***Our email is now working***  Please email any work to: stteresa@stm.lourdesmac.org.uk 

We can’t wait to hear from you all again!

Welcome to St. Teresa’s Class Page.  Mrs Millward and Mrs Mason are the class teachers and Mrs Grady is the Teaching Assistant. 

Dear Parents and Carers

It’s hard to believe that we are in the final half term of this year at school, especially for the year 4 children in our class.  This is not half term is we had planned it to be and we had so many things to look forward to.  However, to help protect each other we have been in lockdown and have not been able to continue with our normal lives.

We are missing you all very much and love seeing the work that you send us and receiving letters too!

Our email address will be updated this week and we will place it on our page when it is ready.

Stay safe

Love Mrs Millward, Mrs Mason and Mrs Grady


Week beginning 1st June 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

RE task this week:

This Sunday was the feast of Pentecost – the day Christians all around the world celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples, ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven. It is the ‘birthday of the Church’ as this was the moment that Jesus’ followers were sent out into the world to go and spread His good news. To help your children understand and celebrate this feast day, please have a go with your children at the activities on the website below (don’t worry about having the specific arts and crafts items that the website recommends – you can make them just using paper, pens and scissors). Keep sending your teachers lots of photos of you enjoying making these crafts.

Read Acts 2: 1-12 together as a family before completing these activities. If you don’t have a Bible at home, use this website: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/ACT.2.NIV

https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bible-crafts-pentecost.html

God bless,

Mr Blewitt

RE Subject Leader

Topic work that you can complete over the week:

deforestation-information-powerpoint

Use the PowerPoint to learn about deforestation. Then answer these 3 key questions:

  1. What resources do rainforests have that people use?
  2. What is ‘deforestation’ and why is it happening?
  3. What effects can deforestation have? What problems can it cause?

You might like to write your answers down or discuss them with an adult at home. If you do record them, it is up to you how you present your answers.

In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book

The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1  (YEAR 4)

Monday 1st June 2020

Maths

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm8g47h

Fractions on a number line

There is some information to read to explain about placing fractions on a number line.  There are three activities.  Two are worksheet based and one is an online game.

Year 4

Adding Fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmhr92p

There is video and three activities to try.  Two of these activities are interactive and one is a worksheet.

English

Please don’t worry if you are unable to print.  Just write your answers on paper.

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmg6pg8

Similes and metaphors

There are some video recaps about what similes and metaphors are.  You will then have an opportunity to write some of your own and write a poem including your own!

Year 4

Suffixes: -ous and -sion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8kwty

This lesson includes:

  • one video about the suffix -ous
  • one video about the suffix -sion
  • three activities (a worksheet, an online game and create a poster)

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Don’t worry of you can’t print the worksheets.  You can write the answers in a notepad or on paper.

Maths

Year 3

Marking fractions on a number line above 1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfxw7nb

In today’s session you will learn how to place a mixed number on a number line greater than one by counting in fractions.

This includes:

  • two videos
  • two worksheets

Year 4

Subtracting fractions including subtracting from wholes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdx3rj6

Today’s learning is to subtract fractions from whole numbers and from mixed numbers

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • two interactive activities

English 

Year 3

Exploring fronted adverbials

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62ckmn

This lesson is a recap on fronted adverbials

This lesson includes:

  • two videos

  • four activities

Year 4

Using brackets

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfvgwx

Today’s learning is about  how to use brackets to add extra information to your writing.

This lesson includes:

  • one video about how and when to use brackets

  • one video about a Viking story

  • three activities

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Maths

Year 3

Finding a fraction of an amount

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrytnrd

In today’s Maths lesson you will be learning how to find a unit fraction of an amount.

This includes:

  • one video
  • one worksheet
  • two interactive activities

Year 4

Finding a fraction of an amount

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h

In today’s Maths lesson you will be learning how to work out a fraction of an amount. For example, one quarter of 30.  Try the year 3 worksheets to help remind you of previous work as there are no worksheets for year 4 today.

This lesson includes:

  • one video
  • three interactive activities

English 

Year 3

Revising apostrophes in contractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhcsvk7

In today’s English lesson you will revise how to use apostrophes to combine (contract) two words.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to help you revise how to use apostrophes to combine (contract) words

  • one video about the inspirational scientist Marie Curie

  • three activities

Year 4

Revising apostrophes for contraction

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hxhbk

In today’s lesson you will be using apostrophes to contract (combine) words and use them in your writing.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to help you revise apostrophes for contraction

  • one video about the inspirational scientist Marie Curie

  • three activities

Thursday 4th June 2020

Please don’t print out the activities just use a notepad and pen.

Maths

Year 3

Non-unit fraction of an amount

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z78g47h

In today’s lesson you will learn how to identify a non-unit fraction of an amount or set of objects.

This includes:

  • two videos
  • two worksheets

Year 4

Problem solving with fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7pckmn

In today’s lesson you will learn how to solve problems by adding, subtracting and finding fractions.

This lesson includes:

  • one learning summary
  • three interactive activities

English 

Year 3

Revising apostrophes for possession

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvnxhbk

In today’s lesson you will revise the rules for possessive apostrophes and use them in your writing.

This lesson contains:

  • one video to help you revise how to use apostrophes to show possession

  • one video showing the first episode of Treasure Island

  • four activities

Year 4

Revising apostrophes for possession

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znyf382

In today’s lesson you will revise the rules for apostrophes for possession and use them in your writing.

This lesson contains:

  • one video to help you revise how to use apostrophes to show possession

  • one video showing the first episode of Treasure Island

  • four activities

Friday 5th June 2020

Maths

The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills.  Please don’t print out the challenges unless you are able to.

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztrrn9q

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z966dp3

English 

Year 3

Using inference to be a reading detective

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfn6pg8

To understand what inference means and use it to answer questions about a story.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to explain what inference is

  • one video telling the story of Tiddalik the Frog

  • three activities

Year 4

Using inference to be a reading detective

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf7qmfr

To understand what inference means and use it to answer questions about a story.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to remind you what inference is

  • one video telling the story of Tiddalik the Frog

  • three activities

The activities are different for year 3 and 4


HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Below is a grid of some suggested activities you may like to do over the half term.  You don’t have to do these activities, you may have some of your own ideas.  We would love to see what you get up to too.

Half term activity grid

Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?

