Forest School: 12.7.18
Forest school will take place tomorrow. There is no need to wear forest school clothing though. Please come to school in your uniform but bring a pair of trainers too.
Your homework this weekend is to complete the section about Aztec jobs and to write a fun fact file of interesting facts about the Aztecs.
On Monday we will complete the glossary and bibliography in school.
Your project needs to be completely finished and handed in by Wednesday, July 11th.
Your project should have the following information:
Good Luck Kayden! 😀
Today we had great fun, playing games and eating lots of delicious cake and biscuits as we said goodbye and good luck to our lovely Kayden. On Friday, Kayden will have his long awaited operation so today was his last school day until he returns in September.
Kayden, we all send you lots of big hugs and warm wishes and can’t wait to see you again when you get home from hospital.
Today the children have brought home a little homework for mums and dads! As part of making the transition from one year to another as smooth as possible, we are building a profile to help your child’s next teacher know all about them.
As Mr White has taught the children before, he already has a good understanding of the class but information about learning styles is always helpful.
Please could you write about the things you admire most about your child. It could include hobbies, likes or personality traits. Also, could you write down anything that you think could help your child settle into their new class as quickly as possible.
Please return to school by Monday, 9th July.
Homework - Aztec Project Fri 29th Jun
Your homework this weekend is to research information on Aztec food, this can also include hunting and farming.
Due Monday 2nd July.
Cultural Day at Hawarden High School - The Mighty Zulus
Today we joined our consortium schools at Hawarden High to take part in workshops celebrating the culture of the Zulus. The Mighty Zulu Theatre Company danced, sang and played the drums at the start of the day and then worked with us in groups in a variety of activities. We had great fun from dancing the gumboot dance to singing Zulu songs and cooking a ‘barbecue’ toastie. We even had a go at drumming. The pictures and videos below show us having a great time!
On Wednesday, 27th June we will be taking part in a ‘Cultural Day’ at Hawarden High School. This year the theme is ‘The Mighty Zulus’. In preparation for the day’s activities, we would like you to research the Zulus. Below is a list of areas you can find information about:
This week we have been busy designing and making puppets. We started by researching puppets and finding out about the different types. Then we designed our own. Before we made the actual puppet we made prototypes out of paper and card. Finally we used felt and thread to create our finished puppets. We had great fun and learnt lots of new skills along the way.
Homework Aztec Project:
The next section of your project that you are to research is Aztec Religion. You can also gather information on: Aztec Gods, temples and marriage.
This is due in Wednesday 20th June.
First of all a huge well done for the fantastic effort you have all shown this week working on your projects. They have started off lovely. The next section of the project that you are to research is Aztec homes. Get as much information as you can about how the Aztecs lived and find the differences between the rich and the poor. It would be great if you can print any pictures but not to worry if you can't, you are all fantastic artists! Please bring this information to school by Wednesday 13th June.
Homework over the Half Term: Aztec Project
Over the next 4 weeks we will be working on an Aztec project both in school and at home. Each week you will be given an area to research at home. You will use this research to help you to complete your project work in class.
Your first homework task is to design and create a front cover for your project on A4 paper/card. You should also research and make notes about the Aztecs (complete in your homework book).
Who were they?
Where did they come from?
You should bring both of these pieces of work into school on Wednesday, 6th June.
What we are looking for:
As well as the content of your project, you will be marked against the following:
* Is your work presented neatly in your own handwriting?
* Have you included page borders?
* Have you included labelled coloured pictures?
* Have you used an organised layout? (sub-headings and page numbers)
* Have you included a contents page at the front?
* Have you included a glossary?
* Have you included a bibliography?
Trip to Llandudno - Thursday 17th May
Just a little reminder about our trip on Thursday. We are all hoping for lovely weather so we would like the children to bring the following:
Thursday 10th May - Forest School
Instead of Forest School tomorrow we will be doing our trials for sports day. Please can all children come into school in their P.E kits and a good pair of trainers as we will be going on the field. Thanks.
