18th January 2021
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
We hope you have all had a really great week.
We have enjoyed seeing your child’s work and reading them a story on Teams. We will continue to read a story each day to them and we are going to do a year group rather than a separate A1 and A2 class. It will be a longer live story session each day presented by Mrs Harris and Miss Acres (10 mins each). We plan to use the electronic hand-up so they can ask and answer questions – we will unmute them and then they will need to unmute themselves on their device. We know that home learning can be difficult and we really appreciate all the hard work you are doing with your children. Without sounding condescending, – we think you are all stars!
We have put the home learning on the website as zip folders and now have put the planned work on Teams as just folders under the folder marked – “Classroom Materials” which is located beneath the” Files” icon at the top of the screen.
There are daily folders of work rather than folders for each subject. We have provided a weekly overview of the learning per subject so you can see how the sequence of Reading, English and Maths is put together and you can easily swap afternoon sessions around to suit you.
In each daily folder, there is an overview of the day’s lessons with times. Please feel free to move the times around and each day’s lessons to suit your home schedule. You may also want to spend more time on one subject.
As per last week those lessons that are asterisked, are the lessons we would like you to send work to us and we will comment on. Of course, you may wish to send us work you and your child are proud of too.
As you can imagine due to the volume of emails, we may not be able to answer emails immediately when they are sent to us. We will endeavour to look at emails on a daily basis. If your email is urgent, please email admin and they will print it out and pass it onto us or they will tell us about it so we can respond as soon as we can.
The Yellow boxes on the weekly timetable are the pre-recorded lessons and can be found on the website under: Children’s Resources Children’s Videos year 4. We hope these continue to be useful in developing your child’s learning. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Many of you have said it is good to be able to pause and/or rewind them.
We have put some writing resources to support your child’s understanding of grammar and their writing. There is no activity with these resources; we thought they might be of assistance. Once again, many thanks for your continued support.
Take care and kind regards,
The Year Four Team