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Spring Term News

20th March

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 learn 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 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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30th March

You have been brilliant this Spring term Class 6! Enjoy your well deserved 2 weeks off and let's make the Summer term just as enjoyable, inspiring, full of achievement and challenge :)

Key dates:

Monday 17th April- INSET

Tuesday 18th April- 1st day back

Tuesday 18th April- Reading records checked

Thursday 20th April- Spelling test

Thursday 20th April- Times table test

Thursday 20th April- Mathletics homework set, due in following Thursday

1st week back learning:

Maths-Angles

Literacy- Diary entry

Topic- Walk like an Egyptian!

Science- Sound


29th March

Science:

Today Class 6 made their very own steady hand buzz game! Their nerves were put to the test in a shocking game that challenged their knowledge on electricity!


28th March

Literacy:

Today Class 6 became performance poets! Inspired by Michael Rosen and Paul Cookson, each pair performed a Cinquain poem thinking about actions, expression and volume and intonation of their voice. Enjoy! :)

 

 

By popular demand, here is the website for you to watch more of Michael Rosen perform his poems:

http://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/myfamily_shut.html


24th March

Class 6... THANK YOU for a wonderful 3 days at Hathersage; you were brilliant! All the adults agree you were a credit to your parents and Jesse Gray, showing just how respectful, caring and fun you are :) 

Make sure you check your school email as you will see that I have shared all the photos, videos and the video montage with you through google drive. Enjoy showing your families :)

Miss Massey

x

 

 


Key dates:

Monday 27th March- Instrumental concert

Thursday 30th March- Spelling test

Thursday 30th March- Times table test

Next week's learning:

Maths-

Time & money:

  • Money problems

Literacy- Cinquain poetry 

Topic- Barca vs Forest- How have the cities of Nottingham and Barcelona changed over time?

Science- Electricity-The Great Electric Quiz!


16th March

Not long to go now class 6! This time next week we'll be on our residential in Hathersage! EEEKKKK! I can't wait!!! :) I'm gathering my things to pack- remember, sensible footwear and plenty of socks! If the 'final arrangements letter' never made it home, there is a copy in the Year 4 Spring resources ---->

No homework set this week:

You'll be very pleased to know that there is no mathletics set this week, no spelling test and no times tables test next week. ENJOY THE BREAK! The next spellings and times tables test will be on Thursday 30th March (last week of term).

Key dates:

Monday 20th March- Checking reading records

Wednesday 22nd March- LEAVE FOR HATHERSAGE

Thursday 23rd March-  AT HATHERSAGE

Friday 24th March-RETURN FROM HATHERSAGE

Saturday and Sunday- sleep :)

Next week's learning:

Monday and Tuesday- Publish your letter to Miss Law, maths investigations and ICT

Wednesday- Friday- Lots of Geography and PSHE at Hathersage!!! :)

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x


9th March

Well done Class 6 for a positive Parents' Evening! I'm sure your parents thoroughly enjoyed looking through all your hard work over the past term :) Keep it up!

Mathletics:

In preparation for our lesson on estimating money next week, your homework this week is revision of rounding. Remember:

What should I read next?

Stuck for which book to read next? Can't find that book to hook you into reading? Love an author and want to find more of their work?

Then this is the website for you!

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk

Key dates:

Monday 13th March- Checking reading records

Thursday 16th March- Spelling test

Thursday 16th March- Times table test

Thursday 16th March-Mathletics homework due

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

Time & money:

  • 24 hour clock problem solving
  • Round to estimate total amounts of money

As we have ended our Multiplication and Division 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- Persuasive writing: Debates

Topic- Barca vs Forest- Comparing cities in England to cities in Spain

Science- Electricity- Investigating circuits

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

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6th March

Stuck for which book to read next? Can't find that book to hook you into reading? Love an author and want to find more of their work?

Then this is the website for you!

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk


2nd March 

Key dates:

Monday 6th March- Checking reading records

Monday 6th March- Parents' evening

Tuesday 7th March- Miss Massey out of school & RE day

Wednesday 8th March- Parents' evening

Thursday 9th March- Spelling test

Thursday 9th March- Times table test

Thursday 9th March-Mathletics homework due

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

Time:

  • Converting units of time
  • Time word problems

As we have ended our Multiplication and Division 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- Persuasive writing: Writing your letter to Miss Law!

Topic- Barca vs Forest- Comparing cities in England to cities in Spain

Science- Electricity- investigating metals as conductors of electricity

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x


27th February

Maths-

This week we are beginning our time unit. As you know, this is a vital life skill that takes lots of practise to master. As in lessons we will be concentrating on converting time and using it in real life situation situations such as time lapse and reading time tables, below is a website for the children to practise the skill of telling the time on a 12-hour analogy clock. Any extra telling of the time practise you can do with your child at home will be a great help :)

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/interactives/telling_time.php


23rd February

Literacy:

Parents, beware! This week in Literacy we have started to study persuasion! I'm sorry to say that Class 6 have taken to this style of writing and presenting brilliantly; meaning they will no longer be winging and nagging for that new toy that 'everyone has', instead they will be applying their persuasive techniques to ask in a way that you won't be able to refuse!

After learning about and identifying the difference persuasive techniques in adverts, the children had a go at creating their own to sell a children's toy. Below are a couple of particularly persuasive examples:

 

 

 

 

Key dates:

Monday 27th Feb- Checking reading records

Monday 27th Feb- Parent readers invite 2:15-3:00pm

Thursday 2nd Feb- WORLD BOOK DAY! Don't forget your costume :)

Thursday 2nd Feb- Spelling test

Thursday 2nd Feb- Times table test

Thursday 2nd Feb-Mathletics homework due

Friday 3rd Feb- Parent readers invite 2:00-2:30pm

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

Time:

  • Telling the time on a 12 hour and 24 hour clock
  • Converting between the two

As we have ended our Multiplication and Division 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- Persuasive writing: Planning your letter to Miss Law!

Topic- Barca vs Forest- Comparing rural England to rural Spain

Science- Electricity- investigating metals as conductors of electricity

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

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9th February

Cooking:

Well Class 6, your paella was a huge hit across middle school! Year 3 and Class 7 have been raving about it! A massive thank you again to Mrs Davis and Mrs Curly for their support, ensuring everyone went home with all their fingers and toes (and for all the washing up!). I hope you try it out again at home; let me know if you do and your evaluation! What would you change about the recipe to improve it?

Key dates:

Monday 20th Feb- INSET DAY

Tuesday 21st Feb- Reading records checked

Thursday 23rd Feb- Spelling test

Thursday 23rd Feb- Times table test

Thursday 23rd Feb-Mathletics homework due

1st week back learning:

Maths- 

  • Word problems involving all 4 operations!

Literacy- Persuasive texts

Topic- Barca vs Forest- How does weather effect the lives of footballers?

Science- Electricity- investigating insulators and conductors

Have a lovely half term!

Miss M

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2nd February

Parent helpers for cooking- 

On Wednesday 8th Feb @ 1:20pm for about an hour, we are going to be cooking a Spanish dish as part of our topic. Exciting! If there is 1 or 2 parents who thinks they may be to help out, please do let me know! Many thanks :)

Topic:

This week, Class 6 have been planning their car journey from Nottingham Forest to the Barcelona football ground.  As a class, they collaboratively presented their findings in a PowerPoint, mapping out each part of the journey.

Key dates:

Monday 6th Feb- Checking reading records

Wednesday 8th Feb- D&T cooking in the afternoon 1:30pm-2:30pm (ish)

Thursday 9th Feb- Spelling test

Thursday 9th Feb- Times table test

Thursday 9th Feb-Mathletics homework due

Monday 20th Feb- INSET DAY

Tuesday 21st Feb- return to school for Spring 2

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

  • Word problems involving multiplication and division

Literacy- Narrative from another culture: Christophe's story- Publish your story!

