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Key Skills for 11th November, 2016

LO: To develop understanding and rehearse spelling of homophones.

The Year 4 team have noticed that lots of children are struggling to use the correct homophone in their writing or that if they are using the correct word are spelling it wrong. With things like this practise makes perfect!

This week’s task is to design a poster which explains the difference between the meaning of homophones but which also gives some clever ways of remembering how to spell the words. Be as creative as you can be with your posters as we may be able to use some of them in our classrooms to help the rest of the class too! If you are struggling for ideas, there are lots of ideas and examples on the internet.

The most common homophones we have been noticing that are causing an issue are:

There, their, they’re

Which, witch

To, two, too

Were, Where, we’re

Key skills: 4th November, 2016.

L.O: to develop a quick recall of the times tables facts

This week’s key skills involves a little bit of maths learning every day.  All across the country, the expectation is that by the end of year 4, children will know all their times tables facts up to 12×12.  We have some work to do!

You have been given a target times table to learn.  You need to know the facts like you know your name… you don’t have to sit and work out your name when asked.  You need to be able to answer a times table question with less than 3 seconds thinking time.

To do this

  1. Use tables master (Google’ tables master’ or use this link: http://www.transum.org/software/tablesmaster/) to work on your target times table.
  2. Choose your target times table and answer the questions.
  3. Keep a record of your progress in the grid we have given you. Write down your time and your slowest fact.
  4. Repeat the same times table 5 times every day. Aim to beat your time on each occasion.
  5. At the end of your tables master workout, look carefully to find ut which of your facts you need to work hard to learn. Repeat it to yourself over and over. Say it to your self while you jump or clean your teeth. Can you think of a quick silly sentence to help you remember it?
  6. If you can answer 20 questions accurately in about 40 seconds, you are ready to move on to the next times table.

10 x table can move to 5 x table                     3 x table can move to 4 x table

4 x table can move to 8 x table                        5 x table can move to 2 x table

A new term in Lennon-McCartney Class

Hello Lennon-McCartney Class

I can’t wait to welcome you back to school tomorrow and hear all about your half term adventures.  I thought I would remind you that we start the term off with swimming first thing tomorrow morning. Don’t forget to bring your swimming kit including a hat (if you have one) and a towel.  You will need a coat to walk to the pool and back again.

See you tomorrow!

Key Skills 30th September

Key skills: 30-9-16

L.O.: To use knowledge of place value

This week your key skills can be completed online!  We have set some mathletics activities for each of you.  You will need to login in to your Mathletics account and the tasks are waiting for you.

L.O.: to be able to use descriptive language

This picture…

homework-y4

 

Capture some descriptive words, phrases and sentences that we could use if we were writing about this scene.  Think about the work we have done this week in the classroom, using the senses.

Can you use:

  • A power opener?
  • A rhetorical question?
  • A simile?
  • Adjectival phrase?
  • Alliteration?

If you are unable to access the internet to complete this work, why not generate your own numbers and practise rounding to ten and the nearest hundred?  You can write your responses to the literacy in your key skills book>

 

Key Skills – Number Detective

L.O: To use mathematical vocabulary correctly.

Number Detective

Follow the clues to find the mystery number from the list below.

  • The number has two digits.
  • Both of the digits are even.
  • The digit in the tens place is greater than the digit in the ones place.
  • The ones digit is not in the three times table.
  • The tens digit is not double the ones digit.
  • The sum of the two digits is a multiple of five.

18              86

120           42

46             64

80              8

22             83

 

Now choose your own number from the table and write your own set of clues. Give it to a family member or friend. Can they identify your number? Think about your mathematical vocabulary.

We have also looked at using Tablemaster to help with the learning of our times tables.

http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/

What are you going to bring to Year 4?

Imagine you are an astronaut. You are to travel to Year 4 but you only have a limited amount of space in your bags.

Task 1 – What physical objects would you pack into one of the bags?

Task 2 – What attributes/skills would you bring with you in the other bag?

Work collaboratively to decide on the top five items for each task to help you with your mission.

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Pop up Mechanisms

Slider:

To make this mechanism you have to fold the paper in half and make two cuts along the folded edge. Then, leave that piece of paper and get another piece. Cut a strip of paper and attach what you want to slide (a rocket). Finally slot the strip through the cuts in the first piece of paper. Voila! you have a sliding mechanism.

