In Blue class, we are taught by Mrs Rollins and helped by Miss Nessling and a wonderful range of amazing volunteers and helpers across the week.
Hi Blue Class. I am glad you found our page!
See the timetable below to show you (roughly) what you might want to be doing each day. Of course, your daily timetable might look quite different and that's fine - but this shows the work I will be setting for the week ahead!
Any problems? Just email me!
It is the summer term - usually the one filled with plays, special assemblies, trips, sporting events and fun in the sun! Although we may not be back in school so far, we can still have lots of fun at home and the sunshine will be smiling down for all of us! We will keep you posted on any changes to return to school - as soon as we know, so will you.
This term, work will be set in a much more flexible fashion, as I am aware that many routines will be changing as parents head back to work or siblings are back at school. Please use the activities set each week to fit in your schooling timetable and in the time you have. Many of the activities are revision of things we have covered across the year. I am not expecting every single activity to be done - but I would love to hear what you have been doing!
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Work for Week beginning 29th June
Year 4 Maths revision work
Lots of Year 4's have requested some extra work on a range of our written calculations - in particular, lots of you asked for more grid method, bus stop, missing number problems and subtraction. Some of you also asked for some work on telling the time, 24hr clock and using bus timetables. If these areas are something you have asked for, please use the booklet to help you! You don't have to do the whole booklet (unless you want to), instead please focus on the sheets you are feeling particularly wobbly on.
If you are someone who said you are feeling green on everything you can take a look and do some bits you fancy, or take on the feeling green challenge!
Please let me know which bits you have done and how you are feeling!
(P.S. We can talk about it all in school next week when I see you!!!!)
Year 3 revision work
Lots of you have been in contact about little bits we are feeling wobbly on. Some of you have asked for some work on angles (in particular using the terms obtuse and acute), some of you have asked for estimating, rounding and using the inverse and lots of you asked for a little more on our four operations (including missing number and wordy problems). Please use the booklets below to focus on the areas you are wobbly on - you don't need to do all of it, or even a whole booklet, just do the sheets you need to help you feel confident!
If you are someone who is feeling green one everything, please pick some sheets you fancy doing or take on the feeling green challenge!
(P.S. We can talk about it when you come into school in two weeks!!!)
Rainbow Room work
As we near the end of the year, it is really important that we can reflect on what we have learnt and how far we have come. Use the activities below the explore all the amazing things that have happened since September. There are also booklets to complete for your new teacher (if you are a Year 4 heading into Year 5) and a booklet to let me get to know you again after this strange time (if you are a Year 3 and staying with me next year). These booklets work best if they can be printed, but if not, answer each of the questions in your book, or email me the answers!
Afternoon Project Ideas
This week, we are looking back on an old topic we did all about weather and the water cycle. Use these activities to explore and remember these key skills - they also use lots of design and technology skills as well as some drama!
Afternoon Project Ideas
This week we are looking at human geography - in particular comparing our local area to a major city, London. There are a range of activities here to help you explore the differences between these areas. There are some geography mapping based activities, some research and some art based ones. Take a look and see what you are excited about.
Your RE lesson for this week is also here.
Literacy Work for Week beginning 1st June
There are lots of activities this week: some are reading, some are writing, some are grammar and some are spellings. Please pick the ones that you are most excited about, or you think work on this you are a little wobbly about. There are no set spellings this week because of Monday being an inset day but there will be lists again from next Monday.
Maths Work for week beginning 1st June
There are two booklets here, one for each year group. It covers around half of the objectives we have looked at this year very quickly. Please work through them slowly and at your own pace, making note of which bits you are confident on and which bits you feel a little wobbly about. Please email me by Friday afternoon with how you are feeling about the different bits as this will affect the work I direct you towards in the coming weeks.
There are also some Maths Mysteries attached here for those looking for an extra challenge - we have done these before in class and I know lots of you love them! Why not show your parents how they work! I have also uploaded some times-tables board games to help you with your working on those and the standard 10 question starters as these have been very popular!
Afternoon Lessons week beginning 1st June
This term, afternoon lessons will be project based. Each week, I will suggest several ideas which might get your excited to work on them across the week - they will cover a range of activities but focus mainly around one theme. This week, we are looking at History skills in the stone age but also using our Art and Design skills as well! Please send me photos of how you are getting on.
I have also attached a discussion based activity for our RE session this week.
Please keep up with your PE activities across the week - there have been so many imaginative ideas with people using space inside and out of their homes. It has been wonderful to hear about people improving on their personal best around throwing, kicking and jumping skills. Please also don't stop using Espresso Education to enhance your coding skills!
