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Welcome back to Spring term 2. Year 4's are swimming each Wednesday this term.
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Hawks (Year 4)

What a wonderful start to the year for Hawks class. The class have settled into their routines well and have begun a super learning journey.

 

In English, we began our book Revolt Against the Romans and answered comprehension questions for each chapter; we also started looking at building and improving sentences through creative stimuli. 

In Maths, we have done some sterling work on place value - fundamental to our understanding of number - and have now moved onto addition and subtraction, before area and multiplication & division.

In History, we are enquiring 'What was the impact of the Romans on Britain?', and so far have looked at where the Roman Empire originated and why it became so powerful. We also went on a trip to the Roman fortress of Isca (now Caerleon), saw some ancient Roman artefacts, marched like a Roman leigon and learned all sorts of interesting facts about the local area.

 

Please check on Seesaw for what we are doing in class, and should you have any queries, please email me at mswaine@hamptondene.hereford.sch.uk or send me a message on Seesaw.

 

All the best, 

Mr. Swaine

A fabulous start to the Spring term saw us start our new topic - What were the achievements of Ancient Egypt - and our new class book: Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll. The first chapter left us all on the edge wondering what the mysterious package was all about! 

 

 

Some new spellings (our last ones of the term!) for the children to practice. What common sounds can you see? Are they spelled the same?

 

adventure

texture

archer

butcher

richer

stretcher

teacher

voucher

fusion

vision

The same sound and spelling rule this week :-) 

 

literature

manufacture

mature

miniature

mixture

moisture

posture

sculpture

signature

temperature

Spellings for Year 4 this week. Can you recognise the sound?

 

agriculture 

capture 

culture 

denture 

fixture 

fracture 

future 

futuristic 

gesture 

lecture 

 

 

Spellings (a little late) for this week :-)

Focus on the common sounds for some of the words. How is that sound spelled?

 

weightlessness 

woman 

women 

assure 

ensure 

unsure 

closure 

reassure 

treasure 

enclosure 

Spellings for the first week back:

 

therefore

though

although

thought

thoughtfulness

through

throughout

various

variety

weight

It's a new week so here are some new spellings for Year 4 - they have over half term as well for these ones :)

 

specially

specialist

straight

straightened

strange

strength

durability

stability

suppose

surprise

Some new spellings this week - please go over their meanings with the children to help build their vocabulary.

 

question

questionable

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

separation

special

A great effort with spellings this week - keep at it with these new ones!

 

 

possibilities

potatoes

pressure

depression

probably

probability

promise

promising

purpose

quarter

A new week so some new spellings :-) 

 

perhaps

popular

popularity

position

possess

possession

possessive

possible

possibly

possibility

After lots of practice this week, we will have our first spelling test on Monday on the following words:

 

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

opposition

ordinary

ordinarily

particular

particularly

peculiar

The children had a great time searching for mini beasts in our Forest School area as part of a Science lesson.

We did some fantastic art work based on our book - The Lion Inside - and recreated the setting of the story using paints.

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