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Homework is for all children and consolidates the learning that children have covered in class each week.  Homework books will be sent out and should not return to school. 

Weekly homework will consist of:

  • Spellings 
  • Maths task
  • Quiz of the Week

Children can practise their spellings, complete the Maths task and answer the quiz questions in the homework book. The answers will be posted the following week so that parents and children can self-assess their answers at home. Please remember not to return the homework books to school.

If you have any questions for the Year 4 team, please feel free to email us at y4@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Week of the 14/12/20

 

Maths
 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-school-times-tables-tests-explained

 

Maths homework moving forward will be set on TTS Rockstars as it is really important for the children to practise their timetables so they have a secure knowledge of them which will help them access the rest of the Maths curriculum. Also, the children will be sitting their Year 4 test times tables test in June which at the moment is still going ahead. For more information about the test please see the below link:

Any questions about the test or logins, please email the Year 4 teachers at year4@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk. 

 

Spellings 

 

 

A

B

C

pavement

enjoy

pay

management

enjoyment

payment

environment

movement

move

government

statement

movement

replacement

argument

kind

carelessness

sadness

kindness

worthlessness

tidiness

fit

childishness

willingness

fitness

clumsiness

foolishness

pay

 

silliness

loveliness

 

 

 

 

Quiz Questions - 07.12.20 - Answers

 

1. What year did the earthquake happen in Japan? 2011

2. What happened? What two natural disasters happened and why? A magnitude 9.1 earthquake occured which triggered a tsunami. 

3. What was the force of the earthquake? Magnitude 9.1

4. How did Japan warn everyone about the disaster? A text message

5. Why have we never had a natural disaster of this scale in England? We are not on the fault line of two tectonic plates.

 

14.12.20 - Christmas Quiz Questions

 

 

  1. Santa has nine reindeer, can you name them all?
  2. What gifts did the three kings take to baby Jesus?
  3. On Christmas Day, what would you find a joke inside of?
  4. Which meat do we traditionally eat with Christmas dinner?
  5. What type of pie is typically left out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
  6. What two things do we traditionally give to our friends and families at Christmas?
  7. What type of creatures are Santa's helpers?
  8. How many doors would you open on an advent calendar before Christmas Day arrives?
  9. How many lords are leaping in 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' song?
  10. What colour is the Snowman's scarf and hat in the Children's picture book 'The Snowman'?

 

 

A Visit from St. Nicholas

BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,

Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the housetop the coursers they flew

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.

His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

 

Good luck and remember to practise your lines. 

 

Well done to all the children who performed their Christmas poem, it really was outstanding. We will upload the videos shortly on Weduc. A big Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone in the Year Four team. 

 

 

If you have any work that you have saved in Microsoft Word or Powerpoint, please send it to Year4@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Year 4 Team.