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Rick Riordan Class

Friday 28th June

This week's spellings - Adverbials of frequency and possibility

regularly
occasionally
frequently
usually
rarely
perhaps
maybe
certainly
possibly
probably

 

Next week in English, we will begin our new writing unit - 'Save our woodlands'. We will be focusing on formal letter writing and our final written piece at the end of the topic will be a formal letter about a topical issue.

My Maths - A new task has been added. In Maths next week, we will continue learning about 'Position and direction' and begin to explore and describe translation on a grid.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Friday 21st June

My Maths - A new task has been added. In Maths next week we will be beginning our final unit 'Position and direction'. We will be exploring coordinates.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 17th June

This week's spellings - Adding the suffix -ous (Words ending in ‘y’ become ‘i’ and words ending in ‘our’ become ‘or’)

various
furious
glorious
victorious
mysterious
humorous
glamorous
vigorous
odorous
rigorous

 

Friday 14th June

My Maths - New tasks have been added.

In Maths next week, we will begin our new topic - 'Statistics'. We will be exploring charts and line graphs.

In English, we will begin our new unit - Around the World in emails: 'Dear Gran' For our final piece of writing in the unit, we will be writing an email (or series of emails) to a relative recounting a trip to another
country. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 10th June

This week's spellings - Adding the suffix -ous (No definitive root word)

tremendous
enormous
jealous
serious
hideous
fabulous
curious
anxious
obvious
gorgeous

 

Friday 7th June

The children have all had a great first week back after half term and are excited to get going on our new topic - 'The Amazing Americas'! As always, children are encouraged to bring in any books or research to share with us in class. 

My Maths - New tasks have been added. In Maths next week, we will continue exploring shape, including polygons and symmetry.

In English, we have started our new unit. Our model text is a poem and we have enjoyed reading 'The Tropics'. We are in the process of performing the poem in small groups to Mrs Palmer and her year 1 class. Our final piece of writing will be our own poems.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 3rd June

This week's spellings - Adding the suffix -ous (No change to root word)

dangerous
poisonous
mountainous
joyous
synonymous
hazardous
riotous
perilous
momentous
scandalous

 

Friday 24th May

This week in maths we have explored time in the form of analogue and digital clocks, including both the 12 and 24 hour format. To consolidate the children's learning, I have added a 'My Maths' task. I have suggested to the children that they could practise telling the time and if they are going on a journey, calculating how long the journey takes etc. The Multiplication check is fast approaching, remember to keep practising little and often!

I hope you have a lovely half term break!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Friday 17th May

What a busy week we have had! We could not be any prouder of our fabulous year 4s! They represented All Saints' amazingly at Whitemoor Lakes; their outstanding conduct and enthusiasm was not just noted by ourselves but the staff at the centre too - myself, Mrs Ridley, Miss Wilson and Mr Minor came back to school full of pride! All the children pushed themselves and had a go at all of the fabulous activities. Congratulations and well done year 4 for your amazing achievements, we made lots of lovely memories 😊

Now back to reality!

My Maths - New tasks have been added. In Maths next week, we will be starting our new topic - Time. We will be using the analogue, digital and 24 hour clock to explore and measure time.

Spellings - (a little delayed, therefore our quiz will be towards the end of the week)

Words ending in -ar/ -er

calendar
grammar
regular
particular
peculiar
popular
consider
remember
quarter
integer

I hope you all have a lovely, restful weekend - hopefully with some sunshine!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 6th May 

This week's spellings - Adding the prefix non- (meaning ‘not’)

non-stick
non-stop
non-starter
non-smoker
nonsense
non-fiction
non-drip
non-violent
non-profit
non-believer

 

Friday 3rd May

My Maths - A new task has been added. 

In Maths next week, we will be calculating and solving problems with money.

Next week, our new model text in English is 'Amazing Animals: The Artic Fox'. We will be learning about the features of non-fiction reports and our final written piece at the end of the unit will be to produce our own report about an artic animal.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 29th April

This week's spellings - Adding the prefix ex- (meaning ‘out’ )

exit
extend
explode
excursion
exchange
export
exclaim
expel
external
exterior

 

Friday 26th April

My maths - A new task has been added.

