**Miss Perry is our Year 4 teacher.**

The class is called **Lions**.

The class is also supported by **Mrs Catchpole & Mrs Khanna.**

08

Sep

20

**Miss Perry is our Year 4 teacher.**

The class is called **Lions**.

The class is also supported by **Mrs Catchpole & Mrs Khanna.**

25

Feb

21

22

Feb

21

16

Feb

21

05

Jan

21

In Maths, we are practising addition. Make sure you line up the place value columns.

- 376 + 295 =
- 625 + 982 =
- 7238 + 1283 =
- 5217 + 349 =
- 7363 + 8316 =
- Kate has 38 toy cars. John has 105. How many toy cars do they have altogether?
- A primary school has 165 children in the infants and 216 children in the juniors. How many children does the primary school have?
- Three children play tiddlywinks. What was each child’s score?

Yasmin 258 + 103

Steven 177 + 92

Micky 304 + 78

Who was the winner?

4 A newsagent sells 272 newspapers in the morning and 155 in the afternoon. How many papers are sold altogether?

- A cinema audience is made up of 256 children and 149 children. How many people are watching the film?
- At a football match, there were 4,672 people in the North stand and 3,485 in the South stand. How many people were there watching the game?
- The mileage of a car is 7479 miles. In the next month it is driven a further 1962 miles. What is the mileage now?

05

Jan

21

Read the text and answer the questions.

How did Gandhi feel when he returned to India? Explain why?

Why could Gandhi not work as a lawyer?

Why did Gandhi move to South Africa?

Explain why Gandhi had to get off the train?

How did Gandhi feel when he arrived in South Africa? Use phrases from the text to explain your answer. (I think Gandhi felt ………. Because it says in the text ………….)

Write a summary of the chapter.

04

Jan

21

Good morning Lions,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and a happy New Year.

Unfortunately, we are not able to be in school at the moment, so we will be learning online.

**Reading**

__BIG BEN GETS A BATH!__

People from all over the world come to London and visit Big Ben but one week last August, they would have seen an unusual sight!

Five highly-trained abseiling experts started cleaning all four clock faces on 18^{th} August. It will be the clock’s first scrub for 4 years. Experts think it will take a week to complete the cleaning so long as the weather stays fine.

The Houses of Parliament clock (nicknamed Big Ben), which was built in 1859, will also be checked for damage to the dials. Each clock face is made up of 312 pieces of opal glass, which must be treated carefully. The hands of the clock were made in copper because it is lighter than other metals.

To keep the climbing cleaners safe, the clock’s hands have been frozen in the midday position.

- Where is Big Ben?
- What year was Big Ben last cleaned in?
- Over 250 pieces of glass are used in Big Ben. True or false?
- What material was chosen to make the hands of the clock and why?
- How have they made sure the cleaners will not be in danger?
- How many days will it take to finish the job?
- What is the correct name for the building the clock is at the top of?

**Maths**

ADDITION WORD PROBLEMS

- If John has 158 toy cars and Mary has 278 toy cars, how many toy cars do they have altogether?
- One farmer has 336 lambs and another has 287. How many lambs do the two farmers have together?
- A grocer sold 127 bags of sweets on Monday, 135 bags on Tuesday and 18 bags on Wednesday. How many did they sell in those three days?
- An orchard contains 225 apple trees, 119 pear trees and 82 plum trees. How many trees are in the orchard?
- A man bought a pack of 150 balloons. Then he bought a pack of 350 streamers and 57 banners for a party. How many decorations did he buy altogether?
- If Mark has 158 books, Sarah has 278 books, and Jane has 227 books, how many books do they have altogether?
- One farmer has 336 chickens and another has 287. Then one farmer sells 38 of them, how many chickens are there altogether now?
- A grocer sold 127 eggs on Monday, 335 eggs on Tuesday and 118 eggs on Wednesday. How many did they sell in those three days? He had 650 eggs at the start of the week, how many does he have left?
- A sports shop contains 225 football shirts, 119 rugby shirts and 282 tshirts. How many shirts are in the shop? 126 shirts were sold. How many are left?
- A man blew up 237 balloons. His friend Jay blew up 359 balloons and Robert blew up 416. 179 balloons deflated overnight, how many balloons were left for the party?

**History**

Before Christmas, we were learning about the Romans. Read the information on the powerpoint below, and write some facts about the Roman army. Draw and label a picture of a Roman soldier.

Keep safe, Lions.

Miss P

17

Dec

20

This term we have been very busy.

We have had a zoom call with an interviewer in India. We learned how to ask open ended and probing questions. She also told us the importance of listening to the answers so we could ask follow up questions.

Our interviewing skills were used when we had a zoom call with an architect in Dubai. He told us how his job had changed due to the use of technology. We found out about blueprints and foundations (and why the Leaning Tower of Pisa leans). We asked some probing questions and some children were inspired to be architects in the future.

We had a webinar from the Houses of Parliament and were taught about parliament, MPs and how laws are made. We carried out our own debates. Some of us are very good at discussing and arguing a point, which led to the writing of persuasive letters.

Lots more exciting things are planned for next term.

13

Nov

20

We were very lucky today, to have a zoom call with Mrs Pandit. She is Mrs Khanna’s sister and lives in Pune in India.

We found out about Diwali. Mrs Pandit showed us all her decorations. She had a lot of beautiful lights and lanterns and was wearing a lovely sari. We have written thank you letters to Mrs Pandit.