All work from below here is for the previous term.
Hi Guys - Welcome to the Summer Term!
I hope you had an amazing Easter Holiday and got to be outside enjoying the lovely sunshine. I can see some of you have sent me amazing zoos that you have designed, stories and poems you have written and I can't wait to read the posts on our blog about everything you have been up to!
Welcome to our brand new term!
The lovely summer term when we can get outside and explore lots of new things. As I am sure you know, we are not back at school yet, so we will explore new things online instead.
Our new topic is 'In Our Neighbourhood', where we will be using all we have learnt about the Romans to compare it to everything we know about our local area - plus a special area in Wales we will be comparing too as well! It will bring together all our map and Geography skills with our History skills as well.
Find below the usual topic grid which gives an overview of everything we will be looking at between now and the May Half-term (online, or back at school, whatever happens). Listed underneath are the overviews of the lessons for the week plus the Literacy, Maths and Topic worksheets. I have also put here the 10 question Maths starters and some new Imagination Writes for the coming week.
Please remember, these are there to help you but are not a firm expectation to be completed on each day. I am just so happy to see all the little bits you send me and I love to hear how you have been learning life skills too!
I hope you are all still happy and healthy.
Hi Blue Class,
Can you believe it has been a whole term again - if we were at school we would be preparing for May Pole! I miss you all lots and can't wait to see you all again, when we can. At least the wonderful sunshine means you can all be out and about getting lots of fresh air. I hope you are all still happy and healthy and planning lots of fun things to fill your half term!
Hi guys! I can't believe it is May and we are not back at school yet!
Do remember, Friday is a bank holiday so no school work for then! Why not do something to celebrate VE Day!
A brand new week and I am so glad to see you back for more learning!
I had a few people mentioning last week they were struggling with internet connections and downloading so many files (and word documents) so I have made sure all files are now PDF's. I have also combined all Maths work for each year group into one file - with the days of the week at the top. Hopefully, you would now only need to download one file and then use it offline for the rest of the week - I hope this helps!
I have left last weeks work up just in-case anyone missed bits and still wants to access it - but please don't get muddled. I have tried to keep it apart with a big blue heading!
Thank-you for all of your wonderful emails last week - I am enjoying keeping in touch with you all and hearing your great stories! Keep the work coming in and Well Done everyone for being such great home learners!
Work for the Week Beginning 23rd March
All work below here is from last week - but left here just in-case anyone needs it.
Our Current topic is 'Rotten Romans'
This term our topic is ‘Rotten Romans' where we will be using our knowledge of Pompeii from last term and comparing it to the rest of the Empire. We will be exploring our chronology skills as we look into how the Empire expanded as well as the impact the Roman's had on our lives today.
In Literacy, we will be using the book 'Window' by Jeannie Baker, along side others, to look at poetry and narrative writing. In Maths we will be taking another look at fractions as well as recapping our Multiplication and Division knowledge, while in Science we will be looking at forces, motion and magnets.
Click below for a link to a typing speed challenge. In class we are working on our typing skills and this game will help us all.
Mrs Rollins speed: 50 words per minute.
Can you beat me?
In Literacy, we work hard on a range of skills, both in Reading and Writing. Everyday we have a spelling and phonic session looking at age-appropriate rules and patterns, a Writer's Toolkit session looking at Grammar and Punctuation and a Guided Reading session looking at our comprehension and inference skills. In our main Literacy lesson, we look at reading and writing skills, both composition and creative skills. We often use to Drama to help us understand better the texts we are looking at and Talk for Writing skills help us get ready to get our ideas down on paper.
Each child has their own school reading book, chosen with an adult from school library at an appropriate reading band for that child. Your child will bring this home, along with their 'READ book' - this is their reading diary where they need to record what and when they are reading. In this book will also be a READ activity; a specific task we would like your child to complete to help support their comprehension of the text they have brought home. This task should be completed once a week and brought back to be checked by an adult. Reading books can be changed twice a week but we expect children to have their school reading book and READ book in school every day.
If your child would also like to read books from home, that is very much encouraged! Please write any extra books you also read at home in your READ book so we can see the wide range of literature you are getting through! If you have a request for the school library, a book you would love to find on the shelves to have as a school reading book, please pop a note in the requests box on the shelf and we will see what we can do!
In Blue Class we are working very hard on our Maths Passport targets; learning all of our number bonds, times tables, division facts and mental maths skills. We are trying our hardest to make sure we know all our times tables, even 12x12 by the end of Year 4! Every child has their own targets which can be worked on by following the link below...
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