Today we visited the church for our Easter service. The children all behaved so well. We sang the song “Spring Chicken”.
We’re starting our summer reading challenge. For your child to get a raffle ticket they need to have read 5 times in a week. Please could you mark this in their normal reading record and on their Summer Reading Challenge record as well. Each raffle ticket they get will be entered into a draw at the end of term. There are two Kindles to be won so the more raffle tickets they have the more chances there are to win. Good Luck!
Children can choose activities to complete.
There is a selection of worksheets to work through:
Day 1 – read over the information sheet and make notes (you can create a poster if you want to).
Day 2 – ‘Dots and Dashes’
Day 3 – Word changers
Day 4 – Choose the right word
Day 5 – ask someone to test you on some of the words that you have been learning.
Write a balanced argument about the statements below. These can be completed in any order and one should be completed each day:
• Should girls be allowed to play football with boys?
• Should dogs be banned from parks?
• Should school uniform be compulsory?
• Should all children be entitled to pocket money?
• Should children be limited to one hour’s access to the internet per day?
You should plan the arguments for and against (you could use a list or a mind map) before you start writing. You may want to have a discussion with your family first.
Think about how you structure your arguments – look at the documents to help you (you may decide not to use these). There is an example about Homework being banned.
Visit the following website:
Select ‘Week 1’.
Here you will find a selection of video clips about ratio. Please work through one video and the relevant activity each day – these need to be completed in the correct order. The activities and answers are provided on the same webpage.
Here is an overview of the week:
Lesson 1 – Using ratio language
Lesson 2 – Ratio and fractions
Lesson 3 – Introducing the ratio symbol
Lesson 4 – Calculating ratio
Lesson 5 – Using scale factors
Once you have completed the activity, you should then carry out some of the revision activities below. Remember, you should be spending an hour each day on maths.
Each document includes a brief explanation regarding how to carry out the activity. There is then a selection of questions for you work through (you can choose the levels). Each document includes answers. These activities include both arithmetic and problem-solving skills.
Day 1 – multiplying and dividing decimals
Day 2 – finding fractions of amounts
Day 3 – multiplying and dividing fractions
Day 4 – short multiplication
Day 5 – short division in problems
This revision document covers the majority of the curriculum and provides short bursts of activities. It provides examples and answers.
You could do a couple of these each day – you are not expected to complete the whole document.
Don’t forget these websites:
Times Table Rock Stars – 10 mins
Battles will be set on a regular basis.
Prodigy Maths (just for fun)
This week Year 4 have been busily mummifying fish. It was a rather smelly, slippery process but we had great fun. We had to wash and dry the fish and then their organs would have been removed. Fortunately, our fish had already been gutted! After that, we covered them with salt to dry the fish out. When the drying process is complete we will uncover the fish for the next part of the process. We’ll report back to you next time…