Overview for Year 4 Term 1
Please find attached the Term 1 overview for the children when they start in Year 4 in September. If your child would like to conduct some research over the summer holidays then they are more than welcome to do so. We look forward to seeing you in September.
Year 4 teachers
Our children and staff have sent pieces of work for the children’s newsletter. This is the children’s second edition of the newsletter.
PLEASE START TO RE-USE DOJO. IT’S SO MUCH EASIER FOR US TO SEND QUICK MESSAGES FROM THERE. IT ALSO KEEPS ALL THE WORK FROM YOUR CHILD TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE FOR YOU TO VIEW. CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ON TO DOJO OR UPLOADING WORK. YOU CAN ALSO USE THE YEAR GROUP EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE CLEARLY INDICATE THE CLASS TEACHER’S NAME IN THE SUBJECT AS ALL THE YEAR 3 TEACHERS WILL BE ACCESSING THE SAME ADDRESS. THE EMAIL AND DOJO WILL BE CHECKED MONDAY TO FRIDAY.
Welcome Back to Term 6
Collective Worship and Reflection
Our Value this term is Everyone Is Important. Each week we will look at a value that we use to help show that everyone is important to us. Our value this week is Generosity.
Last Few Days
Well done to you all for all your hard work at home, you have made it to the end of term. We have added some fun activities you could do over the last few days if you would like to.
We would like to enter the Spirited Arts Competition run by NATRE. Below are 3 sessions that look at Big Questions and what they are. The last session introduces the competition. You have until the end of June to complete your entry (along with a short explanation) and email it into school (either to the office or your year group email address). Please email if you need help.
Choose from a range of different English activities for writing, there are several listed below that you can choose from, all offering different challenges with writing. Have a look at the different ones and see what you might like to try. There are also English writing activities linked to the topic grid for term 6 (found below) Maybe over the term you will choose a range of different activities and sites to complete some English work.
- Every weekday morning at 9.30am Pie presents on RadioBlogging.net This is a free internet literacy radio show aimed at KS2 that includes language games, creative writing and guest input from famous authors such as Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The programmes are interactive – the children write during the programme and afterwards. All of the shows that have been broadcast are available to listen back to online at https://radioblogging.net/
- Every morning at 9.45 Jane Considine is delivering an English lesson online called Super Sentence Stackers – you can watch it live or watch some of the other sessions, just search her youtube channel. You do not have to start at the first one to be able to complete these lessons, they are stand-alone, just tune in at 9.45, or watch it later in the day. https://www.youtube.com/user/Devouefrenchbulldogs/videos?pbjreload=10
- There are some home learning packs produced by Talk4writing that you might like to work through at your own pace – if your child is level 2, give them a year 2 pack and if they are level 3, give them a year 3 pack. The packs do not follow on from each other, so you can choose which pack, at your child’s level, that they want to do . https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/home-school-units/
- BBC Bitesize clips have daily lessons which link throughout the week, to practice grammar and writing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
- The National Oak Academy – this is an online school set up by the government. it has access to lots of different subjects, including English, with lesson videos and activities set up for children to access. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-3/english#subjects
Oxford Owl online have free e-books and resources for use during this time. You will need to create an account (which is free) and you can access a selection of the Oxford Reading Tree books. Just follow this link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Guided Reading – Purple Mash
Use the serial story on Purple Mash – The Sleeping Volcano
Read a chapter each week and answer the multiple choice questions set on 2Dos and then complete other activities linked to each chapter that need to be accessed and downloaded from Purple Mash. https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/topics/volcanoes/sleepingvolcano_live_sm_free
As well as the home learning activities please remember to be reading regularly and if possible completing accelerated reader quizzes. Please log on at https://ukhosted59.renlearn.co.uk/1892799/
To find out if a book has a quiz available, or to check book levels, please go to https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/default.aspx .
