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Friday 27th November 2020

Another busy week at St Mary of the Angels is over. We have accomplished so much this week. In English we wrote our own version of ‘The Miracle of the Poinsettia’ and became popstars recording the audio and video for our Christmas songs! I can't wait to see the final product. Next week we will be moving onto poetry and learning the poem, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’. We have started our multiplication and division topic in Maths and have explored what happens when we X1 and X0. We know that we can use our multiplication facts to answer division calculations. In the lead up to Christmas we will be getting very crafty and developing children art and design skills through fun Christmas crafts. Our class novel ‘Varjak Paw’ has come to an end, the children absolutely loved it. There is a second book out there which might be a great stocking filler.

Lastly, I would like to say how lovely it was to talk to all the parents this week. The support the children receive at home is clear to see and I feel blessed to work with such a supportive group parents and carers.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Stephenson

 

 

Thank you:

We managed to gather an amazing amount of pasta sauces for our 'Reverse Advent Calendar' appeal. Please continue to bring them in up until Thursday 3rd December!

 

 

 

 

Homework:

 

Sumdog

There will be new homework set on SumDog! Well done to those children that have been going on regularly I can see that your Maths skills are improving. We are now moving onto Multiplication and division.

 

Bug Club:

1 book and 1 phonics activity for over the weekend. To be completed by Friday.

 

Spellings:

Practice your spellings every day for our spelling test on Friday.

Times Tables:

Practice your Times Tables every day for our Times Tables quiz on Friday.

 

If you have any issues with passwords please send an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Spellings Friday 27th November

Choose your challenge:

Mild - Learn the first 10 words

Hot - Learn all 12 words.

Spicy - Learn all 12 words and find other words that fit the spelling rule. 

 

File icon: pdf [563611]-ation_suffix.pdf [pdf 610KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf [563612]prefix_and_suffix.pdf [pdf 58KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Week 5 y4.pdf [pdf 197KB] Click to download

Times Tables Friday 27th November

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 10 Times Tables.

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3R6wdHs9n8

Practice: Practice your times tables on SumDog. 

Optional: I have attached a 10 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: All multiples of 10 have a 0 in the ones column.

If you know your 10 times tables you will also know your 100's.

 

 

 

Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 20 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf [563601]Adding_10__100.pdf [pdf 42KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf [563604]10_times_tables_test.pdf [pdf 246KB] Click to download

Story Map

WAGOL:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

 

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

 

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

 

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.


 

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

 

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

 

The moon on the heart of the new-fallen snow

 

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.

 

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

 

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

 

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

 

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

 

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

 

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

 

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

 

On, Comet! On, Cupid! on Donner and Blitzen!


 

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

 

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

 

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

 

Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

 

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

 

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.

 

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

 

And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

 

His eyes- how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!

 

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

 

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

 

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

 

 

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

 

And smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

 

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

 

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

 

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

 

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

 

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,

 

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

 

 

 

Friday, 20th November

Happy Friday Kestrels,

 

I am really looking forward to talking to your parents on THursday about all the amazing work you have been doing and sharing your targets.

Some reminders:

 

Please bring in a jar of pasta sauce for our ‘Reverse Advent calendar’.

 

If you or your parents have a coat that you are not wearing anymore, is too small or soooooo last year please bring it in for our coat appeal. Just give it a quick wash first and then put it in a plastic bag. You could be keeping someone warm this winter.

 

 

Homework:

English

We will be writing our problem, resolution and end to our Christmas story. Ask your parents to help you research a traditional gift in the country you have chosen.

 

E.g. In the original story Maria sees a women bringing a decretive bunch of flowers for the baby Jesus. Maria picks up the leaf and when she opens her hands it has turned into a poinsettia. – The poinsettia is the traditional Christmas flower of  Mexico.

 

In your story you could change the flower to fruit, clothes, clothes.

 

If your story is based in England – Lucy sees a women bringing sprigs of holly for the baby Jesus. Lucy picks up a red berry that has fallen to the floor. When she opens her hand it has turned into an evergreen advent wreath with purple, pink and white candles.-I have chosen a sprig of holly as it is a traditional English plant.

 

Some children have explained that they are unable to see the activity I have allocated on Cracking Comprehension. If this is the case please email the office so that Mrs Hough can look into it. office@stmaryangels.co.uk

 

Sumdog

There will be new homework set on SumDog! Well done to those children that have been going on regularly I can see that your Maths skills are improving. We are now moving onto Multiplication and division.