This is for our Key Stage Two children

Guinness World Records has created a new title – Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute – and we are looking for players to aim for this special accolade. All you have to do is submit a video of yourself playing a Studio game with the highest score in the world by 23:59 on 4th June 2020.

Should I enter?

Over the years we have seen some incredibly high scores in 1 minute games, like the astonishing 186 in the video on the right. That gives you an idea of how fierce the competition will be for this Guinness World Records title. With lots of practice can you become the number 1 in the world?

Social media vs Official Attempts

We’d love you to share your efforts on social media using #FastestRocker and copying in @TTRockStars and @GWR but all Official Attempts must be sent by email to support@mathscircle.com 

Click on the website for more information

https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr

Below is a letter with all the details! Please have a go!

Guinness World Records – TT Rock Stars – Letter to Pupils


New links:

Below you will find a link to the latest challenges from School Games, a link to a Funetics at home learning pack and a link to some tennis activities (this can be submitted as part of a competition but is also just a fun thing to do at home).  All of these can be used for physical activity at home.

KS2 School Games Activities

https://handwtennis.co.uk/sherallies/

https://funetics.co.uk/for-parents/funetics-home/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=f_athletics_and_running_for_everyone_home__edition_4&utm_content=2020-05-10

Computing

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.

Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.

Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.


Link to Collins Big Cat Books:

We have been very fortunate to be given access to Collins Big Cat Book.

Here is a link to Collins big cat books, it gives parents access to a large volume of ebooks that are all book banded.

Key stage 1 and progress books (for SEND) are available to access. They are now offering the scheme free during COVID19.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Please click onto the TEACHER sign in with the following details:

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

Hope you find it useful.


Week beginning 18th May 2020

We also received an email from Thomas C and the work he has been doing and loved the picture of him doing his fraction work.

We received some lovely work from Willem today (Thursday 21st May).  He has written about St George’s day and has been looking at symmetry.  We can also see he has been really trying with his handwriting.

We have received some more work from Penny today.   A lovely story using some of the techniques that she has learnt in English this week.

We have received work from three children today (Monday 18th May) and it did put a massive smile on our faces.  It was lovely to see the work you have been doing. Thank you!

Below are some photos of Penny and what she has been doing during lockdown.  Well done Penny and great work, keep it up.

Some more great Maths work from Oscar N again today.  Lovely to see you doing so well.

We have also received a great PowerPoint from Oscar M about a tribe.

Please click on the link to view: Zulu tribe- Oscar.M

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.  Please do email us any work that your child has done or any fun activities as we will reply!

RE task this week:

As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

God Bless,

Mr Blewitt

RE Subject Leader

Topic work that you can complete over the week: Following on from last week’s comprehension about rainforest tribes, have a go at creating your own tribe of people. How do they live? What do they wear? How do they live and what do they eat? What other information or Fun Facts can you tell us about them? You might choose to make a leaflet, poster or PowerPoint and can be as creative as you like! (If you need to, you can scroll down to last week and re-read the comprehension texts for ideas.)

In English this week we will be continuing with the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page) and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1  (YEAR 4)

These links take you straight to the home page and you click on the Maths work for each date.

Monday 18th May 2020

Maths

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

Fractions

There are two videos to watch, an online game for activity 1 and activity 3 and worksheet for activity 2

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb98wty

Tenths and Hundredths

There is a couple of slideshows to look through and two activities to complete.

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhchscw

English

Spend today and tomorrow writing your own story.  Please click the link below for details:

English Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May 2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Maths

Year 3

Identifying the fraction shaded

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmg47h

There is a video to watch and a couple of worksheets to have a go at.

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfc98xs

Simplifying fractions

There are a few videos to watch and some information to read.  There are three activities to have a go out and two of these are online.

If you’re not confident with the Year 3 and 4 work have a go at Year 2 first:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrf8jhv

English

Continue writing your story.  Use yesterday’s link for information.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Maths

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgxhbk

Unit and non-unit fractions

There is some information to read, three online activities and one worksheet to have a go at.

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb8wqp3

Equivalent fractions

There is some information to read, a short video to watch and three activities to have a go at.  The first activity is to create a poster about equivalent fractions, the second activity is a worksheet and the third activity is an online game.

Year 2 Maths activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hdqp3

English

Today please complete your story if you haven’t finished it.  Take time to read it through and edit it.  If you have chance read it to your family or over the phone to a grandparent.  We would love to see it so please email to our class email!

Thursday 21st May 2020

Maths

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcny9q

Tenths

There is a video, two activities.  One worksheet and one online game

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbdj7nb

Compare fractions including those greater than 1

There are a couple of slideshows to watch.  Tow activities, one worksheet and one online game.

Year 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhn6pg8

English

You have been so busy creating a story based on a theme we would love you to create a story about anything you want; your favourite hobby, your family, a story set somewhere else (space, underwater).  Just use your imagination.  We would like you to include: paragraphs, speech marks.  You can make a picture book with it or just make it a short story.  We would love to see it so email it across.

Friday 21st May 2020

Maths

The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znvf382

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znvf382

Year 2:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

English

Today is the last day before we ‘break up’ for half term.  We have now had 9 weeks in lockdown and it has been a very strange time.  Today we would like you to create anything you want to do with English and about anything you want.  It could be a poem, a story, a newspaper report, a non-chronological report or even be a newspaper reporter and film yourself.

Here is what I created:

Lockdown poem


Week beginning 11th May 2020

Thank you Aleena for all your work.  I’m so glad you had a go at the topic work.  I also love the kennel you have created for your toy dog! You sent SO much maths work that I put it in a word document below for you to see on our class page.

Aleena’s Maths work

Thank you Lisa for your lovely email and photographs.  I love the climbing wall that you have created with your Dad, I bet you’re having lots of fun!

Thank you to Thomas C for sending in your work today (Wednesday 12th May).  It was lovely to receive your work.


Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

We are adding an RE (Religious Education) task for you to do this week too:

As we are still in the season of Easter, we would like your children to make Easter gardens this week. You can use any resources from around the home and be as creative as you like – just make sure that they have a religious theme. Unfortunately, we are not in school to celebrate your amazing work together at the moment but please send in a picture of your creations to your teacher’s email address. Please work together as a family on this if you can – you can submit one per family, or individual ones for siblings if the children would prefer. 
 
I look forward to seeing the pictures of your amazing creations!
 
