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Troll Class - Home learning

Writing 

 We are reading Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' for inspiration for our writing. A copy of the book can be found here. As we read the book, we will be creating our own diaries, newspaper reports and 'Wanted' posters, as well as practicing our GPS skills. The relevant sheets for this work are included in the home-learning packs that you have received. 

In addition, you will also find some short texts to help develop comprehension skills further.

You may also find pobble365.com a great help with your descriptive writing.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 We have been looking at sentences and recognising the different parts of them and most of all making sure they are detailed and make sense.

Identifying a subject in a sentence Powerpoint

Recognising when a sentence is not complete -  Powerpoint

Composing a simple sentence - Powerpoint

Recognising basic omissions - Powerpoint

Spellings

Maths 

We are looking at problem solving. We need to read a question very carefully, work out what the key words are, what we need to do and then do our calculations. Remember to log onto timestables rock stars daily and practise your times tables.

Year 3 problem solving Powerpoint

Year 4 problem solving Powerpoint - quantities

Addition and subtraction worded problems

Maths challenge cards

Year 4 quantities differentiated worksheets

We are also revising our strategies for adding and subtracting fractions. Again, you will find the required resources in your packs.

For those wanting to practice their times tabes, you will find a range of resources here:

1 minute tables test 1

1minute tables test 2

1 minute tables test 3

1 minute tables test 4

1 minute tables test 5

Multiplication grid 1

Multiplication grid 2

Multiplication grid 3

Science

Our science topic has been 'Forces' and we have been looking at different kinds of forces. For our home learning, we will firstly be looking at magnets. Lots of children's toys have magnets - the little wooden trains have magnets that you can use or a fridge magnets.

Magnets Powerpoint introduction

Magnets powerpoint

Magnets powerpoint

Magnets investigations

Magnets assessment

Magnets wordsearch

Art

Our art this term is use of colour, looking at tone, complementary colours, cold and warm colours. A good artist to study at home is Georgia O'Keefe as she uses nature and colour.

Guidance for parents

Powerpoint

Colour activity

Perspective activity

Photo pack

History

We have been studying the Ancient Greeks using Odysseus as our guide. Here is some additional work you may want to complete.

Powerpoint Lesson 1

Word grids Gods

Word grid Olympics

Timeline

Blank map of Europe

Wordsearch Gods

Wordsearch Olympics

Modern versus Ancient

Ancient Greece Fact cards

French 

 This term we have learnt about colours, our family and pets in French.

Colours wordsearch

Rainbow

Family words

Family wordsearch

PHSE

 Our values are empathy, perseverance, creativity, honesty, respect and co-operation.

Next term we are looking at empathy and honesty. Here are some resources to start to get you thinking about these.

Empathy - powerpoint, sheets

Honesty - Powerpoint, sheets