Year 4

Welcome to Class 4 
It's been so lovely having everyone back in the classroom. I hope you all had a wonderful break, and I can tell everyone relaxed and recovered, because we've had a very happy and motivated class this week. We've started off slowly this week, continuing our work on story- writing by innovating stories based on images from our new class reading book "Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx". 
Literacy - Due 27th January 
 This week I've set literacy homework on Education City focusing on the process of planning a story, and how we can ensure our stories are interesting and engaging. This will help to set us up for the new unit of literacy where we'll be writing our own stories. 



Please try and read for at least 10- 15 minutes every day. Reading includes Bug Club, newspapers, comics and magazines as well as a bedtime story. We hope to have reading diaries that you can take home soon where we would encourage parents to regularly use as this helps us know what you have enjoyed reading and also gives you points towards your reading awards, such as Olympic readers. All students need to bring in their reading records to be checked on a Monday. 


Times Tables 

Keep practising your times tables by playing 'Hit the Button' or by playing the games on Purple Mash and Education City.
Our spellings for the next 2 weeks have been uploaded to Spelling Frame. This time, we are focusing on homophones and near homophones. 
Topic - next due 3rd February

Choose one activity from the activity menu each fortnight and bring it to school by the Thursday. Activities should take approximately 30 minutes (15 minutes each week). Some activities may take longer.  The following week fortnight you must choose an activity from a different section. All the activities are related to our WW2 topic.  You have the choice to present your work in whichever way you prefer. This could be a poster, model, drawing, a PowerPoint or however you choose! Be creative! Please email any electronic work to the class email address.

Home Learning
We have a few of us isolating at the moment, so if you're at home with nothing to do (and no illness to put you off) I've set work on Education City to help to practice times tables, and I've also attached some other maths sheets here, which are focused on dividing, which is our focus in maths this week. In literacy at school we'll be starting to plan our adventure stories, so if anyone would like to do that, I've attached a template for planning, as well as an information sheet to help guide on what needs to go in each section, along with some word suggestions.