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Week Beginning 28th November 

 

Literacy: This week we are starting a new unit of work and will be writing an information text. We will be learning about different sentence starters and using them in a appropriate ways. 
 

Maths: In maths we will continue to work on our times tables and will be having a go at mixed fluency. All children should continue to practise tables up to 12 x 12 to increase speed and accuracy. 

 

Reading: We are continuing to read Bill’s New Frock in class and will be working on answering comprehension questions about the text. 
 

Science: In topic we will be learning more about the human body and how the digestive system works. 
 

 

Week Beginning 21st November

 

Literacy: This week we will be planning our very own warning tale and will be writing our Hot Task. We will also start our unit of work on information texts and will think about the features of a non chronological report. 
 

Maths: In maths we will continue to work on multiplication and division and will be focussing on the 7x, 11x and 12x tables. 
 

Reading: We are continuing to read ‘Bill’sNew Frock’ and will be working on our inference skills. 
 

Science: In topic we will begin to learn more about the human body, specifically looking at the digestive system. 

Week Beginning 14th November

 

Literacy: This week we will be innovating our model text including features of the toolkit which we have been learning. We will be focussing on creating exciting descriptions for a setting for a warning tale based around a river.. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be continuing to learn about multiplication and division. This week we will be focusing on the 6x, 7x and 9x tables. Please continue to practise these at home with your children. 

 

Reading: In reading we are continuing to read the book 'Bill's New Frock' and will be answering comprehension questions based around the text. 

 

 

"Sirlinkalot is eagerly awaiting any spelling 'tricks' that either children, parents or carers have created! Get thinking with your adults at home and send your ideas to the email below."

 

sirlinkalot@sirlinkalot.org

Odd Socks Day 14th November /Anti Bullying Week 14th November-18th November

On Monday 14th November we ask that children wear odd socks to mark the start of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (No donation is required). Odd Socks Day encourages us to express ourselves and celebrate our individuality and what makes us unique. During this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, we are encouraging the children to ‘Reach Out’ for help if they or they know someone who is experiencing bullying. Thank you for your support with these special events.

Week Beginning 7th November

 

This week is assessment week and all the children will be completing reading, arithmetic, reasoning and SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) test papers. 

 

Literacy: This week in writing we will continue to learn about our warning tale called 'The Treacherous Tracks' and will be learning about pathetic fallacy.  We will be using our knowledge of using similies, adjectives and rules of three in our writing to help describe weather changes to change the atmosphere. 

 

Maths: In maths this week we will begin our unit of work all about multiplication. We will start by looking at the 3x and 6x tables and will make links between the two.

 

Reading: We will continue to read 'Bill's New Frock' by Anne Fine and will be using our comprehension skills to answer questions about the text.

 

Topic: In topic this week we will be learning all about teeth. 

Week Beginning 31st October

 

Writing: We will be starting a new cycle of writing this week and will be learning a warning tale. We will be learning how to use prepositions, add description and similies.

 

Maths: In maths this week we will be starting to look at how to find the area of shapes. 

 

Reading: In reading we will be starting a new book called 'Bill's New Frock' by Anne Fine. We will be making predictions about the text and answering questions about the text.

 

 

Week Beginning 17th October

 

Literacy: In writing we will be using the skills we have learnt about and will be planning and writing our own sets of instructions.

 

Maths: In Maths we will be practising subtracting 4 digit numbers with exchanging eg. 4321-2543 =. We will be using physical resources and column method to help us do this. 

 

Reading: This week in reading we will be continuing to read a non fiction pieces of work and will be using our reading skills. 

 

Reminder: We are still looking for any cleaned Pringle tubes and AA batteries so that we can make our torches next week. 

Week Beginning 10th October

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing our instructional writing and will be looking at using time sign posts, and will be having a go at writing a short burst writing instructions about a Woolly Mammoth. 

