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Your teachers are Mr. Babbs, Mrs. Sprowell (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs. Pointon (Thursday and Friday).
Our teaching assistants are Miss Robertson, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Singh and Mrs. Surgeon.
For week beginning 6th July
RE Home Learning for week 6/7/20
For week beginning 29th June
RE Home Learning
PDF – RE Home learning WB 29.6
Word – RE Home learning WB 29.6.20
The above documents contain these links below:-
For week beginning 22nd June
RE Home learning WB 22 – this file contains a list of the website’s detailed below
Mr Babbs has sent you an email on Purple Mash. Please can you check your emails.
For week beginning 15th June
To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.
A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks.
You can read the story online at www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/
Do you know any budding artists aged 7-12?
In addition, J. K. Rowling is inviting parents and guardians to submit their children’s The Ickabog illustrations for a chance to be featured in the printed book!
Share The Ickabog Illustration Competition today!
Open to the UK & IE, Australia, New Zealand and India. Children must be between 7-12 years old. Competition closes 17th July 2020. Full T&Cs apply https://bit.ly/IckabogTCs
Mrs Sprowell has sent you an email on Purple Mash about a new website called IXL for your child to practise Maths and English independently.
We think the children will really enjoy the style of the website, or you can download the app onto an ipad or Android.
The username and password are on the email.
Class 4S Teachers
For week beginning 8th June
For week beginning 25th May
For week beginning 25th May
Please click here to view document.
For week beginning 18th May
Home Learning Project
A dedicated website about art from Tate for ages 5-13. Have kids can play games, do quizzes, watch videos about art and be inspired to make their own creations at home. There are exciting interactive activities and kids can share their own artwork with other children around the world in the online gallery. There are also crafty activities to do offline in the Make section.
Join us on Wednesday 13th May @ 10:00am for Safe+ Sound broadcast with the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Safe+Sound is a project set up by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim of supporting communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of interactive and practical workshops for children, young people and over 60s delivered by multiple partners and agencies.
This LIVE broadcast is aimed at key stage 2 students and will be covering several topics such as vulnerability, what to do in an emergency, staying Safe, fire Safety, wellbeing.
The broadcast is free for all schools to watch. To join us, use this link:
Don’t forget to use the LIVE CHAT facility next to the video player to ask any questions you have about fire safety to the team. The chat facility is safe, moderated, accessible and available 24/7.
For week beginning 11th May
The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.
Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.
Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.
For week beginning 4th May
Home Learning Project
Week beginning 27th April
Powerpoint Presentation of above:-
Powerpoint Presentation of above
Other Subject – Geography
Oddizzi World Explorers – KS1 Week 1 – Places –uploaded on Monday 27th April
The DFE have provided some online safety advice/work for parents to do with their children. Please find this below:-
Just a little reminder to ask your child to log on to Purple Mash each week – to look at any messages from the Y4 teachers and to connect with us and their friends.
Remember children you can send personal messages to your friends via Purple Mash…….your friends are waiting to hear from you.
Year 4 Teachers
From Monday, April 20, parents will be able to access up to 180 lessons a week.
The lessons will provide education for all school year groups from Reception through to year 10 and will be taught via a new Government-backed online platform, the Oak National Academy.
The scheme, which has been set up by teachers and funded by the Department of Education, is set to provide video lessons for students, with each lesson arriving with a quiz and worksheet to go with it.
For week beginning 20th April
Powerpoint version of presentations above
Powerpoint version of above
Home Learning Project
Out of the Ark songs for at home, you may find this site useful.
Please see click on link here for more resources available.
Please Click here to find some nice practical maths activities made by Primary Sports Coaching.
Below is the link for more activities.
Good news children! You can now use Purple Mash to e-mail your friends and teachers. We think this will be a great way to keep in touch whilst we are stuck at home. You can use it to show me what work you’ve been doing or ask me questions, but really it’s so you can chat online to friends in your class.
(Parents and carers – this email system ONLY allows children to email others in the class, they cannot send or receive emails from anywhere else, they do not need an email address, and the teacher approves all emails before they are delivered.)
From the Purple Mash home page, choose Tools; find Communication and Sharing and then 2email.
You have already got at least one email. To read it, just click on it and it will open. You can then reply by clicking the Reply button at the bottom of the page.
As with everything on Purple Mash, there are help screens and videos to help you.
Good luck – all the year 4 teachers are looking forward to hearing your news!
Mrs Sprowell, Mrs Pointon & Mr Babbs
Week 3 (6th April)
Powerpoint slides above in a powerpoint version;-
Powerpoint slides above in powerpoint version:-
Parents can now sign up to the Third Space Learning Maths Hub for FREE! 👉 https://t.co/vUo1eu6ecQ
How are you all? We hope that you and your family are all well. We are missing seeing your happy faces in school – it has been very quiet and a little strange for the few children that have had to come in because their parents are key workers. However, it is strange for everyone – I hope that you are finding plenty to keep you busy, and enjoying going out for your exercise every day.
How are you getting on with your schoolwork? There are daily English and Maths activities on the website – it would be fantastic if you could have a go at these every day – it would be a great help to stop your brains from going to sleep! However, please do not worry if you miss the odd day – if the sun is shining and you want to spend the afternoon playing in the garden – go for it!
There are many other ideas for all sorts of activities on the school website, and we have set some tasks in Purple Mash and Education City. Has anyone listened to David Walliams reading every day at 11? Try to choose a mix of activities – and if you come across other websites with ideas you fancy trying, then that’s perfect too –if you follow topics you’re interested in, learning becomes more fun!
Here in school, we have been doing Joe Wicks PE lesson at 9 o’clock every morning – we will all be super fit in no time!
We would like to set you a fun challenge for this week – can you find 26 different objects – each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet – but they must all fit onto a dinner plate?
