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Class 4 Homework - 19th April

Maths Homework

For your homework this week, please practise telling the time! There are a few websites below that have games you can play to help you with this or you can ask some adults at home to test you. Make sure you are choosing the option that is best for you! Remember, telling the time is a life skill and it is very important you practise.




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Spring 2, Week 1

We have had a very busy week in Class 4. We have focused a lot on fractions and decimals this week. Not only have we looked at adding and subtracting decimals, we have thought about ordering, comparing, finding equivalent fractions  and multiplying  and dividing by 10.  For our next step, we will be looking at percentages and how they link with decimals and fractions.

Yesterday we linked geography and science together and created the water cycle in a bowl! It was really interesting to see it and the children made fantastic observations. The children worked really hard to understand the water cycle and the difficult vocabulary. They have all produced lovely pieces of work that reflect their understanding.

As a class, the spelling results were far better this week then they have been in a while! Thank you for spending time and encouraging your child to learn their spellings.

Today, all children wrote in their home school contact books their homework for the weekend. The children have been asked to research the planet or star they were working on today. They can then present this how they like.

Have a great weekend 

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Science - Space Website

Yesterday in our science lesson we used a website that showed us the solar system in great detail. The children were really interested in this and so I said I would put the link to the webiste on here so they can have a look at it at home! Enjoy! 


Miss Walker 

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Class 4, Spring Week 4

In maths this week we have been doing short division and some of us having been doing long multiplication. We have decided we all need to practice our times tables and counting up in 6s,7,s and 9s.

In science, we have been learning about space. On Tuesday, Mrs Peddie cane in and did science with us. The first thing we did was get the fact cards and then shared our own fact cards with other people. Then we wrote all the facts down to make a poster.

In English this week we have been thinking of our own character and setting for our mystery and suspense story. It has been fun thinking up lots of different adjectives we can use.

Some of us Year 5’s played against William Ransom last night. The B team lost 4-0 but they tried their best and played well. The A team won 1-0, Jimmy scored a goal kick!

From the Class Four Bloggers – Max, Frank, Barley and Thomas.

Just a quick reminder that it is very important children learn their spellings each week. Scores from spelling tests are continuously getting lower and many children are saying they haven’t learnt them or not had time to. Please encourage your child to learn spellings as this will not only improve their writing but will help build their vocabulary knowledge.

It has also become apparent that many jumpers and fleeces are being left in the classroom and around school, many of which do not have names in. It is extremely hard for children to recognise their things and for adults to help them find lost items. Please try to label all school uniform, including PE kit.

Miss Walker  

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Class 4, Spring Week 2

This week in English we have been writing instructions for how to make a robot. First, we drew our robots and then we annotated them. The next day we wrote an advert for our robot and explained what it does. Today we have written a full set of instructions, including and introduction, equipment list and conclusion.

We have been practicing our column method and mental maths skills for addition and subtraction this week. We really need to keep practicing counting, adding and subtracting in our heads.

Written by the Class 4 Bloggers – Max, Barley, Frank and Thomas.

Class 4 have worked really hard this week on their class assembly. Thank you to all those who came to see it, we hope you enjoyed it! Thank you also to helping your children learn their lines. They did a great job!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Walker  

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Class 4, Spring Week 1

Class 4 really thought about their learning this week and have worked very hard to develop their questioning skills. A focus has been on asking questions, which all the children did successfully in our lesson on Rivers. Thursday afternoon we went outside to watch the water run downhill to understand how rivers flow. We were lucky enough to watch the rain coming down to make the source of this ‘river’. Mrs Shipp then added water so we could see what would happens with waterfalls. Although it was a bit cold, some of the questions we had originally thought about began to be answered.

Today we had our class trip to The Fitzwilliam Museum. The children were really engaged and took part in the museum led session really well. They also explored the galleries independently! The children’s behaviour was impeccable and we had some lovely feedback from the staff at the museum about them all.

Homework this weekend is a speaking a listening activity. All the children have been asked to find an adult at home to talk about what they have been up to day and what they have learnt. It would be great if you could support them with this and ask them questions to develop their recount skills.

As we had our trip today we were unable to do a spelling test or turbo tables, do not worry, this will be completed on Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Walker

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Class Trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Just a few reminders for tomorrow – Friday 13th January

Please arrive at school at 8:30am in usual school uniform. Children will need a coat.

All children will need a packed lunch, including a drink, in a disposable bag. Please remember no fizzy drinks, sweets or foods that may contain nuts.

Weather permitting, we will arrive back at school before the end of the usual school day.

See you all tomorrow! 

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Autumn Week 15

For this week’s blog, all of class contributed their ideas and decided on what they wanted to talk about. Enjoy!

In class 4 we have had a lot of Christmas fun! Our Christmas party was Tuesday, we had a lot of fun and stuffed ourselves with delicious food – thank you for your contributions.

A couple of weeks ago we made angels and stars which we have taken home to hang on our Christmas trees. We made our angels with different styles of shiny paper and then covered them in glitter. For our stars we used 2 sheets of white felt, cut in the shape of a star and sewed them together. We then added glue to create our glitter design. Everyone had different ideas so they looked really good dangling in the hall from our hoop.

During this advent period Miss Walker brought in her special Christmas tree advent calendar. Every day she chooses one person to hang the decoration on the tree, they are called the Christmas Star of the Day (named by Chloe).

Class 4 would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a happy new year!


From, Class 4


Just to say thank you all very much for your kind Christmas gifts. I am blown away by your generosity. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Miss Walker

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Class 4, Week 10

In English this week we continued writing our explanation text. The homework the children completed last week really supported their writing and helped them include a lot of important facts. We have also focused on writing in paragraphs which has been a challenge for some but we have all got there in the end!

In maths we started our unit on statistics, looking at bar graphs and interpreting data. It was really interesting to see how many hours sleep everyone has! We will continue this topic next week, looking at pie charts, pictograms and time graphs.

Thank you to all those who came in on Thursday afternoon for family week. The children really enjoyed having you here and doing all the different activities. I’m sure all your sphinxes are on display at home after the challenge of making them!  

Just a quick reminder, please continue to read with your child at home and record this in their home school contact diary. It appears that this is not happening as regularly as it should be. It is a part of their homework each week.

Finally, school consultation slips were given out today so please ensure you receive this from your child.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Walker 

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Class 4, Week 9

We have had a very busy assessment week this week and all the children have worked extremely hard to show all their learning through quizzes and tests.

Our afternoons consisted of art and DT. We had a long discussion about why were wear poppies and the importance of remembrance. Each child used their sewing skills to create a beautiful felt poppies and were able to wear them on remembrance day. We also spent an afternoon creating silhouette watercolour pictures. They were really successful and the children work really hard on trying to create an emotive piece of art.

I’m sure your child would have told you but no homework was set this week as it was felt they were working so hard during the day for assessment week, fun, restful evenings would be better! Homework will resume on Monday.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and I am looking forward to seeing you on Thursday for Family Week.

Miss Walker

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Class 4, Week 8

Class 4 Bloggers

In English this week we did explanation texts. We drew dogs! First, Miss Walker told us what to draw but didn’t explain it clearly. Then, she explained it properly, using time adverbs and we drew it again. The second drawing looked a lot more like what she wanted us to draw!

In History/Geography this week we looked at Death masks. First we had to write a paragraph about what we had learnt. We wrote about who wore them and how they were made. Most importantly we learnt that the purpose of the Death mask was to ensure the dead had a face for the afterlife. It was very interesting! Then we designed our own. We focused on the patterns and coloured used and coloured it in. Miss Walker was very impressed with the detail in everyone’s!

In maths we have been looking at measures. Yesterday we did weight. Miss Walker bought in some food from home and we had to see how much it weighed. It was important for us to feel how heavy things were. We then hand to convert grams to kilograms and kilograms to grams.

I hope you liked this week’s blog,

By Patrick.

Miss Walker

Just a quick note to say the children have come back after half term very refreshed and enthusiastic about their learning and we have had a great week!

On Wednesday, we had the school council elections and it was lovely to see so many children stand and speak in front of three year groups! All the children had great ideas and projected their voices fantastically well!

Today, I was out of school on a course and so homework that was due in today has not yet been marked. Please don’t worry, both Wednesdays and Fridays homework will be marked next week! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses to explore for their English!

Finally, myself and Miss Leake popped up to the football match afterschool yesterday and were very impressed by the children in both the A and B team, we thought you did really well and loved cheering you on! Go St Ipps!

Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all on Monday.

Miss Walker 

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Class 4 Week 5


At the beginning of the week we finished editing our Legends and are now in the process of finishing our final copy.  Today, we started learning about adverbs because we are starting a new topic next week – recounts.


In maths we have been learning about money. We have been adding different amounts and finding change. We used a number line to help us work out the change.

Science days:

On Wednesday everyone got to take part in the virtual reality. With a choice of:  roller-coaster, painting or under the sea.

On Thursday we stayed in our classroom, and learnt about animal’s gestation periods. Then in the afternoon we were given special paper (chromatography paper) and put a dot of ink in the middle. Then we added a drop of water with a pipette and watched the ink disperse and change colour. It was really amazing to watch!

Circle Time:

At the end of every Thursday we sit in a circle and we have 2 puppets a monkey and a dragon to say our highs and lows of the week (some people make the puppets talk). This week we got to sat two things, one of our choice and one about the science days.

By Chloe, Elin, Veritie and Mercedes - The Class 4 Bloggers 

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Class 4 Week 4

In English we have been writing legends about King Arthur and Robin Hood. Focusing on writing in the past tense and using descriptive language to make it interesting.

In maths we have been learning about time. We have been learning about the 12 and 24 hour clock. It has been a bit tricky but we have persevered as it is a life skill we will need.

In science we have been learning about the growth of babies in their first year. We drew bar charts to show the data and then answered questions to develop our understanding of the human life cycle.

Topic was especially fun this week because we did some drama. We thought about how each character felt and their job. We became Ancient Egyptian farmers, craftsmen, tradesmen and scribes. We then wrote a diary entry.

This is our 3rd week of doing circle time where we get to share, with two puppets our highs and lows of the week. It is fun to listen to our friends.

From the Class 4 bloggers (Veritie, Chloe, Elin and Mercedes)  

Just a quick note to say how lovely it was to meet so many of you at open session. I do hope you enjoyed looking at your children’s work so far. I look forward to working with you throughout the year.


  • Over the weekend try and find some time to keep working on your times tables.
  • On Monday when you get your new spellings please try and learn them! A really good way of practising is doing a rainbow write! This means writing the word in different coloured pencils over the top of each other to create a rainbow!
  • Don’t forget to use your learning powers at home as well as school.

Have a lovely weekend, see you all Monday morning!

Miss Walker

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Welcome Class 4!

Dear Class 4 parents, 

It has been a very busy first week and all your children have made me feel extremely welcome here at St Ippolyts School. They have worked really hard and I have been super-impressed by their attitude to learning and fantastic behaviour. I am really looking forward to the year ahead.

Next week we will start homework as detailed on the curriculum leaflet and please remember children in Class 4 can attend homework club on a Thursday lunchtime if they need any help or just want to get it done in school time.

If you have any queries or need to speak to me, please do get in touch via the main office.

I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks.

Kind Regards,

Miss Walker 

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Class 4 Summer Blog Week 9

On Tuesday, in DT, we made fruit tarts. The choice was out of kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, passion fruit, raspberries, and mango. First of all, we tried all of these. Some loved them and some didn't.  We got to choice what fruit tart we wanted then decorate with the fruit we liked. We had to cut them ourselves and design on top. At the end, we got to eat them! We then evalualted our fruit tarts and the taste.   

On Wednesday, we went to Milton Keynes to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It was so much fun to watch. It was fun because the actor made the audience join in.

This week, we have had rehearsals. We are getting ready for the 2 big days in only 2 weeks. Everyone is really excited and it will be so much fun. Everyone has been learning their words for the big day.

We are continuing to learn about percentages, fractions and decimals. We learnt how to convert them. In english, we learnt about emotive language and how to use this is our writing.


In PSHE, we were learning about growing up and being mature. We talked about what we are looking forward to in the future such as driving a car.

Written by William, Youssef and Joseph

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Class 4 Summer Week ending 20th May

On Monday, we went up to the field to practise sports day. This was really fun. In the afternoon, we were learning about Muhammad and comparing him to Jesus. On Tuesday, we had maths in the morning. We were leaning about adding and subtracting fractions. In english, we read the Highwayman as a class. We had to draw Tim the Ostler based on the description from the poem. In history, we made Pictish stones and wrote our names in 'Ogham'. This was really fun but quite tricky.  On thursday, we had sports day. We would like to thank all the adults who helped out with the activities also thank you to all parents for coming and watching. It was great effort from all the teams.

by Eleanor, Euan and Kiera


Finish your history booklets by colouring the front cover and writing facts in them about Anglo Saxons and Pics by Wednesday

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Class 4 Summer Week ending 13th May

In class 4, we have been learning about problem solving with money in maths. We learnt how to add and subtract using decimals and then solve problems. Mrs Springall showed us how to look for clues by looking for words like 'altogether, how much does I have now? to find out whether it was addition or subtraction. We then had to make up our own shops in class and pay for items with the pretend money. This was really fun and we had a good time whilst learning about money. Next week in maths, we will be learning how to add and subtract fractions.

In english, we have been studying about 'The Highwayman'. We read through the poem and learnt about the figurative language used such as similes, metaphors, personification and onomatopoeias. We then had to design a job advert for a highwayman using main, subordinate and relative clauses. This was tricky but fun. We will continue to learn about 'The Highwayman' next week.



To write five problem solving questions involving money. e.g. Mrs Springall brought 1 cake for 40p and another for £1.50p. She paid with a £2 coin. How much change does she have?



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Class 4 Summer Blog end of Week 3

This week in english, we have been reading Mr Stink. We learnt about the main, relative and subordinate clauses as well as relative pronouns. On Thursday, we began writing our own story based on Mr Stink. We began to write them on Friday. We had to have a dilemma and issue in it.


This week in maths, we were learning about square and cube numbers. It was very fun. We found out that a square number is a number multipied by itself. e.g. 3 x 3. We also found out that cube number is a number multiplied by itself three times. e,g. 3x3x3. It looked very tricky.


In computing, we learnt how to make tables in word and then use online newspapers to record our information. This was really fun. In science, we learnt about conductors and insulators we had to use materials we thought might by either an insulator or conductor and then test it out. In PSHE, we learnt about different risks and also timelines of changes from childhood to adulthood.


by Remi and Jack



Remember our work on clauses this week. This will help to consolidate your learning. There is a tip at the top to help.

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Class 4 Summer ending Week 2

In maths this week, we have been learning about the grid method and long multiplication. This was harder to start but it got better! This takes lots of practise.  We learnt to multiply 2 by 1 and 2 by 2 digits. (Youssef and Jack)


In english, we have been learning about inverted commas and had to predict the ending of Mr Stink using speech with inverted commas. We used drawings, comic strips and conversations. We have also learnt about main and subordinate clauses. A main clause makes sense on its own and uses a verb. A subordinate clause doesn't make sense on its own and also has a verb.


In science, we went for a walk around the school to spot mains and battery powered electrics. We saw a demonstration of Hotwires from Joseph and he made a propeller fly. It was really fun. (Youssef)


In history, we became detectives. We were given picture clues and had to figure out who was found at Sutton Hoo. We made lots of predictions on who it could have been. We thought it could have been an army, a man, a woman, a couple and we even thought a merchant.


Remember its bank holiday on Monday . 

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Class 4 Blog Summer Week 1

In Maths, we have learning about Roman Numerals up to 1000. It was very fun and interesting but sometimes a bit tricky with the 4s and 9s. It was fun overall. (Max)

In English, we have been reading Mr Stink by David Walliams. We came up with a range of solutions and causes for homelessness. We learnt about writing in the first person. We have really enjoyed reading Mr Stink. It has been really fun. The first chapter was horrible as he had lots of food in his beard! We thought the second chapter was funny but sneaky and unfair. (William, Joseph, Max)

In our new topic for Science, we have been learning about circuits and electricity. We decided whether circuits work. We then had to try them out using the circuits with the lights and buzzers. That was great fun. We learnt about the two types of electricity. (Max)

In History, we have been learning about invaders and settlers – Angles, Saxons, Scots and Jutes. We had to plot a map of Europe to show where they came from and where they settled. We found out that the Romans left in 410AD. We then had to draw a timeline. (William, Joseph, Max)


English: this is based on today’s lesson where we have been learning about noun phrases. A noun phrase is a phrase that acts as a noun. Noun phrases add extra information to sentences.


Lots of dogs

Lots of brown, spotty dogs.

These are noun phrases. The noun is simply ‘dogs’

A phrase is usually a group of words without a verb.

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