Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 4

This Week:
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING!

Greeks were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians. But only Zeus, the king of all the gods, could throw lightning bolts!

We will be spending the first half term thinking about ‘What can we learn from Myths and Legends?’ Investigating the Ancient Greek’s daily lives, achievements and their influence on the rest of the world. We will also explore the life of Alexander the Great and document his victories. Along with this, we will be making our own mod rock mythological creatures in Art and holding our very own Greek Olympics in PE!

We have been maths detectives this week and have enjoyed solving Maths mysteries along with exploring Maths in Art, Science and Nature.  We have thought about what it takes to be a good detective:

finding key information

using what I already know

using different sources

eliminating possibilities

sharing information

finding and showing evidence

Homework: No written homework for half term

 Please continue practising your times tables and remember to read, read read!

 

Spelling

Every two weeks, we will be learning a new spelling rule and some words from the Year 3 /4 spelling list.  The children will be taught in one of three groups, three times a week. They will be assessed at the end of the two-week period.

Spelling rule

A prefix is a group of letters added to the beginning of a word to give that word a new meaning.

uncomfortable

incorrect

impatient

readjust

disrespect

All you have to do to spell a word correctly with the prefix is write the two together without a space between them, even if the first letter of the root word will be doubled. For example, when  you take the prefix ''mis'' and place it before the word ''spell'' you keep the double

misspell

illegal

immature

Words of the week

difficult, , answer, special, arrive, certain

 

 Miss Dorey's spelling group

Please look in homework books for information

 

 

 

Notices:
 
 
We would be grateful for donations of boxes of tissues for both classes.
 
 
 
Both classes have PE on Monday and Tuesday.  Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit at school, otherwise they will not be able to take part in the lesson.
 
Reading records need to be handed in every Monday and they should be signed by a parent.  Children should be reading every day and 3 comments a week are required by either you or your child.