Welcome to Year 4!
Our Teacher is Mr Lawrence and our Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Hembery.
Class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2020 - 2021
Hello Diamond Class
This is were you will find all your home learning and activities for the following days. Please keep in contact with me and send me all the fantastic work you have been doing. The class email address is: email@example.com
Monday 18th January
Morning Diamond Class, I hope you are ready for another fun-filled week of home learning.
Friday 15th January
Morning Diamond class, well done, you have made it to the end of another week of home learning! It is lovely to see all the fabulous work you have been doing.
Thursday 14th January
Hello Diamond class, we are nearly at the weekend just two days to go until the weekend! Thank you for everyone that ha emailed me.
Wednesday 13th January
Welcome Diamond class! Another day hopefully I will see some more fantastic work today.
Tuesday 12th January
Welcome Diamond class! Welcome to another day of home learning. Thank you to everyone that has sent me their work from yesterday.
Monday 11th January
Good Morning Diamond class! Welcome to another week of home learning. Please do email your work to me at the end of the day.
Friday 8th January
Good morning Diamond class! We've made it to Friday! Well done to all those that have emailed their work, it is lovely to see what you are all doing.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to our teams meeting at 10:30am.
Thursday 7th January
Good morning Diamond class! Thank you to all of those that have been in touch with me through emails over the last two days. If you haven't please make sure you do email me, it is important that I see what you are doing and that you are engaging with the home learning.
Remember to have a look at setting up your teams log ins if you haven't already. I will be setting up the check-in today ready for tomorrow.
Mr Lawrence help video - Multiplying 3 numbers
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Good morning Diamond class! Hopefully you are ready to get back in the swing of home learning. You all did fantastic last time so there is no doubt you will do great this time. Please remember to email your work tomorrow. Thank you to those that have emailed me yesterday's work.
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Good Morning Diamond class! This is not how I had planned Tuesday to be. Below I have uploaded the work that you can get on with today. Please make sure you are emailing the work you have completed so that I can have a look, give feedback and then plan accordingly for the next day.
Week 1 - 4/01/2021
Week 7 - 14/12/20
This week we have been doing activities that are linked to our learning from Autumn term but with links to Christmas. We also completed an independent write about wildfires that have raged through Brazil, we watched the destruction that it caused and thought about the impact it would have on people and wildlife.
We also made Christmas cards to take home. Mrs Hembery showed us how to do some sewing to make a Christmas tree that we then stuck on the front of our card. We also added on some beads to our Christmas tree to make baubles.
Happy Christmas and a happy New Year Diamond Class!
Week 6 - 7/12/20
This week we have been writing our mystery stories that we planned last week. We thought carefully about what we wanted to write and recapped some of the key skills that we would need. There were some excellent stories produced and some of the Handwriting has been amazing.
This week we have been learning how to solve problems were we need to find all the possibilities. We worked in pairs with this problem and learnt about the process we need to go through when tackling the problem.
This week we cut and glued our carnival carts to make the structure. We are going to make and decorate them in the following week.
Week 5- 30/11/2020
This week we have been planning our mystery story that we will be writing. We have looked at the features of a story and then thinking of our own mystery story that we would like to write about. It was very hard to come up with ideas but we managed it and some of us came up with some very interesting storylines. With Christmas only being round the corner Santa also appears in many of the stories too!
In Maths we have been learning more of our times tables. We have learnt our 6s, 7s, and 9s. The children have worked very hard with their times tables and we have had some fun learning them in many different ways - playing games, TTRockstars, songs, and memory games.
We have also started to make our Carnival Carts this week. We measured and marked the wood that we needed to make the structure of the carts. We will be cutting the wood and joining it together next week. We are all looking forward to using the saws!
Week 4- 23/11/2020
This week has been a different one for us in Diamond Class. We started the week learning at home while the school was closed for a deep clean. We learnt how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 in Maths and looked at recapping some of the skills we learnt in school (speech and fronted adverbials). We have also been introduced to our new English topic all about mystery stories. Mr Lawrence read us a story and we then had to look at it and pick out the features. We also had a go at writing our own mystery story with no help. Mr Lawrence was really impressed with how good some of them were.
Diamond Class worked really hard with their home learning, but everyone was very much excited to be back at school!