Homework: week beginning 30.4.18
As you know, your tests begin on Wednesday. I have not updated your spelling list today because I feel you have enough to think about this week. Your new list will be updated next Monday.
Please don't worry about the tests. All I ask is for you to try your best. Try to remember all the little tips we have learnt during the last few weeks and you will be absolutely fine!
Remember our saying 'I can do it!'
Wishing you lots of luck! You are all my little stars!
You have been given a worksheet with test questions on it. Complete the sheet carefully, remembering to show methods. If your mum or dad has given you any help, remember to draw a star next to the question. I can then see which questions you have needed help with.
Please write your name on the sheet.
Please remember to go on Spellodrome. You should be aiming to use it at least 3 times during the week for about 10 minutes each time.
Have a lovely weekend!
Maths Homework: 13.4.18
You have been given a worksheet with test questions to answer. Read each question carefully and try to answer them on your own. If you need help, please draw a star next to the question so I can see which ones you were unsure about. Take your time and check them once you have finished. This needs to be returned to school on Monday, 16th April.
Have a lovely weekend!
Next week we will be starting a new unit of work in English. We will be looking at advertisements and will be building up to be able to write our own advertisements at the end of this half term.
Your homework this week is to have a look at the adverts in magazines and newspapers. Look for examples of small adverts that advertise products and experiences and services. Cut out the adverts you find and bring them into school on Wednesday 18th April in an envelope with your name on. Read each advert and have a think about what they all have in common. We will be looking at these in more detail in our English lessons next week. We will be annotating the adverts and identifying the key features.
Forest School: 12.4.18
We used materials we found in the school grounds to make a skeleton which we are studying in our science lessons.
Thursday 12th April - Forest School
We will be going outside to do Forest School tomorrow so please can you ensure that your child comes dressed in warm clothing. The field is a little boggy so please send them in with a pair of wellies or old trainers that are ok to get dirty along with a spare pair of socks and trousers. Thanks.
You have been sent home with an English test paper to practice. The test is split into 3 parts. You can complete the paper in one go or do each section one at a time.Try to complete it on your own but if you are unsure, ask Mum or Dad for help. If you have had help with a question, just put a star by it so I can see which questions you have had help with. Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions - just have a go!
There are 6 types of question:
The maths sheet is full of useful information about lots of maths topics. You will need to know this information in order to help you with your maths. Keep looking over the sheet and try to remember it. You will be tested on it during the first week back.
Have a lovely Easter ~ remember to have lots of fun too! I will see you back on Tuesday, 10th April.
Please complete your mask design for Monday, 19th March. It needs to include lots of detail and be coloured in.
Old Shirts for Art Week ~ 19th-23rd March
Next week is 'Art Week' so lots of our activities will be art based. On Monday we will be creating masks of characters out of 'The Tempest' using Modroc. As this will be quite a messy lesson, please bring in an old shirt or T-shirt to cover your uniform from any splashes.
Please make sure you continue to read your book and go on Spellodrome.
Have a lovely weekend! Remember to treat your mum on Sunday too!
As it is our assembly on Thursday, I would like you to practise your lines and the song, 'The Mother's Day Song' which you can find through the link below.
FOREST SCHOOL - MARCH 1ST
Please note there will be no forest school this week as we have Pandemonium Theatre in school with a performance of 'Tales from Wales'. As it is St. David's Day, everyone will be dressed in their Welsh costumes or the colours of Wales. We will also be completing activities about the traditions of St. David's Day.
English homework - 26.02.18 due in Weds 28th
This term we will be exploring the world of Fantasy Stories. For your English homework this week you are to choose a character from your favourite fantasy story and write a character profile e.g. Alice in wonderland, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
This is to include:
Maths Homework: 23.2.18
We have been working on fractions this week in our maths lessons. Your homework is to find the fractions of amounts. Remember to show all your workings out and set them out like there are on the sheet.
