Class 4 Blog
Home Learning for Class 4
Please check the Class 4 blog each morning to see the learning for that day.
Spelling strategies- you can use these methods to learn your spelling words or you might have your own ways.
Ronen has been making origami! Have a look at his fox and butterfly. Sophie H has sent photos of her drawing of what she imagines the witches to look like and her excellent potion!
Below you will find the resources for the last two weeks of term. There are no tasks to complete for the last Friday (17th) as this is an inset day.
Term 6, Week 6- Week Commencing 6th July 2020
I am looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom for our transition chat! Here is your transition booklet to complete. This is the same for Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. If you are in Year 4, try to tell me lots of things that I won't know about you and that might help me as your teacher in the coming year. If you are in Year 5, think about things that I don't know about you already or something that is new since we were last together. For Year 6s, write your transition booklet for your new form tutor at your secondary school.
Week 6 Resources
Term 6, Week 7- Week Commencing 13th July 2020
Week 7 Resources
Isla has been learning about quotes from Shakespeare's plays. She has put her favourite ones into a handmade book! She has also been finding out about A Midsummer Night's Dream. Isla made her own puppets that move! Have a look at the photos below.
Term 6, Week 5- Week Commencing 29th June 2020
Sam has been working hard as well as making jam, dog walking, playing football and having picnics! Chloe has sent a picture of her witches! Ben has been strawberry picking! Thank you for your photos and keep up the hard work!
Powerpoints and other resources-
Term 6, Week 4- Week Commencing 22nd June 2020
Chloe has been working hard! Here is her Macbeth story and she has painted stones.
Powerpoints and other resources-
Term 6, Week 3- Week Commencing Monday 15th June 2020
Ben has been making pizza for his DT task!
Powerpoints and other resources-
Term 6, Week 2- Week Commencing Monday 8th June 2020
Ronen has drawn his own octopus character using the Adobe Draw app on his iPad! He has made it into a hoodie and some t-shirts which he sent to two friends as gifts. Over the half term, he made a model which he called the monster scare home!
Powerpoints and other resources-
Welcome back Class 4. Whether you are learning at home or in school, we hope you enjoy everything that we have planned for you this term. The format for home learning is slightly different this term.
Term 6, Week 1- Week commencing Monday 1st June 2020
Daily Task Document- This contains the instructions for your tasks for each day this week.
English Resources- This contains all of the resources that you need for your English tasks for the week (both Year 5 and Year 6).
Year 6 Maths Resources- This contains all of the resources that Year 6 children need for their tasks for the week.
Year 5 Maths Resources- This contains all of the resources that Year 5 children need for their tasks for the week.
Foundation Subjects Resources- This contains the resources that you need for your foundation subject tasks this week.
Answer Guide- This contains the answers for each task for this week.
Extra Challenge Answer Guide- This contains the answers for the extra challenge maths tasks for both Year 5 and Year 6 this week.
Powerpoints and extra resources-
Friday 22nd May 2020
Today would have been our traditional Ilmington Primary School may day celebration if we were all together in school. We hope that you enjoy a tasty treat instead of your iced bun and maybe have a little dance in the sunshine in your garden instead of on the playground! Much of your work today is related to may day. We hope you enjoy it and that you have a lovely week.
Miss West and Mrs Brooks
Harrison has been busy working hard and enjoying the sunshine with his family. Alex has sent a picture of his fantastic letter. Take a look below!
Thursday 21st May 2020
Chloe has been working hard on her topic learning about Anne Frank. Have a look at her fantastic work below.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Support for Year 5 Maths (Make sure you click 'slideshow' at the top and then 'play from the start' on the left so that you can view the powerpoint properly.)
Click here to read some quotes from Anne Frank that you might find interesting.
George has some new additions to his family: meet Jemima, Daisy, Fluffy and Lucy! The little grey chick is a lavender pekin bantam and the other three are sussex bantams. Ben W has created an award for his topic task. Have a look at it below!
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Monday 18th May 2020
Friday 15th May 2020
Thursday 14th May 2020
World War 2 art ideas:
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Ben W has been learning about the role of women during World War 2. His Great Auntie Emily received a letter from her work which you can see below. When she got married, she had to leave her job, even though she really loved it. Later in the war, she was ordered to work in the war offices as she was a secretary and she loved it. Ben's Nanny (his Auntie Emily's sister) worked in a munitions factory and he has written his job description for a munitions factory worker like his Nanny.
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Spelling strategies - These are also linked above for you to access easily when ever you need them.
Ollie has sent some photographs of his great grandfather.
Monday 11th May 2020
Alex has been creating flatlay images with stationary; baking savoury scone slices with wild garlic, tomatoes and olives; creating his teacup design; and writing poetry!
