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Week Commencing: 17th December

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be using everything we've learnt this term to solve some Christmas-themed investigations!

 

English: This week we will be finishing our instruction pieces: editing what we have done, assessing where we can improve them and then writing a piece about our own mummification process!

 

Reading: As this is our last week, we will be reviewing the stories we've read and discuss what we liked/disliked and any questions about what we've read.

 

PBL: This week we will be finishing up our topic work before moving onto evaluating what we've done this half term.

 

Important Messages:

- Monday 17th December: Earlswood Christmas Carol Concert at St John's Church. 18.30-19.30. All families are welcome to attend.

- Wednesday 19th December: School pick-up is at normal time - 3.20pm

Week Commencing: 10th December

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be re-capping some of the topics we have learnt this half term: equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts, rounding and mixed reasoning problems.

 

English: This week we will be continuing with our instruction writing. We will be looking to use everything we've learnt to create our very own set of instructions on 'How to Build a Pyramid'.

 

Reading: Each week this half term, we will be focusing at a different Egyptian short story to practise our reading skills: focusing on the characters, the settings and discussing the story's significance in Egyptian history. This week we will be focusing on the story of The Prince, the Dog, the Snake and the Crocodile.

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing to focus on Ancient Egyptian Art: pottery, headdresses and hieroglyphics.

 

Important Messages:

- Thursday 13th December: Year 4 Christmas Sing-a-Longs. 4R & 4P at 9.15 and 4B & 4H at 10.00

- Monday 17th December: Earlswood Christmas Carol Concert at St John's Church. 18.30-19.30. All families are welcome to attend.

 

Alvi

Ayan

Freddie

Belle

Patrick

Emily

Faye

Hannah

Isaac

Nia

Bennie

 

Week Commencing: 3rd December

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be carrying on with our multiplication and division: looking at multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12x12

 

English: This week we will be continuing with our instruction writing. We will be looking to include features (such as imperative (bossy) verbs and time connectives) in our very own 'How to build a Mummy'  instructions.

 

Reading: Each week this half term, we will be focusing at a different Egyptian short story to practise our reading skills: focusing on the characters, the settings and discussing the story's significance in Egyptian history. This week we will be focusing on the story of The Shipwrecked Sailor.

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing our topic: Ancient Egyptians. The focus this week will be on Egyptian Art: pottery, headdresses and hieroglyphics.

 

Important Messages:

- There will be no spellings sent home this week, as next week we will be doing our half-termly spelling assessment.

Thursday 6th December: Year 4 Egyptian Day - a reminder that, if possible, we would like the children to dress up for our topic day on Thursday next week.

- Thursday 13th December: Year 4 Christmas Sing-a-Longs. 4R & 4P at 9.15 and 4B & 4H at 10.00

Week Commencing: 26th November

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will be moving onto multiplication and division: looking at multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12x12

 

English: This week we will be moving onto a different style of writing: instruction writing. We will be looking at the features (such as imperative (bossy) verbs and prepositions) before attempting to write our own version on how to make winter soup.

 

Reading: Each week this half term, we will be focusing at a different Egyptian short story to practise our reading skills: focusing on the characters, the settings and discussing the story's significance in Egyptian history. This week we will be focusing on the story of The Shipwrecked Sailor.

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing our topic: Ancient Egyptians. The focus this week will be on the River Nile and its significance in the Ancient Egyptian Empire.

 

Important Messages:

Friday 30th is Christmas making afternoon at the Juniors! An opportunity to come and participate in Christmas craft activities with your child. The afternoon starts at 13.45 and ends at 15.15.

- For those of you who wish to support your child in Maths, please take a look on our website under the 'Support for Parents' section, where our Maths team have uploaded some tutorial videos on short & long multiplication and division.

Week Commencing: 19th November

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will continue looking at fractions: the focus this week will be simplifying fractions to their simplest form (E.G: 4/8 = 2/4 = 1/2)

 

English: This week we will finish writing of our own version of our 'finding tale'. There has been some fantastic writing on the build up and encountering a problem; now they are going to resolve their stories and make sure they finish with a bang!

 

Reading: Each week this half term, we will be focusing at a different Egyptian short story to practise our reading skills: focusing on the characters, the settings and discussing the story's significance in Egyptian history. This week we will be focusing on the story of the quarrel between Hours & Seth.

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing our topic: Ancient Egyptians. The focus this week will be on comparing Ancient Egyptian life to the Modern World.

 

Important Messages:

Friday 23rd is FoE Christmas Fair Donation day. The children are invited to come in non-school uniform if they bring in a small donation of a Toy for the Toy Tombola.

- If you have any spare kitchen roll tubes lying around at home, please could you send them into school as we need some for our Christmas Making Afternoon. Thank you!

Week Commencing: 12th November

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will continue looking at fractions: the focus this week will be on adding fractions with the same denominator (e.g: 2/5 + 1/5 = 3/5)

 

English: This week we will begin writing each part of our own version of our 'finding tale'. The children have worked really hard in learning our class version and now they are going to write their very own Egyptian adventure story!

 

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. This week we will be focusing on the story of Osiris & Iris.

 

PBL: This week we will be returning to our topic: Ancient Egyptians. The focus this week will be on the timeline of ancient Egyptian history and some of the significant events that happened.

 

Important Messages:

-  If you have not yet done so, please can you book an appointment to see your child's teacher at parents evenings this week: Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th.

Friday 16th is Children in Need and we are inviting the children to come in wearing something 'spotty' and a £1 donation towards the great work that Children in Need does.

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Week Commencing: 4th November

 

 

 

Our Learning this Week:

 

Maths: This week we will continue looking at fractions: understanding that they are part of a whole and looking for equivalent fractions (for example: 2/4 & 1/2)

 

English: This week we will be continue planning our brand new story about Rosie the explorer and her adventures in Egypt. We will be looking at breaking the story down into parts and identifying what happens in each part.

 

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. This week we will also be looking specifically at language and what impact it has on the reader.

 

PBL: As this week is Science week, we will be spending our Project lessons focusing on different experiments with electricity: building circuits, testing different power sources and finishing with some fun investigations involving static!

 

Important Messages:

-  A reminder that the deadline for the letter and deposit for our Egyptian Day was Wednesday 31st of October.

- 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!

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!

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.

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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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