God bless,
 
Mr Blewitt

Topic work that you can complete over the week:

Topic KS2 Rainforest Tribes Comprehension

Click on the file and have a go at a comprehension about some tribes of people that live in rainforest. Read the text then answer as many questions as you can. You could print out the text and question sheet or read the text on the screen and write your answers on paper or tell them to an adult. The file includes answer pages so you can check them afterwards.

We would suggest the “three star” level for confident Year 4 readers and the “two star” level for confident Year 3 readers. There is also a “one star” level for anyone who is more comfortable with that text and questions.

In English this week we will be continuing wit the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page)and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1  (YEAR 4)

These links take you straight to the home page and you click on the Maths work for each date.

Monday 11th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Monday 11th May :

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

Multiplying and dividing by 8

Go through the slide show on the webpage first

Activity 1 does not have to be printed out.  You can do on paper

Activity 2 is a game involving the 8 times table, but if you can’t print it try and invent your own!

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbtpg8

Multiplying and dividing problem solving

Watch the video online first

Activity 1 and 2 are worksheets but you don’t need to print it out, you can write the answers on paper.  Activity 3 in an online game, so don’t worry if you can’t complete it.

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbypscw

English

Today’s lesson is about spellings

Please click the link below

English Monday 11th May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Maths

Here is the direct links for the Maths work for Tuesday 12th May :

Year 3

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4gcqt

Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. 

There is a video and three activities for you to try (don’t worry if you do not complete them all).

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Perimeter of a rectangle (work you have already covered, so you should be experts!)

There is a video to watch and three activities to have a go at.  For the first activity you will need scissors to cut 12 squares or 12 square post-it notes.  The third activity is an online game.

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

English

Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; nouns & adjectives.

Please click the link below

English Tuesday 12th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Wednesday 13th May :

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkdjhv

Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

There are three short videos and three activities DO NOT DO Activity 3 as this is a method we do not look at in school. This is taught near the end of year 4 and into year 5

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkhwqp3

Finding the perimeter of a rectilinear shape.  

There is a short video and three activities to complete.  As long as you can see the worksheet on screen you do not have to print this out.  You will need your 12 squares from yesterday’s lesson

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrnfvk7

English

Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; fronted adverbials.

Fronted adverbial PowerPoint: t2-e-3215-fronted-adverbials-ks2-what-is-a-fronted-adverbial-powerpoint-_ver_8

Please click the link below for the activity

English Wednesday 13th May 2020

Thursday 14th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Thursday 14th May :

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvbrj6

Multiplication and division problem solving

There are two videos to watch before you start the activities.  There are two activities to complete; the second one is an online game.

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf2xyc

Finding area by counting squares

Today there is a song about shapes, some information about area and a video to watch.  There are three activities to have a go at.  The first is an online game.  You will need squared paper for the second activity-so don’t worry if you can’t complete it!  Just try your best.

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link:    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znmpf4j

English

Choosing the main character

Please click the link below

English Thursday 14th May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Friday 15th May :

The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4gkwty

Year 4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zntf382

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd4w7nb

English

Planning your story.  Please don’t print the work, it just shows you want your plan can look like.  Just ‘box-up’ your plan on paper like we do in school.

Please click the link below

English Friday 15th May 2020


Week beginning 4th May 2020

Thank you Oscar for you Maths work today (Thursday 7th March 2020).  Keep up the good work!

Thank you Zuzanna for your great Maths work (Wednesday 6th March).Keep up the good work!

Thank you Oscar for sending in Wednesday’s Maths work, it was lovely to see.  You have clearly worked hard this morning!  Keep up the good work and we look forward to seeing more work.

Well done Oscar for completing a lovely report about your puppy.  It has really brightened our day receiving your work.  Thank you and great work!

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We pare aware that home learning can be difficult, so just have a go and see how you get on.

Topic work that you can complete over the week:

This week we are taking a break from our Rainforests topic as this Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  

Carry out some research into what VE Day was and why we celebrate it then create your own poster, leaflet or PowerPoint showing what you have learnt. Here are some resources that you can use if you wish:

We have a new English Unit this week.  The text we will be using over the next two weeks is called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday link and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

The Maths work this week can be found on the White Rose website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

The activities on this website will be topics that the children have already covered in class, but the activities and questions are new.  

Monday 4th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

If you feel more comfortable trying year 2 for a few days this week that is ok.  Year 2 is addition and subtraction to 20. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Today Year 3 are looking at money and converting between pounds and pence

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Today the children are multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.  Take your time with these activities as it may take you a while to remember the written method for multiplication.  Having looked at the questions some are challenging so do not worry if you can’t do them all. 

Please write your answers on paper if you are unable to print.

English

Today you will be reading your new text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and answer a few questions about the text.

Please click the link below for today’s activity.

English Monday 4th May 2020

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

LESSON 2 TODAY

All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Comparing number sentences

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Adding money-questions 7 and 8 are really challenging today!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Multiplying a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number-a real challenge again today!

English

Today you will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and you will be finding out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Please click the link below for the English activity.

English Tuesday 5th May 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

LESSON 3 TODAY

All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Today’s session focuses on related facts eg 7+1=8, 10+10=80

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Subtracting money

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

English

Today you will be exploring the meaning of three words from the text ‘King of the Fishes’ and using them in sentences.

Please click the link below for the English activity.

English Wednesday 6th May 2020

Thursday 7th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

LESSON 4 TODAY

All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Add and subtract ones

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Multliply and divide by 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number

English

You will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ from Monday to complete this activity.

Please click the link below for the English activity.

English Thursday 7th May 2020


FRIDAY’S MATHS Lesson is a challenge lesson PLEASE READ

As it is a Bank Holiday White Rose have set a challenge to get everyone cooking.  The ingredients are listed below.  Don’t worry if you are unable to do this challenge.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Classroom-Kitchen-Ingredients-Lists-1

As a school we are not setting any formal work today as it is bank holiday.  If you want to do something maybe create some bunting for your garden or window or write a poem about VE day.  Have a lovely bank holiday.

Mrs Millward and Mrs Mason


Today (Tuesday 28th April) I had the pleasure of being in school with the key worker children. After starting the day with Jo Wicks and some Cosmic Yoga, we read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, planted sunflowers and have started a sunflower diary.  We also looked at the paining sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh.  In the afternoon we did practised our cutting skills and did some collage work.  Here are some photos of our day.  As it was wet play today we watched Wallace and Gromit in the hall, it was like a cinema.  I look forward to being in and seeing the children in two weeks.

