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Class 6

Welcome to Class 6

Miss Massey :)

amassey@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Times Table Rock Stars:
https://ttrockstars.com/login
Phonemes in words:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/fsgame.shtml
Past tense spelling:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml
Various spelling challenges:
https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound



22nd June

A big well done and thank you, Class 6, for putting your all into your learning this week, despite the heat :)

Music:

This term, Y4 have been learning about accompaniments and performance. Each class has learned a song, added their own accompaniments and built up a class performance of the song, where everyone plays 1 accompaniment at some part of the song. I think you'll agree, they have all done really well!

 

 

Key dates:

Monday 26th June-  Instrumental concert rehearsal

Monday 26th June- Reading records checked

Thursday 29th June- Spelling test

Thursday 29th June- Times table test

Thursday 29th June- Mathletics due in and new homework set

Next week's learning:

RE week! We'll be learning all about spiritualism and pilgrimage :) I can't wait!

(Spelling test, times table test and Thursday PE as normal)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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14th June

Science:

This week in Science Year 4 were introduced to classification keys. They did brilliantly at creating their own using Dolly Mix sweets!

Maths:

In maths we've been studying perimeter and area. Class 6 explored their school surroundings and calculated the perimeter of the shapes around them!

Key dates:

Monday 19th June- Reading records checked

Thursday 22nd June- Spelling test

Thursday 22nd June- Times table test

Thursday 22nd June- Mathletics due in and new homework set

Friday 23rd June- Mid-Summer madness

Next week's learning:

Maths-Data handling

  • Interpreting a variety of charts

As we have ended our Units of Measure unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Literacy- Newspaper reports- Publishing our newspaper reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- art!

Science- Animals and their Habitats- How to make a classification key.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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8th June

Welcome back Class 6!

Sadly, as this is our last half term together... :(

Let's make it full of enjoyment, achievement, challenge and inspiration  :)

Times Tables Rock Stars Update

We've paid our bill and Times Tables Rock Stars is back up and running! Remember, just 5 minutes practise a day in the garage will make all the difference to you times tables speed and fluency (and your aviator's wardrobe!)

Science:

We've started our new Science topic - yay! My personal favourite, Living Things and Their Habitats. Below are links to get you inspired:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantsanimals.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/play/

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/animal-classification.html

Literacy:

Here are the links to websites we'll be using for our research literacy lesson on Friday. Take a sneak peak!

http://miles.custom-content.com/tutankhamen/index.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tut.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/news/tutddeath.htm

Key dates:

Monday 12th June- Reading records checked

Thursday 15th June- Spelling test

Thursday 15th June- Times table test

Thursday 15th June- Mathletics due in and new homework set

Next week's learning:

Maths-Measuring Space

  • Perimetre
  • Area

As we have ended our Units of Measure unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Literacy- Newspaper reports- Who killed King Tut?

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- art!

Science- Animals and their Habitats- How to make a classification key.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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25th May

Key dates:

Monday 5th June- 1st day back :)

Monday 5th June- Reading records checked

Monday 5th June- Sports afternoon

Thursday 8th June- Spelling test

Thursday 8th June- Times table test

Thursday 8th June- New Mathletics homework set

1st week back learning:

Maths-Units of measure

  • Units of measure reasoning
  • Units of measure word problems

-Measuring Space

  • Perimetre

Literacy- Newspaper reports- Who killed King Tut?

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- How did Cleopatra die?

Science- Animals and their Habitats

Have a wonderful half term!

Enjoy the sun, play lots and stay safe :)

Miss M

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23rd May

RE Day- Hindu celebrations

Class 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Hindu celebrations, including Holi. We had great fun recreating the festival in our classroom, learning about the story behind the festival and producing work to represent what 'good triumphing over evil' looks like to us. 

Class 6 Holi festival

 

 

Class 6 'The great tidy up after the Holi festival'

 

 

 

Class 6- Holi artwork

 


17th May

Science:

What's in our ear? Why do some animals have huge ears? Why do animals need to move their ears? You answered all these paramount questions in Science this week, and you still had time to learn some sign language (are you impressed Class 6? I managed to slip our word of the week in conversation!) Alec deserves a special mention for his hidden talent of signing the whole alphabet, self-taught!  WOW! Impressive! :)

Key dates:

Monday 22nd May- Reading records checked

Monday 22nd May- RE day- Hinduism

Thursday 25th May- Spelling test

Thursday 25th May- Times table test

Thursday 25th May- Mathletics homework due in 

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Units of measure

  • Converting cm to m
  • Converting m to Kg
  • Converting ml to L
  • Converting g to KG

Literacy- Non-chronological reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- How did Cleopatra die?

Science- Sound- Investigating how well sound travels through different mediums 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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11th May

Science:

This week in Science, we discussed volume and pitch. Take a look at this game to practise recognising the difference :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/changing_sounds/play/

Topic:

In our topic lesson you learnt about social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt and compared it to social hierarchy in our own lives today! I loved your freeze frame drama to represent the different jobs and their ranking in the social hierarchy. From the pictures, can you work out each persons job in Ancient Egypt?

If you'd like to learn more about the Egyptians, take a look at the following sites (including videos!):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zsgs4j6

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptianmap/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/pyramid_challenge/index_embed.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/mummy_maker/index_embed.shtml

Key dates:

Monday 15th May- Reading records checked

Thursday 18th May- Spelling test

Thursday 18th May- Times table test

Thursday 18th May- Mathletics homework due in and new homework set

Friday 19th May- Deadline for parents to contact teachers about class mixes

As we have ended our Angles unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework (Geometry) is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions:

  • Fractions of an amount
  • Fractions of an non-unit amount
  • Fraction word problems

Units of measure:

  • Converting mm to cm

Literacy- Non-chronological reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- Who was Cleopatra?

Science- Sound- What's in our ear?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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8th May

Help!

I'm on a womble mission again Year 4! If you have any 1.5 Litre plastic bottles (or bigger) hiding away in your recycling, please could I have them? Their use will become apparent in our upcoming 'units of measure' topic in maths.

Thank you :)

Miss Massey


4th May 

Well done to those children who are practising their times tables for 5 minutes a day- keep it up! My Times Tables rock aviator is expanding her wardrobe nicely :)

Key dates:

Monday 8th May- Reading records checked

Thursday 11th May- Spelling test

Thursday 11th May- Times table test

Thursday 11th May- Mathletics homework due in and new homework set

As we have ended our Angles unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework (Geometry) is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions and decimals

  • Recognising fraction and decimal equivalents
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
  • Big Solve

Literacy- Non-chronological reports

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- Social Hierarchy

Science- Sound- Investigating pitch

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss M

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27th April

Key dates:

Monday 1st May- BANK HOLIDAY

Tuesday 2nd May- Reading records checked

Thursday 4th May- Spelling test

Thursday 4th May- Times table test

Thursday 4th May- Mathletics homework due in and new homework set

As we have ended our Angles unit of work, the EXTRA printable homework (Geometry) is now available in the 'Year 4' resources section to the right. Complete some or all and you'll receive Super Star Points!

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions

  • Finding equivalent fractions
  • Comparing fractions (greater or less than half)
  • Recognise fraction and decimal equivalents

Literacy- Diary entry- The Scarab's Secret

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- Sources of evidence

Science- Sound- Investigating sound and distance

Have a wonderful extra long weekend!

Miss M

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25th April

Treat afternoon:

In the words of Cooper, "BEST TREAT AFTERNOON EVER!"

Keep up the hard work and impeccable behaviour Class 6 :) 


20th April

Times tables:

As requested, below are some links to times tables games to help you improve your fluency and speed :) Just 5 mins a day will make all the difference! Remember, practise the ones you find tricky, not the ones you find easy!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/PlayPop.aspx?id=3124

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity02

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/www/flash/bso/bso-flash/index.html

Spellings:

Below are links to some great spellings games! Like with your times tables, just 5 minutes playing a day will make all the difference :) Remember that to learn and improve, practise the spellings you find tricky, not the ones you find easy!

Phonemes in words:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/fsgame.shtml

Past tense spelling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml

Various challenges:

https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound


Topic:

To kick start our exciting new topic (and my personal favourite!) The Ancient Egyptians, Class 6 mummified a tomato! If you'd like to learn more about mummification, click on the link below:

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/makeamummy/

Maths:

This week in maths Year 4 have been learning all about angles! Class 6 went on an angle around the school and school grounds- take a look at what they found:

Science:

In our first Sound Science lesson, Year 4 learnt that all sounds are produced through vibration! They had great fun investigating this with different instruments and objects. If you'd like to know more about sounds or just play some fab games, click on the links below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/changing_sounds/play/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sound_hearing_fs.shtml

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/sound/index.htm

Key dates:

Monday 24th April- Reading records checked

Tuesday 25th April- Treat afternoon (weather permitting)! Make sure you have your PE kit in school

Wednesday 26th April- Class photos

Thursday 27th April- Spelling test

Thursday 27th April- Times table test

Thursday 27th April- Mathletics homework set, due in following Thursday

Next weeks learning:

Maths-Fractions

  • Finding equivalent fractions
  • Simplifying fractions

Literacy- Diary entry- The Scarab's Secret

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian- When and where?

Science- Sound- Investigating volume

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss M

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