There won't be any tasks set tomorrow as it is a bank holiday. I hope you have a lovely long weekend with your families. Thank you for all of the photos of your learning. Sophie H has sent her non-chronological report and her teacup design, Ben W wrote a diary entry and has also sent his teacup design, Ollie has designed and made a VE day medal with the rainbow colours representing hope, Ella has written a poem about VE day and Dan has sent a picture of his teacup design, his artwork and his VE day poem.
Thursday 7th May 2020
Chloe has shared pictures of her incredible VE day medal and design. Well done, Chloe!
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Just a reminder that the email address to send photos of your learning to is
firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for sending so many great pictures!
Isla celebrated her birthday with a delicious flamingo cake! She has been taking photographs with a microscope and has shared some of her favourites, including a caterpillar and daisies. Ben W has sent a photograph that he has found of his Grandad (second from the left) and his Nanny (third from the left) on VE day in 1945. Sam has sent photographs of his great grandparents and his great grandfather's medals.
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Monday 4th May 2020
This Friday (8th May 2020) marks 75 years since VE day. This week, lots of our learning will be based around VE day. I have uploaded resources below that might support your learning (such as word mats) or that I thought you might enjoy (such as colouring activities). You might like to use these to decorate your house or garden or you might make your own fantastic decorations. I won't be setting any work on Friday this week as it is a bank holiday to celebrate VE day. I'm looking forward to seeing your faces on our Zoom chat this morning!
Resources to support your learning this week...
Thank you for all of the fantastic photographs of your learning, Class 4. I have really enjoyed seeing what you have been up to and have been so proud to see how hard you are working under these different circumstances. Daniel has been making pancakes, Ben W has been learning about Great Uncle Fred who was a fighter pilot in World War II, Ella has been exercising in the garden and having barbecues in all weathers and Sophie H has been having Zoom lessons with her grandad to learn all about Great Grandad Walter's experience of World War 2. Have a look at the pictures below and have a lovely weekend! Miss West.
Friday 1st May 2020
I'm so pleased to see so many of you enjoying your learning! Here are some photographs.
Thursday 30th April 2020
Sophie H has been doing some of her own excellent research and she recommends the Imperial War Museum's You Tube channel. Click here to take a look. There are lots of things to learn on their website too! Click here.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Thank you to those who have sent photos! It is great to see the fantastic things that you have been getting up to at home.
Monday 27th April 2020
Friday 24th April 2020
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Welcome back to home learning, Class 4!
Monday 20th April 2020
Easter Fun (optional activities to keep you busy)
Friday 3rd April 2020
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Here is the Powerpoint that you will need for your Science task. Read the instructions in the tasks document first.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Monday 30th March 2020
Friday 27th March 2020
Click here to see the answer guide for yesterday's work. Complete your corrections so that you can make the most of this learning opportunity.
Thursday 26th March 2020
- Here is a template if you would like to print this to write on for your daily diary. Try recording how you are feeling and what you are thinking as well as what you are doing.
- Remember to keep recording what you are reading each day using your reading record. Audible are offering free audio books for children while schools are closed. You must ask your parents before you sign up to this as there may be charges after this period!
- Click here to see the answers for yesterday's work (25.03.20) Mark your work and make sure you complete your corrections before you move on to today's work.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Hi Class 4. I hope you are getting on well with your learning at home.
Did you know that you can do PE daily with Joe Wicks? He does this live on YouTube at 9am or you can do the session after this because he saves them.
Here is yesterday's.
Monday 23rd March 2020
This week, we have been learning about a significant artist from history. We have been finding out about Monet. We started by looking at a painting that is linked to our topic: 'Flood Waters'. We used watercolour to focus on colour matching in order to create our interpretation of the hidden part of the painting. We thought about what content to include and practised mixing the colour until it matched Monet's. After that, we researched Monet and found out that the word 'impressionism' comes from his painting- Impression: Sunrise which was a great example of this new style of painting.
We have started off by finishing our diaries. We wrote from the perspective of Zoe and really had to work hard to step into her shoes and imagine how she would be feeling and what she would be thinking. We designed the diaries to look authentic and thought of a story behind it.
Week 6- Design & Technology
Class 4 have been working hard designing and making footwear that is suitable for an ancient Maya person. They used materials that would have been available to the ancient Maya. The children used skills in precision measuring and cutting, sewing and experimenting with suitable materials.
