Adams Home Learning 15th March 2019

Make a phone.

In science we have been learning that sound is made when an object vibrates. These vibrations travel through the air and other media as waves until they reach the outer ear.

Have a go at making a paper cup phone to show this happening. You will need two paper cups, some inelastic string or fishing wire and two paper clips. Make a hole in the base of each cup, thread through the string and tie a paper clip inside the cup to prevent the string from detaching. Pull the string taut and have one person speak into one of the cups while you listen through the other. The cups can be used to communicate over distances of up to 30m. The paper cup phone works by transmitting sound vibrations along a tightly-pulled string.

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Should we see everything in black and white?

Our new enquiry asks the big question 'should we see everything in black and white?'

During this enquiry we will be addressing other questions such as what would the world be like in black and white?, what if everything was either right or wrong?, why do we need colour? and how do we celebrate colour?. We will be exploring these concepts through art, religion and even philosophy!

Next week we will be immersing ourselves fully in the colourful celebration of Holi.

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Class Adams Update and home learning.

We have come to the end of a busy half term. We had a fantastic trip to Ryedale Folk Museum on Wednesday. Remember to look at the Malton Primary School twitter feed (@maltonprimary) to keep updated daily with what we are doing in class. 


Following our work on Anglo Saxons this half term, we would like you to consider these questions and return to school with a 30 second presentation prepared after half term. You can have written notes and/or posters and pictures to help you. You will be rewarded with house points for effort.

- would you like to have lived in the Anglo Saxon period?
- how did the Anglo Saxons change Britain?
- can you see evidence of Anglo Saxons in your lives? E.g do you do/have things that Anglo Saxons would have had/done. 
- were they vicious or victorious... or both?

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Home Learning and updates 15.2.2019

  • Please remeber to bring your Anglo Saxon costume in to wear on Tuesday for our landing.
  • We have our school trip to Ryedale Folk Museum on Wednesday please dress for the weather.
  • Some people are still bringing juice in their water bottles rather than water.
  • P.E. bags can be taken home on Thursday for washing over half term because we do not have P.E. on Friday due to innovation day.


Home Learning:

  1. TTRS
  2. Regular reading. Get an adult to ask you questions about what you have read.
  3. Spellings: 'sure'. Write a sentence for each of these spellings.
  • measure
  • treasure
  • pleasure
  • leisure
  • closure
  • enclosure
  • exposure
  • measurement
  • leisurely

Home Learning 8th February 2019


In maths we are working hard on multiplication and division. It is becoming evident to the children how important secure knoweldge of the times tables is. This week please spend some time working on those ones which you are unsure about and also on the inverse division facts. For example 2x3=6  therefore 6 divided by 2 is 3 etc. Times tables need to be secure to 12x12 in year 4 including answering questions out of sequence. Remember TTRS is ace for this!!

  1. Regular reading
  2. TTRS
  3. Spellings ch - sh or c?


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