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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Happy Easter!

Well we have come to the end of another very busy term. We started with our Anglo Saxon enquiry and an amazing trip to Ryedale Folk museum, we have explored Spring festivals including Easter and Holi. We have even created our own Pop Art designs.

In maths we have been looking at multiplication and division, areas, fractions and decimals.

We look forward to another great term in the Summer as we lead up to Year 5!

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Plastic Aware week

As you know next week is not only the last week of term but also the school are taking part in plastic aware week. As part of our activities we will be making bird feeders from single use water bottles. Can your child please bring in a single use 500ml size bottle by Thursday for this activity. Don't worry if you do not have one as we will have some spares here. Hopefully they will be able to bring home a completed feeder to use at home over the Summer months.

 

Home learning:

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Home Learning 29th March 2019

  1. This week for home learning your child will be brininging home a sheet with the non-chronological report about Spring festivals to learn for Monday.
  2. Maths - also some fraction work. Please support your child in these activities. The maths need not come back to school but should be completed to consolidate the work we have been doing in class this week.
  3. Regular reading
  4. TTRS
  5. Spellings - homophones or near homophones

plain/plane

rain/rein/reign

scene/seen

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