Swift Class (Year 4)
Hello Swift Class, I hope everyone has had a good and safe weekend. We are now in the final half term of this school year. Please make sure that you are reading each day and don't forget to be learning your times tables. Remember to share with me what you have been up to this week/ I have loved to see how creative you have all been. Hope to see you all soon.
Mums and Dads, I will try to continue to add a weekly Maths slides that the children can work their way through. This time I have included all the answers at the end of each day. I hope this helps. The children should continue learning their times tables and I have added the Silver to Platinum awards to the class page. They should aim to complete Gold and Platinum in 2 1/2 minutes. For English, I will continue to add a weekly reading task (numbered 1...2....3...etc) but I ask that the children continue to use spag.com (new content added weekly), Spelling Shed, and have a go at the daily writing activities that are on Pobble365.com. This site is brilliant and I have been using it with my own son. I have also added a topic based activity sheet that the children can also use. Please do not feel you have to complete everything that is on the class page. All the work added to give you and your child some structure.
Useful websites - A number of companies are now offering free daily lessons which will continue to support the children's learning through this difficult time.
1) BBC Bitesize will be offering a wide range of lessons, including Spanish this week. Access can be via the red button on your TV or online. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
2) White Rose Maths also have weekly lesson which include a presentation which will support the children to be able to complete the daily tasks. Some of the lessons we have already covered but it is a good way for the children to really deepen their understanding. www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year4/
And finally, I just wanted to say thank you for sending me up dates, pictures and messages. It is great to hear that everyone is doing well as I really do miss all of your smiling faces.
Take care and stay safe
Working at home
English (including reading and grammar)
Art and Topic
Welcome to Swift Class
The children will have their P.E. lessons on Monday and Thursday so please ensure that they have their correct P.E. kit in school and it is correctly labelled. The children will be taking part in the Kid's Marathon every Tuesday morning. They will need another pair of trainers (in addition to their P.E. kit) with a named plastic bag to store them in.
Children have been given a reading diary in which they should record all the reading that they are doing at home and parents should sign to confirm that they have read and write a short note about how they read. They should read a minimum of three times a week. They will have the opportunity to change their books on a Tuesday afternoon.
The requirement of the new Maths curriculum is that all children need to be able to instantly recall their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. This is an area of the curriculum that you can really support your child with.
The children will be working with a specialist music teacher throughout the school year. These lessons will take place every Monday afternoon. By the end of the year, the children will have had opportunities to learn to read music and play various instruments.
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites.
Spring Topic Web & Home learning
Autum Topic Web
Online Safety Update
Rings of Responsibility
Private and Personal Information
In our online safety lessons this half term, Year Four focussed on understanding that good digital citizens are responsible and respectful in the digital world (and beyond). They also learnt about the benefits of sharing information online, but also about the safety and security risks of sharing certain types of information.
Please take a look at the Family Tip sheets and Activity sheets that support the lessons covered in school.
Mrs Lees and Miss Cullen