Year 4

School Work for Year 4 during the School Closure

Although our school building is closed due to the corona virus outbreak, we are still here to help and support you all.  We will email work out to you via your parent or carer's email and also show it here with the most recent tasks and suggestions first.  We hope that everyone will at least try to keep up with their maths learning on Doodlemaths and enjoy reading lots of stories but do also take time to play and have fun. 

4R have recieved a unit of work based on a poem by E. Nesbit. Please refer to your email for this work.

 

Mrs Mousir-Harrison

Friday 27th March 2020

We came across this blogpost which might be useful/reassuring

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/blog/learning-at-home-organising-the-day/

 

We are also attaching a few more activities from Picture News, see below

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Hello

How are things going?

A parent sent us the following list of amazing sites.

Don't feel you have to do it all!! We would far rather you and your child had a look through for things that appeal. Think of it as a pick 'n' mix.

Keep up the Doodlemaths and reading, but also make time for lots of play, relaxation and experimentation.

 

Ms Douch and Mrs Mousir-Harrison

 

FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Feel free to share.

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

While the school is closed,  these ideas are for you to continue your child's education at home:

 

Doodlemaths. Daily for at least 15 mins. Please read the theory sections.

If you google"Twinkl home learning" this website has lots of ideas to do at home and is free to use,

Classroom secrets, also free and has learning packs for each year group, +kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk,

Please check your email for the Attached picture news activities.

 

Otherwise there are lots of fun activities to do outside. Go on a nature hunt in the park, collect different leaves to make a nature diary, or just get some fresh air and exercise. Why not build a den or learn to juggle?

 

We hope this is useful, and we really hope to see you all soon!

Don't forget we are available if you or your child just wants to say hello.

Please let us know by email if there is anything you want help with. We will try to answer your questions, but if we can't, we will point you in the right direction.

 

Mrs Mousir-Harrison and Ms Douch

Welcome to Year 4!

Ms Douch, Mrs Mousir-Harrison, Mrs Murrin, Miss Rita and Miss Ellen welcome you to Year 4. We hope that you enjoy your year with us and that you continue to work hard to make great progress in your learning.

More Information

Reading

Remember to hear your child read at least three times a week as this is such an important life skill for the children to have. If your child is a good reader, it is still important to have a discussion with them about what they are reading and encourage them to read a wide variety of books. Your child can complete the reading record themselves to record the book they are reading and just ask you to sign. They will get carrot reward points for completing their reading records every week. Reading Records are collected in and checked every Monday morning.

 

P.E

Every Tuesday the children have their P.E lesson. They need to make sure that they have their kit in school for both indoor and outdoor PE, as we will be taking advantage of any fine weather still left in 2019!

 

Maths

The Doodlemaths app provides a fun way for your child to practise their maths skills. Please let us know if the level of questions appears to be too easy or too hard and we can reset the level of questions. Please also let us know if you have any log-on difficulties. This is usually because you need to download the latest version of the app (top tip!)

 

Spellings

We will be testing the children each fortnight on spellings. Look out for your child’s spelling list coming home with them shortly.