 

Bug Club:

1 book and 1 phonics activity for over the weekend. To be completed by Friday.

Reading books:

2 colour banded books and a library book will be given home every Monday. To be returned on Thursday.

Spellings:

Practice your spellings every day for our spelling test on Friday.

Times Tables:

Practice your Times Tables every day for our Times Tables quiz on Friday.

 

If you have any issues with passwords please send an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Stephenson

Spellings 20.11.20

Choose your challenge:

Mild - Learn the first 10 words

Hot - Learn all 12 words.

Spicy - Learn all 12 words and find other words that fit the spelling rule. 

File icon: Spelling week 4 [ 202KB] Click to download

Times Tables 20.11.20

This weeks Times Tables focus is the Times Tables.

 

Youtube: 

Practice: Practice your times tables on SumDog. 

Optional: I have attached a 9 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: In your 9 Times Tables you can use your fingers for a really cool trick!

 

watch the video to see a really cool trick:

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

 

Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 20 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf Times_Tables_test_20.11.20.pdf [pdf 246KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 9_times_table_activity_sheet.pdf [pdf 215KB] Click to download

Friday 13th November 2020

This week in the Kestrels, Mrs Fahss and I have been BLOWN AWAY! You have worked as hard a busy bee.

In the National Sumdog comeptition we have come 14th!

We are so so soooo proud of you and can't stop telling everyone what lucky adults we are to have you as our students. A huge well done!!

During this week, we have been focused on Remembrance Day and the thought-provoking questions and comment we hadduring our discussion was fascintating. You may have seen that children were given a Poppy on Yesterday. We will be making a donation to the British Legion on their behalf.

In English we have been look at Similes, Personification and learning more or our story map. Can you spot the simile I have used above?

 

Homework:

Sumdog

 I have set homework to be completed by next Friday

‘Addition and Subtraction revision’.

Bug Club

1 book and 1 phonics activity for over the weekend. To be completed by Friday.

Reading books

2 colour banded books and a library book with be given home every Monday and to be returned on Thursday.

 

Miss Stephenson

Friday 13th November 2020

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 8 Times Tables.

 

Youtube: 

Practice: Practice your times tables on SumDog. 

Optional: I have attached a 8 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: In your 8 Times Tables you can use the 4 times tables to help me.

4  8  12  16  20  24  28  32  36  40  44  48

8  16 24  32  40 48  56  64 72 80 88 96

watch the video to see a really cool trick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C-e33iVBTM

 

Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 40 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf Times Tables test 13.11.20.pdf [pdf 248KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T2-M-1574-8-Times-Table-Activity-Sheet_ver_2.pdf [pdf 217KB] Click to download

Spellings Friday 13th October 2020

Choose your challenge:

Mild - Learn the first 10 words

Hot - Learn all 12 words.

Spicy - Learn all 12 words and find other words that fit the spelling rule. 

File icon: pdf Week 3 y4.pdf [pdf 197KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf free-sion-worksheets.pdf [pdf 616KB] Click to download

Friday 6th November 2020

It was lovely to welcome you back after half term.

We have started some of our new topics this week. In English and topic lessons we are looking at Christmas around the world. We read the story of Maria, a peasant girl in Mexico who received a miracle. We will eventually be writing our own story based on Christmas in another country. A great way to prepare yourself would be to research Christmas in a country of your choice. We are lucky that we have families from all over the world so why not ask your parents if they have ever experienced Christmas in another country. 

Our new topic in Science is light. We got a chance to investigate dull, shiny and reflective materials whilst making a suitable bag for school. We considered that the days are getting darker so it is important to use some reflective materials on our coats and bags.

We have been working extremely hard in Maths this week. Well done for learning how to exchange using the column method and I am very impressed with your reasoning and problem solving skills. I am so pleased to see that you have been going onto SumDog to practice your times tables and addition facts.

Mrs Wilson led a Gospel assembly to celebrate the feast day of St Martin de Porres who cared selflessly for the sick. During the month of November we will be remembering all those who have died. In class we will write a name of someone we would like to remember and choose a name each day to pray for as a class.

I have put a new book and phonics activity in your Bug club. Don’t forget to log in, I will be checking on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

See you on Monday

Miss Stephenson

Sumdog Contest!

Get yourselves on sumdog this weekend and you could earn 100s of coins! The more you do the more I will reward you extra coins.

 

Log in and try and complete 100 questions a day to reach the 1000 question target by the end of the week!

