Sunday, 10 December 2017


We recently took part in BikeAbility training

Golden Leaves

This week our Golden Leaves went to Tyler M and Macey-Jayne for their contributions to our work on First Aid.

On the 17th November we selected Tyler S and Tegan for their book reviews.
Last week we selected; Maya, Ben, Logan, Lexi and Maddie for the sensible and mature way they represented our school during the week.

Homework 8th 15th December

Research or visit a Christian church. Find out about the different parts inside a church and what they are used for, e.g. font, altar, lectern pulpit.​
English: Something lost
Write a description about how you felt when you lost a treasured possession. 
If you have not lost a treasured belonging use your imagination to describe how you would feel.​
Maths: Time
Practise telling the time using both analogue and digital clocks.
Collect examples of practical uses of time, e.g. photos of shop opening times, TV schedules, bus timetables​..
100 Word Challenge
This week we have a video prompt. You can view the video here


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Homework 1st - 8th December

1. Science Biography
Research and create a biography for one of the following scientists;
Charles Drew
William Harvey
Louis Pasteur
Edward Jenner

2.100 Word Challenge 13
The prompt for this week is:
....the tiger was blocking our escape...
You must include the above phrase exactly as it is.

3 Maths Measures
Complete the attached sheets 'Classroom Refit' and 'In the pool'

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017

Homework 17th - 24th November Updated

English Homework - Information Text

Research how a piece of technology works, e.g. a television, a microwave, x-box, a hairdryer.

Present your findings as an information text.
Include clear explanations with sub-headings, instructions and a labelled diagram.

Maths Homework.

Share your knowledge of fractions by producing a poster for a Year 4 child. Remember all the vocabulary and rules you have learnt.

100 Word Challenge.
The challenge this week is to write about this picture. 
Things to think about:
  • Who is it?
  • What are they doing there?
  • Should you be afraid?
  • What is the climax of your story?

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Homework 10th to 17th November (updated)

There are 3 tasks to complete this week:

·        Write a book review
·        Fractions (complete at least one sheet - see below)

·        100 Word Challenge 
This week we are looking at using clauses and commas.
The prompt is:

…but where would we hide it all?…

Things to think about:
 > What is the ‘all’ referred to?
 >  Where is it now?
 >  Why does it have to be moved?

Remember you must use the words in the prompt exactly as they are.

How to write a book review.

Below is a list of questions about your book. If you answer them carefully and in detail, your answers will form a detailed book review which gives your opinion of the book.
Answer in sentences to form paragraphs under the following headings rather than numbering your answers or using bullets points.

What happened in the story?
What was the story about?
What length of time did the book cover?
Was what happened unusual? Ordinary?
What was the opening of the story like? Exciting? Slow? Dramatic? Dull?
How did the events of the story follow on from each other?

Who were the main characters?
What were they like?
Were they described in much detail?
Which character did you find the most interesting? Give a specific reason for your answer
Did this character change as the story developed? How?
What kind of relationships and / or conflicts were there?

Comments on style
Was the story written in the first or third person? (‘I’ or ‘he’ / ‘she’)
How important was this to the story?
Was the setting described in detail?
Were feelings described in detail?
Was it a good story? Why?
What was your favourite moment in the story? Why?
Where there any moments (or characters) that might have been improved? If so, what changes would you make?

Do you think the author had a particular reason for telling the story?
How did you feel during and after reading it?
Do you think you learned anything from the book about people or life?
Would you recommend this book? Give one​convincing reason why!
Would you read other books by the same author?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Golden Leaves

 This week our awards went to:

Well done to both.

Homework 3rd to 10th November updated

In English we have been working on writing reports for the last couple of weeks, so we would like you to write a report about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Unlike most reports you are allowed to use the past tense (you are writing about an historical event).
Your report should tell us:
* When the plot was planned
* Who was involved
* Where the attack was to take place
* Why they were plotting
* How they were going to carry out the attack
* What went wrong
Your report should be between 200 and 400 words long. It must be written in sentences and organised into paragraphs.


In Maths we are developing our multiplication skills so we would like you to use Math Magician to prove you know your tables by saving a certificate for each times table.

This week's 100 Word Challenge due in in Saturday 11th November.
In keeping with the season, this week we have a very strange photograph. What's happening? Does it show ghosts out shopping? Where have they come from? Are they dangerous?

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Half Term Homework

Apart from a new 100 Word Challenge each Sunday, we are not setting any new homework over half term.Those of you who have missing pieces of work have a chance to catch up. 
You should also be;
  • reading every day
  • using the English and Maths resources on our blog (see the links at the top of this page)
  • Working on Sumdog & Xtramath
  • Working on Word Mania.
Ask for login details if you have forgotten them (use Edmodo or email me)