Topic- Barca vs Forest- D&T: cooking a Spanish dish!

Science- Electricity- investigating circuits

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x



30th January

On Wednesday 8th Feb @ 1:20pm for about an hour, we are going to be cooking a Spanish dish as part of our topic. Exciting! If there is 1 or 2 parents who thinks they may be to help out, please do let me know! Many thanks


27th January

Well done Year 4! You worked so hard and put on an amazing assembly!

Very proud teacher :)


26th January

Don't forget:

  • Year 4 assembly Friday 27th Jan 9:15am

  • Hathersage residential medical forms returned by Fri 3rd Feb

We are looking forward to performing our Year 4 assembly to you tomorrow! Please be aware that the hall will open to parents from 8:45am.

Music-

Over the past 2 sessions, Class 6 have been adding musical accompaniment to a poem, trying to show contrast in mood and atmosphere between the 2 verses. 

 

 

Topic-

For their second learning challenge, Class 6 discussed what factors entice people to Scotland, Ireland, England and Spain for a holiday. They presented their findings as a tv advert, persuading the viewers to choose their country for a holiday! They then considered which country they would prefer to visit and reasoned why.

Key dates:

Monday 30th Jan- Checking reading records

Monday 30th Jan- Instrumental concert

Wednesday 1st Feb- RE day

Thursday 2nd Feb- Spelling test

Thursday 2nd Feb- Times table test

Thursday 2nd Feb- Mathletics homework due

Friday 3rd Feb- Hathersage Medical forms return by date

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

  • Multiply and divide by 10 and 100
  • Short division 

Literacy- Narrative from another culture: Christophe's story- continue writing your story!

In the Year 3/4 resources you will find the 'Writer's toolkit' which maps out all the sentence structures we will be learning this year.

Topic- Barca vs Forest- How would you travel from Nottingham to Barcelona?

Science- Electricity- investigating circuits

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x

 


24th January

Year 4 assembly costumes:

Please send your child to school with their assembly costume on Thursday 26th January, ensuring all pieces of clothing are labelled with your child's name and brought in a labelled bag. The costume will stay in school and be sent home on Friday after the performance. Thank you! 

 


19th January

Don't forget:

  • Year 4 assembly Friday 27th Jan 9:15am

  • Hathersage residential medical forms returned by Fri 3rd Feb

Topic:

This week in Topic Class 6 have been studying... the whole world! In groups, the children were given a set of challenged to complete on their giant map. Can you remember the 7 continents of the world? What about the landlocked countries in Europe? How about the names of the seas and oceans that surround Europe? Test your knowledge on the quiz/ games below!

http://world-geography-games.com/capitals_europe.swf

http://world-geography-games.com/continents.html

http://world-geography-games.com/oceans.html

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/geography/britain/

WARNING: This one is tricky!

http://primarygamesarena.com/Play/Conquer-the-Continents-11154

Key dates:

Monday 23rd Jan- Checking reading records

Thursday 26th Jan- Spelling test

Thursday 26th Jan- Times table test

Thursday 26th Jan- Mathletics homework due

Friday 27th Jan- Year 4 assembly 9:15am

Friday 27th Jan- Topic homework 2 due in

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

  • Big solve- logic problems
  • Formal multiplication 2 digit x 1 digit
  • Using factor pairs to divide
  • Solving division problems using known facts

As we have ended our Addition and Subtraction 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 rreceive Super Star Points!

Literacy- Narrative from another culture: Christophe's story

In the Year 3/4 resources you will find the 'Writer's toolkit' which maps out all the sentence structures we will be learning this year.

Topic- Barca vs Forest- Would you rather have a holiday in the UK or Spain?

Science- Electricity- investigating circuits

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x


17th January

Hathersage residential medical form

Today a Medical Consent Form will come home with your child for the Year 4 Hathersage residential. Please fill it in a return by FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY. Please ensure you have informed is of ANY/ALL medication your child needs to take e.g. Calpo at nighttime, travel sickness pills etc. There is a copy to download and print from the Year 4 resources if the handed out copy has gone missing.