Thanks for a lovely day, from Mrs Millward


Captain Tom Moore:

Everyone would have seen the extraordinary amount of a money that Captain Tom Moore raised.  Picture News have put together an activity ‘How can one person make a big difference?’ based on Captain Tom Moore.  See if you can complete the challenges that have been set:

Picture News Special Resource – Captain Tom Moore 2020 

Captain Tom Moore Resource – April 2020

NEW LINKS:

Jump Rope UK have launched a lock-down challenge – free access.
They also have a “shop” on their website and any profits from purchases are being donated to the NHS.
Redditch School Games have launched a bingo game that you can use to take part in physical activities.  Can you complete them all for a full house?
Click on the link below.

Welcome to the Summer Term

We will be adding a piece of English and Maths daily to our class page.  This week we will be adding a piece of Topic work, to work through over the week too.  Our topic for the Summer term is a Geography based topic: Rainforests.

Week beginning 27th April 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

Topic work that you can complete over the week:

  • Research the 4 layers of the rainforest (You can use the Powerpoint below if you wish)

layers-of-the-rainforest-powerpoint2

  • Create something that represents these 4 layers – see the guidance below for ideas and suggestions

W2 Topic Activity guidance

The English work this week links with the work from last week, so use the work you have completed.

The Maths work will be based on fractions. See the link below for the videos for each activity.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

We are starting with Summer Term week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1.

Monday 27th April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

You will need ‘The Truth about Trolls’ text from last week.

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

English Monday 27th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

Tuesday 28th April, 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English 

Children are using the modelled text and the subheadings they thought of yesterday.  They are to plan their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their plan on paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for tomorrow.

English Tuesday 28th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  

Wednesday 29th April

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

This work doesn’t have to printed but there are lots of reminders in it .  Children are writing up their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

English Wednesday 29th April

Please click on the link above.

Thursday 30th April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

Using what you have learnt about non-chronological (non-fictions) reports over the last two weeks pick an animal, mythical creature, event (a volcano), a person (The Queen, a family member) or even a place and plan your own report.

This plan can be written on paper.

You must chose your own title, headings and subheadings.  Remember your plan is in note form; use words,  short sentences and pictures.  Your report doesn’t have to be long but choose something you know a lot about!  You could choose The Victorians as that was our last topic.  Good luck!

See near the top of the page (red writing) for another English activity based on Captain Tom Moore!  It has a great fact file all about him-have a go at that if you’d like to as well.

Friday 1st May 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

Write up your report which you planned yesterday.  You can put your report into a leaflet or even type it up.

Please send us your finished work if you want to, as we would love to see it!  Send in electronic copies or photographs of your  work to our class email address for work only, unfortunately we will not be replying.  Some work may appear on the class page!

stteresa@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk


Week beginning 20th April 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

Here is a prefix activity for children to have a go out over the whole of the week: 

The-prefix-game

To introduce our new topic of Rainforests, have a look through the information powerpoint below.  Then use the map powerpoint to find out where in the world you find rainforests.  If you can, there is a map activity for you to print out and have a go at labelling.  You can choose which version to use.  If you can’t print, you could draw your own map or information poster on paper instead.

The second powerpoint also includes a link to an information website so you can challenge yourself to do some further research and maybe even your own powerpoint if you wish.

information-powerpoint-rainforests

map-tropical-rainforests-world-map-presentation2

map-world-rainforests-L1

The English work this week all links together and builds on from the work on the previous day.  We will also be using the work in next weeks home learning.

The Maths work will be based on fractions. See the link below for the videos and activity sheets for each activity.  We have included the year 2 activities as it might help remind the children about their fraction work in previous years.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

We are starting with Week 1, Lesson1.

Monday 20th April
Maths-Fractions

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

English

English Monday 20th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

Tuesday 20th April 2020
Maths-Fractions

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work. 

Please click on Lesson 2.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

English   

English Tuesday 21st April

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text. 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Please click on Lesson 3.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

English Wednesday 22nd April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Please click on Lesson 4.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

English Thursday 23rd April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

Friday 24th April 2020-

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Please click on Lesson 5.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

English Friday 24th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

We hope you have all enjoyed the work this week.  Please keep your English work as you may use it next week.  We hope you have a peaceful weekend.

Stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS


Home learning for next week will be added on Sunday


Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a very strange couple of weeks and I hope that those of you at home are coping with these new changes.  It has been a challenge to adjust to the changes but I am sure we will all get there.  We would like to wish you a calm and peaceful Easter and stay home, stay safe.

Love from Mrs Millward, Mrs Mason and Mrs Grady


EASTER ACTIVITIES

Over the Easter holidays we will not be setting work daily.  All the links below will be staying on the website so use them if you so wish.  As a school we have come up with some activities you may like to try with your child:

The image above can be found in the Easter activities document along with some physical activity resources suggested by our School Games coordinator.  There is also a grid with suggested daily challenges for Lego.

Easter activities

LEGO30daysofplay

60 second personal challenges for Redditch schools

Healthy A Z activity sheet

Physical, creative and research activities

Redditch School Games Challenges Primary

Redditch Schools PE Home activities


Working from home useful links

https://ttrockstars.com/

I have been looking at the scores this evening and a child in our class is answering questions, on average, at 0.65 seconds! WELL DONE ‘Sully Ranks’!   

Well done to ‘Beth Shears’; from a starting point of 15.79 to now an average of 4.65 seconds per question!  Don’t forget to challenge your teacher!


New link: Free audio story every day by David Walliams

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Please don’t forget to check the Maths home learning links below.  There is a Maths activity daily.  It is VERY good!

Year 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Year 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

English Resources:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 


To all the parents and carers of the children in our class.

We will be putting some Maths and English work on this page daily (Monday-Friday) but please also remember to exercise and have some fun. You can draw, paint, create and bake. All of these are crucial to learning. Don’t forget to read as much as you can too!

For those that were in last week I have sent home some extra books from our school library and have also resent home the timestable rockstars passwords.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Please scroll down the page (after the daily uploads) to see lots of useful links and ideas.  Thank you


Writing suggestion: Last half term we looked at diaries and what to include in them.  to encourage your child to write they could write a daily diary.

Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

Monday 30th March
Maths-Complete these perimeter word problems (click the links below).  Year 3 and Year 4 Questions ad answers.

