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Chiddingstone Church of England School

Educating for life in all its fullness - John 10:10

Year 4

Friday 25th September 2020

 

With our assessments all completed we are now able to forge ahead with revising and teaching the areas of the curriculum we have identified as requiring most focus.

 

This week we have learned and practised using prepositions to guess where hidden objects might be found; to enable a partner to draw a picture accurately and to describe the paintings of a renowned artist. Recipe formats informed the children’s instruction writing and resulted in some tasty scones.

 

In maths we are busy learning how (and why) we round numbers. After a hesitant start, children have all made excellent progress and many are now able to round numbers to 10, 100 and 1000 and are beginning to use this skill to estimate answers to addition problems.

 

Topic work featured the works of the painter, Arcimboldo. Children were fascinated by the way this sixteenth century Italian artist was able to produce portraits from fruit, vegetables, animals and other objects. This week, they went on a mini outdoor treasure-hunt to discover some biographical details about the man and next week they will use his ideas to create their own masterpieces.

 

As the weather has lately become more unpredictable, please send children to school with a coat. Although very few choose to wear one, it does provide something dry to sit on when the ground is wet and we would like to be able to eat lunch outside as often as possible.

 

Thank you,

Ms Wright and Mrs Wetz

 

Homework

Maths: Rounding. This can be found in your child’s green homework book and should be returned by next Tuesday. Several different activities have been distributed, so copies are NOT available on the website this week to prevent confusion. 

 

Spellings: thousand, hundred, one, two, four, eight, increase, decrease

Alternative spellings: all, were, come, house, to, we, go, will

Please practise once a day at home. Tested on Tuesday

 

Times tables: Please practise daily to ensure knowledge of 2x, 3x, 4,x 5,x 8x, 10x before moving onto 6x, 7x, 9x

 

Literacy: Instruction texts.  The children have been asked to write the instructions to make a sandwich.  It might be helpful for the children to make their chosen sandwich first, before writing their instructions.  Do please take some photos to attach to the homework. 

 

 

 

 

Literacy homework 24.9.20

We have all had a lovely sunny week at school.  The children have enjoyed picnicking in their bubble garden. 

 

It was great to see so many of you on our zoom curriculum meeting earlier in the week – apologies again for the delayed start. Please find attached the curriculum overview for Year 4 and our class timetable. 

 

The class enjoyed our Roald Dahl day which focused on the fabulous story of Fantastic Mr Fox.  We read some of the book, studied the characters of the three farmers – Boggis, Bunce and Bean and wrote a description for them.  We then made WANTED posters for Mr Fox while watching part of the film, in the afternoon. 

 

Have a great weekend!

Sarah Wetz and Rebecca Wright

 

Homework:

Spellings: fruit, favourite, potatoes, tomatoes, exercise

Alternative spellings: with, then, could, would, should

We have worked on these in class, but they should be practised regularly at home. There will be a test on Tuesday.

 

Reading: daily for 15 minutes. Please read to an adult whenever possible, ask questions and discuss things you have noticed.

 

Maths

This has been sent home in a green exercise book and should be returned by Tuesday morning. In case of emergency, copies are attached below!

 

Times tables will be tested on Friday, so please spend plenty of time learning these important mathematical facts. Without them, you will find much of the work we have to do this year rather difficult.

 

Literacy: please see work in literacy homework books and attached below. Some of the class have chosen to tackle the more challenging sheet 2 but if they find it too difficult then they can print off sheet 1 and do that instead. This homework should be in by next Thursday, 24th September.

Y4 Curriculum Overview

Friday 11th September 2020

 

Hello everyone,

It's like we've never been away. The children have tackled a full week of lessons and tests without complaint and are managing our new school rules and routines superbly.

 

In literacy, we have recapped the grammatical rules of writing a list and explored ways of trying to spell words we don't yet know. In maths we have reinforced our understanding of place value and skip counting. Our RE focus was to consider what Christians may learn about God from the Creation Story and, in this term's topic (entitled Scrumdiddlyumptious), we have begun to understand the benefits of different nutrients and which foods provide what.

 

Next Thursday is Roald Dahl Day. You do not need to dress up, but there will be craft activities and other Roald Dahl-inspired lessons in the classroom. At the end of the week, you will also have to opportunity to vote for our next Head Boy and Head Girl.

 

We look forward to presenting our overview of the year ahead in our virtual curriculum meeting at midday next Wednesday. Details of how to join will be forwarded shortly.

 

See you then,

Ms Wright and Mrs Wetz

 

Homework

Spellings: pleasure, treasure, measure, leisure, picture, adventure, capture, creature, future

Alternative spellings: the, that, not, look, put, and

We have worked on these in class, but they should be practised regularly at home. There will be a test on Tuesday.

 

Reading: daily for 15 minutes. Please read to an adult whenever possible, ask questions and discuss things you have noticed.

 

Maths: place value

This has been sent home in a green exercise book and should be returned by Tuesday morning. In case of emergency, copies of the two different versions are attached below!

Times tables will be tested on Friday, so please spend plenty of time learning these important mathematical facts. Without them, you will find much of the work we have to do this year rather difficult.

 

Literacy: please see work in literacy homework books and attached below

Literacy homework - Weslandia

Reading and writing large numbers codebreaker

Hundreds tens and ones partitioning

Dear Year 4,

Welcome back to a new school year! The children have been fantastic this week and should be congratulated for settling back in to the school routines so quickly, with very little fuss.  

 

In literacy we have started a diary entry for a boy called Wesley, from the book Weslandia by Paul Fleischman.  A copy of the book can be found on the link below: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RetwwWOpt84

 

We have also been for a short walk to listen to the sounds of the countryside, completed a comprehension, painted some very large flowers for a classroom display and even carried out a science investigation on taste - all in just three days! 

 

Literacy and numeracy homework will be set from next week however, could the children please practise their times tables for a test on Friday afternoon.  

 

Have a fabulous weekend! 

Sarah Wetz and Rebecca Wright

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