We will not administer any medication while we are away until you have informed the Year 4 team before we go via the Medical form.

Via the form, we also need to be informed of any dietary requirements such as food intolerance/ allergy or vegetarian needs.

If there is anything else you feel the adults needs to be aware of, i.e sleepwalking or bed wetting, could you please write that on the form as well.

If you would like to talk to Miss Kirk, Miss Massey or Mrs Thompson in confidence/ detail about these please do not hesitate to contact us.


 

16th January

Here are links to the music/ videos to accompany our assembly songs. Please learn them off my heart, ready to sing in our assembly on Friday 27th January :) 

https://soundcloud.com/greenhillprimary/the-magic-travel-machine

https://vimeo.com/36020276


13th January

Year 4 assembly- Friday 27th Jan 9:15am

Lines for the Year 4 assembly have now gone home with the children. We kindly ask that you please aid your child with learning their line and sourcing their costume. 

Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you at the performance.

MATHELECTICS UPDATE!

Please be aware that the later questions of the 'I am thinking of a number' homework set this week involves multiplication and division. As we have not covered these operations in class, skip these questions (if you'd like to have a go, then please do!). When I set the mathelectics task, I see a sample of questions and the sample I saw for this task were all addition and subtraction- sorry Class 6!


12th January

I'm afraid to say that I've forgotten to take any photos this week Class 6! Sorry!

That doesn't mean we haven't been doing lots of fantastic learning. From researching facts about Nottingham and Barcelona and scoring goals in Topic to electrical safety in Science and learning about refugees in Literacy!

Keep up the hard work! Next week will be just as challenging, enjoyable and inspiring... there'll be lots of opportunity for achievement!

Science:

Take a look at these websites and games about Electricity!

http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

http://www.learningcircuits.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=science/circuits_conductors

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

Key dates:

Monday 16th Jan- Checking reading records

Thursday 19th Jan- Spelling test

Thursday 19th Jan- Times table test

Thursday 19th Jan- Mathletics homework due

Friday 27th Jan- Year 4 assembly 9:15am

Next week's learning:

Maths- 

  • multiplying using factor pairs
  • multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000
  • multiplying using partitioning
  • multiplying 3 numbers

As we have ended our Addition and Subtraction 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 rreceive Super Star Points!

Literacy- Narrative from another culture: Christophe's story

In the Year 3/4 resources you will find the 'Writer's toolkit' which maps out all the sentence structures we will be learning this year.

Topic- Barca vs Forest- Where do Nottingham and Barcelona fit into Europe?

Science- Electricity- investigating circuits

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x


5th January

Welcome back Class 6!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and you're ready for our new term!

As you now know, our new topic is...

Vs 

Through this geography based study, we'll be comparing the coastal city of Barcelona in Spain to our very own the landlocked city of Nottingham in England. I'm very excited!

Art day:

To start our new topic, Year 3 and 4 have studied 4 famous Spanish artists. Starting with Gaudi, the children designed their own sculpture taking inspiration from his curved lines and unique details. Following this, we studied Miro. Each child used a wash background and a variety of paint brushes to create a Miro inspired painting. During the afternoon, the children got excited over the surrealist artists Dali and Picasso, creating either a melting clock or a Picasso face. 

 

Key dates:

Monday 9th Jan- Checking reading records

Thursday 12th Jan- Spelling test

Thursday 12th Jan- Times table test

Thursday 12th Jan- Mathletics homework due

Friday 13th Jan- 1st topic homework due

Next week's learning:

Maths- Addition and subtraction 2 step word problems

Literacy- Narrative from another culture: Christophe's story

In the Year 3/4 resources you will find the 'Writer's toolkit' which maps out all the sentence structures we will be learning this year.

Topic- Barca vs Forest

Science- Electricity

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss M

x