Maths homework needs to be completed and recorded/signed in their homework book 3 times per week. IWPS little things is non-compulsory homework to enhance what they are learning in school. We love seeing their creations either in school, in their homework book or on twitter (#iwpslittlethings).
Our first two days back after the Easter holidays were very exciting! Each class spent a day at Yeadon Tarn doing canoeing, orienteering and probem solving. The children absolutely loved it and it was fantastic to see them getting stuck in and really involved with every activity.
We have had a brilliant start to the Summer Term in year 4. We have settled into our learning and are progressing well throughout the curriculum.
This term we will be working on measurement (including money), time, statistics and geometry. The children are given weekly homework to support their learning in school. The main focus of our homework is learning their times tables fluently. Each week we try and test the children on their times tables to gain leaves on the multiplication tree! This will help with lots of other areas of their maths learning in school.
We often link our writing and reading to our topics. The class text for Summer 1 is 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. Our whole class guided reading sessions guide the children through the story, develiping the key skills of word reading and in particular, comprehension. The class text for Summer 2 is 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman.
In writing we are learning about writing for a range of different purposes:
- Diary entry - The Romans are invading!
- Writing an application to be in the Roman army.
- Creative writing - discovering a time portal!
Our Topic for Summer 1 is The Romans and Summer 2 is Volcanoes
- Romans - How did they end up in Britain? What did the Romans do for us? What was it like to be in the Roman army?
- Volcanoes - Why do volcanoes erupt? Where are volcanoes located?