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Spring 1 - Week 4: Home Learning

 

We have been working hard with our fractions this week.  You home learning task is to show your knowledge of how to use a bar model to work out fractions of amounts.

 

 

Your Week 4 spellings are another round of -ation words.  We found these tricky last week so please take the time to look through them often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 - Week 2

 

Homework this week is column multiplication.  The children are very good at this and hopefully this will be an easy task for them to complete and one that they can demonstrate how we are learning multiplication in school!  Some children may also need to use their purple reading diary to help with them with some of the times tables - this is fine!

 

Spellings this week are more homophones.  The children found this tricky last week so please practice these at home.

 

 

Spring 1 - Week 1:

Homework

 

This half term, our topic is Raging Romans.  For your home learning task this week we would like you to create a poster about the Ancient Romans that we can display in the classroom.

 

Attached below, is the text that we read this week about Romans.  You are more than welcome to use this for your poster, however, you poster can include anything at all to do with the Romans! 

 

You can either complete this on paper and hand in on Thursday.  Alternatively, you can complete it online and email it to Holly Class by Thursday morning. 

 

Your spellings for this week are also attached below.  Children will receive a paper copy of these on Friday and the spelling check will be on the following Friday.  Children will take home their marked spellings so that you can see how they are getting on.

 

On Monday, we will start our times tables and fluency work.  Children will bring home their completed tests 3 times a week so that you can help them to practice at home.  In February, we will be completing our first Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) and we will be able to see who is on track to achieve this in Summer 2 when all of the schools in England complete the MTC in Year 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings and homework will start again after the holiday. Please have a wonderful break everyone!

 

 

 

Home Learning

Autumn 2 - Week 5:

 

Home Learning: For home learning this week, we would like you to create a food chain.  We have included pictures and a blank food chain for you to use if you would like or alternatively, you can create your own and even write up some research – the choice is yours!

 

Reading – don't forget to read at home at least 3 times a week and get a grown up to sign it at the end of the week.  Hand your purple reading diary in on Thursday.

 

Spellings: spellings for Mrs Briggs, Miss Sloly and Miss McLaren are below and also in the homework folder.  Spellings 'tests' will be on a Friday, and these will come home with the children on Friday so you can see how they did.  

 

Home Learning

Autumn 2 - Week 4:

 

Home Learning: This week, we have added your Home Learning task to our MS Teams page for Holly Class – click here.  The children enjoy practicing their times tables in lots of different ways, however, Blooket is their favourite.  Pick ONE times table from the list (5s, 10s, 4s, or 8s0 and take a turn.  You can follow the link on your mobile, a tablet, a laptop etc.   

 

Reading – don't forget to read at home at least 3 times a week and get a grown up to sign it at the end of the week.  Hand your purple reading diary in on Thursday.

 

Spellings: spellings for Mrs Briggs, Miss Sloly and Miss McLaren are below and also in the homework folder.  Spellings 'tests' will be on a Friday, and these will come home with the children on Friday so you can see how they did.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning 

Autumn 2 - Week 3: 

 

  1. Your home learning task this week is to think about which Paralympic event you would like to learn more about in class – if it is suitable for to do in school, then we can ask Mrs Green if we have the equipment available to practice! 

              - you can create a poster about the event you would like to learn about –           

              drawing pictures of the event and creating a brainstorm showing what you know

              about it and why you think it would be good to learn in school! Please pop your

              poster in the green homework folder and ensure it is handed in by next

              Thursday. Homework Club will be on Tuesday if you need to complete it in class. 

 

     2. Reading – don't forget to read at home at least 3 times a week and get a grown up

         to sign it at the end of the week. Hand your purple reading diary in on Thursday. 

 

     3. Year 4 spellings for Mrs Briggs, Miss Sloly and Miss McLaren.  You will also find the

         spellings in the homeworking folder.  Spellings 'tests' will be on a Friday, and these

         will come home with the children on Friday so you can see how they did.   

Home Learning

Autumn 2 - Week 2:

 

  1. Your home learning task this week is to read the recipes that we created in class.  If you would like to try to make these cookies at home also, please take photographs for your homework!

If you are unable to make these at home or do not want to make them (this is fine!) then your home learning task would be to find a recipe that we can do for our next cooking session.  We loved our cooking marble jar reward and definitely would like to do more – what shall we do next?  Find a recipe and either print it out or email it to Mrs Briggs for consideration for our next cooking reward time! 

 

Please pop your recipes in the green homework folder and ensure it is handed in by next Thursday.

 

2. Times Tables Challenge – there is a new challenge for TTRS called England Rocks!  We are in competition with Year 3 and want to win!  Practice as much as you can at home!

 

3. Year 4 spellings for  Mrs Briggs, Miss Sloly and Miss McLaren.  You will also find the spellings in the homeworking folder.  Spellings 'tests' will be on a Friday and these will come home with the children on Friday so you can see how they did.  