Spellings 6th November 2020

Choose your challenge:

Mild - Learn the first 10 words

Hot - Learn all 12 words.

Spicy - Learn all 12 words and find other words that fit the spelling rule. 

File icon: pdf Week 2 y4.pdf [pdf 368KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf suffixes after ch.pdf [pdf 283KB] Click to download
File icon: html prefixes and suffixes.html [html 112B] Click to download

Times Tables 6th November

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 7 Times Tables.

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdF_vFAxwas

Practice: Practice your times tables on SumDog. I have allocated you a multiplication test for the times tables 1-7.

Optional: I have attached a 7 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: You can use other times tables to help you with your 7 times table.

7 x 7 could be worked out if you know 6 X 7 = 42 and 1 X 7 = 7

42 + 7 = 49

Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 40 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf 7 Times Tables Practice sheets.pdf [pdf 94KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Times Tables test 6.11.20.pdf [pdf 246KB] Click to download

Friday 23rd October 2020

Hello Kestrels,

We have come to the end of our first half term. It was lovely to talk to your families about how well you have been working this term.

Well done on a brilliant mythical creature report, you really impressed me with how well you incorporated the features of a non-chronological report. Miss Wakely (our head of Science) was so impressed with your science assessment results, you used your hippocampus to retrieve all the learning you have done about electricity. I think my favourite lesson this week was learning about Matilda who told lies, definitely one of my favourite poems, and it was so nice to see all of you enjoy it too! It has been lovely to hear your promises during our RE topic and to talk about the promises made by parents and God parents during Baptism. A great job in your maths this week, you have been working on subtracting using the column method. Make sure you always remember, if the top number is smaller than the bottom number you need to exchange. I have attached some sheets to do some practising at home!

After half term we will be learning a new story, so when you return to school look out for some clues in the classroom, so you can infer what the story might be about.  Our science topic will be called, ‘Mirror, Mirror’ where you will investigate light. I have attached a knowledge organiser so that you can do some pre-learning over the half term break. In our Maths we will be starting to move onto subtraction using the column method. The important thing to remember when taking away is that we take away a part from the whole.

You can use this video to help you. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuGsP1NX78o

Our big target this year is our reading. I want to see that you have been going onto your Bug Club regularly over half term. The more you read the better you will be. We have given out new passwords for ‘Cracking Comprehension’. This is a new reading website that will help you to not only be a good reader but to improve your comprehension skills. I have allocated you 3 books in BugClub and a reading comprehension in ‘Cracking Comprehension’.

Lastly, don’t forget to practice your Times Tables and spellings for the Friday we get back to school!

Have a lovely Half term.

Your teacher,

Miss Stephenson

File icon: docx subtraction 2.docx [docx 51KB] Click to download
File icon: docx subtraction 1.docx [docx 40KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Science - Light Knowledge organiser.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Add-and-subtract-up-to-4-digits-using-formal-methods.pdf [pdf 12KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf [547764]Year-4-Add-and-subtract-numbers-with-up-to-4-digits-using-the-formal-written-methods-1.pdf [pdf 149KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf [547765]Year-4-Add-and-subtract-numbers-with-up-to-4-digits-9.pdf [pdf 94KB] Click to download

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Don't forget you only have until Friday 30th to order your child's Christmas card! Click here 

Times Tables- Friday 23rd Octboer 2020

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 6 Times Tables.

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpbc-1a7lMo

Practice: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Optional: I have attached a 6 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: If you have a look at every second row, you might notice an interesting pattern. Inspect carefully the ones digit.

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Remember to use your 3 times tables to help you, just double.

3      6      9     12    15     18      21        24   27     30

6    12    18    24    30    36       42      48     54       60

Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 40 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf Six times tables sheet.pdf [pdf 67KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Times Tables test 22.10.20.pdf [pdf 245KB] Click to download

Spellings Friday 23rd October 2020

All children, unless given their spellings printed out, will be learning the spellings found below. You can then chose a chilli challenge to complete. This allows the children to really be challenged and stretched to not just complete their spellings but, have an active role in their leaning.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test

You can now also find some worksheets that they can complete throughout the week to help them with their spelling rule.

File icon: pdf Poinsettia key words.pdf [pdf 297KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Christmas story page.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Week 1 y4.pdf [pdf 196KB] Click to download

Friday 16th October 2020

Wow, only one more week of school left before half term. Where has the time gone?