Write all the calculations in your book. Do not write on the sheet or stick it into your book.
Have a lovely weekend!
Homework - Half term
Your homework over the half term is to research the country China. Your research will be used next term in class to create a fact file about China.
You are to find out:
Learning your tables!
A website you may like to use to help with your tables is :-
Topmarks ~ In the Box & Push the Button
This is a great website for helping you with a range of maths. Have fun!
Auditions for 'The Tempest'
Auditions for parts in The Tempest will take place tomorrow afternoon. If you would like to have a go, remember to bring in the script you were given on Friday. You do not have to audition if you don't want to be in it.
There is no English homework tonight! Please make sure you complete at least 15 minutes reading.
Maths Homework: 2.2.18
Please keep going over your 3 and 4 times tables this weekend. You need to know them thoroughly , not only in order but out of order also. You should be able to recall them quickly.
Topic Homework: 2.2.18
As part of our technology project which we will be doing next week, research information about pop-up books and pop-up cards. Look for different sorts of books and cards and how they work.
If you have any good pop-up books or cards, please could you bring them into school on Monday so we can look at how they are made?
Complete your notes on a sheet of paper as this will then be put with the work you will complete next week.
Have a lovely weekend!
English Homework - 29.01.18
Next week we will be studying the famous artist 'Picasso' and looking at some of his beautiful artwork. For your homework this week you are to research Picasso. Here are a few things that you can find out:
English Homework - 22.01.18
This week in English it's all about Winter! For your homework you are to create a list of Adjectives to describe winter. Remember an adjective is a describing word! Here are some that we have already thought of:
Today you have been given your new spelling list. You have written it in your spelling book to help you learn your spellings.
Please continue to use Spellodrome ~ it is important to keep practising your list and being able to write each one in a sentence so you understand its meaning. Remember! For 1000 points you will get a merit and over 4000 points, 2 merits. Please try to go on Spellodrome for at least 5 minutes each day.
Next Monday, you will have a spelling test on the words given out today so make sure you have learnt them.
English Homework 15.01.18
This term in English we will be exploring poetry and its range of styles. To start us off this week we will be reading poetry with similes and will have a go at writing some of our own. For your homework this week you are to choose your favourite farm animal and create a spider diagram describing it using a range of similes, for example:
A tail as curly as a spring
As lazy as a sloth
As hungry as a hog
As pink as a petunia
As smelly as cheese
Thank you so much for my lovely presents, you have been so kind! I wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! Have a wonderful holiday and I'll see you on the 9th January. 😀
Please remember to bring your swimming kit in tomorrow (22nd) for our last swimming lesson.
Please keep learning the two songs we have been practising in class - Nadolig Llawen and O Holy Night. Both songs are on the YouTube links on this page.
Please keep practising 'O Holy Night' as we will be singing it to the rest of the juniors next week.
There are no spellings this week. You will have a new list in the New Year.
Also listen to the Welsh song, 'Nadolig Llawen'. Click on the video below.
Lower Junior Christmas Party: Wednesday, 13th December
Tomorrow is party day so remember to come to school dressed in your best party clothes!
Our elves have been up to no good!
Our elf is up to mischief again!
Our elf, Snowflake has found a friend and both are now taking up residence in our classroom. We've decided to call him Elfis! Here's today's antics!
Class 10's products on sale tomorrow!
Tealight jam jars - large £1.00 small 75p
Glitter baubles - 50p
Felt baubles - £1.00
Bracelets - £1.00
Lolly pop stick people book markers - large 50p small 30p
Reindeer candy canes - £1.00
Hurry while stocks last! 🤗
Entrepreneurial Day 3
Today we have been busy completing our products to sell at the Fayre tomorrow.
Our special visitor!
Today we had a special visitor in our class - a cheeky little elf! We've decided to call her Snowflake. We're wondering what she'll get up to during her stay with us! Today she thinks she's the teacher!
