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All Saints' CE Primary School Alrewas

All Saints' CE Primary School Alrewas

Rick Riordan Class

Monday 28th November

This week's spellings:

We are learning to spell words with 'ou' 'ch' sounds.

young

touch

trouble

does

chef

brochure

parachute

machine

List 2 spellings (consolidation) - Please practise these words too 😊

even

great

break

steak

pretty

beautiful

after

father

Friday 25th November

'My Maths' - New tasks have been set. Please can children focus on the 11 and 12 times tables ready for a quiz next Friday.

Thank you for all of your support with costumes for our Christmas performance, the children have been really excited to tell me what they are wearing! Please send costumes in by Wednesday 30th November.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 21st November

This week's spellings:

We are learning to spell words with 'ei' 'eigh' 'ey' sounds.

they

weigh

eight

grey

sleigh

obey

rein

vein

List 2 spellings (consolidation) - Please practise these words too 😊

cold

gold

hold

told

every

everybody

everywhere

everyone

 

Friday 18th November

This week in Maths the children have been exploring area and finding the area of rectilinear shapes using squares. Challenge - can you use squares (post-it notes would be ideal) to find the area of rectilinear surfaces around your house? For example:  tabletops, cupboard doors, picture frames etc. Compare the largest/smallest areas.

My maths - A new task has been posted. In addition to the 'My Maths' task, please can children focus on the 7 times table ready for a quiz next Friday.

Our focus in Maths next week is multiples of 3, we will also be exploring the 6 and 9 times tables and division facts.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

 

Monday 14th November

This week's spellings:

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

business

busy

calendar

caught

List 2 spellings (consolidation) - Please practise these words too 😊

wild

climb

most

only

both

old

where 

were

 

Friday 11th November 

My Maths - This week's task has been posted.

In addition to the My Maths task, please can children focus on the 3, 6 and 9 times tables ready for a quiz next Friday.

 Our focus in Maths next week is measuring and comparing the area of shapes.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 7th November

Spellings - This week we are learning about prefixes:

inactive

inaccurate

impatient

immature

irresponsible

irrational

illegal

illegible 

Can you find out the meanings of these words?

List 2 spellings (consolidation) - Please practise these words too 😊

find

kind

mind

behind

child

children

want

wanted

 

Friday 4th November

My Maths - This week's task has been posted.

In addition to the My Maths task, please can children focus on the 2, 4 and 8 times tables ready for a quiz next Friday. The 'White Rose 1 Minute Maths' app is super for practising times tables facts.

Next week in Maths we will be exploring efficient methods for subtraction, estimating (involving addition, subtraction and rounding) and introducing strategies to check calculations.

Enjoy the bonfire night celebrations this weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 31st October

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a lovely half term. We have a very busy half term ahead with Christmas performances to look forward to!

This week's spellings:

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

although

answer

appear

arrive

believe

 door 

floor

poor

because

with

went

 

Can you spell these words correctly when writing a sentence?

 

Monday 17th October 

Reminder!

Visit to Dovedale tomorrow. 

Children will need to wear coats, sensible footwear and bring a packed lunch. 

Thank you 

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Friday 14th October

My Maths - new tasks are now uploaded.

In Maths next week we will be adding 4-digit numbers.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Mrs Lewis (Year 4)

Take a look at our most recent blog update to see what we have been learning...

 

Monday 10th October 2022

Spellings - We have been learning about 'homophones'.

peace

piece

main

mane

fare

fair

which

witch

missed

mist

Can you think of any more examples of homophones?

 

Friday 7th October 2022

My Maths - New tasks have been posted.

In Maths next week we will be consolidating rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will also be adding and subtracting 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s.

To support our Geography topic this half term, on Tuesday 18th October we have planned a visit to Dovedale for the children. A letter will be sent out next week.

Have a restful weekend,

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 3rd October 2022

Spellings - We have been learning about using a possessive apostrophe with singular nouns. 

girl's

boy's

child's

grandad's

school's

bear's

baby's

town's

fox's

mouse's

Challenge - Can you use these words in a sentence?

 

Friday 30th September

My Maths - New tasks are ready for you. 