I have created a Shared Blog in Purple Mash – some of you may be able to upload a picture – or you could write a list to share with the class. It would be great to hear from you!
Remember to look after yourselves and be especially kind to everyone else in your house – it is a strange time for all of us, but hopefully it won’t be too long before we see you all again.
Mrs Sprowell, Mr Babbs and Mrs Pointon.
Hamilton Maths & English
The month, in his monthly video, the Holy Father calls for us to pray for the world in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas — we who are put to the test — and deliver us from every danger. O glorious and blessed Virgin. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to.”
On Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time (6pm Rome), the Pope will pray on the steps of St Peter’s basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture. At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing and will offer a Plenary indulgence for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s a link to the website of author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He is posting regular short video clips which will talk you through how to draw a range of wonderful things. Why not have a go at unleashing your creative side!
Good Vibrations Sound Game
Hamilton weekly maths and literacy
Week 1 Literacy
Week 1 Maths
States of Matter Crossword Home Learning Task
Water Cycle Game Home Learning Task
Weekly Learning Projects
Useful Educational Websites
https://play.ttrockstars.com/ (your child has a login and password)
Suitable for all:
https://www.sumdog.com/ (your child has a login and password)
https://www.purplemash.com/ (your child has a login and password)
https://www.educationcity.com/ (your child has a login and password)
Unfortunately, due to ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus, and following government guidelines, the Year 4 trip planned to the Museum of Science and Industry to Manchester on Monday 23rd March, has been post-poned. A new date will be arranged for the future and you will be informed accordingly.
Please can we remind your child to bring in their favourite book (age appropriate) on the day.
In addition, to bring in any materials to design their favourite character using a wooden spoon which will be provided by school.
Thank you for your support.
Year 4 Teachers
On Monday, 23rd March the children in Year 4 will be visiting The Museum of Science and Industry, in Manchester City Centre. The museum is a celebration of inventions both old and new. This visit supports the work we have been doing in Year 4 on the Industrial Revolution and child labour.
A contribution of £3.75 is requested to cover the cost of the trip and I would be grateful if you could send the money into school by Thursday, 5th March. You can pay online direct into the school bank account (sort code 05-07-22 account number 24989920).
The coach will be leaving school at 9.00 am prompt on Monday morning at returning at approximately 3.15 pm. Given that there may be traffic congestion on our return journey, we need to warn you that we could be delayed.
At the museum the children will watch two shows based around weaving and what life during the Industrial Revolution was like. The children will also have the chance to see a working steam engine and even some of the railway exhibition. Please ensure that your child is wearing a suitable coat as we will be outside for some of the time.
The children will need to bring a packed lunch (in a plastic bag) on this day. This can be supplied by school, if you require a school packed lunch please book in advance.
Please note that school may be unable to run trips without the parental contribution.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to: (By 5th March 2020)
Thank you for your support.
Mr S Callaghan (Head Teacher)
(Photographs to follow soon)
|Monday||4S - PE Kits|
|Tuesday||4V - Swimming until 28th Jan (then PE lesson will be a Thursday pm)|
|Wednesday||4V/4S - PE Kits|
|Thursday||4V - From 6th February - PE Kits needed|
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The following links provide key information and useful tips for keeping your child safe online. Please familiarise yourself with the content.
At the parents’ information evening, we referred to Nurturing Self-Confidence – a guide for parents with some ideas about how we can bolster the self confidence of our children.
One of the best things we can do for our children is to instil a strong sense of self-confidence. This doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the loudest child in the room – quiet, more introverted people can still be confident, and louder people are often masking insecurity. But self-confidence is key to maintaining good mental health in later life, so the more we can do when our children are young, the better. Click on document below to view.
Purple Mash is an award-winning website for primary school children. It enables the children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. The children have been provided with an individual login to support topics that have been covered in class. Click on link below to access the site:-
Each week the children get the opportunity to choose a book to take home. They are expected to read at home at least three times a week and we ask you to record this in their reading record. The book can be changed after a week or kept for longer. Even if your child is a confident reader you can help them by asking questions about the book to check their understanding.
Check that they understand the meaning of words. Also ask them why certain punctuation is being used. Children can be asked to summarise the story or to discuss the characters in the book and why they like them or dislike them. It is useful for children to be able to talk about the types of books they like: science fiction historical, adventure, etc.
Some children will read everyday at school but most will be heard by the teacher once a week and also a TA once a week in guided reading.
Dojos are rewarded to children who read three times or five times a week.
This is when a group of children of similar reading ability, read a book together. The teacher will ask questions to check their understanding, to check inference and also have a structured discussion about characters and the plot.
During daily 30 minute guided reading time the children who are not reading with the teacher will be involved in a variety of other reading activities. They may be reading non-fiction books magazines or topic based books.
Our aim with all the reading activities is to ensure their reading skills develop but also to promote and foster reading for enjoyment.
Improving your child’s reading skills is one of the best ways of helping your child succeed at school.
Your child will be put in groups with changing days.
A four week homework assignment will be sent out every half term. They will be handed in every Monday.
Spelling will be sent home every Thursday for a test the following Thursday Please help your child learn their spellings each week.
In school your child will also be learning additional spellings as part of the revised National Curriculum.
Please learn these alongside weekly spellings. There will be a test on a half termly basis.
Ways to help your child:
Here are a list of some websites you may find useful for your children:-
Woodlands Maths: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/
BBC KS2 Maths: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/
Crickweb Numeracy: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html
Woodlands Literacy: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/
BBC KS2 Literacy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/
Crickweb Literacy: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html
Please read the Curriculum Newsletter to find out all about your child’s targets for this term and all of the topics the class is covering in all the different curriculum areas.