 

You have done so well in our a new topic in English, non-chronological reports and were able to identify the features, e.g. subtitles, rhetorical questions and a glossary. Next week, we will be writing our own report based on a mythical creature. Maybe you could talk to your parents about what facts you will include in your report. In Maths, we have been busy doing some assessments so well done for trying your absolute best!. Next week we will be using the column subtraction and exchanging. We have come to the end of our ‘Electricity’ topic with a final experiment to test if a material is an insulator or conductor. We will be doing a final quiz next week to check how much you have remembered so have a look at the website I’ve put below. On Friday, we watched the NSPCC assembly based on ‘Staying Safe’ and talked about our program ‘Speak out, Stay Safe’. In science, we looked at insulators and conductors.

Good website to visit this week:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

Type in 'BBC bitesize conductors and insulators' into Google.

Finally, we had lots of fun researching about the Greek Gods and Goddess’ and making Greek God/Goddess Top Trump cards. What is your favourite God/Goddess?

 

Well done for remembering to bring in your books and reading record to quarantine on Thursday. Keep it up!

 

Black History month:

This week we have been reading all about three influential women. We found out about the British author Malorie Blackman, the first African American pilot, Bessie Coleman and Katherine Johnson the mathematician who used her maths skills to send astronauts to the moon. We spent time looking into the Bristol bus boycott and we had a lovely discussion about things we wanted to learn about.

 

Keep practicing your spelling and Times Tables EVERY night. Practice makes perfect!

 

Your teacher,

Miss Stephenson

 

P.S

Also, you might have heard that Christmas has come early to St Mary of the Angels! This week we have been creating our beautiful Christmas cards, which will be sent home for you to order. This is a brilliant opportunity to have personalised cards printed for the holidays and by buying them, a small percentage of the cost goes towards our school.

You must order before the 30th October otherwise there is a late fee, so get in early!

Then, once you have ordered online, bring the artwork back to school no later than the first day back after half term. This allows us time to get is packaged and sent off to be scanned.

Please be careful with the artwork whilst at home as it has not yet been scanned and if the card is damaged in any way this is how the card will be scanned and sent to you.

Order deadline - Friday 30th October

Artwork back in school - Monday 2nd November

Spellings - 16th October 2020

All children, unless given their spellings printed out, will be learning the spellings found below. You can then chose a chilli challenge to complete. This allows the children to really be challenged and stretched to not just complete their spellings but, have an active role in their leaning.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test

You can now also find some worksheets that they can complete throughout the week to help them with their spelling rule.

File icon: pdf Week 5 year 4.pdf [pdf 43KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Week 5 year 4a.pdf [pdf 44KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Week 5 year 4 Spelling words.pdf [pdf 368KB] Click to download

Times Tables 16th October 2020

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 5 Times Tables.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8

Practice: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Optional: I have attached a 5 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: TThe 5 times tables will always have a 0 or 5 in the ones column. The ones go in a pattern of 0,5,0,5,0,5...

05

10

15

20

25

30

Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 20 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf Times Tables test 16.10.20.pdf [pdf 245KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 5 times tables.pdf [pdf 478KB] Click to download

Friday 9th October 2020

Dear Kestrels, 

Firstly, I would like to say a massive well done to you all for all the hard work you are doing in class! I have been blown away by the work I have seen.

This week you have achieved so much. You have ran a marrathon, written your own version of the myth Jason and the Golden Fleece and finished our RE topic, 'People' by looking at what each anchestor of Jesus has taught us. I could not be a prouder teacher if I tried! 

On Thursday, Mrs Waine led an assembly based on Mental Health Day. We looked at all the ways we can look after our mental health. Mrs Waine would like children to think of different things they could do to help them feel calm and ready to learn. You could send a picture to office@stmaryangels.co.uk of your child's activities. This could be them reading, playing with playdough, going for a walk or playing a board game. 

In addition to what is mentioned above, we have started our new topic in maths and been using the column method to add two 4 digit numbers together. Starting off where we didn't need to exchange and now where we need to carry 1s, 10s, or 100s.

This month is the month of Mary. Each day we have been saying a decade of the Rosary. We will be continuing this throughout the month of October so if your child has Rosary beads at home they are welcome to bring them in. I know how precious my own Rosary beads are to me so please be mindful of sending in precious or expensive ones, only send them in if you are comfortable to do so.

On Monday, I will be giving home two reading books and a library book in the children's book bags. Books will be changed every Monday and must be returned on Thursday so that they can be 'quarantined' in a seperate box for three days. Children's reading records should be signed daily to show they have read at home. Remember, even 5 minutes a day can make a BIG difference to children's confidence in reading. Children can choose which book they read as we will be continuing to allocate books on Bug Club. 

