Class Blog for Year 4/5W

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Maths Investigations! 

Today, everyone had chilli challenges! They had physical resources and whiteboards to work out the questions. They then needed to prove their answers in their books. Some children wanted to have a go at the hardest question at home. This is the question:

Miriam buys 19 tins of soup. All the tins cost the same price.
She goes to the shop with just one note, and comes home with the tins and the change in coins. On the way home she drops the change. She looks carefully and she thinks she picks it all up. When she gets home, she gives £2.23 change to her mother.

Do you think that Miriam picked up all the change that she dropped?

Explain your reasoning.

Good luck 4/5W!


 


Spellings 30.11.20 and Learning 

Hello everyone,

It's been another busy week for 4/5W!

In science, we've continued to look at materials. The children had great fun observing ice cubes in different materials over the day. They needed to observe what would happen and which material would be best at keeping the ice cube intact.

In maths, children are finishing learning about multiplication, division, square numbers and cube numbers. We are soon going to be learning all about measuring. 4/5W have also been thinking about which times tables they want to focus on this half term and have been doing lots of practice at home! Well done 4/5W!

In English, everyone has been finishing their first draft of instructions and are beginning to edit. I've been so impressed with all their work so far.

The children have also continued to learn about the Egyptians and grow in confidence with their gymnastics.

Please find below the spellings for next week:
Year 4 - Though, although, dough, through, breakthrough, thought, bought, brought, fought, ought
Year 5 - Certainly, definitely, possibly, perhaps, probably, frequently, often, occasionally, rarely, always

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Wright



 


Egyptian Day and Other Learning 

Hello everyone,

It's  been a busy few weeks in 4/5W!

We had lots of fun on Egyptian day. The children had games like: make the tallest pyramid out of spaghetti and marshmallows; wrap someone up like a mummy and crack the hieroglyphic code. We also made mummies and sarcophaguses, used papyrus to paint hieroglyphs and showed off our Egyptian dancing in the hall!

In English, the children have been learning all about instructions. We've looked at a variety of different ones and then the children had a go at writing instructions about 'how to make a mummy'. This week, children are planning their instructions. We've come up with a lot of interesting ideas! Here are just a few:
- How to catch a wolf
- How to cook eggs
- How to make a flying potion
- How to prank a sibling

In maths, the Year 4 children have continued to work on multiplication, and the Year 5 children have begun to look at prime, composite and square numbers. We've done lots of investigation work and I'm very proud of all the children for having a go at chilli challenges!

Outside of this, the children have been growing confidence using equipment in gymnastics, learning all about materials in science, learning about the Nile in geography and lots, lots more!

All the best,
Miss Wright 


 


Spellings 23.11.20 

Year 4:
Musician
Politician
Electrician
Magician
Mathematician
Dietician
Statistician
Technician
Clinician
Beautician

Year 5:
Equipment
Environment
Government
Parliament
Enjoyment
Document
Management
Movement
Replacement
Statement

 


Spellings 16.11.20 

Year 4:
Invention
Injection
Action
Question
Mention
Attraction
Translation
Devotion
Position
Solution

Year 5:
Can
Could
May
Might
Must
Shall
Should
Will
Would
Ought

Year 4s are learning to spell words ending in 'tion'. Year 5s need to learn what modal verbs are so that's why their spellings are slightly easier this week.

 


Important Dates and Learning 

Hello everyone,

This half term, children have been learning all about Egyptians! So far we've looked at various Egyptian objects, books and hieroglyphs. We've also used the iPads to research the Egyptians, including looking around the British Museum! We've also designed our own headdresses and jewellery ready for Egyptian day. In science, we'll be learning all about materials and how they change. We will be doing lots of experiments and tests on materials. We're also lucky to have Mr Bailey in to teach some geography and maths with 4/5W.

The children will also be learning 'I wish it could be Christmas every day' by Wizzard to be performed virtually at school. I've attached the lyrics below.

Important dates:
- 17th November - Egyptian Day
Please could children come in their costumes for the whole day. We will be doing some Egyptian style dancing so children won't need their P.E. kits on this day.
- 18th November - Wacky Wednesday
If children want to, they can come in funny clothes and bring in a small donation. The donation will go towards a pet at school.

Best,
Miss Wright



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Spellings 09.11.20 

Year 4:
expression
discussion
confession
permission
admission
transmission
possession
profession
depression
impression

Year 5:
wrestle
wrapper
island
aisle
debris
mortgage
Christmas
yacht
guarantee
guilty

 


Spellings 02.11.20 

Year 4:
Expansion
Extension
Comprehension
Tension
Corrosion
Supervision
Fusion
Conclusion
Persuasion
Suspension

Year 5:
Doubt
Lamb
Debt
Thumb
Solemn
Autumn
Column
Knight
Knuckle
Knot

 


Half term newsletter and homework 



Hi everyone,

Please find attached the newsletter that's gone home with the children explaining about this term and next. We are very excited to be having an Egyptian day on the 17th November whereby all the children dress up as Egyptians. The homework for this half term will be to make an Egyptian costume and learn something about the Egyptians!

Have fun,
Miss Wright


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Boxes for Thursday 

Dear parent/guardian,

Please could 4/5 children bring in boxes for this Thursday. We will be using them to make pulleys. The boxes could be tissue boxes or shoe boxes but should be no bigger than a shoe box.

Many thanks,
Miss Wright


 


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