Weekly Learning
12.10.18
This week in maths we have been learning how to read and solve 2-step word problems. We have found some parts quite hard and this has meant we have needed to practise column subtraction as well as our times tables.
 
In English we have learnt how to write a formal letter - we have set the letter out properly, used conjunctions alongside formal language. We have also spent time learning about the voice works.
 
In other subjects we have learnt about Boudicca, who was the queen of the Iceni Tribe. We have also practiced cup stacking in Zoe. This has helped us work on our co-ordination and gross motor skills. 
05.10.18
 
Year 4 led the Harvest Festival at The Church on Fairford Leys, this week. They all sung and learnt their words beautifully and they represented the school very well.
In English we have started to look at how to write a letter persuading a Stage School to allow them to join. The children have been using imperative verbs and are getting very good at using them!
In Maths we are using our multiplication and division knowledge to solve one step and two step problems. 
28.9.18
This week year 4 have continued learning about formal division. We have been learning how to divide numbers which involve regrouping the tens.
 
In English we have started writing our own chapter of the Bogeymen and the Trolls. We have been including direct speech, fronted adverbials and exciting vocabulary.
 
Year 4 went on their trip on Monday to the Verulamium museum in St Albans. We were given the opportunity to handle real Roman artefacts and learn about their uses.
 
Next week we will be holding our Harvest festival service at the church. We have been working really hard to learn our sons and speaking parts. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday morning at the church. 
21.9.18
 
This week the children have been very busy. 
On Monday they performed their poem for Year 1. Everyone did extremely well and the feedback from Year 1 was that the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
In Maths we have moved on to long division.
We have also been practicing some of the  songs ready for the Harvest Festival in a few weeks. The children have a copy of the songs with them and it would be really helpful if they could familiarise  themselves with the words.
Just a quick note. It is our trip on Monday. Could everyone please remember that they need a water bottle and a disposable packed lunch.
14.09.18
It's been a great first week back to school and it has been lovely to see everyone.
We have been looking at poetry this week in English, the language poems use, the devices that are used as well as how to perform poetry to an audience.
In Maths we have concentrated on regrouping in column multiplication.
Just to confirm, P.E. is on a Monday and a Friday. Could everyone please make sure that kit is available for these days and includes a jumper and jogging bottoms as the weather is starting to turn cooler.
Homework
12.10.18
This weeks maths homework involves practising the 2,3,4 and 5 times tables. You will have 5 minutes to complete all the questions.
Return to school by 17.10.18
 
In English we are constantly practicing editing. This weeks homework involves reading and correcting a passage and re-writing the passage correctly.
Return to school by 17.10.18
05.10.18
Maths homework this week is to spot the odd one out. The  children have been answering these types of questions in class. There is are many answers to the question but we are more interested in the reasoning (why?) behind their answer.
English homework is about practicing their imperative verbs and creating their own word bank of imperatives for next weeks task, which is all about persuading someone.
28.9.18
This week in maths we have been learning formal division - for this week’s homework we would like you to answer the questions provided.
Return by 3.10.18
 
We visited the Verulamium this week to learn about Roman life. For this week’s homework we have given you some Roman artefacts to identify.
Return by 3.10.18
 
As next is our Harvest festival service we would lie you to learn your song words and any speaking words you may have.
By 4.10.18
21.9.18
English homework this week is adverbials. This is for them to practice so they are able to include it in their writing next week.
Maths is times tables as this is really important for many areas of Maths including Division which we are learning at the moment.
Homework is due in on Wednesday 26th September.
14.09.18
Maths:
We have been learning the formal method of multiplication and homework this week is consolidating that knowledge. Date for completion is Wednesday the 19th September.
English:
In English this week we have been learning a narrative poem called the Bogeymen and The Trolls Nextdoor. We will be performing this poem to the year 1's next Monday. We would the children to learn their verses ready for Mondays performance. 
Completed by Monday 17th September.