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Week Commencing: 29th October

 

We hope you have a fun and relaxing half term!

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions: understanding that they are part of a whole and the significance of tenths and hundredths (splitting something into ten equal pieces or a hundred equal pieces)

 

English: This week we will be begin planning our brand new story, this time based on a 'Finding' Tale! (Think of any adventurer story where the main character goes off to find something before encountering a challenge to overcome!)

 

Reading: Each week this half term, we will be looking at a different Egyptian short story - focusing on the characters, the settings and discussing the story's significance in Egyptian history.

 

PBL: We will be starting our brand new topic all about The Ancient Egyptians! This week we will be starting off by identifying exactly where Egypt is and some of the key features of an Ancient Egyptian civilisation.

 

Important Messages:

-  A reminder that if you wish your child to attend, you need to return the blue letter and pay the £40 deposit online by Wednesday 31st October.

- If you have a spare couple of minutes, please watch this video showing the importance of reading with your child ten minutes a day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orb6xXPPBKo 

- Please ensure that your child has a coat with them every day; obviously the weather is becoming a lot more variable as we enter the Winter Season and we don't want any children wet or cold at break time!

 

Ayan

Alexi

Ben

Matt

Zach

Scarlett

Neve

Summer

Sam

 

Week Commencing: 15th October

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be using everything we've learnt this half term to solve multi-step word problems.

 

English: This week we will be looking at improving our grammar skills, with a particular focus on punctuating direct speech correctly.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our topic book for this half term - The Demon Dentist. This week we will be discussing our likes and dislikes and comparing it to other types of text.

 

PBL: In 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' this week we will be finishing our work on the digestive system: evaluating our scientific videos from last week before discussing everything we have learnt this half term.

 

Important Messages:

- Thank you to Lauren K's Mum and Nathan W's Mum for coming in as our first Year 4 Mystery Readers! If you are interested in being a mystery reader and coming in to read a short story to your child's class, please contact your class teacher.

- Thank you to all the parents who came along to our Ufton Court Information Evening on Tuesday, we are certainly looking forward to it! A reminder that if you wish your child to attend, you need to return the blue letter and pay the £40 deposit online by Wednesday 31st October.

- A reminder that school breaks up on Thursday 18th October at normal time.

 

Ufton Court Information Evening

Week Commencing: 8th October

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be moving on to formal methods of column subtraction - consolidating what we already know before applying this to problem solving.

 

English: This week we will be looking at regular (jumped) and irregular verbs (ran) before moving on to writing our own warning story based on the story we have learnt over the past few weeks.

 

Reading: We will continue reading our topic book for this half term - The Demon Dentist. This week we will be sequencing the story so far before moving on to working on our comprehension skills.

 

PBL: In 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' this week we will be continuing with the digestive system - we will be finishing off our informative digestive models before moving on to creating our own films to show the digestive journeys!

 

Important Messages:

- Ufton Court information meeting for parents is on Tuesday the 9th of October at 7pm in the Junior hall.

- We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come in and read a short story to your child's class. It can be a parent, relative or family friend - if you are interested and would like further information, please contact your class teacher.

- A reminder that school photos are happening on Friday the 12th of October. Please can you ensure your child has a school jumper with them.

Week Commencing: 1st October

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be moving on to formal methods of column addition - consolidating what we already know before applying this to problem solving.

 

English: This week we will be editing our fabulous 'Warning' stories, before moving on to writing our own blurbs and designing our own front covers so we can publish them!

 

Reading: We will continue reading our topic book for this half term - The Demon Dentist. This week we will be discussing settings within the text and how they contribute to the overall effect for the reader.

 

PBL: In 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' this week we will be moving on to the digestive system - identifying the main organs and their functions, before creating our very own flip book to demonstrate what we know.

 

Important Messages:

- We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come in and read a short story to your child's class. It can be a parent, relative or family friend - if you are interested and would like further information, please contact your class teacher.

- The Book Fair is returning to Earlswood Infant School! It will be available before and after school from Tuesday the 2nd of October to Tuesday the 9th.

- Please see below for a poster about an Online safety Information Event with Sharon Girling, which talks through how to help your child remain safe online and who to speak to if you feel you need support. 9.15 - 10.15 in the Infant school hall.

Picture 1

Week Commencing: 24th September

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at negative numbers (numbers that go below 0) and where we would expect to see them (such as maps or thermometers).

 

English: We will be writing our very own version of the Demon Dentist this week - using the skills we learnt last week to make our own versions amazing!

 

Reading: We will continue reading our topic book for this half term - The Demon Dentist. This week we will be discussing new characters as they are introduced: their positive and negative effects on the main characters, before moving onto discussing the effects of figurative language (such as similies and metaphors) in the text.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' which is all about the human body! This week we will be conducting an experiment to look at the effect of different food types on teeth before moving on to the other parts of the digestive system and their role within the body.

 

Important Messages:

- We are looking for 'mystery readers' to come in and read a short story to your child's class. It can be a parent, relative or family friend - if you are interested and would like further information, please contact your class teacher.

- Woodlands lessons (where outdoor shoes are needed) will be on Thursdays.

- PE lessons for 4H & 4P will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

- PE lessons for 4R & 4B will be on Thursdays and Fridays

Week Commencing: 17th September

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be moving on to rounding 4-digit numbers, including in different contexts such as money, weight and capacity, before beginning to look at estimating answers: the skills we use and what strategies we can use to help us.

 

English: We will be continuing with our 'Demon Dentist' story writing this week: beginning to plan our own version by breaking the story down into sections and planning each piece separately. 

 

Reading: We will continue reading our topic book for this half term - The Demon Dentist. This week we will be using our inference skills to discuss character's personalities and motives and finding evidence to support this.

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' which is all about the human body! This week we will continue looking at teeth; investigating the effects of plaque on our teeth and setting up an experiment which involves discovering if we have any plaque in our mouths!

 

Important Messages:

- Woodlands lessons (where outdoor shoes are needed) will be on Thursdays.

- PE lessons for 4H & 4P will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

- PE lessons for 4R & 4B will be on Thursdays and Fridays

- Homework begins this Friday (the 14th). Spellings will be sent home, as will log in cards for RM Easimaths - please could you ensure your child is completing at least one session (15 mins) a week.

- Please could you ensure that your child has a coat in school at all times - Autumn weather is creeping up on us!

A big welcome back from The Year 4 Team!

 

We hope you've all had a relaxing break and are raring to go for the new school year. Check back here each week to see what exciting things we will be learning and for any important notices.

 

Week Commencing: 10th September

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be re-capping place value in four digit numbers, before moving on to counting in 100's and 1000's and identifying patterns in our times tables.

 

English: This week we will start our first piece of writing, based on the David Williams book 'The Demon Dentist'. We will begin by creating our own class version of the story before identifying grammatical devices (such as adjectives and adverbs) that we can use to make our stories even better!

 

Reading: We will begin reading our topic book for this half term - The Demon Dentist; making predictions about the book before moving onto discussing some of the main characters and their personalities. 

 

PBL: Our topic this half term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' which is all about the human body! This week we will be looking at teeth: their function and the effects of plaque before moving on to building our own model teeth!

 

Important Messages:

- Woodlands lessons (where outdoor shoes are needed) will be on Thursdays.

- PE lessons for 4H & 4P will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

- PE lessons for 4R & 4B will be on Thursdays and Fridays

- Spellings will be sent home on a Friday (beginning next week - the 14th), with the test happening the following Thursday.

 

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