Entrepreneurial Day 2
What a great day we've had! We were so busy making our products we didn't realise morning break had started!! Here are photos showing what we've done today.
Entrepreneurial Day 1
Today we did lots of research for ideas of products we could make and sell on Thursday afternoon. We used our iPads and school catalogues to gather our ideas together. We saw lots of great ideas but we were mindful of our budget of only £15! Eventually we decided to make:-
1. Decorated tea light jars
2. Lolly pop people book markers
3. Glitter baubles
4. Felt baubles
5. Reindeer candy canes
6. An assortment of bracelets
We decided which products to make and were put into groups.
Maths Homework: 1.12.17
Today's homework is on tessellating shapes. These are shapes which fit together without leaving a gap.
On your sheet you will find the same shape on the two dotty grids. You need to draw two different patterns using the same shape. Please use a ruler and pencil to draw the lines and then colour in your pattern.
Please try to bring in empty jam jars (or any jar of a similar size) on Monday. This will be in preparation for one of our craft ideas for 'Entrepreneurial Day'. Thank You!
Have a lovely weekend! I hope your 'Elves on your shelves' are not too naughty!!
Homework: 27.11.17 - Due Weds 29th
Our Topic in Science this term is 'Electricity'. For your homework this week we would like you to design a poster for Electricity Safety. Your poster should give advice on how to stay safe using electricity. Here are some tips that you may want to include:
Your poster should be colourful with some illustrations. The best posters will be put up on display around the classroom.
Spelling Homework: 27.11.17
Go on Spellodrome and copy out the next 10 spellings so that you have all 20 spellings written in your book.
Grwp Gwyrdd ~ el words
Grwp Glas ~ suffixes: ation
Grwp Coch ~ suffixes: ssion, double consonant
Maths Homework: 24.11.17
Today's homework is to complete the sheet on symmetry. Look carefully at the pattern and colour the opposite side to match it. Write a date and return it to school on Monday, 27th November.
Have a lovely weekend!
Your homework today it to create an anti-bullying poster as part of 'anti-bullying' week. Use drawings and words to get your message across.
Return to school on Wednesday, 22nd Nov.
Spelling Homework : 20.11.17
In school today you wrote the first 10 spellings in your spelling book. Now go on Spellodrome and write down the rest of your list in your spelling list book. Try to go on Spellodrome each day this week to practise your spellings.
Children in Need: 17.11.17
Today as part of Children in Need we all came into school dressed in our pyjamas! What a funny sight we made! We had great fun whilst raising money for this every worthy cause. We decided we liked coming into school in our onesies and pyjamas as we were all really cosy! Here are a few photos of the day:
There is no maths homework today! Instead, please go over your spellings on Spellodrome thoroughly. Make sure all 20 spellings from this week's list are in the correct column.
Also, please take the time to do some reading.
Have a lovely weekend!
Homework - 10.11.17
In aid of Parliament week next week your homework task is to research all of the Prime Ministers from 1945 to present. You are to find out:
Biome Montage: Half term homework
Your task over the holidays is to create a montage about a biome we have studied this half term. A montage is a piece of art made up of words and pictures. You can use pieces of paper in different colours to form the background and then glue pictures cut from magazines, newspapers and computer images on top. Your montage should also have words associated with the biome. Add any of the Welsh words we have used if you can remember them.
You have been given a piece of A3 paper to complete your homework on. Make sure your name is on the back before you hand it in.
Pupils from previous years have really enjoyed this work ~ hope you have fun too!
Below are some examples of montages completed in previous years.
Choose from one of the following biomes:-
Maths Homework: 20.10.17
In school this week we have been learning how to subtract using 'decomposition'. Remember, this is the method we use when the number you are taking away is the larger number.
There is an example on your sheet to remind you how to do it.
Please complete all the calculations in your maths homework book. Remember to write the date and the title and underline both.