Week 3 - 16/11/2020
This week in Diamond Class we typed up our newspaper reports on the computer. We typed them up and then added a picture and a caption. We found it very hard to type and find where all the keys were on the keyboard, but the more we did it the easier it got. Typing is something that we will be practicing more over the year.
In Maths we have been looking at converting km to m and finishing off our perimeter learning. We also started looking at multiplication by looking at learning our times tables and recapping some of the tables we previously learnt in Year 2 and 3. We played lots of games with these, a favourite being bang bang.
We have also continued to learn about electricity finding out how to draw circuits and what happens if we add more than 1 component in.
Week 2 - 09/11/2020
This week we have been learning how to add and subtract 4 digit numbers from 4 digit numbers exchanging when appropriate. We have also been writing our newspaper report for Bridgwater Carnival. In PE, we have started our new sport football looking at dribbling and controlling the ball. In history we have continued to learn about the Gunpowder plot and whether the evidence and sources we have are reliable.
Week 1 - 02/11/2020
This week we have continued our Maths work all about adding 4 digit numbers to 4 digit numbers. In English was have explored newspaper reports and the features that a newspaper report have. On Friday we have a carnival session where we watched last years carnival procession so that we can write about next week. We watched the procession then talked about and answered questions we had about what we had watched. It was a lovely thing to do especially as this years carnival has been cancelled and we could all sit together and watch the amazing carts in action. We have also begun to think about designing and making out own mini Carnival carts that we will be doing as part of our DT project.
Week 7 - 19/10/2020
This week Diamond class have been looking at writing Diamante poems on the carnival and fireworks. We have looked at how these poems are written then had a go at writing one as a class. After that, we then each independently wrote our own. In Maths we have been looking at adding two 4-digit numbers together. We also had a go at some problem solving involving trial and improvement.
Week 6 - 12/10/2020
Diamond class have been finishing their Non-chronological reports this week. They have edited and published them. They are looking fantastic. We have learnt so much about the carnival and the children have shown this in their writing. This weeks in Maths we have been looking at negative numbers and Roman numerals. It was very tricky thinking about Roman numerals and how each letter represented a different number, but once we learnt the rules we found it much easier. We also finished our carnival masks, which will be displayed in the windows of shops around Bridgwater. In History we used our previous History topic knowledge to find and place the Gunpowder plot on a timeline.
Week 5 - 05/10/2020
This week we have been looking at 4 digit numbers. We have learnt how to order them, add 1000 more and 1000 less as well as rounding to the nearest 1000. In English we edited and improved our non-chronological reports ready to write up and publish next week. The children worked very hard improving their sentences and including all the features we have spoken about over the last few lessons. In History we have been looking at the Gunpowder plot and creating a storyboard of the events that led up to it.
Week 4 - 28/09/2020
Diamond class have been continuing their work planning and researching Bridgwater carnival in preparation to begin writing their non-chronological report. In Maths we have continued to look at place value and where numbers sit on a number line up to 10 000. We have also begun learning about Hinduism, which is our topic for the Autumn term in RE. Diamond class have also enjoyed their PE this week learning a variety of skills from travelling with the ball as well as how and when to pass the ball.
Week 3 - 21/09/2020
This week we have started to learn about rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. We have learnt a rhyme to help us with our rounding work. We have also been looking at writing a non-chronological report telling everyone about the carnival. This week also saw us have our WOW day for our new topic 'Countdown to Carnival'. During this we watched the Carnival from last year looking at the entries and floats. We also created our own firework art and learnt how we can mix and build up colours to make an effective firework picture.
Week 2 - 14/09/2020
This week we have been continuing to complete work around our book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' including writing our own letters to the Crayons to persuade them to come back. We have also been playing more Maths games and went on a times table treasure hunt revising our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. This week we have also been reading our class DEAR book 'How to train your dragon' We are so excited to follow Hiccup on his journey. We have had PE and started our Music topic learning Mamma Mia from Abba.
Week 1 - 07/09/2020
This week in Diamond Class we have been settling into our new class. We have also been talking about our Lockdown experiences and talking about how we felt during this time. This week we also read 'The Day the Crayons Quit' which we are going to complete work around. We have also been playing lots of games in Maths to learn our times tables and revise topics that we covered in Year 3.
Mrs Hembery and I are looking forward to welcoming you all back and having fun with our learning.
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