Y3 Questions                   Y3 Answers  

Y4 Questions                   Y4 Answers

English-

Below is a link to a non-chronological report about the poet Benjamin Zephaniah.  There are three different versions of the text and questions; the third version is in more detail.  Challenge yourself with the third version!

t2-e-42016-lks2-benjamin-zephaniah-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity_ver_2

This week, at school, we would have been learning about Holy Week. Read or listen to the story of Palm Sunday on the Power Point.  Take time to think about this journey Jesus went on.

t-t-19242-palm-sunday-story-powerpoint-_ver_2 (3)

 

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 
Maths-Today we are moving on to look at area.  Go through the PowerPoint first as this explain how to calculate the area of a shape.

t2-m-4164-calculate-area-interactive-powerpoint-_ver_4 

Complete this sheet below or draw your own rectilinear shapes and calculate the area.

t2-m-4303-finding-the-area-activity-sheet_ver_1

English-Today the children are going to look at a different style of poem, called a Haiku.

Haiku Teaching Powerpoint 

Haiku Rules Poster 

Haiku Planning Sheet 

t2-t-10000388-write-a-haiku-poem-activity_ver_2

Have a go and writing your own Haiku!

Wednesday 1st April

Maths-Have a go at the Area challenges below.  Use the PowerPoint from yesterday to remind you how to calculate area.  As you go through the challenges they get harder, so ask for help.

au-t2-m-257-real-world-area-problems-challenge-cards-_ver_2

English-Another form of poetry for today

Cinquains Teaching Powerpoint 

Cinquains Planning Sheet

Cinquains Poster

Follow the PowerPoint through to learn about Cinquains (pronounced ‘san-cane’)

Create a cinquain about chocolate or even your own!

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Maths-The last few weeks you have been learning about perimeter and areas.   Today pick a few rectangle or square objects around your home and find their perimeter and area.

Objects you could pick; post it note, note book, mobile phone, tablet, reading book.  Stick to smaller objects and measure to the nearest centimetre.  If you pick large objects, like a dining table measure to the nearest metre.

Create a table like the one below; 

(click on the image to enlarge, it will take you to a new window and click on it again).  The children can just draw their own table, but I have included the word document version below too.

Here is a link to the table in a word document: 

Perimeter and area table

English-Today we are going to use our English skills for Religious Education (RE).  Below is a PowerPoint about the Easter Story.  Read it carefully and complete the comprehension questions.

t2-or-569-ks2-the-easter-story-powerpoint 

There are 3 versions of the story and 3 lots of differentiated questions.  The third version includes more detail and requires more thinking when answering the questions. Pick the the text that will challege you.

t2-or-557-the-story-of-easter-key-stage-2-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-english_ver_5

Friday 3rd April 2020

Maths– Complete the area and perimeter challenge sheet.  This will be more of a challenge for year 3 but they should be able to complete the first 6 questions

Mini-Assessment-Block-3_Year-4-Length-and-Perimeter

English-Thinking about Easter and what Jesus did; write a prayer for Jesus or write the Easter story in your own words

Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

Monday

Maths-Go on a shape hunt to find all the 2D and 3D shapes in your house and garden.  Make a list of these shapes and where you found them.

English-Poetry.  Look at the poems below.  Choose your favourite, copy write some of it with joined handwriting, add illustrations and perform it to your family.  Extension: Have a go at writing your own.

The Tyger KS2 Handwriting Practice

Wind On The Hill KS2 Handwriting Poems

Tuesday

Maths-Angles.  Create a right angle finder and find all the right angles in your house. Create a table for all the right angles and those that are not too.

 NZ2-M-21-Right-Angle-Finders

It you find angles smaller than a right angle (90°) they are called acute angles.  Angles between 90° and 180° are called obtuse angles and angles bigger than 180° are called reflex angles.

NZ2-M-22-Types-of-Angles-Display-Posters

English-Poetry

Learn about a different type of poem:  Limericks

Limericks Teaching Powerpoint

Create your own Limerick at home and use the examples above to help.

Wednesday

Maths-Symmetry

Look at the PowerPoint presentation below

#Lesson Presentation Shape Symmetry

Work through these two activities

t-n-1281-symmetry-activity-sheet-_ver_3

Activity Sheet Cut and Fold 2D Shapes shape challenges

English-Acrostic poems.  Talk about what an acrostic poem is (see examples below) and create an acrostic using the word spring or springtime.  You could even make up your own!  Create them on a piece of paper.  Below is a PowerPoint to explain what an acrostic poem is.

t2-e-998-recognise-some-different-forms-of-poetry-acrostics-teaching-powerpoint-_ver_2

Thursday-

Maths-Perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

Look at the PowerPoint first as this explains how to calculate the perimeter.  It suggests column addition at the end, put the children may choose not to do this as they are adding 1-digit numbers and column addition isn’t always the quickest method.  Children can add the numbers mentally.

PowerPoint – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

Complete the activity below

Horizontal Format – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

Answers – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

English

The children will have looked at ‘Tyger Tyger’ by William Blake this week.  The poem and comprehension questions below:

T2-E-2108-The-Tyger-Poem-Print-Out

Reading Comprehension Activity

There are 3 question sheets the most difficult ones are the third set.  (answers are included).

Please don’t put too much pressure to complete these tasks daily, this school environment is different for everyone and takes time to adjust. Children reading daily and doing some number work (times tables or addition and subtraction questions) is valuable learning too!

I hope you have coped with all the changes this week, it has taken a while for me to adjust.  To help with my 4 year old and what seems like the constant asking for snacks we have created a tuck shop.  The snacks and fruit only cost 5p, 2p and 1p (as he can’t add up past 10) and he has 20p to spend a day and once the money has gone, there are no more snacks.

Friday-

Maths-Have a go at these perimeter challenges. You will need to have completed Thursday’s activities in order to understand and complete these challenges.

t2-m-326-shape-problems-challenge-cards-_ver_3

English-Create your own poem using the techniques you have learnt this week.  It could be about Spring, school or your favourite animal.

We hope that you all manage to have a restful weekend.  The page will be updated Sunday evening ready for Monday.

Kind Regards

Mrs Millward, Mrs Mason and the Key Stage 2 Team


If your child is off school please find below some useful websites below to help your child;

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

Work to do at home

Writing

Write a non-chronological report.  This could be on ‘The Victorians’ (this is the topic we have been studying).  A previous topic we have studied at this year (Egypt or Volcanoes), or something that you enjoy!