Thank you to Mrs Mason for making our classroom look so festive by helping us to make some snowflake decorations. Here they are
Week 6- Baking Day
Today has been Baking Day in Class 4. We have had a fantastic morning, baking our own recipes for Christmas cookies. Thank you to Mrs Miles who came in to help us this morning. Group 1 baked M&M Christmas cookies, Group 2 made Christmas shortbread, Group 3 made Sugar Cookies, Group 4 baked Magic Christmas Shortbread, Group 5 made chocolate chip cookies, Group 6 baked vegan shortbread, Group 7 baked gingerbread and Group 8 made Christmas double chocolate cookies. We are busy evaluating our bakes and creating packaging for our biscuits. We hope you enjoy tasting them at home tonight!
This week has been a busy on in Class 4. The production is going extremely well and the children have practised and put great effort into their parts: it really has been a team effort. Thank you to everyone who has come to watch the children. We are very proud of them.
In class, the children have been working hard to prepare for their Gem Treat. In Class 4, when our gem jar is full, the children are able to choose a Gem Treat. This time, we will be making Christmas biscuits. The children have researched recipes and written their own sets of instructions. They have had to use their Maths skills to work out the amount of ingredients that they will need for the people in their group. The children have been designing packaging for their Christmas biscuits and learning about advertising and what persuades people to buy things. They have decided on a target audience and how they will make their biscuits appeal to them.
The preparations for the Christmas production are well underway and, this week, the children have been designing the tickets and programmes that will be used. Well done to Jack C, Oliver, Finn, Oscar, Edith, Sophie H and Ronen whose designs were chosen.
Class 4 have been working very hard on their words for the production. The singing is sounding fantastic! Thank you for all of the help that you have given your children at home with learning their lines.
This week, we have been writing playscripts. We have been working hard, getting to grips with our production and so the focus on how playscripts work has been helpful! Well done to all of the children who have been learning their lines so well.
Here is Ronen's play about Dr Davies' Maya archaeological discovery:
We have been learning about the steps to success for a letter. We have written a letter as a class to Dr Davies to thank her for visiting us. Here it is!
What an exciting first week back! The highlight of our week was welcoming Lou and Siobhan, who are paramedics, into our class to teach us all about what their jobs involve, how they qualified to do their jobs and to get us involved in learning some basic first aid. Take a look at the news page by clicking here to see us in action! Thanks, Lou and Shivy!
We are having another exciting week in Class 4. This week, we have been beginning our preparations for our Christmas production (yes, it is still October!) The children have been working hard at home to learn a small section of script to perform in front of our class. We decided that the most important things for an actor or actress to concentrate on were: to remember the lines, to use expression with their voices, to use body language and to use loud voices. There were so many fantastic auditions and I am so proud of every single person who demonstrated confidence and dedication by auditioning. We had some people singing a solo as part of their audition too. Well done to everyone!
This week, our homework is different! We are not completing comprehension, spelling or grammar tasks. Instead of this, we are going to use the time to practise for our production auditions (which will be taking place on Thursday this week) and to create a piece of topic homework. The topic homework could be anything we like that is linked to the Maya. This could be a piece of research, writing, art, poetry...the sky is the limit! If you are stuck for ideas, Dr Davies has lots of great activities on her website. Click here to go to Dr Davies' website. I hope you have fun completing this homework and I look forward to seeing your creations on Friday 25th October! This week, Speed Maths tests will be on Thursday.
Wow. What an incredible day we have had! Today, Dr Diane Davies (an archaeologist specialising in the Maya) visited Class 4. We spent the morning with her, exploring the world of the Maya. We learned about what it is like to be an archaeologist and some of us have been inspired to follow Dr Davies into this career (despite the photographs of the camp that Dr Davies has shown to us!) We have been handling real Maya artefacts, studying Maya hieroglyphs and making our own Maya calendars.
This week, we are celebrating National Poetry Day with a special 'Take One Poem' day. Class 4 have been working with The Law of the Jungle by Rudyard Kipling. We have learned parts of the poem to perform with a soundscape and musical instruments. Mr Raeburn (Judge the Poet) has led a poetry workshop where we wrote our own poems about the law of the playground, based on Kipling's poem. We have been studying Frida Kahlo (a significant Mexican artist) and we have been creating self-portraits inspired by her work.
We learned poems by heart to perform in collective worship.
We wrote our own poems at home and performed them in collective worship.
This week we have been learning about non-chronological reports. We have been researching elements of our topic and writing information texts about them. Since we have grown in confidence with the features of this text type, we have written non-chronological reports about David Attenborough to support our science learning.
We have been researching the Mexican festival Dia De Los Muertos. We decided to portray the celebratory atmosphere of this event through poetry. We have been learning about new vocabulary as we meet it. This included the words 'solemn' and 'melancholy' and we decided to think of antonyms to include in our poems.