You all did so well in your spelling and Times Table check so make sure you practise again this week. 

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Stephenson

Times tables - Friday 19th October 2020

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 4 Times Tables.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4 (4 Times Table Song (Cover of I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton)

Practice: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Optional: I have attached a 4 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: To work out the 4 Times Tables you can double the 2 Times Tables.

2  4  6  8  10  12  14  16  18  20

4  8  12  16  20  24  28  32  36  40

File icon: pdf Times_Tables_Practice_sheets.pdf [pdf 341KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Times Tables test 9.10.20..pdf [pdf 246KB] Click to download

Spellings - Friday 19th October 2020

Below you will see that the way we are doing spellings has changed slightly. We are still trying to perfect the layout so, it might slightly change from this version. Thank you for understanding.

All children, unless given their spellings printed out, will be learning the spellings found below. You can then chose a chilli challenge to complete. This allows the children to really be challenged and stretched to not just complete their spellings but, have an active role in their leaning.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.
File icon: pdf Week 4 Year 4.pdf [pdf 198KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Suffixes.pdf [pdf 193KB] Click to download

Friday 2nd October 2020

Happy Friday Kestrels,

 

Wow, what a busy week we have had! I am so proud of all the hard work you have been done this week. In class we have been busy doing assessments in Spellings, SPaG, Reading and Maths just to see where we are all at.  In English we have been continuing to learn the myth, Jason and the Golden Fleece and learnt how to use speech marks in a sentence. We also had a special English lesson on Tuesday where over zoom the Swifts, Swallows and Kestrels preformed the myth, Jason and the Golden Fleece. We used our story maps and actions to help retell the story with the expression. In Maths we just finished our first topic of place value and completed our end of block assessment! I especially enjoyed learning about Roman Numerals!  In RE we watched the story of Jacob and Esau and compared how different the two twin brothers were and we thought about the message in the story. In science we have been learning about the components in a circuit, we also had loads of fun creating our own simple circuit that included wires, a bulb and a cell. Finally, we we have looked at where Ancient Greek civilisation fitted in on a timeline.  

 

Today we completed our first Friday Times Tables test. Keep working hard remember you can use Mathletics and the following website https://www.timestables.co.uk/1-minute-test/ to practice at home.  

 

To practise your Maths try to complete 30 minutes of Mathletics activities. You can also access fun Times Tables games to increase speed and accuracy.

Here are some great websites for extra revision:

Science - Electricity

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

English - Fronted adverbials

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjbny9q

 

On Thursday we preformed the poem "From the balcont I can see..." By Pie Corbett. Via zoom, the children used expression and actions to preform to the whole school.  

Miss Stephenson

English Homework 

Can you look at this picture and add in your own direct speech.  What do you think the boy, the dog and the man could be saying? Don't forgrt to put in your speech marks, and the rules we learnt in class.  Do you remember if your punctuation mark goes before or after your closing speech mark? I can't wait to hear the conversation you come up with next week in class.  

Timestables - 2nd October 2020

Today we completed our first Friday Times Tables test. Keep working hard remember you can use Mathletics and the following website https://www.timestables.co.uk/1-minute-test/ to practice at home. Ideally, practice a bit every day. Don't just leave it until the night before.

Here you can find this week's Times Table upload.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete Times Tables practice.
  • Times Tables should be learnt by the next Friday and will be tested on in their school books.
  • Children should practice their Times Tables in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week to help them not only know the answer but also increase speed.
  • Each test will be timed. 6 seconds per question.
  • Your child will be put into a group that will have the appropriate level for them. 
File icon: pdf Times Tables test 1.10.20.pdf [pdf 243KB] Click to download

Spellings - Friday 2nd October 2020

Below you will see that the way we are doing spellings has changed slightly. We are still trying to perfect the layout so, it might slightly change from this version. Thank you for understanding.

All children, unless given their spellings printed out, will be learning the spellings found below. You can then chose a chilli challenge to complete. This allows the children to really be challenged and stretched to not just complete their spellings but, have an active role in their leaning.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.
File icon: pdf Week 3 Year 4.pdf [pdf 198KB] Click to download

Friday 25th September 2020

Happy Friday Kestrels!