Reading

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could reread a familiar or favourite book and write a book review or just a summary of the book and give it a rating out of 10.

Below is a link to a book review sheet:

T2-E-889-In-Depth-Book-Review-Template_ver_2

au-l-061-book-review-activity-sheet-_ver_2

Reading comprehension:  Click the link below.

Roald Dahl Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Maths

Choose any number and get the children to write as many facts about the number!  See if they can find/create an unusual fact.

Click on the link and try these problems:

Day-14-Thursday-19th-March-2020

If you have access to a printer, below is a Maths booklet:

Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet


Welcome to St. Teresa’s Class Page.  Mrs Millward and Mrs Mason are the class teachers and Mrs Grady is the Teaching Assistant.  

Mrs Mason teaches Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Millward teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Grady is in class Monday – Thursday.

PE is on a Monday and Wednesday, outdoor kit is needed for Wednesday’s PE session.

Reminders

Don’t forget to complete the Times Table Challenge and to log in to Times Table Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/

Children can practise their tables and this will help prepare the Year 4 children for the Multiplication Check in June.  The Multiplication Check is a National test set by the Department for Education.

Reading books: Children are heard within guided reading sessions in class and this day does vary.  Please read regularly with your child and sign the reading record too. Please send in reading book bags daily so that we can sign your child’s reading diary.  Thank you

This year all Year 4 will be using a pen for their work, they have been very excited about this!

Spring Term

Spring 2 – The Victorians

Spring 2 Week 3

We have had a great week and have taken part in Science week this week too.  The children have really enjoyed  the different sessions; Journey to Antarctica (write a diary based on knowledge of Bransfield’s journey to Antarctica), Surviving Antarctica (what can explorer’s wear to stay warm, an investigation) and Invertebrate Hotel (build an invertebrate hotel).  Below are photos of the children creating and placing the invertebrate hotels around our school.

In Maths, children have completed their work on division and will be looking at problems, scaling and correspondence involving division.

In English, the children have planned their innovated non-chronological report based on Victorian homes.

Spring 2 Week 2

It has been a very busy week in for the children in St Teresa’s class, we started the week with our class Mass and near the end of the week we had World Book Day.

In Maths, we have continued problem solving and reasoning with multiplication and division questions and we have continued to divide 2-digit numbers by a 1-digit number.

In English, we have written our class version of a non-chronological report, using a ‘story map’ to support the writing.

In RE, we have started our Lent unit and we have been thinking about how we can change during this season.

As part of World Book Day we visited St Faustina (year 1) to read books to the younger children.  It was a lovely session and it was so nice to see the children interact with care and maturity.  Well done St Teresa’s class!

We also had our parents and family come in for an afternoon session of reading.  We had the chance to read with them and share a biscuit and a cup of squash.  Thank you for all those that could make it.  We will be doing it again soon!

Next week is Science week!

Spring 2 Week 1

Welcome back! We hope that you had a lovely half term and managed to enjoy it, despite the weather!

We are continuing ‘The Victorians’ this term.

In English, we are writing a non-chronological report. This week we have looked at different reports and have learnt our modelled text ‘Victorian Schools’.

In Maths, we have started division and are learning how to divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

Im Science, we have started looking at Sound and how we hear.

Well done to Year 4 who went to St Bede’s on Friday. We were due to do cross country but were unable to. The children took part in activities in the sports hall, they were extremely well behaved and enjoyed it!

Spring 1-The Victorians

Spring 1 Week 6

We have had a busy week in St Teresa’s again this week.  The children have completed the Electricity unit in Science and have investigated conductors and insulators.  The children had to predict which materials would conduct electricity and which wouldn’t.

In Maths, children have completed the multiplication unit and will look at division after half term.

In English, the children have written their own diary about a day in their life and have used the diary toolkit to help write it.

In Art, children completed their tile and created ‘wallpaper’ in the style of William Morris.

Next half term will be continuing our topic ‘The Victorians’.


Spring 1 Week 5

First I would like to say a big well done to everyone in St Teresa’s class for their excellent behaviour on the trip this week.  Year 4 children went on Tuesday and Year 3 on Thursday and they had a fantastic time. Here are a few photos from our trip….

Also, another big well done for excellent behaviour in PE with our sports coach from Sports Stars…….

‘St Teresa are a pleasure to teach’

This week we have continued diary writing in English and multiplication methods in Maths.  Year 4 please keep practising your tables ready for June.

On Wednesday we focused on ‘The Year of the Word’ and learnt all about the Gospel according Matthew.  We looked at the journey Jesus’ life took, according Matthew and ordered the different stories.  As a Key Stage we  created art work which will be on display in our school hall.

Spring 1 Week 4

This week we have focused more on History.  We have learned about life in a Victorian school and how different it is to school today.  the children will be visiting a Victorian schoolroom on their trip next week.  The children have also learnt about a scullery and its features.

In Maths, children have been using Base 10 and Place Value Counters to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.  We have also revisited the written method for multiplication.

In English, we have planned our own diary from the point of view of The Artful Dodger and we will write it next week.

Spring 1 Week 3

This week the children have worked extremely hard in all areas.

In Maths, we have had a big focus on problem solving and using multiplication and division facts to solve them.

In English, the children have written their imitation of Oliver’s diary and have looked at the features. We are also ensuring that we spell words with accuracy and the children have key words that they MUST spell correctly in all written work; went, want, when, with & where.

In History we have written a mini biography of Queen Victoria and used the research we did last week, to help write them.

In Geography, we found countries in the British Empire. We had to use an atlas accurately.

We have continued our work on William Morris, in Design Technology. We have looked at different designs in preparation for our tile design.

A big thank you to all parents for sending in healthy snacks and lunchboxes.

Spring 1 Week 2

This week the children have continued to work on their topic ‘The Victorians’.

In English, the children have been learning a diary extract from Oliver Twist’s diary.  They have been learning the extract as part of the Talk 4 Write sequence and will be writing it next week.

In Maths, the children have been solving problems involving multiplication and will continue this next week.

In History, the children have been doing their own research into Queen Victoria.  They have been learning to how to retrieve from non-fiction books.  The children have found out lots of key information, ready to write a biography about Queen Victoria next week.

In Science, the children have been learning about Electricity and how to stay safe around it.

