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It has been a privilege to welcome The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield into school, and Mrs Wedgwood , CEO St. Chad’s Academy Trust to formally open and bless our new extension.

Autumn Term

Home Learning Week Commencing 13th December 2021

 

This week in class our learning is centered around Christmas.  We are doing lots of activities such as making Christmas card's, a 2022 Calendar and various Christmas decorations.  Click on the ppt below and have a go.

If you don't have the resources at home please let us know and we can create a pack for you to collect.

Week commencing 6th December 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This week in maths, our focus has been on learning our 7 and 9 multiplication tables as well as solving related problems.  The children are becoming more confident with their knowledge.

 

In English, we have been building upon our previous knowledge of instruction texts to write an instruction on 'How to train your dragon'.  

 

We had a fabulous time in gymnastics using all the apparatus to travel in different ways, different heights as well as jumping and landing safely.

 

In Science, we were learning about invertebrates and went on an invertebrate hunt around the school  grounds. 


 

Homework this week is maths, the children are to complete pages 20 & 21 and return to school no later than 15th December.

Spellings:
expansion
extension
comprehension
tension
suspension
exclusion
provision
explosion
erosion
invasion

Week Commencing 22 November 2021

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

In maths this week, we have been learning to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 using a place value chart. This has enabled the children to make some basic generalisations about some multiplication facts such as when you multiply a factor by 0 the product will always be 0.

In English, we have been writing in the first person to complete our diary entries about catching our own dragon. We have been adding a little drama by pretending to crawl on our tummies through dark twisty tunnels with our dragon baskets on our backs.

In science, we have been grouping different animals into categories such as 'lives on land', 'lives in/on water', 'has legs', 'doesn't have legs', 'lays eggs', 'lives in trees' etc. The children have been learning lots of super facts about different animals.

 

In PE, we have been doing more dance routines using 'Just Dance'.



 

 

Homework this week is maths. The children are to complete pages 37 and 38, and return to school no later than Wednesday 1st December.

Spellings:
chef
chalet
machine
brochure
parachute
chute
chaperone
chandelier
crochet
quiche

 

Week commencing 15th November 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has been interfaith week and Year 4 have been learning about Hinduism. We have learned about some of the different gods and their purposes; taken a virtual tour around a Mandir and listened to the story of Rama and Sita which links into the celebration of Diwali. In PE we created our own Diwali dance routines based on the 5 days of Diwali (these will shortly be on our webpage). In art we drew our own interpretation of a Hindu god, created our own Rangoli design, and sculpted and painted our own diya light holder.


 

In maths, we have been completing our unit on perimeter. Rectilinear shapes were a little bit tricky as we kept forgetting to calculate the distance of the missing side. We ended the unit with an out door session in which the children used different tools to measure perimeter around the playground and a Kahoot! quiz which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Week Commencing 8th November

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This week in English the children have been writing a recount of a video they watched  about a dragon slayer (you can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_f3AtPfuiw).  They have been trying to independently include all the skill we have been learning in their writing.

 

In maths, we have been learning about measurement.  We have been learning to convert between different units of measure such as cm to mm, m to cm, km to m.  The children have found the conversion a little tricky especially when dealing with different units of measure in a question such as 6cm + 90mm but after lots of practise we are getting there.

 

In PE we were using just dance to learn some different dance routines, by the end of the session lots of red, hot sweaty faces (including my own) told me that we'd had a good workout.

Homework this week is maths, children are to complete pages 15 and 16 and return to school no later than Wednesday 17th November.

 

Spellings this week are:
sadly
completely 
wildly
bravely
gently
foolishly
proudly
horribly
nervously
happily

 

Week commencing 1 November 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our week began with a Teams meeting with the local Councillor, Mr Jeremy Pert who spoke with the children about his role and the different areas that he provides support to the local community. The children were surprised to learn of his involvement in the school getting the 3G pitch as well as the facilities at the Eccleshall Eagles. The children asked some very good questions about support for our local areas including more cycle ways to benefit the environment.

 

This week in maths, we have been learning about using equivalent measurements such as mm and cm as well as cm and m.

In English we have been finishing our explanation text on the digestive system and have written up our final draft in our science books. The children have been very proud of their finished work.

In PE this half term we are doing gymnastics. We started with balance and the children really enjoyed putting together a routine of different balance. There were some adventurous children. Please take a look at the photos on our web page.

 

Homework this week is English, the children are to complete pages 18 and 27 of their English books and return to school no later than Wednesday 10th November.

Spellings this week are:
adoration
admiration
coronation
detonation
observation
location
generation
exploration
combination
illustration

 

Week commencing 18th October 2011

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week in maths, we have been using column subtraction with exchange (that's carrying and borrowing in old terms). We have also started on estimating, which the children have found a little tricky mainly because they are not dealing with accurate answers. We have been using rounding to the nearest multiple of 100 or 1000 to help us estimate. If there are any opportunities to estimate over the half term, please encourage your child to give it a go as real life purpose for doing so will help support their understanding.

