Due in on Tuesday 13th November
Title: Can I identify different types of words?
This week, in preparation for writing our non-chronological reports we have been learning about different types of words. We have already learnt about verbs and adjectives already this term, but we have also come across adverbs and nouns too. This week your homework is to colour in the picture using the key to show the different types of words.
Cherries and Grapes – You must find and colour verbs, adjectives and nouns.
Oranges and Pears – You must find and colour verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs.
Strawberries and Watermelons – You must find and colour verbs, adjectives, nouns, adverbs, prepositions for place (we learnt about these before half term) and conjunctions.
You must only use colouring pencil to colour in the picture – no coloured pens, sharpies or highlighters of any sort. Please put the long date and title in your English homework book, making sure you underline both using a ruler and pencil. Then cut and stick in your picture and the key.
Make sure you are also learning your times tables every day. We do Cracking Times Tables every Monday.
Remember we also expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book. We will collect home school books in every Monday. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book. It would be great to see some different children achieving ‘Reader of the Week.’
If you ever have any trouble completing your homework please come and speak to us. We are keeping a log of children who are handing in their homework and Home School Books in late so you must make an effort to hand it in on time.
Mrs Jones and Ms Roome
This week has been our assessment week and you have all worked very hard. During the week we have been looking at how and why we are commemorating 100 years since the end of World War 1.
English For Homework you have the choice.
- Write a poem eg an acrostic like the one we wrote in class. Use World War 1 or Poppy Fields as your starter for each line like we practised in class. . Remember to write each letter on a new line
Wars waging for thousands
Angry boots stumo in the soaking web mud. .
You may decorate your poem.
- OR Imagine you are a young boy aged 16 who has chosen to sign up at the recruiting station. Write a diary entry about your life in the trenches.
As usual, we expect you to record at least 4 pieces of reading in your Home School Book over the holiday. We will be collecting Home School Books in on Monday. Please make sure you get an adult to sign your book and try to record new words you have learnt, and write comments about your book and what you have read!
If you are still reading books by the same author, challenge yourself to try a new author or a new genre.
Please continue to practise your times tables several times each week. You should be aiming to be at level 9 or beyond by the end of Year 4.
Spellings no spellings this week.
Have a good weekend
Mrs Pilgrim, Mrs Wendes and Ms Pater
This week we have been looking at ‘The Piano’, a silent film which tells the story of a man through his memories. We would like you to interview someone in your family (a parent/ grandparent or a friend of your family) about their childhood memories. Ask them about their memories of school, games they played, their hobbies and past times and family life. You may choose which questions you would like to ask. Some example questions are:
What are your most significant and memorable childhood memories?
What are your happiest/ saddest memories?
How was your childhood different to childhood now?
Please write your questions and the answers in your English homework book. Or you combine all the answers into a descriptive and informative recount of all the person’s memories. Think about the writing we did in class about the old man reflecting back on his life.
At least four lots of reading recorded in your Home School Book please. Everyone should be reading something – fiction, poetry, reference books, magazines! Ask us if you are stuck for something to read – we can give you suggestions. Reading makes you cleverer!
Title: Can I research for and against arguments?
Next week in English we are going to be focusing on writing balanced arguments. To prepare you for this, your homework this week is going to be researching the pros and cons of a controversial topic… the pros and cons of graffiti and how it affects different groups of people.
In your homework book, please divide your page in two and come up with a minimum of 5 arguments for and 5 arguments against graffiti. You may even want to include some pictures to support your different arguments. Please remember to present your work beautifully and use a pencil and a ruler to draw your table. Your writing must be in blue handwriting pen, and you need to include a date and a title. You must spend at least 30 minutes on this piece of homework.
Keep practising ready for cracking times tables.
Please ensure you are reading as often as possible (and something that challenges you) and recording it in your Home School Book.