Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Home learning ideas WB 7.12.15


This week, we have begun to study the Christmas story ‘Babushka’. We have looked at the sentence types by identifying the subject and verb in each sentence and whether the sentences are simple, complex or compound. We have practised varying our sentence openers using adverbs/adverbial phrases and prepositions/prepositional phrases. We have learned about speech punctuation and practised adding detail about a character through the things they say and do.

Ideas: Children could write a short description of a place at home using prepositions to describe where each thing is. They could take a story extract and add dialogue to it to show the reader how the character is feeling or behaving.


This week, we have been focusing on written addition and subtraction. Children could practise using their preferred written algorithm working with pairs of four-digit numbers.


This week, we have been thinking about the Prophets and how their foretelling changed people’s beliefs and actions. Children could study the prophecies made by the Prophets about the coming of the Messiah. What did they say? What did they think would happen? Where did they think it would be?

Ukelele lessons

By Isaac Ash

On Mondays in year 4, at 2.00pm, we have Ukelele lessons. We play lots of different songs that all of us enjoy playing. Year 4 already know the names of the strings.

We have been learning Christmas songs because we are having a Christmas concert on Monday 7th December. As always, the concert will be free!!

Our wonderful teacher, Mrs McKenzie teaches us kindly and when we finish learning Ukelele, she wll continue to each us a new instrument. Who know what it might be!

We de not know what it is yet but we know it will be great fun and we can look forward to another fantastic concert next term.