Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 4

This Week:
 Prison Break!

South African politics underwent significant changes in the 20th Century with the introduction of segregation under apartheid and the resulting struggles and resistance for the people who lived there.  We will be using the acclaimed novel, Journey to Jo’burg, to investigate what it was like to live in South Africa at this time.  Looking at this city in particular, we will study life in the city compared to the countryside. We will also look at the life of Nelson Mandela and how he influenced so many lives. 

In English this week we have been reading our novel as a class and thinking about the different setting descriptions and how our characters Naledi and Tiro would be feeling as they left the countryside for the city.

In Maths we have been using our times table skills to solve problems when multiplying and dividing by 0, 1 6 and 9

 

 

 

 

 

Homework due Wednesday 22nd January
English homework
 
Use a dictionary to look up definitions from Journey to Jo’Burg.
Talk to a family member or friend about Naledi and Tiro’s journey so far. 
Information in homework books
 
Maths homework

This week maths homework has been set on the My Maths website for you.

You need to use the school and student login and password.  These details are at the front of your homework books

 
 
 Spellings
 
Miss Dorey's Spelling Group: please see homework books
 
Spelling rule

Adding the suffix -ation, turns a verb into a noun

If the root word doesn’t end in an ‘e’, no change is needed when –ation is added.

Inform + ation = information

If the root word ends in an ‘e’ (but not ‘ate’) drop the ‘e’ when –ation is added.

imagine + ation = imagination

If the root word ends in ‘ate’, drop the ‘ate’ when –ation is added.

 locate + ation = location

Words of the week

guard, medicine, mention, occasionally, surprise

 
 
Notices:
 
Please can the children keep Lego at home please. 
 
We would be grateful for donations of boxes of tissues for both classes.
 
 
 
Both classes have PE on Monday and Thursday Spring term.  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.