Welcome to our first virtual CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY. We are so proud of all of you (and your parents and carers!). Please keep in touch via your classes homework emails.
Miss Cross and Miss Mason
Key Stage Two Team Leads
Y4 WORKING FROM HOME!
Mrs Gadbury, Mrs Walker and Mrs May hope that you've had a good weekend and are getting set for the first week of doing school work at home. We want you to know that we are very proud of you and we miss you already. Thank you for the lovely cards and messages on Friday. We are looking forward to hearing how you're getting on with emails and photos and we hope to hear from you at least once a week. We're going to put a Powerpoint on here shortly to let you know what English, Reading and Maths we'd like you to try this week. It's full of links to games online so we hope it can be fun too! Most of it you should be able to do without a lot of adult help, but if you do need us to explain it, send us an email! This week, while we are figuring it all out and finding our feet with this new situation, please just do you best and don't worry if it doesn't all get done. We will be at the end of an email during the school day for whatever messages or questions you have. And remember:
Stay safe and be kind and let's get through this new adventure together.
Mrs Gadbury, Mrs Walker and Mrs May
Year 4 Home School Letter
Year 4 Home School Timetable
Home Learning Activities
Well done Year 4. You have made it through Day 3 and now the end of the week is in sight...What a good day today was! Lots more emails arrived in our inboxes filled with photos to show us how hard you are working and the wonderful work you are doing. We knew you'd make us proud, but the effort you are going to is amazing.
Lots of you have made a huge effort already with the writing task which is brilliant. We had some super research from Olivia who had been finding out facts about the Australian animals in the image from the Edinburgh Zoo website. There's even a live webcam feed of the koalas there. If you want to check it out the link is below, but do ask permission from an adult first: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/koala-cam/#koalacam
Some of you had a go at drawing an osprey too as explained in the creative section below, so if there are more of you who want to do this I will keep the link until the end of the week. https://www.lrwt.org.uk/wildlife/rutland-ospreys/world-osprey-week
Well done to all those who have improved their rockstar status on TTRockstars, I am really pleased to see some of you getting back into it and playing in the multiplayer games too. I also had my first rock slam, so thank you to my competitor. It was a closely fought game and I enjoyed it. As teachers, we could set up some battles either between classes or girls vs boys but we would only do this if it would be something you'd enjoy, so if you like the idea, let us know in your email.
I'm going to go and do a bit more of reading for pleasure now. I'm reading a book called Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone. It's about an 11 year old boy called Casper Tock. He is allergic to adventures. It comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, which is an Unmapped Kingdom in the clouds, full of magical beasts. All Casper wants is to go home but he has to face dragons and giants and witches first. Casper has just woken the sleeping giants and must escape but the only person who can help him is a girl called Utterly Thankless, who is behaving as her name would suggest...It doesn't look good for him!!!Yikes!
If you've not yet sent us an email, please try to remember before Friday.
Bye for now,
Let's Get Physical
We think it's a good idea to get everyday started with a bit of Physical Exercise so you could get started in an energetic upbeat way with Joe Wicks.
Just click on this link to see the live video at 9:00am everyday: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
If that's not your thing you could try some of the cosmic yoga ideas.
Here is a useful link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
What about Go Noodle for some funky songs and movement?
The BBC has Supermovers too. Take your pick!
On your timetable we recommended that you set aside some time in the day to enjoy a creative activity. This could be some mindful colouring, some sketching, drawing or painting. You could complete one of the Lego challenges you were given. This could even be singing or practising your instrument if you have one. If you have the ingredients, why not bake some cakes, biscuits, bread or flapjack? The important bit is that you enjoy the time we've set aside for you to do this.
This week it is National Osprey Week because lots of the birds will be migrating back to the UK for the warm summers. The website below has some suggested activities if this is something you'd like to find out more about. https://www.lrwt.org.uk/wildlife/rutland-ospreys/world-osprey-week
The suggested activity for Tuesday was to draw or paint an osprey. If you want to have a go at this optional activity, there are lots of images for you to study on this website. There are also some tutorials on youtube that you could use, but do ask permission at home if you'd like to watch them. We would love to see how creative Year 4 can be and we can share this work in a gallery on here. If you'd like to see you work uploaded on here, take a photo of it, (without any person in the image to start with) email it to your class teacher and we will see what we can share.
How to stay safe online:
How to help at home:
Reading- Try to find time to listen to your child read every night or share bedtime stories together, they are never too old despite what they may say! This is a key year for extending your child's comprehension too, now that they can read more fluently, so do ask questions about the text. This will develop key reading skills such as summarising, predicting and retrieving information. It is also useful to help the children discover the meaning of new vocabulary. We'd also love to have some volunteers to listen to readers in school. Please consider helping us if you can.
Spelling - The key to children becoming good spellers is regular practice. Word searches, hangman, anagrams, speed writing, oral letter by letter recounting can all help make it more fun to learn spellings, but it is also important that children know what each word means. There are also lots of apps to help with this too. We follow the National Curriculum Objectives for Spelling using the No-Nonsense scheme for Year 4 and as such weekly spellings are vital to learn.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is collected in on Wednesday.
Each week children will have an English task, a Maths task and Spellings to learn. The spelling test will take place on the Wednesday and will be done at the back of the homework book so you can see how your child has done. Additionally children are encouraged to read for a short time at least three times a week and spend time learning times table facts using TTRockstars. We love to see what the children are reading outside of school and how they are progressing with their times tables so do record this in the organisers.