Take home tasks
The plants and animals found in the forests of Madagascar have evolved and changed differently from living things on other land masses such as Africa or India. This means that Madagascar is home to many plants and animals that are found nowhere else on Earth. As many as 90% of the living things on Madagascar are thought to be endemic – this means that they are unique to Madagascar. Unfortunately, many of the plants and animals that live there are becoming endangered. This means that they are at risk of becoming extinct. Some scientists and conservationists have set up conservation areas to try to save these animals. Gerald Durrell was a conservationist who worked hard to save Madagascar’s unique plants and animals.
Your task is to:
- Find out what dangers the living things on Madagascar face.
- Find out what work Gerald Durrell did on Madagascar to conserve the plants and animals.
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Please see the link below for our wish list for books to help the children with their learning. Any donations would be greatly appreciated; https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/19RUSBAHFFSNK?&sort=default
PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure your child has their PE-kit with them on Monday and remind your child to take it home on a Friday.
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Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, five times a week. This is to be recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading has occurred.
Spellings will be sent home weekly to be learnt and practiced. These will be tested in school on a weekly basis. The words chosen will be suitable for the age of the child and will either be high frequency words, common exception words or a spelling pattern. When writing their spellings please encourage children to join their handwriting using cursive joins.
As you know, maths homework is now based around each child’s mental maths objective. Ask your child what their mental maths target is and encourage your child in revising for their next mental maths test. Keep supporting your child(ren) at home by finding fun ways to learn their new skill, for example use groups of pasta for repeated addition to develop your child’s confidence with multiplication tables, or use playing cards to play multiplication war. We test children weekly and once they have achieved Gold award (questions out of order and with missing digits) they receive a certificate in the celebration assembly, and a letter with their next mental maths objective will be sent home. Similarly, when your child reaches Bronze and/ or Silver, your child will receive a slip to celebrate their success so they can move on to practising the next skill. Enjoy practising these mental maths’ targets with your children!
Supporting your child at home;
- Handwriting: Handwriting Practice
- Spellings: Fun things to do with spellings
- Reading: How to help your child with reading
- Maths: www.nrich.maths.org or www.topmarks.co.uk or http://www.mathematicshed.com/ or https://www.mathplayground.com/games.html or https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/help-with-times-tables/
This will be added ready for half term.
Please see our curriculum letter; Year Four Curriculum Letter Autumn 2