In Maths next week we will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will also be introducing Roman numerals. 

The website below is great for practising times tables.

Times tables Speed Test X - Timestables.co.uk

Please continue to read at home and practise spellings. 

New spellings will be posted on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

 

Homework - W/C 26.09.22

My Maths - Great work last week! This week's tasks are now uploaded. If you haven't got a log in please let me know.

In Maths this week we will be continuing with 'Place value'. We will be finding 1, 10, 100, 1000 more and less than a given number. We will also be using number lines to estimate and compare numbers up to 10,000

Spellings - The children are encouraged to choose 5 personal spellings from the statutory spelling list to practise at home. In addition please see this week's spellings below.

Practise spelling words ending in ‘sure’ (zhuh)

treasure

measure

pleasure

enclosure

closure

leisure

exposure

pressure

composure

Can you use a dictionary to find out the meaning of these words? Try using these words in a sentence.

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

 

Welcome to Year 4 – Rick Riordan!

 

We would like to welcome you all to Year 4, we have an exciting and busy year ahead of us and the children are all ready to embrace all learning opportunities and challenges.  Our class name is ‘Rick Riordan’, it was chosen because “being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible, it means you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s right!”.

 

Class Teacher – Mrs Lewis

Learning Support Assistant – Mrs Stanley.

 

Within this letter, are some of the routines and expectations we encourage in Year 4. We would appreciate your support in promoting these and hope that you find this advice helpful and informative. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child this year!

 

Our Day

8:45 am: Learning begins! The gate will be open from 8.35am and children may come straight to the classroom from this time ready to start lessons at 8.45am.

12:15 pm: End of morning session.

1:00 pm: Afternoon session begins.

3:15 pm: End of school day. The children have been reminded not to leave school if they cannot see their adult, please inform us if somebody different is collecting them from school.

 

Reading:

Children will read in school, both as an individual and in groups.  We also ask that children aim to read for 10 minutes each day at home and complete at least 3 reading entries but aim to complete 5 as part of their homework routine. The children will be shown how to complete a reading entry in order to help their understanding. We value your contribution too, please record any comments or questions regarding your child’s reading in their diary.

 

Children are welcome to select books from the class library or choose their own from home. Those who are not quite ready for free reading will continue with the school reading scheme and progress through each stage until they have acquired the skills needed to make the transition. If your child is not a free reader, in addition to their self-chosen book they will also bring home a banded reading book, these will be changed once a week on a Monday. Books should be brought into school every day.

 

Homework:

Homework will be set in order to consolidate children’s learning and understanding. We ask that you encourage and support your child to complete these tasks. By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of the times tables facts; they will complete the national multiplication check in the final summer half term. Regular practise will ensure they are prepared and any games they can play at home to learn and quickly recall times tables in random order will support them. Additional Maths homework will be uploaded on to ‘My Maths’ every Friday. Spellings will be set on a Monday.

 

Foundation Curriculum:

This half term we will be learning about counties and cities of the UK with a focus on the Derbyshire Dales. In DT we are learning about food and nutrition. Our science focus is ‘Animals including humans’. We encourage children to research our topics at home and share their findings within class.

 

Physical Education

The children will be involved in two PE sessions a week. We ask that kit is clearly labelled and worn on that day. Outdoor PE activities will be on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday.

 

PE kit:

Trainers

Navy jogging bottoms or leggings/shorts.

White t-shirt and Navy sweatshirt/jumper.

Earrings - if your child cannot remove these independently, they should not be worn on PE days.

Long hair should be tied back.

 

Break Time Snacks

Children are welcome to bring in a healthy snack for the morning breaktime. We are a nut free school so please ensure any snacks do not contain nuts. Snacks are not to be shared with other children as there are a number of children with specific food allergies.

 

All children should bring a school water bottle to school. Water bottles are available from the office for a small fee.

 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am more than happy to meet with you if you have any queries or concerns and equally to share your child’s success stories!

I can be contacted via email – alewis@allsaints-alrewas.staffs.sch.uk (I will aim to respond to emails between 8am and 5.30pm during work days).

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Lewis

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