Where has this year gone?

All of a sudden our last week in Class Adams is approaching. All the children have had a fantastic year and grown in so many different ways. This week the children will be very busy:

  • creating their recycled art installation (parents are welcome to come and help Mon/Tues from 2.30)
  • taking part in the House Krypton Factor style afternoon. They can bring in a change of clothes in house colours on Thursday afternoon.
  • Some children have asked to bring in their musical instruments on Thursday. This is fine as long as they have permission from their parents and also take full responsibility for it while it is in school.
  • On Thursday they may bring in one game e.g. a board game to play during the morning.

 

Hope you are all enjoying the weather.

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Where Does All the Water Go?

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Exciting News!

mp 1mp 2mp 3On Friday we were pleased to welcome Mr Kevin Hollingrake MP for Ryedale into Class Adams. He came in to see our enquiry presentation about the Industrial Revolution. He was treated to a 'quiz', facts and information and finally a song. His response in twitter simply said 'Totally brilliant!'

 

Our Trip!

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What's happening this half term?

Class Adams are now well-involved with their enquiry into The Industrial Revolution. We are trying hard to get to grips with a huge period of time involving rapid change. We have investigated the population boom, the change to the landscape and the inventions that made such change possible. Over the next few weeks we will be making this more local and asking 'How did the Industrial Revolution affect Malton?' We will then be sharing our learning with some very important people whose names we are keeping secret for now!! Super exciting!
 
Homework
Please do some research and create a poster, powerpoint, shoebox or presentation dressed as an inventor of the Age based on some of the key ideas from the Industrial Revolution. You could visit a museum such as Saltaire, The National Coal Mining Museum or York Castle Museum and then tell us about that.  Please be ready to present this to class in the week beginning 20th May.
 
Some important areas to research may be
  • factories
  • famous inventors or change-makers such as Richard Arkwright, Titus Salt, James Watt, Dr Barnardo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel or anyone else who you think is important and interesting.
  • Children in the Industrial Revolution - you will be amazed!
  • Changes to transport
  • Changes to farming
Spelling
For the next two weeks we will be focussing on verbs and spelling them correctly in all their tenses.
 
Generally these fall under the following rules :-
 
Past tense - add ed (jumped, showed) / add d if the verb already ends with an e (explored, proved) / remove y and add ied if the verb ends with a y (married, hurried) / double the final consonant before adding -ed if the verb has a short vowel sound (skipped, flopped)
Irregular past tense verbs - There are hundred of these and they all need learning, they follow no pattern - threw, did, read, wrote, taught, fought, 
​Present tense - the verb in its original form - notice, look, create, crumble, hurry, watch
 
Present continuous - add ing even if there is a y (jumping, marrying, looking) / remove e and add ing (exploding, calculating) / double the final consonant before adding ing if the verb has a short vowel sound (running, begging)
Present perfect - the event has finished and been completed. These forms often follow the past tense but there are some irregular ones too.
  • Has lived: She has lived here all her life.
  • Have written: They have written three letters already.
  • Have worked: I have worked here since I graduated school.
  • Has done: He has finished his homework.
  • Have been: We have been to Canada.
  • Has forgotten: She has forgotten her folder
 
 
 
Also, after half term we will be beginning an enquiry based on rivers and creating some artwork. Please can you keep anything that you think may be able to be used in a piece of recycled art sculpture rather than throwing it away. So far we are thinking nets from oranges, bubble wrap, newspaper, plastic bags. Surplus netting would be super-helpful.
Basically any rubbish which can be weaved, moulded or reformed and please make sure it's clean!
 
Exciting times in class Adams!

Welcome back

Welcome back after the Easter break We hope you have all had a good rest and are ready for your last term in Year 4. This term will fly by so we all need to be focused and ready to learn during these coming weeks.

Home Learning 3rd May 

Maths: We have just finished our topic on fractions and decimals. We have sent home a sheet tonight to complete which covers many of the areas we have looked at.

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