- Important Messages
- General Information
- Year Groups
- Extra Curricular
- Contact Us
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.
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 email@example.com 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|
Click here to view to view the latest newsletter.
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.