Spellings Group 1
Suffix -cian ‘shuhn’
Group 2 Spellings
Timestables: Please continue with 6s and 9s.
Group 2: 3’s specifically from 5×3 – 12×3
Trip to Museum of London
Our trip on Friday was really fascinating. We were able to combine exploring the existing ruins of the London Wall with looking at the exhibited artefacts in the London Museum. Along with some really engaging models, the trip helped to develop an understanding of how our City of London has changed through periods of time the children have already studied: from Roman to Norman Britain.
Using conjunctive adverbs, we will be writing a balanced argument about whether King Arthur was historical or fictional figure. The children have examined a range of secondary sources such as poetry and monks’ chronicles to help build a better understanding. They have compared and cross-referenced the details of Arthur’s life between sources to form an opinion as to whether the sources are credible, plausible and believable. This learning culminated in a lively debate.
The children have been exploring the times tables and the correspondences/relationships between 3’s, 6’s and 5’s. This will help consolidate their rapid recall of the times tables. Remember in your practice at home that we are aiming for a rapid recall – 5 seconds per question.
We were lucky enough to be visited by Ruth, a Jewish lady who came to share her faith with us. She presented lots of information that focused on how the Torah (the Holy Book of the Judaism) influences and informs the practice of their faith. The children were able to handle and explore objects during the session and also participate in related activities.
Following on from our trip, we have learned how to design and construct nets for 3D shapes such as cuboids and triangular prisms that will form parts of models to recreate a Saxon village similar to many o the models we observed at the Museum.
Using online mapping, we will search for Saxon settlements and plot them on a map of Great Britain. We will discuss how these settlements and location relate to King Arthur’s legend.
This week the children will plan compositions using the La pentatonic (minor pentatonic skill) building on their understanding of major and minor keys. They will need to construct simple melodies and repeated patterns that centre around a home note.
We will continue with the second video of Kester’s story from the unit.
We look forward to another great week of learning.
Year 4 Team