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Catherine Wayte

Primary School

1st March 2021

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,


We hope you had a great week with the home learning. We would like to take this opportunity thank you for your hard work in supporting your children over these past few weeks at home. It has not been easy for any family, but we really do appreciate the amount of time and effort you have put in to ensure your child is best supported. All of the Year 4 Team are very excited to see the children back in school from the 8th March.


Since the children are returning to school on 8th March we are working very hard in school to ensure that the classrooms and planning are ready for their return. Please note that any emails sent to the year four email after 4 pm on Friday 5th March may not be responded to in the same timely manner that they have been. We would like to remind you that any urgent emails should be sent through admin and not to the year four email.


This week ( W/c 1st March) we will read a story Monday to Thursday as a live lesson. On Friday, we plan to continue to have a live sharing work assembly. This is to give the children the opportunity to share a piece of work on Teams, from the week’s set learning, they are proud of. We will continue to randomly choose 6 or 7 children who on the Friday volunteer to take part. This will include those pupils who are in the key worker group at school.  Story time and this assembly will begin at 2.30pm and finish at 3pm.


The writing focus is to create a descriptive paragraph for a butterfly, which includes a range of vocabulary to create an image in the reader’s mind. The lessons go through how to develop vocabulary to create imagery and emotion. The final piece the children will complete is a descriptive paragraph about a butterfly.

We have continued to 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.


We will continue to upload daily folders of work rather than folders for each subject. We will still provide 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 morning and 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 previous weeks 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 still wish to send us work you and your child are proud of too.


The Yellow boxes on the weekly timetable are the pre-recorded lessons and can be found on the website under: Children’s Resources àChildren’s Videosà year 4. We hope these continue to be useful in developing your child’s learning.


Once again, many thanks for your continued support.


Take care and kind regards,


The Year Four Team