.
4S wish you a wonderful Christmas and a partridge in a pear tree....
Here we are getting all ready for the Christmas break by dressing up in our best Christmas jumpers and decorating our class room - working as a team as always!
In 4S not only do we work hard, we also know how to have fun. Here we are on Christmas Hat Day doing both at the same time!
Our habitats were such a success that we needed to find the easiest way of identifying and grouping different animals in order to work out which living things were, in fact, living in our handmade 'bug houses'. Here we are on a treasure hunt where all around the school's outside areas were clues about different classifications of living things, we had to take notes and then work with our friends to sort animals into classification groups to help us identify different creatures.
In Guided Reading this term we have been reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. Our knowledge of the story inspired our moving pages project in Design and Technology. As you can see, we were very proud of our creations!
In Science this term we have been learning all about living things. We began with studying the habitats of different animals - here we are building some of our own!
For our first unit in English this term we have been preparing to write our own recounts. Fortunately, we had a surprise visitor waiting for us in the assembly hall the other morning which provided us with ample inspiration for our newspaper reports.
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