Homework due in on Tuesday 13th June
Miss Bartropp’s Maths Set
Title – Can I find fractions of amounts?
This week we have been learning how to find fractions of amounts. To do this, we know we have to divide the number by the denominator, and multiply the number by the numerator. For homework you have been given a sheet about stained glass windows. You must count the number of spaces in the stained glass window and then use the fractions to divide by the bottom and multiply by the top. This number will tell you HOW many sections of the window to colour. You can choose any parts of the window to colour. One has been done for you as an example. You may work on the sheet.
Remember to write a date and title neatly and underline it, sticking the sheet neatly in your book. It is also VERY important that your colouring is neat and presentable.
Miss Weston’s Maths Set
Title – Can I find fractions of amounts?
This week we have been learning how to find fractions of amounts by dividing by the denominator and multiplying by the numerator. For homework, you have been given the choice of two different tasks, which each require you find the fraction of the number given and to write your answer in the box given. You may need to complete your workings out on a separate page in your Maths homework book. Remember you may write the answer on the sheet, but you must stick your sheet in neatly, not forgetting your date and title at the top of your page.
Make sure you are also learning your times tables every day. We will be doing Cracking Times Tables on Monday! It is vital that you keep practising and improving on your scores.
Title – Can I write an informal letter?
This week we have been learning about informal letters. You have planned and written your own! For homework, we would like you to write an informal letter addressed to us! You must talk about your weekend, ask us some questions and write in a chatty/informal way. You must include your address, and write who the letter is to or from. You may also want to include emotions! You must spend 20 minutes on this piece of homework – the amount you write will confirm how long you have spent on this because we know what you are capable of achieving in class.
Please use your best handwriting and remember to include the long date and title. Please underline both.
As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will be collecting Home School Books in on Monday! Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book. It is not acceptable for Home School Books to be late into school, or not to have the relevant reading in. You will be made to miss a break time to catch up if this is not done to the expected standard. Remember you could be reader of the week!
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Bartropp and Miss Weston
Ms Hawes’ Maths Group
LC: Can I use the inverse operation?
Remember Miss Hawes’ tips: who is your best friend? And remember to do the opposite: add and take away are opposites, times and divide are opposites.
Ms Pater’s Maths Group
LC: Can I handle data?
Your homework has been set in Mathletics this week and it’s designed to test the skills on data handling you’ve developed this week.
LC: Can I use pronouns to avoid repetition?
Re-write each sentence, replacing the nouns in bold with the correct pronoun. There are 20 sentences that need to be carefully copied into your books, using your best handwriting.
Read each sentence carefully after replacing the nouns with pronouns to make sure they make sense.
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!
We still desperately need more pictures of flowers for our work in Science and Art. Please could you bring as many flower pictures as possible – flower patterned wrapping paper is ideal.
Maths Miss Wolfe/Mrs Baker
This week you have been assigned 4 Mathletics units to work on. They all practise recent work we have done in Maths. You have one unit on finding the volume of cuboids, one unit on finding area and two units on perimeter – for Perimeter Detectives you will need to look for the clues to work out any missing measurements. You should spend 40 minutes completing Mathletics. If you cannot access this at home, you need to tell us so we can arrange for you to complete it in school – please tell us this before Tuesday.
Maths: Mrs Bailey’s set
This week you have been assigned 3 Mathletics units to work on. They all practise recent work we have done in Maths. You have one unit on finding the volume of cuboids, one unit on finding area and one on perimeter – remember that perimeter is the length around the outside of a shape. You should spend 40 minutes completing Mathletics. If you finish before 40 minutes, please spend time practising your times tables. If you cannot access Mathletics at home, you need to tell us so we can arrange for you to complete it in school – please tell us this before Tuesday.
This week we have all started to read a book by the American author, Louis Sachar. For your homework we want you to find out about this author. We want you to find out information such as; his age and date of birth, his career, other books he has written and what inspired him to become a children’s writer. You can decide how you present the information you have found out – you could create a fact file, write Questions and Answers or pretend you have interviewed him. Whichever way you present your findings, your homework should be neat and organised – this is a best piece of work so it should not look like rough notes. You could use a computer to publish your findings. Please do not just copy out information from the internet – what you write should be explained in your own words.
In our next science lesson we will be looking at the life cycle of plants. Please could you bring in a flower (or more if you would like) so that we can dissect them and look closely at their different parts. Dying flowers work just as well as fresh flowers.