 

Maths: In maths this week we will be continuing to add 4 digit numbers focusing on when numbers exchange a ten eg. 3456+5789 =. We will then begin looking at how to subtract 4 digit numbers with no exchanges later in the week. 

 

Reading: This week we will begin to read a non fiction book called 'A Guide to Ancient Egypt' an will be working on developing our sequencing skills. 

 

Science: Over the next 2 weeks we will be designing and making our very own torch using the knowledge of electricity which we have gained over the past few weeks. To do this we need your help, we are asking for each child to bring in 1 x AA battery and an empty Pringles tub.

 

 

Week Beginning 3rd October

 

Literacy: This week in writing we will be start our next unit of work, this will be instructional writing. We will be learning a new text called ‘ How to build a pyramid’ and starting to identify features of instructions.

Reading: In reading this week we will be ‘The Smiling Stones’ and reading the last few chapters. We will be using our summarising skills and be

Maths: In maths we will be moving onto our unit of work on addition and subtraction. We will be adding two 4 digit numbers for example 2354+1234 and exploring different methods we could use to do this.

 

Pupil Parliament

We are setting up a Pupil Parliament. The Pupil Parliament will be made up of 1 person from each class Year 1-5 and 2 people in each class from Year 6. These children will be called Ministers. The Ministers will meet once a fortnight to discuss important issues and help make improvements in the school. Next week, the children will be given the opportunity to put themselves forward to be their class Minister for the year, if they would like to. We look forward to hearing the children talk about why they want to represent their class.

 Week Beginning 26th September

 

Literacy: This week we will be completing our unit by creating our own meeting tale. We will be using the dialogue toolkit and will practise using speech within our writing.

 

Maths: In maths this we will be continuing to develop our knowledge of place value and will be looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. 

 

Reading: In reading we will continue to read the story 'Smiling Stones' and will be developing our reading skills. 

 

Spellings: We are continuing to work on the Orange Orwell list on Sir Link a Lot. 

Tuesday 27th September - 4W/4AC will be cooking.

Could your child please bring in an cooking apple with them so we can make apple crumble. 

Tuesday 20th September - 4C/4D will be cooking.

Could your child please bring in a cooking apple with them so we can make apple crumble. 

Week Beginning 19th September 2022

 

Literacy: This week we will be innovating our story 'An Adventure in Egypt' and will be creating our own meeting tale named 'An Adventure in.........' . We will including using speech using speech marks in our writing. 

 

Maths: We will be estimating where numbers fall on a number line as as ordering and comparing numbers to 10,000. 

 

Reading: We will continue to read a book named 'The Smiling Stones' and will be working on developing our comprehension skills. 

Week Beginning 12th September

 

Writing - This week we will be learning a new text named ‘An Egyptian Adventure’ and will be learning how to use speech marks in our writing. 
 

Maths- We will continue to work on our place value looking at numbers to 10,000. We will be ordering numbers to 10,000 and placing these on number lines.

 

Reading- In reading we will be beginning to read a story named ‘Smiling Stones’ and will be working on our reading skills. 
 

Spelling- For spelling we will begin using Sir Linkalot videos to help us and will be starting to learning the words on the Orange Orwell list. 
 

Reminder- Please remember it is Egyptian day on Tuesday 13th September and we ask your children come to school dressed up. 

Week Beginning 5th September

 

Welcome to Year 4! We are so excited to meet you all and to start the new school year with you. Below are some of the things we will be doing on our first two days back.

 

Maths: This week we will be doing some place value work, and thinking about number properties.

 

Writing: This week you will be writing about yourselves, focussing on sentences structure and beginning to learn our new text. 

 

Reading: This week we will be reading a range of short texts and answering some questions.

 

Topic: This week we will be starting our topic with an introduction to Ancient Egypt!

 

PSHE:  This week we will be thinking about the challenges of starting a new school year and discussing ways to overcome them. We will be learning all about 'Zones of Regulation'. 

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