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Mrs Pruden  

Home learning 3rd Febraury

Spellings: As we are now half way through year 4 the focus of our spelling homelearning is to get 100% on the Year 3 and 4 spelling words - I've set a challenge on Edshed - but if you'd rather use the spellings on p.41 on your reading record THEY ARE THE SAME.  You  can practise these in any way you want.

Times tables:  Have a go at one of the games below to improve your knowledge and speed with times table recall.

Maths  - On Purple Mash there is a 'Perimeter' challenge to support our learning.  Please also practise the times tables you're not sure about.

Optional - World faiths and philosophy - We are thinking about the concept of 'Messages' and we'll be hearing some bible stories that contain messages for Christians, however we're also going to be asking you about messages in YOUR life, please discuss the following with an adult: 

  • Can you recall any particular messages that someone has given that has had an impact on your lives?  
  • Do messages change the way people behave? Do you think unpopular messages are still important? Who has popular and unpopular messages for us in today’s society or in school? How are the messages delivered? Do they change/affect the way people behave? Why/why not? 

Optional  - Take one picture week - you will have seen on the Nutshell (January) what we are doing next week - please can you bring a photo in (or email a photo) of a favourite place you might visit, or part of a favourite walk, your garden or even a scene you like from a magazine, so that we can re-create it next week.


A taste of our learning

Our Class reader: Kensuke's Kingdom

This week's Blooms question:  Write a diary entry from one of the main characters.

(If you are reading a non-fiction book then please choose another more relevant Blooms question from the Blooms wheel in the back of your reading record)

A HUGE, HUGE well done to all of Year 4 for taking part in the Emile Times tables challenge.  As you know we WON our local league and were then put forward for the finals during the last few days of last term, where (despite only being able to access the ICT suite for a short time) we came 9th out of over 1000 schools that took part.  What an awesome effort Year 4 - I'm SO proud of your determination.  Some children in the class have been recognised for being top 20 or top 100 students out of the whole country - which is, as the organiser of the world cup on Emile said, "Massively impressive".


We had a brilliant Christmas Jumper Day!


We had a great Anti-Bullying awareness week!  Watch out for our 'reach out' dance....

"We had the best afternoon EVER in Forest school".  
What was your best part?



We have had a brilliant start to Year 4 - well done Year 4.  It was lovely to see so many of you at Meet the Teacher on Thursday, for those who were unable to make it - there are some slides attached to the bottom of this web-page on some of the things we talked about.  There is also a curriculum newsletter for this term.

We have had a wonderful first week - well done Year 4 BEES

Questions about this week's learning: 

1. How can you  keep yourself safe online?

2. What does the word 'interval' mean when we are using a number line?

Congratulations to our elected representatives: Arts = William, Eco = Matilda, School = Lucas


PE days - Tuesdays and Thursdays (both of these will be outdoor sessions)

Meet the teacher date:  2.40pm Thursday 8th September

Forest school - 18th October,  1st November, 8th November

I look forward to welcoming you to Year 4 on  Monday 5th September - I hope you've had a lovely break.  Please ensure that you have everything you need in your pencil case, have a look in the 'passport to Year 4' that you brought home at last term - a copy is below if yours has been misplaced.  Hopefully you'll have had a chance to complete the Hampshire library reading challenge - if so, please bring in your certificate (10 housepoints), and if you haven't had a chance to start/complete it yet, there is still time.

There are a few website to remind you of below, as well as a Times Table poster, the Year 4 non-negotiables and the Blooms questions we use for reading comprehension.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday morning!

Mrs Pruden XXX


Useful Websites: 


Purple Mash

Spelling Shed

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl

Times tables games:

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