# Thursday 7th January

Good morning Class Four!

I thought I'd start the day with a video message for you all, so click the link below to get started!

As I put in my message, I am hoping to do a Teams meeting with any of you who would like to join tomorrow. The meeting will be at 11am and I thought we would use it as a chance to try using Teams to connect with those of you who are working from home. If you would like to join in, then please send me an email with the email address you would like the teams link sent to as soon as you can. My email is:

class4@upham.hants.sch.uk

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you tomorrow! I will put more information about the meeting on tomorrow's page.

Maths

This week we are revising some of the Maths learning we worked on last term. Today I would like you to practise your addition or subtraction skills. There are three choices:

2. Work on your subtraction skills.
3. If you feel that you are really confident at addition and subtraction and solving one step problems involving these operations, then you can work on solving multi-step addition and subtraction problems. This activity is much harder, so think carefully about whether this is the right choice for you!

First, watch the video for the skill you have chosen and then work through the worksheet which matches it. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. Remember to keep workings neat and to line up your columns correctly.

Option 2 - Subtraction Practice
Option 3 - Multi-Step Problem Practice

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the magic squares activity below. Remember that in a magic square, every line (vertical, horizontal and diagonal) must add to the same total. You will need to use your addition and subtraction skills to help you work out the missing numbers. I’ve attached the answers so you can check your work.

English

Normally, on the first day back after a holiday, we talk about the different things you did and then you write a recount about one of the days – often you choose to write about your favourite day. I know that the holidays were a bit strange because of all the restrictions, but I really hope you were still able to do some lovely things with your family and that you have some nice memories to write about.

New Year Activities

I think it is really important at the start of a new year to reflect on the year that has just ended and look towards the year ahead. 2020 was a very strange year for everyone around the world - noone has experienced anything like the COVID scenario before and all the challenges that came with it. 2021 has started in a strange way with another lockdown period but there is so much hope as we look forward knowing that the vaccines are ready and being given out.

Start by thinking back to last year. Although it was strange, think about what did go well, what you enjoyed/learnt. For me, I am thankful for the beautiful weather we had during lockdown so we could all go out in our gardens and enjoy time outside. I am also thankful for the amazing technology we have so that I could still communicate with you and help you with your learning even though we couldn't be together at school. Lockdown also taught me not to take things for granted like being able to see family and friends and working at school as normal.

Open the sheet below and fill in the top two boxes.

Now I want you to think ahead to the coming year. What are you looking forward to? What resolutions might you make? Some ideas might include:

- Being kinder/helping out more

- Doing more exercise

- Challenging yourself more with your learning

- Trying to eat healthier