 

I am so proud of all the hard work you have been doing this week. In English we have been continuing to learn the myth, Jason and the Golden Fleece and learnt that a compound sentence has a main clause, co-ordinating conjunction and a co-ordinating clause. In Maths we compared 4 digit numbers and found 1000 more and less using base ten. In RE we read the story of Abraham and Sarah and thought about the miracle they received from God. Electricity should be treated carefully so before we start making our own circuits we made an electricity safety poster.  

 

Today we completed our first spelling test. As of this week children will be grouped into spelling groups. Please see the sheet we sent home with your child to know their group.

 

We will also be doing weekly Times Tables tests on Fridays. Your child will be grouped and be told their Times Table group. To practice you can use Mathletics and the following website https://www.timestables.co.uk/1-minute-test/ 

 

To practise your Maths try to complete 30 minutes of Mathletics activities. You can also access fun Times Tables games to increase speed and accuracy.

Next Thursday will be our whole school poetry day. As a way to promote a love of poetry we will be doing some performaces in school via zoom. I have attached a poem that children can learn off by heart at home. Don't forget to practice using expression and actions. 

This week I have been assessing children on their reading level. They have all done so well. I have changed the colour band that they are reading so that they receive a better level of challenge.

 

Miss Stephenson :)

File icon: pdf Poem [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Times Tables- Friday 25th Sept

Here you can find this week's Times Table upload.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete Times Tables practice.
  • Times Tables should be learnt by the next Friday and will be tested on in their school books.
  • Children should practice their Times Tables in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week to help them not only know the answer but also increase speed.
  • Each test will be timed. 6 seconds per question.
  • Your child will be put into a group that will have the appropriate level for them. 

File icon: pdf Times Tables test 25.9.pdf [pdf 241KB] Click to download

Spellings - Friday 25th Sept

Here you can find this week's spelling upload.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.
  • Your child will be put into a group that will have the appropriate spellings for them. You can check for your child's initials in the group.
File icon: pdf Week 2 new.pdf [pdf 190KB] Click to download

Spellings - 18th September

Here you can find this week's spelling upload.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.
  • Your child will be put into a group that will have the appropriate spellings for them. You can check for your child's initials in the group.
File icon: docx Week 1.docx [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Ideas for Spellings.docx [docx 203KB] Click to download

Homework- Friday 18th September 2020

Hi Kestrels, 

What another great week we have had at school. In English this week, we learnt about the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece through our text map and that simple sentences have a subject, verb and a noun. In Maths, we found one how to represent 4 digit numbers, and how to represent numbers to 1000 and 10,000 on a numberline. In RE we learnt about Jesus' family tree through the Gospel of Matthew and began new electricity vocabulary in our Science lesson. Finally, we explored Greece in our Geography lesson. Phew! What a week! 

This week we have been recapping phase 5 tricky words. To continue your learning at home, I have put some games on Bug Club which you can access through the logins I have stuck in their home spelling books. 

To practise your Maths try to complete 30 minutes of Mathletics activities. You can also access fun times tables games to increase speed and accuracy.

Miss Stephenson

Topic

This week we have started our new History topic, ‘Athens Vs Sparta’. There are many new words to learn and fun facts to discover. We have created a pre learning pack for you to look over and learn what some of the new vocabulary means.

File icon: pdf Its All Greek To Me fact file.pdf [pdf 1016KB] Click to download

Science

This week, we have been learning about electricity and that it is created by generators which can be powered by gas, coal, oil, wind or solar. We sorted different appliances that are powered by batteries and appliances that are powered by mains electricity.  Can you find some different appliances that we did not discuss in class around your house? Remember we aren't allowed to bring papers into school, so remember what you find.  I can't wait to discuss your answers with you on Friday.  

We also learnt that electrical energy can be converted into other types of energy such as light, heat, movement or sound.  Click here to watch this video again.  See how well you can do with the quiz underneath. I wonder if you can find any different appliances that produce light, heat, movement and sound around your house too? 

Friday 11th September 2020

Hello JN!

Well it's the end of our first week back and you have been amazing! I am very proud of you! Get a good rest over the weekend and be ready for school Monday!

Over the weekend we would like you to research some facts about our class bird, KESTRELS.

You could find out:

  • where they live.
  • how much they weigh.
  • what they look like.
  • what they eat.

At the moment we can't take papers or books into school so try to memorise two facts to tell our class. It would be great to make a display in our classroom with our Kestrel fun facts. 

 

Please log into Mathletics, Bug Club and MyUso this week.

If you have misplaced your username and password contact the office at office@stmaryangels.co.uk