Home Learning

Autumn 2 - Week 1:

 

Your home learning task this week is linked to our Pupil Parliament representatives.  If you would like to be considered for our Year 4 Pupil Parliament representative, you will need to prepare a little speech letting us know why you would make a good Pupil Parliament member.  We will need one to help with suggestions for learning opportunities around the school and another for well-being opportunities. We will take the vote on Thursday 10th November.

If you do not wish to put yourself forward for this role, then your task is to create a poster to let us know what you would like your Year 4 Pupil Parliament representative to do for you and your peers in school.  Perhaps you would like them to ensure each class has at least 2 school trips a year, or that you would like to have more maths lessons each week.  For well-being representatives, perhaps you would like them to ensure every class gets more free time or suggest different ideas for the marble jar reward.  The possibilities are endless and we look forward to hearing your ideas! 

 

Please pop your speeches or posters in the green homework folder and ensure it is handed in by next Thursday.

 

Please continue to practice Times Tables at home - Tuesday to Thursday, the children will come home with their practise tests so you know what they may need more practise on at home.  Keep using Times Tables RockStars and J2E TTBlast at home to practise these.

 

Year 4 spellings will continue as last half term, Mrs Briggs, Miss Sloly and Miss McLaren each have their own group and the children know which spellings group they are in!  You will also find the spellings in the homeworking folder.  Spellings 'tests' will be on a Friday and these will come home with the children on Friday so you can see how they did.  

Home Learning

Autumn 1 - Week 6 Homework:

 

Topic Homework:

After half term, we will be starting our new topic ‘Sport in Action’.  To help get our classroom ready for this new topic, please can we ask everyone to create a poster of one of their favourite sports.  You could draw and colour or cut out a picture and make a fabulous title for it. 

We want to decorate our classroom with bright and eye-catching sporting posters!  

 

Reading Homework:

4 times a week and we need an adult to sign at the end of the week. 

  

Times tables Homework:

Please continue to timetables online using TTRS or J2Blast 

 

Spelling Homework:

In our final week of Autumn 1, we will be completing spellings assessment. Attached is the end of Year 4 spellings list; we’ll be taking a few of these each day to explore in more detail.

Home Learning  

Autumn 1 - Week 5 Homework: 

  

English Homework: 

Handwriting; 

We currently looking into how we earn a Pen License in Year 4.  In order to be able to do this, we need to have outstanding presentation across all of our subjects.   

For home learning this week, we are asking you to practice your handwriting on bubbles, lines and on squared paper.  There is an example of this in the Homework folder and you have the relevant paper in there also. Some examples of what you could write is on the lines but there is also space to write your own sentences.  

  

Reading Homework: 

Don’t forget to read at least 4 times a week and it MUST be signed by an adult at the end of the week.  We check for the previous week – so next Friday 14th October, we will be looking at reading for week beginning 3rd October.  

 

   

Times tables Homework: 

Please continue to time tables online using Times Tables Rock Stars and J2Blast.  We suggest at least 10mins 5 times a week will be most supportive. 

Our class times tables this week will be the 4 times tables – please look out for the tests that will come home every day so you know what to support your child with.  

  

Spelling Homework: 

Children are welcome to practice any of the groups of spellings on J2Blast!  Tests will be on Thursdays and new spellings sent home on Fridays.  

   

  

  

  

 

  

  

 

Home Learning

Autumn 1 - Week 4 Homework:

 

Mains Homework: English

This week, we have been writing wonderful stories about the Amazon rainforest and the Kapok tree.  One of features of a story that we found a bit trickier was using fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases.  Therefore, your challenge for your home learning this week is to write 3 sentences that each start with a fronted adverbial and one of those fronted adverbials should be an expanded noun phrase.  (Parents, click for an explanation of adverbial, noun phrase and an example!)

You can decorate this however you wish; you might want to draw a picture to go with each, type it up and colourful font and just simply write 3 sentences – all ideas are welcomed!

 

Reading Homework:

  • 4 times a week recorded in purple reading diary
  • Remember to ask your adult to sign it each week

  

Times tables Homework:

  • 10 mins every day
  • You can use paper to practice on Times Tables Rock Stars - play.ttrockstars.com  - or J2Blast - j2e.com.  We suggest at least 10mins 5 times a week will be most supportive.

 

Spelling Homework:

  • Test on Thursdays
  • You don’t need to hand it in

 

  

  You can email any home learning to us at hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com or hand it in by Thursday in the green homework folder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning

Autumn 1 - Week 3 Homework:

 

Maths Homework:

Times tables;

It is very important that the children keep practicing their times tables at home as well at in school.  By the end of Year 4, all children across the country are expected to know their times tables up to x12 and at Rushy we extend that to the division facts also.

