Welcome to week 5 of the half term and week 12 of home learning! The weeks are really flying by now as we get closer to the summer holiday. Keep working hard for the next three weeks in readiness for the move to Year 5. It is really important that you try to stick to the weekly timetable so that you are focusing on key skills that we would like you to master for next year.
As always it was lovely to see some of you in school in our key worker bubble last week. It was also great to see 11 of you at the first Year 4 picnic last Thursday and I am looking forward to seeing more of you this week! At the end of this week I will upload photos from both picnics as well as photos to show what our key worker children have been getting up to in school.
Have a lovely week.
Love, Mrs Poole and Mrs King
Reading- 20-30 minutes to yourself then summarise the key points in your blue book about the section you read today. Use this as a chance to practise interesting vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation - transfer those skills! Be clear. Ask an adult to check it and make sure they understand what has happened from your description.
Grammar/punctuation: Last half term we did some work on prepositions, conjunctions, determiners and pronouns. Today I would like you revise using pronouns. Watch the Espresso video then have a go at the quizzes and activity.
Maths: Maths booklets- Multiplication and Division
This week you are going to continue and hopefully complete the maths booklets you started last week. Please pace yourself to complete some of your booklet each day. You should aim to spend 30-40 minutes each day on maths so you could also go on TT Rock Stars, print off a times table activity sheet to complete (I have posted a new selection in Google Classroom this week) or play some times tables games (also posted in Google Classroom).
**Remember, if you are someone who spends part of the week in school and part of the week learning at home please make sure you know where you are up to in your booklet when you arrive at school and when you leave.**
Topic: In Google Classroom find the file called ‘ongoing topic work- summer 2’. From the grid choose one or two new activities to complete this week. Please note, the deadline for completing all chosen topic tasks from the grid is this Friday.
**Remember, if you are someone who spends part of the week in school and part of the week learning at home please choose one activity to work on at school and a separate activity to work on at home because unfortunately you are not able to take work back and forth at the moment. Please discuss with the adult in Lions which activity you should choose to work on at school this week. They may help you to adapt the task slightly so that it can be completed in school.**
Additional learning opportunities- optional but beneficial:
Reading: 20-30 minutes to yourself then clarify 5 unknown words- use a dictionary. Write the word definitions in your book then write your own sentences to show you understand how to use the words. Ask an adult to check your sentences.
E.g: Inquisitive: adjective: having or showing an interest in learning things; curious.
The children were inquisitive about why the River Nile was so important to people during ancient Egyptian times.
Literacy: Something a bit different today! Use the link below to take you to the National Writing Day Challenge. There are 4 activities in total. You should aim to complete them all over the next two days please.
Maths: Continue with your booklet and times tables practice.
Topic: Remember your topic work is ongoing. You should aim to spend time each day on your chosen one or two activities found in Google Classroom.
Dance Mat typing practice https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Literacy: If you did not complete the 4 activities from the National Writing Day Challenge yesterday please do so today. There is a file in Google Classroom where I would like you to upload a neat copy of your poem (activity 4). Later in the week I will share your uploaded work in the class stream. Good luck in completing the challenge!
our topic work is ongoing. You should aim to spend time each day on your chosen one or two activities found in Google Classroom.
Spellings: Practise your new spellings. You should have written them in your book yesterday (list 33- expression, musician, reluctantly, group, scene, circle, solar, supermarket, bicycle, except). You could try the look-say-cover-write-check approach, rainbow writing, fancy fonts, ABC (writing your spellings in alphabetical order) or writing silly sentences.
**If you are someone who spends all or some of the week in school please remember that you should still be practising your spellings at home, just like you normally would.**
Comprehension: Read the extract again and answer the further questions.
Spellings: Continue to practise your spellings.