Due in on Tuesday 28th March
This week we have been practising how to tell the time on an analogue clock and on a 24 hour digital clock.
Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set
Title: Can I read the time on an analogue clock?
You have been given a sheet with clocks on. I have based your homework on how well you have got on this week with telling the time. You may have a sheet telling the time in quarter hours (o’clock, quarter past, half past, quarter to), a sheet telling the time in 5 minute intervals or a sheet telling the time to the nearest minute. You must write the time in words in your Maths homework book – DO NOT write on the sheet. I will be checking for a date and a title, neatly written and underlined with a pencil.
Miss Weston’s Maths Set
Task One and Two – Title: Can I read the time on an analogue clock?
You have been given a sheet with lots of analogue clocks on. They each have different times which you need to work out an write, either in 12 hour, 24 hour times or in words, depending on which sheet you have got.
Task Three – Title: Can I convert measurements of time?
You have been given the sheet which has a table of given times. You must convert each time into words, 12 hour and 24 hour time, as well as drawing the correct time. This will need to be done neatly and carefully.
You must include a date and a title in your maths books which is neatly written and underlined in pencil.
Each Monday we complete Cracking Times Tables so you need to make sure that you regularly practise your times tables to increase your scores and even get a new level! You can practise your times tables by practising on ‘Hit the Button’, a site which can be accessed by typing ‘Hit the Button’ into a search engine.
Title: Can I use adventurous vocabulary?
This week, we have had a lesson on using exciting vocabulary to make our writing more interesting to read. For homework, you have been given a list of 10 words which you must find out the meaning for, and then write a sentence using this word. Try to make your sentence as exciting as possible. Underline the word you have used in a coloured pencil. Don’t forget to include the long date and a title and underline them both beautifully. You should also be focusing on your handwriting.
We are continuing to check Home School Books every Monday. Remember you need at least four readings each week with an adult signature. If you record more than four readings then the amount of house points that you could get increases too! Well done to the children who were awarded blue cards last week for their efforts!
Have a great weekend!
Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston
Homework due in 28.3.17
This week, in Mr Cook’s Maths set, you have been set Mathletics homework based on this week’s learning on measures. If you have any difficulties, please see Mr Cook before Tuesday. If you are in Ms Pater’s group you will have a special treat of becoming a Magician’s apprentice for a day. You will get to test your capacity measuring skills to create amazing magic potions, including the ever so rare ingredient of Teachers’ Tears.
We have been looking at the features of biographies this week and have written a biography on King Alfred the Great. We would like you to do some research on someone you admire or someone you would like to know more about. Then please fill in the research sheet given to you on Thursday.
You have been given a new spelling list by your teacher and are expected to write at least FIVE spelling sentences to show that you understand what the words mean. Do not pick the five easiest spellings – challenge yourself and use a dictionary to help you. These will be checked next Friday during the next spelling lesson – let’s see who can get 3 house points!
Cracking Times Tables
Please keep working on your times tables and try and beat your score from last week! We will be looking for those children who are really trying to improve each week. The Government state that all children should know their tables from 1-10 by the end of Year 4.
Don’t forget your Home School Book on Monday and make sure you have recorded all of your reading properly. We will be looking for a new ‘Reader of the Week’ and expect AT LEAST four reading entries in the Home School Book.
Well done Year 4 this week, have a great weekend.
Miss Wolfe/ Mrs Baker Maths You have been assigned some Mathletics units to complete. These are all on fraction calculations. You need to add, subtract and multiply fractions. Remember when you are multiplying a fraction by a whole number you need to take the whole number and give it a denominator of 1 – example, 2 x ¾ will become 2/1 x ¾ – then just multiply the numerators and the denominators! You will also need to use the skills of simplifying fractions and converting between mixed and improper fractions.
Mrs Bailey You have been assigned Mathletics units on decimals.
English We are setting you a challenge for the Easter holiday. We want you to read some good quality stories. We are giving you a choice – we want you to read either a story set in another culture or a story that is a good example of classic fiction. Remember classic fiction should be a well-known traditional story from several decades ago. This reading will help you in our English lessons after the holiday.
Suggestions for classic fiction
Enid Blyton stories (5A Group 1 Guided Reading group – Miss Wolfe wants you to read an Enid Blyton book)
Alice In Wonderland
The Secret Garden
The Jungle Book
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
The Railway Children
The Little Princess
Swallows and Amazons
Anne of Green Gables
Suggestions For Classic Fiction
Journey to Jo’burg
The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman
This website gives some good suggestions
Statutory spellings to be learnt over the Easter holiday:
Be ready to be tested on these spellings on the Tuesday we return to school!
Due: Tuesday 28st March
SATs revision books –
Punctuation Book 1 – Page36 – 39 (Colons and Semi Colons)
Number, Ratio and Algebra Book- Pages 7-8 (Fractions)
Arithmetic – Page 41-44 (Fractions)
Please complete your arithmetic corrections, from your test on Friday, in your homework book. This is a great opportunity for your parents to help you with strategies and for you to build your confidence. The more you practise, the better you will do! This is also due in on a Tuesday.
This week you have the ent and ant ending to learn. Please make sure you learn these thoroughly, and write a sentence for each spelling. We are looking for detailed sentences, which don’t only show that you know how to use the word, but also show what a great writer you are.
Reading and Times Tables
Please ensure you read 4 times and record this in your Home School Book for Monday. If you haven’t been ‘Reader of the Week’ this year, then push yourself this week to see if you can read more or write better comments! Being ‘Reader of the Week’ would be a great goal to aim for! Make sure you are also practising your times tables, so that you are ready to improve your score or even reach your next level next week!