Welcome to our class page!
Moths are one of the Year 4 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE on Wednesday mornings so will need PE kit in school. Our PE lessons include outdoor activities so warm kit is needed.
Who works in our classroom?
Teachers: Miss Fitzpatrick
TA: Mrs Wilshin
Update wb. 22nd June
I hope you are all having a lovely time in the summer sun we've been having. This week, we have been working on revising money in Maths, on using our imaginations when writing setting descriptions in English and on the end of the Egyptian Empire in theme. Next week, we will be working on statistics in Maths, creative writing in English and life processes in theme. Both classes will be holding live lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12pm and these will be recorded for children who cannot make the original slot. As before, White Rose sheets will be sent home to cover the last few topics of the term.
We wish you all the best going forward. If you have any questions about work please send them to Miss Fitzpatrick. She is now in school so replies may take a little longer to come through when she is working with the children.
Miss Orakci and Miss Fitzpatrick
Update wb. 8th June
This week, pupils are continuing to learn about Ancient Egypt as part of their theme lessons. It has been lovely to see the timelines, model pyramids and Egyptian leaflets pupils have been creating at home. If your family has created anything related to the Egyptians, we would love to see it and work can be sent in through admin or via Purple Mash's 2Email. We are also looking at healthy eating and skeletons for science. There have been some great suggestions for healthier food swaps we can make and explanations for why healthy food is good for us. If you have any recipe books at home, you could have a look through them with your children, thinking about which recipes would be healthier and why. Other good websites to use are the BBC Good Food site, which includes recipes aimed at children, with adult supervision.
In English, children are finishing off their character descriptions for fictional creatures and are practising the ball/bawl, there/their/they're and our/are homophones. There are also some grammar activities to practise sentence structure and punctuating speech. The children have nearly finished their first Purple Mash story and have been answering the quizzes on it wonderfully.
In Maths, we have moved on to addition, using the formal written method. The children are starting by recapping addition with no exchanging, before moving on to practise with exchanging. The White Rose Maths videos are voiced by teachers and show why the exchanges are completed using place value grids. The children have been working very hard to recap their arithmetic skills.
We hope you all continue to be safe and well,
Miss Orakci and Miss Fitzpatrick
Update wb. 1st June
Welcome back for the final half term of this academic year. I hope you all had a relaxing half term break. We continue to thank all parents and carers for the support they are giving their children in these challenging times.
Work is continuing to be set on Purple Mash for all pupils in Year 4. Miss Fitzpatrick will be setting and marking work for both Grasshoppers and Moths as Miss Orakci is now going to be working in school. There will continue to be a mixture of Maths, English and theme work for pupils on Purple Mash. This week in English, work is being set on the berry/bury, fair/fare and accept/except homophones; children are being asked to use Oak National Academy's videos to support them in writing character descriptions; and there will be a grammar focus on correctly using pronouns. In Maths, we are revising written multiplication and division. Children will multiply and divide up to 3 digits by 1 digit.
Additionally, I have linked to the Talk4Writing booklet on both class blogs. This booklet will support reading comprehension and inference and will support children in building up to writing their own stories. I have also emailed out the White Rose worksheets linked to our Multiplication and Division topic, these are also available for download on the class blog on Purple Mash. These worksheets support fluency and problem solving and represent the problems in different ways. I am happy to mark any of this paper work, please email it to me via admin as usual.
In theme, we are looking at healthy eating in science and are beginning to look at the Ancient Egyptians in history. If you create any work at home for this, please do email it in - we would love to see it
Thank you again for your continued support and we hope to see you all again soon.
Miss Fitzpatrick & Miss Orakci
Thank you all so much for your hard work last week as we began uploading videos to support learning on Purple Mash. We will be continuing to set work to do for Maths, English and theme on Purple Mash and will be linking to daily videos to support the children’s learning. If you are having trouble with logging in, please get in touch and I can make sure you have the correct login details. Purple Mash also has a function where children can email me, it's been lovely to see working out and baking pictures from you! The videos we are uploading will also support work on the home learning packs sent home so, if possible, I suggest children watch them to aid their learning.
The playlist of Maths videos is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhGn0c9jpOLftXG5pm5Bwl6jRTB3siadi
And the playlist for English videos is available here:
In Maths this week, we will be continuing to learn about decimals, both tenths and hundredths. This will be progressing towards learning to divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by both 10 and 100. Children should also be practising TTRockstars and Numbots.
In English, continue with your hot air balloon stories. We will also be uploading grammar tasks to support you in your wider writing and reading, so far we have uploaded tasks on fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases – the hot balloon prompt is available below and on Purple Mash.
I have also been reading Harry Potter – the playlist for all parts is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhGn0c9jpOLdcsA7LX-IfeZ8nyvTHsT4J
In addition to this, we have been setting 2 chapters of reading a week, followed by a quiz on these, as well as some spelling activities.
This week's writing task
Write a story using the image below for inspiration. Think about where the girl could be going and how she might be feeling. Remember to structure your story with a beginning, middle and end and to include lots of description.
I have created a 2do for this on purple mash if you would like to type up your story. Otherwise, you could email it to me via the admin team. I look forward to reading your wonderful stories.
Ideas for home: