Welcome to ELDER Class 2017-18
The Elder Class Teacher is Ms Reed.
The Teaching Assistants who work across Y4 are:
Mrs Edwards, Miss Salt & Mr Winsor.
There are 29 children in our class, made up of 16 girls and 13 boys.
Year 4 pupils will be swimming every morning from Monday 25th June to Friday 13th July. They will travel to and from the Life Centre by coach, which will leave school at 10:50 and the Life Centre at 12:15. This is a compulsory part of the curriculum and parents will not be charged for their children taking part in the daily half hour lessons. Attached is the welcome letter issued by Plymouth Life Centre .
To be tested on Monday 18th June 2018
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stationary dictionary missionary February solitary
To be tested on Monday 4th June
vegetable probable miserable adorable respectable forgivable disposable agreeable breakable drinkable
respectable forgivable disposable agreeable breakable drinkable
Week 5 (14.5.18 -18.5.18) Spellings
credible destructible convertible flexible possible
horrible edible terrible invincible sensible
horrible edible terrible invincible sensible possible
Week 4 (8.5.18 - 11.5.18) Spellings
mansion version explosion
expression procession compassion session
famous purpose pressure
compassion expression session
Week 3 (30.4.18 - 4.5.18) SPELLINGS
introduction direction suggestion reaction vacation pollution operation multiplication subtraction celebrationcelebration
introduction direction reaction operation subtraction celebration
SPELLINGS set 27.2.18
The 5 highlighted spellings are the ones the intervention group need to learn.
intervene interject interfere interactive internet
antiaircraft antiperspirant anticlimax anticlockwise antiseptic
HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY
If you are disappointed by not being able to celebrate World Book Day at school today, here are some things to help you celebrate the day at home:
Use this online dictionary to find the definitions of this week's spellings.
ROMAN ARMY RESEARCH
Links to help you with you research Roman Soldiers.
Text to read:
Film clip to watch:
Changing States of Matter
What are states of matter?
Gases, liquids and solids
Solids, liquids and gases game
Clip to show the behaviour of particles in solids liquids and solids.
Changing states game
Welcome to Elder Class 2016 -2017
ENGLISH - Stories by the same author (The Great Kapok Tree & The Shaman's Apprentice by Lynne Cherry)
SCIENCE - Sound
TOPIC - Rain forests
RE - Religion, Family & Community (Christianity & Islam)
PSHE - Relationships & Changes
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - Block printing
The activities on this link will enable you to explore pitch and volume.
VOLUME Section 1 - pages 1 to 4
PITCH Section 2 - page 1
Plenary - Complete the quiz to see how much you've learnt.
Try the BBC Science CHANGING SOUNDS activities to explore pitch and volume.
Elder Class Staff would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.
This term we will be studying:
TOPIC: I am warrior - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
SCIENCE: Changes of state and the water cycle
ENGLISH: Roman Myths
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Religion and the individual
PSHE: Going for goals
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: Shield making (Joining techniques)
PE: Gymnastics (Receiving body weight)
MUSIC: Steel pans (with Mr Keates)
Here are the four clips we watched at the beginning of this week's topic session, to set the scene for life for the Celts under Roman rule.
- Celtic life before the Romans invaded Britain
- Two unsuccessful invasions
- The successful invasion of Britain
- Don't believe everything you read!
The water Cycle
Here is a link to remind you what happens in the water cycle
Here's a BBC game linked to our states of matter topic.
Here's the link to some of the poetry we looked at -
Topic - The Romans
We will be carrying out research on the Roman army. The following links will help you with this:
1. Read and find out using on BBC Bitesize - What was it like to be in the Roman Army?
2. Watch these BBC clips on:
Life as a Roman soldier http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zbns34j
The Roman Army http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zn2mhyc
3. Use this BBC online book to find out about different aspects of the Roman Army.
ENGLISH - Myths
Use this link to find out about Roman myths.
Use the following link to watch animated Greek myths.
Watch the particle clips on:
Page 2 for solids
Page 3 for liquids
Page 4 for gases
Here are some links for you to use to research Roman shields.
Science - Electricity
RE - Inspirational people (Islam & Christianity)
Topic - Road Trip USA
Numeracy - Addition & subtraction
Literacy - Explanation Texts
Look up the definition of this week's spellings using an online dictionary:
You can practise Old MacDonald had a farm, in French (Le vieux Macdonald a une ferme), by clicking on the BBC link:
Use these links to explore electricity and circuits:
Activity - Discovering more about electrical safety
Activity - Energy at home
Today Hichem visited Elder class to speak about some of his Muslim beliefs. We were able to ask him questions linked to our current RE topic on Inspirational People. As a result, we now have a better understanding of what Muhammad, the Qu'ran and hadiths mean to a person belonging to the Muslim faith. Hichem and Ms Reed were very impressed with the quality of listening, questioning and thoughtfulness shown by Elder class during this session.
Here are the hyperlinks for this week's science sessions on:
Here are the links for this weeks independent science activities: