Week beginning 13th July 2020
Hello Year 4!
I hope that you have all had a nice week learning and I’m sure that you have all been putting great effort into it! We are at the final week of the year and I would like to say how proud I am of you all. Throughout this all you have worked very hard and it has been a joy to see. I hope that after this week you all enjoy your summer holidays that you most definitely deserve!!
Below are some examples of home learning.
It has been amazing to see all of you working hard on TT Rockstars and enjoying playing the different games on there. Don’t forget that you can test your speed on there using the studio game. You can also challenge each other and even the teachers on TT Rockstars if you would like a little competition! It is a great platform to use to help practice your times tables and improve. Keep up the brilliant work you have been doing on there!
Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website: www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
Parental control online
Also, sometimes setting parent control settings on different platforms can be difficult and confusing and we need to keep our children safe while online. Below is a document that provides step by step guides to apply parent control setting on many different things from Netflix to a mobile phone. please see the document below for help!
Whole School Themed Learning Projects
As well as a daily maths, reading and writing activity, we will be uploading a whole school themed learning project every week for you to have fun completing. The learning projects will have a different whole school theme every week and will include many areas of the curriculum such as P.E., geography, history, music or art. As a school, we expect that at least 1 project activity be completed and evidenced by emailing a photo using the class email. I can’t wait to see all of the lovely activities that you complete. Click on the link to find out more about the Year 4 Learning Project for this week!
Y3Y4 Canon Popham Week 12 learning project (Viewpoints)
Maths – Daily activity
These maths activities are objectives that have been done before in school and are not new to you. These packs include:
- Learning reminder slides
- Practice sheets with a possible choice of ‘Mild’ (easier) and ‘Hot’ (harder)
- If you are finding it difficult you can have a go at the ‘bit stuck?’ section with a grown-up
- Once finished there are answers for you to check you have an understanding of the objective
Also, remember to practice your times tables using Reflex and the 38 time table questions that you were sent home with in your pack. Furthermore, if you would like to test yourself on your times tables then please click on the like below.
English – Daily activity
These English activities are objectives that we have covered this year so you should be to complete them comfortably. These activities consist of:
- Reading a story (or listening to it)
- Answering questions about the story
- Writing activities
- Fun-Time Extras
In addition to your English activity I would like you complete a spelling activity. The Spelling Frame website has lots of fun games to support your learning of the Year 4 spelling rules. If you click on the ‘Spelling Frame’ link below, click on year 3 and 4 and click on ‘spelling rules 21 and 22’ to complete your spelling activity.
Reading – Daily reading
Make sure that you are reading your reading books every day for around 10 minutes. I know that many of you were reading a lot while at school so keep it up while you’re at home!
You can also access reading using the links below:
https://readon.myon.co.uk A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.
www.audible.co.uk A currently free resource, for as long as schools are closed, with a selection of stories to listen to. You can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
https://storylineonline.net A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
https://booktrust.org.uk A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading.
https://openlibrary.org A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
Year 4 Reading Challenge
READING CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED!
I would like to thank everyone that sent in their entries for the reading challenge. They were all brilliant entries and you should be proud of yourselves. It’s great to see that you have all carried on your love for reading! It was a very tough decision to pick a winner but below is the winner and runner up for year 4!
Winner – Tegan E (£5 Gift card)
Runner up – Zachary P (Book)
For those of you that entered and didn’t win you will receive a small treat for the effort that you put into this challenge.
Previous Whole School Themed Learning Projects
Please remember to visit www.mathsisfun.com as there are many different interactive games and revision tools for your child to help them with their learning.
Here is a great game for times tables – http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
We are also doing Maths with Parents which is a fun activity to try with your child.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to www.mathswithparents.com and add your child’s class code to register. More information is on the Maths with Parents page. Year 4’s code is 656369.
Please read some of the feedback from parents and pupils – Maths with Parents Feedback Year 4
TT ROCKSTARS – Your username and passwords have been emailed to you all this week. Please give it a try and let me know what you think of this times tables support. Don’t forget to keep working on Reflex maths also!
Finally, when completing these tasks all I ask is that you try your best. If you are finding things difficult or getting frustrated with this learning then take a break and remember that your’re all awesome (you too parents!)
Thank you for your support
Mr Pitchfork & Mrs Holman