Next week in maths. we will be started our new topic - 'Money'. We will begin by writing money using decimals and explore comparing and calculating amounts. Any practical experience the children can have at home exploring money, including problem solving by adding amounts and giving change, will be really useful.

On Monday, I am hoping to take our science lesson to the wildlife area. Please can children bring wellies of a change of shoes in a carrier bag, it can be a little muddy in the forest area!

Spellings - unfortunately, I had a few technical issues trying to load the spellings onto the website on Monday! The children were all given a paper copy but just incase this didn't get home, please see below!

Adding the prefix auto- (meaning ‘self’ or ‘own’)

autograph
autobiography
automatic
autofocus
autocorrect
autopilot
autopsy
automobile
autonomy
autocue

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Friday 19th April

My Maths - a new task has been added. 

In Maths next week, we will be comparing and ordering decimals. We will also be rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and exploring halves and quarters as decimals.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 15th April

This week's spellings - Adding the prefix anti- (meaning ‘against’)

antiseptic

anticlockwise

antisocial

antidote

antibiotic

antivenom

anti-ageing

antifreeze

antiperspirant

antigravity

 

Friday 12th April

Welcome Back!

It is hard to believe we are now one week into our final term together as year 4! We are looking forward to a busy summer term with hopefully some sunny days! 

This half term we will be learning about the Ancient Maya. Children are encouraged to bring in any books or research to share with us in class. 

My Maths - New tasks have been added.

In Maths next week, we will be dividing 1 and 2-digit numbers by 100 and exploring making wholes with tenths and hundredths. We will also begin to partition decimals.

As discussed at parents' evening, children should continue to practise time tables. If they wish to use the 'try it out' test, passwords and PINs will expire at 4pm each day.

Times tables games - Learn them all here!

Next week, our new model text in English is 'The tale of Johnny Appleseed'. We will be learning about the features of legends and our final written piece at the end of the unit will be to retell a North American legend.

Thank you for your continuous support. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 8th April

This week's spellings - adding the prefix inter-

(meaning ‘between’ or ‘among’)

interact
interfere
intercity
international
intermediate
internet
intergalactic
interrupt
intervene
interlude

 

Friday 15th March

My Maths - a new task has been added.

In Maths next week, we will be introducing decimals. We will be exploring tenths as fractions, decimals, on place value charts and on number lines.

On Monday afternoon we will be walking to All Saints' Church for our whole school Easter Worship. Please can children bring a coat, just in case the weather is unkind!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 11th March

This week's spellings -

Word families based on common words, showing how words are
related in form and meaning.

phone
phonics
microphone
telephone
homophone
real
reality
realistic
unreal
realisation

 

Friday 8th March

My Maths - A new task has been added.

Next week in Maths, we will continue exploring subtracting fractions.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 4th March

This week's spellings - Words with a ‘soft c’ spelt with ‘ci’

circle
decide
medicine
exercise
special
cinema
decimal
accident
city
citizen

 

Friday 1st March 

My Maths - a new task has been added. Please continue to encourage children to practise their times tables - little and often!

Times tables games and songs 1-12 - BBC Bitesize

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

Times tables Speed Test X - Timestables.co.uk 

In Maths next week, we will be adding and subtracting fractions. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 26th February

Words with a ‘soft c’ spelt with ‘ce’

centre
century
certain
recent
experience
sentence
notice
celebrate
ceremony
certificate

Friday 23rd February

My Maths - a new task has been added. Please continue to encourage children to practise their times tables - little and often!

Times tables games and songs 1-12 - BBC Bitesize

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

Times tables Speed Test X - Timestables.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

In Maths next week, we will be exploring and converting proper and improper fractions. 

Monday 19th February

This week's spellings - Words with the /s/ sound spelt with ‘sc’

science
crescent
discipline
fascinate
scent
scissors
ascent
descent
scientist
scenery

Monday 5th February

Adding the prefix sub- (meaning ‘under’) and adding the prefix super-
(meaning ‘above’)

submerge
subheading
submarine
subordinate
subway
superman
supervise
supersede
superpower
superhuman

 

Friday 2nd February

My Maths - New tasks have been set.

In Maths next week, we will be finding the perimeter of polygons and beginning to learn about fractions beyond 1 whole.

We are looking forward to sharing our year 4 learning journey (so far) with you on Thursday morning! We would welcome and cakes/biscuits to share. Fruit juices be available. We will be collecting any donations for our new library.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 29th January

More nouns ending in the suffix -ation

creation
radiation
indication
ventilation
relegation
dedication
demonstration
abbreviation
translation
vibration

 

Friday 26th January

My Maths - A new task has been set.

In maths next week, we will be exploring finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 22nd January

This week's spellings - Nouns ending in
the suffix '-ation'

information
adoration
sensation
preparation
education
location
exaggeration
concentration
imagination
organisation

 

Friday 19th January

My Maths - New tasks have been added.

In Maths next week, we will be completing the Multiplication and Division unit. We will begin our Length and Perimeter topic, exploring measuring in kilometres and metres.

We are starting to build a collection of Viking longships in the classroom, they really do look fabulous!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 15th January

This week's spellings - Homophones and near homophones.

cereal
serial
check
cheque
through
threw
draft
draught
stares
stairs

Friday 12th January

My Maths - A new task has been set.

Times Table Rock Stars - The children have all been given their log in details, please let me know if they are having any problems accessing their account.

In Maths next week, we will be dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We will also be exploring correspondence problems and efficient multiplication strategies.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Tuesday 9th January

Happy New Year!

The Children have quickly settled back into school routines and we have had a lovely start to the year. We have got a busy and exciting term ahead!

Our topic this term is 'The Anglo Saxons and Vikings'. I would like to set the children a challenge - Can you make a model of a Viking longship? You will need to research the key features of the boat. Think about the recyclable materials you could use, for example plastic bottles or cardboard boxes. When children have completed their model, they may bring it into school for us to display.

PE this half term is hockey and gymnastics. As we found out today, outdoor PE can be a little chilly this time of year! Children may wear gloves and extra layers for hockey on Tuesdays

Children should continue to practise their times tables - we will have a weekly quiz on a Friday.

 This week's spellings - Homophones and near homophones

accept
except
affect
effect
aloud
allowed
weather
whether
whose
who’s

 

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Friday 15th December

My Maths - A new task has been added.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Friday 8th December

My Maths - A new task has been added. 

In Maths next week, we will be dividing numbers by 10 and 100. We will also be exploring related multiplication and division facts.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 4th December

This week's spellings - Words with ‘ough’
to make a long /o/, /oo/ or /or/ sound

though
although
dough
through
breakthrough
thought
bought
brought
fought
ought

 

Friday 1st December

My Maths - A new task has been added.

Next week in Maths, we will be multiplying numbers by 10 and 100. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 27th November

This week's spellings - Words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt with ‘cian’

(if root word ends in ‘c’ or ‘cs’)

musician
politician
electrician
magician
mathematician
dietician
statistician
technician
clinician
beautician

 

Friday 24th November

My Maths - New tasks have been set.

In Maths next week, we will be multiplying three numbers and exploring factors and factor pairs.

Another website below for more times table games!

Times Tables Games for 7 to 11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

On Monday, we are starting a new English unit. We will be exploring a Greek Myth - Echo and Narcissus. If children have any other Greek myths at home, it would be lovely if they could bring them into school for us to share.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 20th November

This week's spellings - Words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt
with ‘tion’ (if root word ends in ‘te’ or ‘t' / or has no definite root)

invention
injection
action
question
mention
attraction
translation
devotion
position
solution

Friday 17th November

My Maths - A new task has been added.

Next week in Maths, we will be exploring the 11 and 12 times table and division facts.