If you have not seen this website already J K Rowling (author of Harry Potter) has been publishing a story she has written online in sections. It is called the Ikabog. This is a great opportunity to read a new story. https://www.theickabog.com/home/
The best bit is, if you are between seven and twelve years old, you can draw an illustration to show part of the story you have read. Your parent or guardian on your behalf can enter your drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November.
This is your chance for your illustration to be featured in The Ickabog. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will also receive a copy of the published Book (the “Book”), signed by the author herself. But that’s not all. We’ll give £500 (or the equivalent in your local currency) worth of Hachette children’s books to a school or public library of your choice.
Use the plan document below to take you to the videos for each day or use this link. White Rose are currently doing fractions again, so the alternative lesson videos and activity sheets are the ones needed. The worksheets can all be downloaded from below as well as answer sheets. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
Remember to be practicing and learning your times tables so that you know them out of sequence and at speed. You can use the TTrockstars to help you with this. Please log on at https://ttrockstars.com/
Week 7 w/b 13th July
Term 6 Topic Home Learning Grid
The grid below (which can also be downloaded using the link underneath) has a range of activities children can choose from and different ways they can present the data. Have fun choosing what to learn and we look forward to seeing what you choose to do and how you will present it.
Resources for Learning Grid
The document below is full of lots of websites that can be used to support the learning of the different areas and topics in the grid above.
Handwriting – follow the link to practice letter formation and cursive handwriting. The site gives animated clips to show how to form the letters correctly. Worksheets can be downloaded from the site if wanted but children can just practice on normal lined paper. There is also a lot of other useful information about supporting handwriting on the site.
SPANISH Term 6 – en el cafe
Money Sense Lessons
NatWest have created a series of Money sense lessons that help children to understand money, how to save, where to save, how to spend and budgeting. There are also a range of activities and games that can be played online.
Coins and Notes
Why is it important to save
How can I keep my money safe
How can I pay for things?
Plan a simple Budget
Enterprise Raising money for Charity
A Children’s Book Helping Children Understand Coronavirus.
Life Skills Passport Challenge
We have been thinking about new ways to use our learning time away from school, and for you to interact with us in school. We have really enjoyed you sharing your valuable achievements that aren’t school work. These things are life skills – things that begin to prepare you for life as a grown-up. So we came up with the Life Skills Challenge. This is a list of things that will help prepare you for the future. From tying your own shoelaces (sorry but you will have to stop using Velcro fastening shoes at some point) and washing your own hair, to budgeting for a food shop (hmmm Mars bars or bread – what do you need most?).
We have come up with 48 skills to try out in our Life Skills Passport. Taking part is optional and you do not have to do every skill – in fact some will be impossible for some: e.g. not everyone has a pet, a younger sibling or a needle and thread – but we would like you try. Many of you can already do lots! Tick the ones you can already do, and then choose new skills to focus on. Get someone to take a photo or video of you doing them and send it to us via email or Dojo!
When you have ticked as many skills as you can, get an adult to complete the bottom of the passport with your name, the number of skills you have completed and sign it. If you complete 15 skills, you will get a Bronze Certificate, 25 skills will get you a Silver Certificate, 35 skills will get you a Gold Certificate and 40 completed skills will get you a Platinum Certificate!
Some skills are in red and say Adult supervision in brackets. These are things that may involve using hot/sharp items, chemicals or things that could cause harm if done incorrectly. We do not want anyone to get injured, cause a flood using the washing machine or break a prized ornament while dusting! Your own adults may decide you personally need less supervision, or that some other skills should be more closely supervised. That is up to them – so please ask first! Have fun, we are looking forward to seeing photos of your achievements. Stay Safe!
https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/primary/guidance-and-support/home-learning-pathway/ This link is from the British Red Cross and has links and information on learning first aid.
Start the Day with PE
Another way to keep fit is with the Fire Fighter Fit FFFK website
Username:FFK1 Password: HealthyHomes
Yearly overviews for spellings can be found on the English webpage.
Please click here to be taken to them.
Alternatively, please see below to find one of the Year 3 spelling groups’ overviews