On Friday we learnt all about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated.  They heard the story about why each year is named after an animal and  found out which animal they were too.  The children really enjoyed the day and the opportunity to develop their art and craft skills.

Spring 1 Week 1

This half term our topic is Victorians.  The children have been looking at the non-fiction books this week and have also heard the story of Oliver Twist (the Ladybird version).  We are using Oliver Twist with our diary writing in English this half term.

In English, we have started looking at different types of diaries and their features.  Next week we will be looking at a diary extract from the point of view of Oliver Twist.

In Guided Reading, we have been doing some dictionary work and have been learning how to use a dictionary correctly.

In Science, we have started our Electricity unit and looked at toys which are battery operated.

It has also been our RSE week. We have discussed healthy eating, what makes a good friend, how we take care of ourselves and how we are changing.  The children did these session within their year group.

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in fruit and vegetables for snack time. It’s lovely to see so many children eating healthily. A great start to the new year.

For PE we will be doing some sessions outside so please send your children with a navy tracksuit and trainers if you can. Thank you.

Autumn Term

Autumn 2-Disasters!

Click the link below to see our topic plan for this term.

KS2 Topic Plan Autumn 2 2019

Autumn 2-Week 7

We have had a very busy week this week and again we have had mixed attendance due the nasty bug doing the rounds.  I hope that everyone makes a full recovery so that they can celebrate Christmas Day.

We have completed our RE work during our English time and have been looking at the Christmas Story.  We focused on the shepherds and how they felt when the angels appeared and told them about the arrival of Jesus, our Lord.

We completed our calendars and have taken them home this week.  The children worked extremely hard on them.

We had a class party and had fun showing off our dance moves and playing party games.  We ended the week wearing our Christmas clothes and a beautiful Carol Service.  Well done to all of Key Stage Two for a wonderful performance of ‘O Holy Night’.

It’s been a great term and all the children have worked extremely hard and have been a pleasure to work with.  Thank you for all your cards, gifts and kind words.  We hope that you have wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2020!

Autumn 2-Week 6

We have had an eventful week in St Teresa’s and unfortunately our class has been hit by a ‘bug’ and we have had a lot of absence.  We hope those that have been suffering are fit and well soon.

We have continued our work on multiplication in Maths.  Year 3 have focused on learning the multiplication and division facts for the 8 times table and Year 4 have focused on the multiplication and division facts for th 7 times table.

In English, we have completed our own natural disaster stories.  We planned them independently and followed our plan to write an independent piece.

In RE, we completed our Advent unit and heard the story of The Visitation, about Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth.

In Geography, we have been learning about Volcanoes.  The children have learnt that volcanoes are physical features of the earth.  During, Friday’s lesson we looked at Ordnance Survey maps and physical features in the local area.  The children had to identify physical features and the grid reference for them.

In Art, we completed our water colour work and our finished pieces will be sent home before Christmas.  The children have really enjoyed this unit and have completed this work to a high standard.

Autumn 2-Week 5

The children have worked extremely hard again this week.   In Maths we have been focusing on the multiplication and division facts.  For Year 3 we have focused on the 3 and 4 times table and for Year 4 we have focused on 6 and 9 times table.  We have also been solving problems involving this tables.  Well done to everyone accessing Times Table Rockstars! So many children are less than 6 seconds now and love the fact that they have a better time than me!

In English we have started our research in preparation for writing our own story ending to a natural disaster story this week.

In RE we continued our Advent unit and made decorations for our class Jesse Tree.  A Jesse Tree is a decorative tree used during Advent to retell the stories of the Bible that lead to Jesus’s birth.

We have continued our work on Volcanoes in Geography and looked at advantages and disadvantages to living by a volcano.

In art we continued our unit on watercolours and the children created a ‘mock-up’ of their calendar and they produced some excellent work.  They spent Friday afternoon perfecting different techniques and their design.  The children have absolutely loved this unit and have produced some good work.  Well done St Teresa’s!

Autumn 2-Week 4

We have had another busy week in Year 3/4.  In English we have been looking at adding suffixes and concentrated on adding ing, ed, er and est to root words.  For example hope becomes hoping, skip becomes skipping.  We also have written our class innovation about a tsunami.  The children did some excellent writing.

In Maths, we have been concentrating on multiplying and dividing by 3 and 6 and solving problems involving the 3 and 6 times tables.

In Geography, we compared different types of volcanoes and their features.  We now know the difference between shield and composite volcanoes.

In Art, we continued working with water colours and have practising different techniques in preparation for creating our calendars.

In RE we continued looking at the different parts of the mass.  Next week we begin our Advent unit, in preparation for Christmas.

Autumn 2-Week 3

In English this week we looked at the homophones; there, they’re and their and identifying which one to use in given sentences.  We also started our innovation and used the ending of Escape From Pompeii to write an ending involving the natural disaster of a Tsunami.

In Maths we have revisited doubling and have focused on knowing doubles 1-20, so please practise these at home.  We completed the addition and subtraction unit and next week will start multiplication and division.

In Science we are continuing to look at different types of rocks and their properties.

In Geography this week we looked at how volcanoes are formed and the different parts of a volcano.

In Art we have started our unit on water colours and we discovered how different it is to use water colour pint compared to ‘normal’ paint.  We worked as a whole class to practise our paint brush skills.

In RE we continued to look at different parts of the Mass and we focused on the Gospel readings this week.  We worked in groups to role play the Baptism of Jesus.

Well done to everyone who has had time to go on Times Table Rockstars this week.  The names on the display are changing everyday!

We have had such a busy and successful week.  Well done everyone!

Autumn 2-Week 2

Thank you to all parents who attended parents evening this week.  We had a really good turn out and it was lovely to share your children’s work and achievements with you.  If you have any questions or concerns please do come an see myself or Mrs Mason.

In English this week, the children learnt the ending to our class story ‘Escape From Pompeii’.  We created a class story map and were able to write our imitation from this.

In Maths, the children were subtracting two 3-digit numbers (Year 3 focus) and two 4-digit numbers (Year 4 focus), using the column method.  This was a little tricky and children needed time to understand how to exchange (borrow).  Next week we will continue to focus on subtraction methods.

In RE, we continued to learn about Mass and focused on The Second Reading and where in the Bible we find the reading used in The Second Reading.

In Science, we began to look at rocks and the different types of rocks that can be found.  In Geography, we used an atlas to find different volcanoes around the world and learnt that the earth is covered in different plates.