Times tables collection - BBC Teach

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 13th November

This week's spellings:

Words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt with ‘ssion’

(if root word ends in
‘ss’ or ‘mit’)

expression
discussion
confession
permission
admission
transmission
possession
profession
depression
impression

Friday 10th November

My maths - a new task has been added.

In Maths next week, we will be exploring the 7 times table and division facts.

We have a busy week next week!

On Monday afternoon, as part of our Geography topic we are hoping to walk to the village shops to help us draw a sketch map of the local area.

Reminder - Bikeabilty on Tuesday. Children will need coats and I think gloves will be a good idea! Children should walk into school with their bikes through the usual gate, they will leave them outside the mobile - I will explain this to the children.

On Wednesday, the whole school will celebrate Diwali! We will all be making clay Diva lamps.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th November

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely half term break, the children were excited to be back today with lots to share about their holidays. We have an extremely busy time ahead as we get ready for our Christmas celebrations!

This half term our topic is 'Land Use'. We will be out and about in the village, studying our local environment and drawing maps - hopefully the weather will be kind to us!

Children should continue to practise times tables little and often to develop their confidence and rapid recall of all times table facts. The website below is excellent to prepare the children for the statutory 'Multiplication Tables Check' at the end of the year.

Multiplication Tables Check - 2023 - Timestables.co.uk

On Thursday morning, as part of our RE topic, we will be visiting Alrewas Methodist Church, please can children bring a coat to school.

This week's Spellings:

Words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt with ‘sion’

(if root word ends in ‘se’, ‘de’ or ‘d’)

expansion
extension
comprehension
tension
corrosion
supervision
fusion
conclusion
persuasion
suspension

 

 

Friday 20th October

My Maths - New tasks have been added.

In Maths next week, we will be exploring 'Area'.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

Monday 16th October 

This week's spellings - words ending with /shun/ spelt 'sion'

division

invasion

confusion

decision

collision

television

revision

erosion

inclusion

explosion

 

Friday 13th October

My Maths - A new task has been added. 

In Maths next week, we will be completing our addition and subtraction unit, including efficient subtraction, estimating answers and checking strategies. We will also be focusing on our 12 times table.

KS2 Maths: The 12 Times Table with Chirpy Cockerel - BBC Teach

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 9th October

This weeks spellings - homophones

medal

meddle

missed

mist

bored

board

which

witch

seen 

scene

How many more homophones can you think of?

 

Friday 6th October

We had a fabulous time at Dovedale on Tuesday, the children were extremely well behaved and I was proud to take them out of school. Photographs to follow!

My Maths - A new task has been set.

In Maths next week, we will be adding and subtracting two 4-digit numbers with exchanges.

On Wednesday afternoon, to support our learning in RE this half term, we will be visiting All Saints' Church. As the weather can be quite temperamental, please can children bring a coat to school.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 2nd October

This week's spellings - adding the prefixes 'ir' and 'il'

illegal

illegible

illogical

illiterate

illicit

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible

irrational

irresistible

 

Friday 29th September

My Maths - New tasks have been set.

In Maths next week, we will be adding two 4-digit numbers. We will also be focusing on the 7 times table facts.

KS2 Maths: The 7 Times Table with Moonbeam - BBC Teach

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 25th September

This week's spellings - adding the prefix 'im' before a root word beginning with 'm' or 'p'.

immature

immeasurable

impossible

immortal

imperfect

impatient

immovable

impolite

important

improper

 

Friday 22nd September

My Maths - A new task has been added.

In Maths next week, we will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. We will also be focusing on the 9 times table. Follow the link below to practise in an active and fun way!

KS2 Maths: The 9 Times Table - BBC Teach

The children enjoyed their visit from the dentist this week and we are now looking forward to our visit to Dovedale! (Children should have brought a letter home today).

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 18th September

This week's spellings - adding the prefix 'in-'

inactive

incorrect

inaccurate

insecure

indefinite

incomplete

infinite

inedible

inability

indecisive

 

Friday 15th September

My Maths - A new task has been set.

Remember, the website below is great for practising times tables. Little and often is best!

