Home Learning 18.1.2019

  1. Continue with your two week Anglo Saxon Enquiry project.
  2. TTRS
  3. Regular reading
  4. Spellings. Words ending sion



Please remeber to come to our sharing assebly on Friday 25th Januay where the children will be sharing what they have been learning in Science this term.

Paperless home learning!

This half term in class Adams we are going to be trialling paper free home learning. This will support our Eco Schools work towards reducing paper waste in school. We hope that you will support us in this by looking at the class blog each week to see what the home learning will be. See below for this week's home learning.

Three core activities will always be listed, these are

  1. .Regular reading at home. This has many benefits including: developing a positive relationship with reading that can last till adulthood, widening of vocabulary and grammar, deepening of text comprehension.
  2. .Weekly spellings. These will be looked at throughout the week including any associated spelling rules. Testing will take place on either a Thursday or Friday.
  3. .Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS). We highly recommend using this application regularly to help build up quick recall of multiplication facts. By the end of year 4 pupils are expected to know all of the times tables to x12 including associated division facts. We have seen an improvement in those pupils who already use TTRS regularly. If you have any queries please speak to either one of us.


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Were the Anglo-Saxons always vicious and victorious?

Welcome back!

Our first enquiry will find us immersed in the world of the Anglo Saxons. Launch day, our first day back, will see us dressed up in clothes from this exciting period in history. Later in the half term we will be visiting Ryedale Folk museum to experience at first hand the life of an Anglo Saxon. In literacy we will be looking at myths and legends by studying Beowulf, the the oldest surviving epic poem in the English language. Perhaps the ultimate superhero story, this epic poem has adventure, monsters, dragons, and, of course, a good hero.

In other areas of the curriculum we will be, exploring electricity in Science and getting to grips with multiplication and division in maths.

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Happy New Year!

We hope that you have all had a peaceful and happy festive break. Many thanks for all the cards and presents we received. 

We look forward to seeing you all in school next week for an exciting and packed Spring term.


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How did the First World War affect lives on the home front?

As our theme is Overcoming Challenge this half term, we have been inspired by the challenges faced by millions of people across the world during World War One. In class we have been particularly focussed on the questions of ‘How did the First World War change peoples’ lives?’ and ‘What was life like during the war for families and children on the Home Front?’ 


Amazingly, we have discovered that many women until 1914, were not in employment. However, due to the numbers of men that had to go and fight, there was no option but to ask the women to do the traditionally men’s jobs. These were roles such as factory workers, bus drivers and nurses both at home and on the front. We also used our researching skills to discover more about the women the world remembers and what they did during this time that was so important – ask us about Eva Haverfield, Elsie Inglis and Edith Cavell. There’s still more learning to do however and we’re looking forward to investigating the roles children had during this time and how their lives were affected by the war. We have also produced some lovely silhouette artwork as part of our creative Remembrance and are looking forward to sharing this with you during our landing on 7th December. 

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