Autumn 2-Week 1

Welcome back! we hope that you had a wonderful week off.

We have started our new topic this week.  In English we are using ‘Escape from Pompeii’ as our text to model our story writing on.  We are learning about Volcanoes on Geography and Rocks in Science.  In Maths we have started subtraction and are learning how to exchange.  We also finally painted our sarcophagi-they look amazing!

Some of the year four children had the opportunity to take part in a Bike Ability session on Friday, they thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was very cold!

Next Monday it is St Teresa’s class mass.  The children have planned a lovely mass and have practised their hymn daily.  Please join us at 9am if you can.

It is children in need on Friday 15th November, don’t forget to wear something spotty!

Week 8

Our final week of half term was another busy week.  In Maths we have practised column addition with an exchange and we will be moving onto column subtraction after half term.  In English we have written our innovated stories based on Egyptian Cinderella.

We have finished our topic on Ancient Egypt and next term our topic is called ‘Disasters’ and we will be looking at Volcanoes and where they occur.  In Science we will be learning about Rocks and Soils.

Have a restful half term and we will see you in one week!

Week 7

This week we have written the story Egyptian Cinderella. We have included direct speech, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases in our written work. Next week we will be innovating our work and making changes to the characters and key events.

In Maths we have concentrated on addition of 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. We have done it concretely with the place value counters and then applied this to the formal written method of column addition. We have also learnt to exchange ones for a ten. Next week we will be applying this knowledge to subtraction.

THANK YOU to those children you have been completing the tables challenge at home. Please bring it in on a Wednesday so that we can see how you’re getting on.

We have finished creating our sarcophaguses and hopefully will be able to paint them this week if they dry in time.

Year 4 children went to cross country on Friday. Unfortunately, it was cancelled and they took part in sports activities in St Bede’s Sports Hall.

Next week is a 4 day week for children as there is an INSET for staff on Friday.

Our class mass is after half term, I will confirm the date next week.

Have a good weekend!

Week 6

This week, we continued our Novena to Newman, we shared his prayers and said a decade of the rosary every day.

On Wednesday, the whole school joined in with a live broadcast from St Chad’s Cathedral.  The service was led by Bishop Longley and we joined in with the rosary.

In English, the children have created a class story map for Egyptian Cinderella and next week they will be writing it,  in English.  In Maths we have started the Addition and Subtraction unit.  They have been adding and subtracting a 1-digit number, multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 from a 3-digit and 4-digit number.  We have been using the place value counters to help us figure out the answer. Below is an example of this.  We place the counters in the correct columns to figure out the answer.

We also completed Science investigation into the length of shadows and how and why they change throughout the day.  We were lucky to have some sun on Thursday so that we could carry out the investigation.

Week 5

This week in English, we have written our invented character descriptions. The children have worked extremely hard on their planning and have produced some excellent pieces of writing.

In Maths, we have been comparing the value of 3 and 4-digit numbers. We have also been learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100 & 1000.  Miss Moriani’s Timestable Challenge has launched this week, so please try and practise the different tables with your children at home.

Today, we began the ‘Novena with Newman’, which is 9 days of prayer to prepare for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman, which takes place on Sunday 13th October.

Today we also had a speaker in from Severn Trent.  Justin spoke to all the children in Years 1-4 about how we get water to our taps and how to help our planet by ‘Saving Water’  The eco-council then had chance to speak to Justin about what we could do in school.  Please ask your children what they learnt in the assembly today as it was very informative (did you know that for every minute you are in the shower you use 9 litres of water!)  Also fill in the Promise Postcard with your child and order your free shower timer from http://www.stwater.co.uk/savewater

Have a peaceful weekend

Week 4

We have had another busy week St Teresa Class.  We have voted in class for two children to be on the School Council, Eco-Council and Digital leaders.  So please ask your children if they were lucky to be voted in by their peers.

In Maths we have been looking at 100 more and less (year 3) and 1000 more and less (year  4).  In year 3 we concentrate on 3-digit numbers and in Year 4 we concentrate on 4-digit numbers.

In English we have written another character description and have focused on the Ancient Egyptian God Horus.  We also used the purple editing pens for the first time to edit our work.

In RE we looked at the sacrament of Baptism and what happens and we learnt about all the the different symbols.

Next week is a busy week with CAFOD which the year 4 children have organised.  Don’t forget to wear something bright on Tuesday!

Week 3 

We have had such a busy week in St Teresa’s Class.

We have been continuing to learn about Ancient Egypt and the Gods the Ancient Egyptians believed in. We have focused on learning facts about Horus and have used this to plan a character description in English. We will be writing it next week.

In Maths we have been looking at 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and placing them accurately on a blank number line. This has been a big challenge for the class, as they have had to think very carefully about the value of each number sonthat they can place in accurately on the number line.

In RE we have heard the Story ‘The Call of the Disciples’ and have written about and worked in groups to role-play what happened.

On Wednesday all of Key Stage Two went to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The behaviour of all the children was excellent, a credit to the school and you all. The children explored the art gallery, which was extremely beautiful and full of different types of art and sculptures. The Ancient Egyptian room was fantastic and our group led activity was great. The children had to investigate the different artefacts and discovered a lot about Egyptian life. If you are ever in Birmingham do pop in as it is a great Museum!

Week 2

We have had a lovely first full week at school.  We started off with Mass led by all of Key Stage Two.  In English this week we heard the story Egyptian Cinderella and we learnt a character description based on The Pharaoh, ready for our class write.  In Maths we have be counting in 25s, 50s, 10s and 1000s and recognising patterns in these sequences.

We have also continued our Egyptian topic and can now identify Egypt on a world map and the continent it is in.

Don’t forget it is individual photos on Monday 16th September.

Everyone in class now has a Times Tables Rockstar log in, so don’t forget to log in and practise!

Week 1

We have started our Egyptian topic this week and the children are very enthusiastic and enjoyed designing their sarcophagus, they can’t wait to make it!

In Science we started the topic Light.  We worked in groups to sort sources of light.

We also created a timeline of events in History and placed Ancient Egypt in the correct place.  We even created a timeline of Mrs Millward.

We have also been very lucky to celebrate our class saints feast day.  St Teresa’s Feast Day is on the 5th September and we had a little party in class to celebrate.

Next week we will be starting Place Value in Maths and looking at character descriptions in English.