Hello year 4 and all of your wonderful adults.
I cannot believe we have already completed one week of home learning.
I have updated your work below and added some new websites for you to use.
I hope you are managing to read lots of stories. I am certainly missing our class stories and poems and I look forward to you being able to share some wonderful new stories with me.
Please continue to enjoy your learning, help your adults, be creative and stay safe.
Spellings - Continue to learn your spellings and use https://spellingframe.co.uk/
If you can, play the post-it note game with an adult or sibling to help you practise.
Reading - Continue with a reading book. There are lots of free audiobooks on here:
Can you find any new poems to share with the rest of the class?
Writing - Please continue with the creative writing task below.
Maths - I have set you all individual timestables on TT Rockstars and will check in on your progress. If you are being a timestables superstar, you may find that your timestables have changed the next time you log in.
You may also like to take a look at the whiterose website -
Go to the home learning section of the website and click on year 4. There are some excellent tasks on there that follow on from what we have been learning in class.
Science - Continue with Espresso Science. Focus on the KS2 sound unit- https://www.discoveryeducation.com/
(username: student6062 password: waving)
You may like to explore other areas of the website.
PE - Joe wicks live. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I have been - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
Music - You should have received your Yumu log in details via parentmail. I have set you two units of work. There are some songs that you will definitely recognise from class and also some new ones. Get your adult involved with this if you can. They will definitely know some of the songs
TV time - CBBC Newsround. Can you spot the happy news page? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Puzzles and games - Use Gonoodle to have some fun! Play games, dance and learn. You may even like to get your adult involved.
RE: Please continue with the 40 Acts of kindness as below.
Rachel from Bridgebuilder has also loaded a worship online which you may like to take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly2bCgmcDCo&feature=youtu.be
Creative writing task
40 Acts of Kindness
Year 4 pupils are taught a wide variety of subjects from the New Curriculum and are assessed throughout the year against milestone 2. Throughout lower key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria.
What subjects do we cover?
• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape, position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian Values.
• MFL- French
Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach through a range of exciting topics and themes throughout the school year. In the Year 4 Class, our Christian school values are deeply embedded and every day we discuss our belief of the day which links to our focused Christian value for the half term.
Key Class Information
Creative kickstart - Research a famous building of your choice. Due Tuesday 31st March
Every Monday the children have their spellings test. As part of their homework, children should be practising their spellings throughout the week.
On Friday the children have their times tables test. Children should also work on their times tables throughout the week. Please encourage your child to use Times Tables Rockstar's so that the class teacher can check in on their progress and areas where your child may need further support.
Please be aware that children will only move to the next set of times tables once they have successfully scored 100% three weeks in a row.
As part of their homework, the children need to read to an adult at least three times a week. Please write a short note in your child's home school diary to acknowledge this so that they can receive the reading rewards.
KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) - These are handed out at the beginning of each half term and have recommendations for challenges that the children can complete. Each half term, the class will be assessed on their KIRF.
Creative kickstarts are given out every half term. The due date will be decided by Mrs Flynn when this is set.
Please check your child's home school diary for the results of their spellings and times tables tests.
Listed below are some really excellent websites that we regularly use in class.
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - Fabulous website for learning and practising spellings. The children are familiar with this and know how to use it.
https://www.timestables.co.uk/ - This website is great to prepare for the upcoming times tables test. There is a 6 second timer to help the children familiarise themselves with the timing.
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Excellent for practising times tables. The class teacher can also keep track of your child's progress and note any times tables they may be struggling with.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - A really fun website to help with times tables and other maths related topics.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q - Particularly good for times tables but also with subjects such as English. We regularly use this website to sing our times tables and dance.
https://app.gonoodle.com/ - A fun website for learning through movement. It also offers children exercise and opportunities for reflection and meditation.