WIN_20160617_141551 WIN_20160617_141553Made by Will S

 

Flap:

First you get a piece of paper and draw your picture. You need to decide which part will be a flap and what will be behind it. Then get another piece of paper and draw the flap. Stick it onto the page and fold it at the edge. Voila a flap!

WIN_20160617_144057

 

WIN_20160617_144103

Made by Thomas

 

Step:

Get a folded piece of paper and make 2 slits in the fold. This will then form a step when you open it out. Get another piece of paper and cut out picture you want to glue onto the step. Voila! A step.

WIN_20160617_144011

Made by Riley

Choir Words

The Bear Necessities

(Slow)

Look for the bare necessities,

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife!

I mean the bare necessities,

Old Mother Nature’s recipes

That bring the bare necessities of life.

(Lively)

Look for the bare necessities,

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife!

I mean the bare necessities,

Old Mother Nature’s recipes

That bring the bare necessities of life.

 

Wherever I wander

Wherever I roam

I couldn’t be fonder

Of my big home

The bees are buzzing in the tree

To make some honey just for me

The bare necessities of life will come to you.

 

I Won’t Give Up

When I look into your eyes

It’s like watching the night sky

Or a beautiful sunrise

Well, there’s so much they hold

And just like them old stars

I see that you’ve come so far

To be right where you are

How old is your soul?

 

Well, I won’t give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love

I’m still looking up

 

And when you’re needing your space

To do some navigating

I’ll be here patiently waiting

To see what you find

 

‘Cause even the stars they burn

Some even fall to the earth

We’ve got a lot to learn

God knows we’re worth it

No, I won’t give up

 

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make

Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got, we got a lot at stake

And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend for us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn

We had to learn, how to bend without the world caving in

I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not, and who I am

 

I won’t give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I’m giving you all my love

I’m still looking up, still looking up.

 

Well, I won’t give up (no I’m not) on us (giving up)

God knows I’m tough (I am tough) enough (I am loved)

We’ve got a lot (We’re alive)to learn (We are loved and we’re worth it)

God knows we’re worth it

No, I won’t give up

I won’t give up!

 

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough

If you need me, call me,

No matter where you are,

No matter how far,

Don’t worry, brother.

Just call out my name,

I’ll be there in a hurry,

You don’t have to worry,

’Cos baby there

 

Ain’t no mountain high enough,

Ain’t no valley low enough,

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you, babe.

 

Remember the day,

You set me free,

I told you you could Always count on me.

From that day on,

I made a vow,

I’ll be there when you want me,

Somewhere, somehow.

’Cos baby there

 

Ain’t no mountain high enough,

Ain’t no valley low enough,

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you, babe,

‘Cos baby there

Ain’t no mountain high enough,

Ain’t no valley low enough,

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you, babe,

To keep me

From getting to you!

 

Sweet Child of Mine

She’s got a smile it seems to me

Reminds me of childhood memories

Where everything

Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face

She takes me away to that special place

And if I’d stare too long

I’d probably break down and cry

 

Oh, oh, oh Sweet child of mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh Sweet love of mine

 

She’s got eyes of the bluest skies

As if they thought of rain

I hate to look into those eyes

And see an ounce of pain

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place

Where as a child I’d hide

And pray for the thunder

And the rain to quietly pass me by

 

Oh, oh, oh Sweet child of mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh Sweet love of mine

 

Don’t Stop Believing

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

 

Just a small town girl

Living in a lonely world

She took a midnight train going anywhere

Just a city boy

Born and raised in south Detroit

He took the midnight train going anywhere

 

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah Jah-dah

 

A singer in a smoky room

The smell of wine and cheap perfume

For a smile they can share the night

It goes on and on and on and on

 

Strangers waiting

Up and down the boulevard

Their shadows searching in their night

Street light people

Living just to find emotion

Hiding somewhere in the night

 

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

 

Working hard to get my fill

Everybody wants a thrill

Paying anything to roll the dice

Just one more time

Some will win, some will lose

Some were born to sing the blues

And oh the movie never ends

It goes on and on and on and on

 

Strangers waiting

Up and down the boulevard

Their shadows searching in their night

Street light people

Living just to find emotion

Hiding somewhere in the night

 

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

Dah dah dah dah

 

Don’t stop believing

Hold on to the feeling

Street light people

Don’t stop believing

Hold on to the feeling

Street light people

Don’t stop!