Have a lovely weekend!
English homework - 16.10.11 due in Weds 18th
This term we have been reading Roald Dahl's Matilda. For your English homework this week you are to choose a character from the story and write a character profile. This is to include:
Maths Homework: 13.10.17
Your homework today is to practise 'column addition' which we have been working on in school this week.
If your sheet has the title ~ 'Missing Number 3 digit Addition', write ON the sheet and glue it into your book. Write the date and underline it.
If your sheet has the title ~ 'Addition', copy and answer the calculations carefully in your book. Write the date and title and underline both.
Have a lovely weekend!
Maths Homework: 6.10.17
Your homework today is to practise 'greater than' and 'less than' numbers.
> this sign means greater than
< this sign means less than
Remember! The side with the wide opening is where the bigger number should be.
eg. 45 > 24 This means 45 is greater then 24.
64 < 92 This means 64 is less than 92.
Please remember to write the date and underline it on the paper. Glue the sheet into your maths homework book.
Forest School: Thursday 12th October
You will need to dress in suitable clothes for Forest School on Thursday. You should bring wellies or boots and a waterproof coat also.
Assembly ~ Thursday 12th October
You have been given your lines for the assembly next week. If you can learn them off by heart, that would be great but if you are a little unsure about remembering so much, then you can read them from your sheet during the assembly. Please keep reading your lines through to ensure you can read them fluently. We will practise the assembly on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend!
Maths Homework: 29.9.10
Your homework today is to do lots of things with the number in the splat bubble.
For the digital date, write the short date. In the 'hundreds, tens and units' box, write how many hundreds, tens and units are in your number.
When you partition a number, remember to split it into its hundreds, tens and units,
eg, 345 this would be 300 + 40 + 5 3754 this would be 3000 + 700 + 50 + 4
Numbers less or greater than ~ remember, the wide opening always has the bigger number,
eg. 34 < 56 this means 34 is less than 56.
375 > 37 this means 375 is greater than 37.
In the written problem, the answer should be the number in the bubble, eg if the number was 73, a problem could be, a farmer had 30 sheep and 43 cows. He had 73 animals in total.
Remember to show the calculation and work it out.
Please remember to write your name on the sheet.
Have a lovely weekend!
English Homework - 25.09.17
This week for our Humanities Week we are looking at Africa. For your English homework this week you are to research a famous African of your choice. This can be a sports person, a actor/actress, singers, politician, arch or even a King or Queen from Ancient Egyptian times. You are to find out:
This is due in Wednesday 27th Sept.
Maths Homework: 22.9.17
In maths this week we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
Your homework today is to practise rounding numbers to 10 or 100. Please complete your work on the sheet and write your name on it.
Forest School: 28.9.17
We will be completing a forest school activity but there is no need to come to school in your 'forest school' clothes. Please wear your uniform on this day. Thank you.
Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all on Monday!
Welcome back to school! I hope you have had a lovely summer holiday and had lots of fun! I also hope you have enjoyed your first day in year 4. It was lovely seeing you all looking so smart in your new uniforms.
Below is a list of all the things we talked about today:
PE is on Monday and Tuesday. Please come to school on a Monday morning wearing your PE kit. Bring your uniform in your bag as you can get changed into it after the PE lesson.
Leave your kit in school on Monday night so it will be ready to wear for the lesson on Tuesday.
Monday: English homework is given out and returned on Wednesday.
Thursday/Friday: Maths homework is given out and returned the following Monday.
Friday: you will have a test on a Friday morning and then be given a new set of spellings to learn for the following week.
Keep practising your tables. You will have a tables test on Friday morning. Remember to make it fun ~ use TT Rockstars to help you!
Bring your reading book into school each day. Your reading target this half term is to read at home at least 3 times a week.
Year 4 will go swimming later on in the term. We will let you know the dates closer to the time.
You will be informed about the day once the timetable has been sorted.