Hi everyone! I hope you're all ok. There's so much out there at the moment, but in addition to the information already on here I wanted to share a couple of websites which I think are worth looking at:
Audible - this website is making hundred of spoken word stories available for free during school closures. Visit stories.audible.com to get started - no logins or passwords needed.
Pobble 365 - this brilliant website gives a different picture every day and, if you scroll down, lots of ideas for English and creative writing linked to that picture.
Hi Year 4! I hope you're all ok - I'm missing seeing your happy faces! I've put a few more ideas below to keep you occupied. Please don't think you have to do all of these things - they are just ideas. Remember the main things are to keep reading and practice those times tables!
1. Find a tape measure (ask an adult first to check you can borrow it), and then estimate and measure things around the house. Can you convert from meters to cm? cm to mm?
2. Write a story starting 'I opened my curtains and couldn't believe my eyes!'
3. Chose a country to research on the internet. Make a poster with facts about your country. Can you learn a few words of the language?
4. Make up your own arithmetic test and then test yourself!
5. Draw a plan of your house or bedroom.
6. Bake a cake or bread, or help to make dinner, and write about what you did.
For more structured maths activities, White Rose Maths have a new video lesson every day, with questions and answers too. Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ This is continuing with the Year 4 curriculum so will cover things we haven't done yet in school. If your child finds it tricky they could always recap Year 3 instead.
Literacy Shed https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html has a wealth of resources to help with creative writing, and Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=, which has lots of resources for all subjects, is offering free access for everyone at the moment.
I hope this give you some ideas. I'll add more on here again soon, so keep on checking!
With the current Government guidelines for Coronavirus, it may be that you and your family need to spend some time in self-isolation. It is also possible that the school may close for a time if we are advised to do so. With that in mind, some activities which you can do at home are listed below.
Encouraging your child to read daily and practice their times tables would also be very useful. Lots of children find it tricky to tell the time and so spending time helping your child learn how to do this (on an analogue clock) would also be beneficial. I've attached a link to an online teaching clock below.
Other ways to help with your child's learning at home are baking and cooking (as this uses lots of different maths skills!), and providing opportunity for talking about measurement and money.
I hope this helps.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a super holiday.
This term our topic is all about where we live, and our local environment. Please see the Curriculum Map below for more information on what we will be learning until February half term.
Update - Class Trip
We're very excited to be going to Mansfield Museum on Thursday 10th October, to take part in their Roman Day!
Welcome to Year 4! I hope you all had a lovely summer break. It’s great to see the children back in school and ready to learn. This term we are exploring what it was like to live in Pompeii in Roman times, and will get to know lots more about volcanoes and particularly the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We are hoping to visit Mansfield Museum to take part in their Roman day in October; more details on this will follow shortly.
I thought it would be a good time to let you know our weekly routines in Year 4:
If you have any queries or questions just let us know – we’re happy to help.
Mrs Alison Kenney (Class Teacher)
Mrs Julie Short (Teaching Assistant)
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