Times tables Speed Test X - Timestables.co.uk

 In Maths next week, we will be exploring number lines, including comparing and ordering numbers up to 10,000. We will also be introducing Roman numerals.

Next week, as part of our Science topic, we will be having a visit from a dentist. He will be talking to the children about how to keep our teeth healthy.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Monday 11th September 

This week's spellings, spelling /aw/ with 'augh' and 'au'

caught

naughty

taught

daughter

autumn

clause

cause

astronaut

applaud

author

 

 

Friday 8th September

The children have all had a fantastic first week in Year 4 and have coped extremely well with the high temperatures! 

My Maths - A new task has been set.

The website below is great for practising times tables.

Times tables Speed Test X - Timestables.co.uk

In Maths next week, we will continue learning about number and place value, including representing and partitioning numbers to 10,000.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Lewis 😊

 

Welcome to Year 4 – Rick Riordan! 

We would like to welcome you all to Year 4, we have an exciting and busy year ahead of us and the children are all ready to embrace all learning opportunities and challenges.  Our class name is ‘Rick Riordan’, it was chosen because “being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible, it means you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s right!”.

 

Class Teacher – Mrs Lewis

Year 3 and 4 Learning Support Assistants – Miss Beaumont

 

Within this letter, are some of the routines and expectations we encourage in Year 4. We would appreciate your support in promoting these and hope that you find this advice helpful and informative. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child this year!

 

Our Day

8:45 am: Learning begins! The gate will be open from 8.35am and children may come straight to the classroom from this time ready to start lessons at 8.45am.

12:15 pm: End of morning session.

1:00 pm: Afternoon session begins.

3:15 pm: End of school day. The children have been reminded not to leave school if they cannot see their adult, please inform us if somebody different is collecting them from school.

 

Reading:

Children will read in school, both as an individual and in groups.  We also ask that children aim to read for 10 minutes each day at home and complete at least 3 reading entries but aim to complete 5 as part of their homework routine. The children will be shown how to complete a reading entry in order to help their understanding. We value your contribution too, please record any comments or questions regarding your child’s reading in their diary.

 

Children are welcome to select books from the class library or choose their own from home. Those who are not quite ready for free reading will continue with the school reading scheme and progress through each stage until they have acquired the skills needed to make the transition. If your child is not a free reader, in addition to their self-chosen book they will also bring home a banded reading book, these will be changed once a week on a Monday. Books should be brought into school every day.

 

Homework:

Homework will be set in order to consolidate children’s learning and understanding. We ask that you encourage and support your child to complete these tasks. By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of the times tables facts; they will complete the national multiplication check in the final summer half term. Regular practise will ensure they are prepared and any games they can play at home to learn and quickly recall times tables in random order will support them. Additional Maths homework will be uploaded on to ‘My Maths’ every Friday. Spellings will be set on a Monday.

 

Foundation Curriculum:

This half term we will be learning about counties and cities of the UK with a focus on the Derbyshire Dales. In DT we are learning about food and nutrition. Our science focus is ‘Animals including humans’. We encourage children to research our topics at home and share their findings within class.

 

Physical Education

The children will be involved in two PE sessions a week. We ask that kit is clearly labelled and worn on that day. Outdoor PE activities will be on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Friday.

 

PE kit:

Trainers

Navy jogging bottoms or leggings/shorts.

White t-shirt and Navy sweatshirt/jumper.

Earrings - if your child cannot remove these independently, they should not be worn on PE days.

Long hair should be tied back.

 

Break Time Snacks

Children are welcome to bring in a healthy snack for the morning breaktime. We are a nut free school so please ensure any snacks do not contain nuts. Snacks are not to be shared with other children as there are a number of children with specific food allergies.

 

All children should bring a school water bottle to school. Water bottles are available from the office for a small fee.

 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am more than happy to meet with you if you have any queries or concerns and equally to share your child’s success stories!

I can be contacted via email – alewis@allsaints-alrewas.staffs.sch.uk (I will aim to respond to emails between 8am and 5.30pm during work days).

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Lewis

 

Support for Parents:

hope parent support june 24 healthy self image.pdf

 

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