In English, we have been learning about fronted adverbials, the children were a little unsure at first but are starting to get the hang of it now.

In science, we finished our investigation on tooth decay and concluded that too many fizzy drinks are not good for our teeth. Today we completed the experiment with the disclosing tablets. The children had a lot of fun seeing their mouth turn blue.

 

PE - practising our attacking and defending skills

Our spellings over half term are:

Information
sensation
preparation
vibration
decoration
donation
duration
registration
population
determination



 

We have a viking themed project for over the half term. Please complete at least one project.

Finally, the children have settled in brilliantly this half term and I am very proud of their achievements but I can see that they are tired and deserve a well earned break. I wish you all a great half term and look forward to seeing you in November.

Week Commencing 11 October 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week in maths, we have been completing our work on column addition with exchange and we have begun column subtraction. In English, we have been identifying the features of an explanation text as we are going to write about how the digestive system works. In PE we have been practising our attack and defending skills with invasion games.

 

In science, we had a virtual visit from a dentist (from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham) who spoke with the children about teeth and the importance of looking after them by minimising snacks and brushing our teeth twice a day. We have begun an enquiry into which drinks can cause tooth decay. We have placed 3 eggs into 3 cups and covered them with tea, coke and water. We are going to observe the effects of the drink on the egg over the course of the week to see if the shell of the egg is affected.

 

This week's homework is maths, pages 13 and 14 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 20th October.

Spelling this week are:
calendar
appear
believe
grammar
increase
interest
opposite
straight
strength
women

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me via the office

Week Commencing 4th October 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This week we have been celebrating World Space Week. Each day we have been trying to incorporate space into our learning. On Monday we tested our reaction skills to see if we were quicker than the speed of light. On Tuesday we wrote a Kenning themed space poem and painted a space picture (these have made a stunning display). Yesterday we tested our muscle strength by doing crab races in PE as well as learning how to draw an astronaut. Today we have been learning about satellites, we then designed and built our own 3-D models

Strengthening our muscles by crab walking as a warm up before practising our dribbling, defending and tackling skills.

Week commencing 27th September 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

In maths this week, we have been learning about negative numbers (Mrs Scaife, has had to give away many team points for using the word minus instead of negative!) and Roman numerals.  If you happen to see any examples of Roman numerals (clocks, books, at the end of a TV programme) in our everyday lives please do point them out to your child.

 

Making a negative number line and testing each other on it

In English, we have been focusing on word classes, in particular nouns and pronouns. At first, the children found personal and possessive pronouns quite tricky but they now seem to be getting the hang of it.

We have had another week of exciting science as the children have been introduced to the different types of teeth and their functions. If you have an opportunity please ask them to tell you all about it. Next week we will be looking at how to look after our teeth.

 

In PE, we played invasion games to practise our turning, listening and speed skills.  

This week's homework is maths, Pages 5 and 6 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 6th October.

This week's spellings focus on the prefix sub'

submarine
subject
subway
submerge
subtropical
subdivide
subheading
substandard
subtitle
submit

 

Spellings are checked every Friday, please ensure spelling books are brought into school on this day.

Week Commencing 20th September 2021

 

In maths this week, we have been learning how to compare 4 digit numbers as well as being able to find 1000 more or less than a given number.

 

In English we are continuing to work on our non-chronological report.  This week we have been focusing on turning our research into well structured paragraphs.

 

In Science we replicated the process of digestion using household objects.  The children had a fantastic time although some found it revolting.  Please see the attached document if you would like to replicate this at home with your child.

 

 

In PE we continued with our football skills.  The children were delighted when Miss Barker conceded a goal against Joey.  She was heard to have said that she got her fingers to it!

This week's spellings are:

 

illegal

illegible

immature

immortal

impossible

impatient

imperfect

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible

 

Spellings are checked every Friday.  Assignments are set on Spelling Shed each week for the children to practise.

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

 

The children have had a great week learning about our topic of Invasions. We are currently focusing on the Roman invasion of Britain, please ask them to share some facts with you.

In maths, we have been rounding numbers to the nearest multiple of 10 and 100 using a timeline. We have also been working on our place value.

In English, we are learning the skills that will help us to write a non-chronological report about Roman soldiers. We have been researching facts this week.

This week's home work is maths the children are to complete pages 3 and 7 and return to school no later than Wednesday.

 

This week's spellings are listed below.  Assignments have been set on Spelling Shed for the children to help them practise:

 

inactive
incorrect
invisible
insecure
inflexible
indefinite
inelegant
incurable
inability
inadequate

In PE this week we have been practising our football skills by stopping, passing and dribbling the ball.

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