Ochre Class: Diogo
Honey Class: Alastair
Maureen (Cover Supervisor)
This term in Year 4 we have lots of exciting things coming up. We will be exploring a range of interesting topics including 'Roman Britain'.
Maths: This week, we have been working on division, including using the bus stop method.
English: This week we have been reminiscing about the exciting things we did last week, either in school or on the Isle of Wight. The children did sequenced writing explaining what they did.
Half Term Homework
Please do your half term diaries (see information below) and learn the spellings below (please note there are different lists for Ochre and Honey classes).
Spellings Ochre Class
Spellings Honey Class
Have a wonderful half term!
Maths: This week, we have consolidated the partitioning method and the short formal method of multiplication. We have applied the skills by solving word problems that involved multiplication.
English: This week, we have looked at the features of a diary. We have sequenced, planned and written a diary entry about the events of the Ides of March.
Maths: page 13
English: page 54
Have a lovely weekend!
Maths: This week we have looked at the properties of 2-D shapes. We have sorted shapes according to their properties using Venn and Carroll diagrams.
English: This week we have researched and taken notes about life of the Celtic Queen Boudicca. We have written information texts about Boudicca's rebellion against the Romans and how she became a legend.
Maths: page 32
English: page 52
Maths: This week we have consolidated the formal written method of addition. Children have used the column method to add three-digit to two and three-digit numbers.
English: This week we have researched and taken notes about life in Roman Britain. We have written information texts about the Romans way of life in Britain and we published it using pens (Ochre class)
English: page 22 - Conjunctions
Maths: page 3 and 6
Ochre's class assembly script below.
Ochre's class assembly script:
Ochre’s Class Assembly
Frankie: Good morning everyone and welcome to our class assembly. We hope you enjoy it!
Miles: School has just started and we all have many responsibilities, doing the homework, listening to our teacher and many more…
Elif: You might or you might not know yet but every single child in the world has rights.
Faith: As we grow, we have more responsibility to make choices and exercise our rights.
Amelia: Let’s just go over some of the most important ones
Ava: Everyone under eighteen has these rights.
George: All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is,
Poppy: whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
Caitlin: All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.
Ritaj: The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected. They must help your family to protect your rights and create an environment where you can grow and reach your potential.
Joao: Your family has the responsibility to help you learn to exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.
Moses: You have the right to be alive.
Harry: You have the right to a name, and this should be officially recognized by the government. You have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).
Kasra: You have the right to an identity – an official record of who you are. No one should take this away from you.
Anna: You have the right to live with your parent(s), unless it is bad for you. You have the right to live with a family who cares for you.
Laszlo: If you live in a different country than your parents do, you have the right to be together in the same place.
Anthony: You have the right to be protected from kidnapping.
Rafael: You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
Conor: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
Crystal: You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.
Maxwell: You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others.
Archie: You have the right to privacy.
Lemar: You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.
Ethan: You have the right to be raised by your parent(s) if possible.
Henry: You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.
Frankie: You have the right to special care and help if you cannot live with your parents.
Miles: You have the right to care and protection if you are adopted or in foster care.
Elif: You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee.
Faith: A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave her or his home and live in another country)
Amelia: You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.
Ava: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
Poppy: If you live in care or in other situations away from home, you have the right to have these living arrangements looked at regularly to see if they are the most appropriate.
Caitlin: You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.
Ritaj: You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can't do many of the things other kids can do.
Joao: You have the right to a good quality education.
You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Moses: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
Harry: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose.
Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.
Kasra: You have the right to play and rest.
Anna: You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education.
If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.
Laszlo: You have the right to protection from harmful drugs and from the drug trade.
Anthony: You have the right to be free from sexual abuse. No one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.
Rafael: You have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation (being taken advantage of).
Conor: No one is allowed to punish you in a cruel or harmful way.
Crystal: You have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in war.
Maxwell: You have the right to help if you've been hurt, neglected or badly treated.
Archie: You have the right to legal help and fair treatment in the justice system that respects your rights.
Lemar: If the laws of your country provide better protection of your rights than the articles in this
Convention, those laws should apply.
Ethan: You have the right to know your rights!
Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.
Henry: Articles 43 to 54 explain how governments and international organizations like UNICEF will work to ensure children are protected with their rights.
Frankie: We are now going to tell you a story that I am sure you have already heard – The story of Cinderella.
Miles: But this time I am going to stop at points in the story, and you can tell me what rights we should consider.
Elif: Once upon a time there was a happy family: Mum, Dad and their daughter Cinderella. Sadly, mum fell ill and died but Dad and Cinderella continued to live together, keeping each other company and helping each other.
Faith: But after some years, Dad decided to marry a widow with two daughters of her own. Cinderella tried to get on with her new stepmother and her two new sisters, but very quickly they started to treat her like a servant. Dad was away a lot and she found it difficult to talk to him.
Amelia: What rights issues does Cinderella’s story raise?
Ava: Soon Cinderella found that she didn’t have time to go to school anymore, because she was so busy cooking and cleaning for her stepmother and stepsisters. They were treating her more and more cruelly. Cinderella no longer slept in her nice bedroom but on a mattress in the kitchen.
Poppy: She didn’t eat with the family any more, but ate scraps in the kitchen. When Cinderella objected to the way she was being treated, she was locked in a dark, damp cellar for hours.
Caitlin: What rights do you think Cinderella is missing now that she had before?
Right to go to school (Article 28)
Right to a decent standard of living (Article 27)
Right to protection from abuse and neglect (Article 9)
Right to protection from exploitative work (Article 32)
Joao: One day an invitation came for all the women in the house to attend a royal ball where the prince was going to choose a bride. Everyone was very excited, including Cinderella. She was far prettier than her sisters, although she didn’t have any fine clothes.
But her stepmother and stepsisters told her that she couldn’t go to the ball. Instead, Cinderella had to work very hard doing the dresses, hair and make-up for her stepmother and stepsisters. On the night of the ball, Cinderella was left alone to clean the kitchen.
Moses: But her stepmother and stepsisters told her that she couldn’t go to the ball. Instead, Cinderella had to work very hard doing the dresses, hair and make-up for her stepmother and stepsisters. On the night of the ball, Cinderella was left alone to clean the kitchen.
Harry: What rights is Cinderella missing now?
Kasra: Right to play (Article 31).
Anna: Fortunately the story of Cinderella has a happy ending – a magical fairy godmother helps her go to the ball where she meets, and later, marries a prince with who she lives happily ever after.
Laszlo: Sadly, in real life there are no magical godmothers to help children who are being denied rights and we can’t rely on a fairy tale ending. When children’s human rights are being denied it is up to other adults as duty bearers to uphold them. If you are ever denied your rights then you should tell a responsible adult.
Anthony: As a school, we support human rights and children’s rights.
I am not very old
But I think I understand
How the Human Rights Act
Would work throughout the land.
Freedom within the law
To work and think and pray.
To speak out against injustice
Which many suffer from each day.
I am still a child
But I think I know what’s right,
Like standing up for friends
When a bully wants to fight.
We must all work together
To create a better place.
So that all people, everywhere
Can have a living space.
Life is very precious.
We all have much to give.
We must care for one another
And must live and let live.
This week we have been working on:
This week we are working on reasoning using place value.
Useful links for maths
Remember to practise your 3 times table.
We are looking at note taking and starting to write factual information texts.
Please remember to learn your spellings!
Remember that your child should be reading for 20 mins each day, please encourage them to read every day.
Below are some links you and your child may find helpful and interesting.