For home learning this week, we would like to ask the children to create a times table poster to display around the classroom.  This could be writing out one of the times tables facts and colouring it in with big and bold colours.  Or perhaps you could create a display about one of the tricks you use to learn your tables – we have started learning the trick for the 9 this week! Please can this be on A4 paper but with big, clear writing.  You can email it to us at hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com or hand it in by Thursday in the green homework folder.

 

Reading Homework:

Please try to read at least 4 times a week and record  progress in the purple reading record. The children have asked to earn raffle tickets for home learning so if there is at least 4 entries each week AND it is signed at the bottom of the page by an adult, then they will earn a raffle ticket.

  

Times tables Homework:

Please continue to time tables online using Times Tables Rock Stars and J2Blast.  We suggest at least 10mins 5 times a week will be most supportive.

 

Spelling Homework:

Children are welcome to practice any of the groups of spellings on J2Blast!  Tests will be on Thursdays and new spellings sent home on Fridays. 

 

 Please note, this has been taken from the school website and this is where you will be able to get it front each week - Home Learning | Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

 

Week 3 Spellings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 - Week 2 Homework:

 

English Homework:

Animal research.  

The children are really enjoying their topic on Thunderous Rainforests and it has been noticed that they are all especially interested in the animals that live there.  For their English homework this week, we would like the children to research one animal that lives in the Amazon rainforest.  We would love to put these up on display so please can we ask that this piece of work is limited to one A4 sized piece of paper.  Children are welcome to complete this electronically and email it to the Holly class email address or hand write it and pop it in the green homework folder.   Homework is to be handed in by Thursday 22nd September, and there will be a lunchtime homework club on Tuesday for those who need it (please let us know if your child needs to attend this on a weekly basis)

 

Reading Homework:

1) The children all have one book that is their 'reading for pleasure' book.  They will change this every Monday and complete their daily reading book review on this book.  We are trying to encourage the children to keep the same book for the whole week.  Children are given time every day to complete the book review, but they are more than welcome to add to this review at home also.  The children log into MS Teams ('Student log' in on the website home page) and select the 'assignment' to complete.

2) Some children will also have a RWI colour banded book to read at home.  This book is linked to the phonics they will be supported with at school. Please try to read this book at least 4 times a week and record their progress in the purple reading record.

 

All of the children will now have a purple reading record to take home.  There is an expectation that children are reading to an adult at least 5 times a week and that this is recording the purple reading record.  Some of the children in Year 4 are now mature enough to write in this themselves and have it signed by their parent / carer at the end of the week.  (Some of the children will still need a lot of support with this.)  You are also welcomed to use this book as a communication tool as we will be checking this twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays.  

Children will be heard read at least once a week, although this will not usually be recorded in the reading record.  The Year 4 team will only write in this when we have made changes to your child's reading level or if we need to communicate something else special about their reading.  

 

Times tables Homework:

Children will bring their daily fluency tests home and we encourage them to practice these at home also.  At the end of Year 4, there is a statutory Year 4 multiplication test.  This is an online test and children get about 6 seconds to answer each question - we recommend that children spend at least 10 minutes a day on their fluency in times tables.  

Children can practice their times tables online using Times Tables Rock Stars and J2Blast.  Time is given in class to practice on both of these platforms also. 

 

Spelling Homework:

All of the children will come home at the end of each week with new spellings in their green homework folder.  The children have been grouped into 3 spellings groups: Mrs Briggs, Miss Sloly and Miss Maclaren. 

There will also be additional activities linked to their weekly spellings (wordsearches, handwriting etc).  The children can chose to complete this if they would like to - a variety of methods to learn weekly spellings is hopefully supportive for all!  Please also continue to use J2Blast to practice spellings - it will be updated every Friday also.  Children are welcome to practice any of the groups of spellings on J2Blast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 - Week 1 - Homework:

Each week, you will be set homework which consist of: spellings, reading and then either a maths or an English task.  Homework will be set on a Friday and due to be returned on the following Thursday.  Homework will be set via this home learning section on our blog and also via MS Teams.  There will also be a voluntary homework club on a Tuesday for those of need it - children can just turn up when needed. 

Children will receive reading homework the following week once they have their colour banded reading book.

This week, we have sent home a spellings sheet and have linked the spellings below.  You do not need to hand in your spellings sheet.  We also suggest using J2Blast to help to practise spellings also - we have been enjoying this a lot this week!

For your maths task this week, we would like you to take a photograph of 4 digit numbers.  Where might you see 4 digit numbers?  Read the number to your adult and then email a picture to Holly Class: hollyclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

  

 

 

 

 

Home Reading

There is no purple reading diary coming home in Year 4 (yet).  Today (Tuesday 6th September) the children have chosen a home reading book that is not linked to their reading colour band, it is just for them to enjoy!  Later in the week, they will also get their colour banded reading book and reading diary.  We will change reading books every week / fortnight in class together. 

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