Year 4 Learning Note- 13th March 2020

This week… We have dedicated a lot of time this week to painting our amazing military vehicles- they look so good. We have also been studying propaganda posters from WW2, in our English lessons and we have brainstormed some wonderful slogans of our own, which we will use to create posters next week. In maths, we have discovered that working with tenths is not really any different to working with ones, when we are adding and subtracting them. Miss Forster tells me that you are getting along well with preparing scripts for your shadow puppet theatres too.

Reading Remember to take your reading record home with you each day, so that your parents can sign it, if they hear or see you reading. Try to find opportunities to read aloud with expression. Also, please keep making a note of any words you don’t know the meaning of, in your reading records, ready for our Dictionary Detectives session on Friday. We had so many great words this week, it was hard to pick a favourite; but I’ve gone for: Noxious- smelling bad This week we have been reading:

· The diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank – we are now reading an abridged version


Here are the spellings that we have been practising this week. Please continue to practise them at home, ready for the spelling test on Monday:






Times Tables

We have had a second week, working on the 9 x tables in Magic Ten; so please practise singing these facts at home if you are still unsure, in addition to regularly using TT Rockstars. If you would prefer not to practise against the clock, try instead.

Next week…

I am really looking forward to meeting with all of you, next week, in your parent consultations. Whilst I am doing these, Mrs Bramley will be working with you on Monday afternoon and so, PE will be moving to Tuesday morning, plus there will be no Maths Club after school. Unfortunately, I am also out of class on Wednesday and Thursday, delivering some maths training to other teachers, but Miss Forster will be teaching you in my absence. We will continue to calculate with tenths in maths and will be looking at the 9 times tables in Magic Ten. In our English lessons, we will be creating some WW2 propaganda posters of our own, to put up in the classroom. You will also get to do some more work to prepare your shadow puppet shows with Mrs Bramley

I have asked everyone to find a good joke that they can share with the class on Friday, so please rehearse this at home. Finally, I am delighted to confirm that, as part of Sign Language Week, Millie’s mum has offered to deliver a signing lesson to us on Friday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep washing your hands.

Mrs Barker, Mrs Trounce and Miss Forster

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