Next Week’s Learning

Topic

Our topic next half term will be Mirror, Mirror. In English we will focus on poetry on our first week back. In Science we will be focusing on light, in Geography we will use geographical words to describe a place. Finally, in DT we will research what shadow puppets are.

Maths

On our first week back, we will continue to work on multiplication and division.

This Week’s Learning

Topic

This week in English we have been editing our story and we chose the best one in each class. In Geography, we have continued comparing Naples and London and in Science we have discussed what it means to carry out fair testing.

Maths

In maths this week we have been consolidating our knowledge on short division methods. We introduced remainders in the 1s and exchanging in the 10s. Make sure you keep practising your times tables.

Homework

Topic

This half term we are asking the children to produce a project. The project will run over the half-term. Children will have the choice of three different projects to do:

Build a model of a volcano

OR

Create a presentation on natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and volcanoes), detailing all the facts you know. You will then present it to the class.

OR

Imagine yourself as a survivor of a natural disaster, write a story about it. Remember to describe your feelings and emotions.

The project must be completed by Monday 24th February.

Maths

During the school week children will have the opportunity to practise their times tables. On Friday they will be tested. So please help them learn their times tables, as quick recall of the times tables is the foundation for maths and will assist your child to become a member of ‘Club 144’.

Please ensure that your child completes the Mathletics that is set each week.

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (GPS)

Please revise the year 3 and 4 spellings from the word list on page 5 of “My home school liaison book”.

Next Week’s Learning

Topic

Next week in English we will be editing and uplevelling our own story. In Science we will carry out our investigation and in Geography we will compare the physical features of Naples and London.

Maths

Next week in maths we’ll consolidate our knowledge on short division. We’ll divide a two-digit number by a one-digit number using short division (with no exchanging, with remainders in the ones and exchanging in the tens.) Make sure you practise your times tables to help you!

This Week’s Learning

Topic

This week in English we have been writing our own version of the familiar text Escape from Pompeii. In science we learned about fair testing and designed our own experiment.

In Geography we compared London and Naples using atlases and the internet.

Maths

This week in maths we multiplied 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers with exchanging in the ones and tens. Moreover, we started to solve problems by dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 and introduced the short written method for division. Make sure you keep practising your times tables!