22nd February 2021
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
We hope you all have (or had) a great term break – please note that we have not set any work for the half-term break. Here is some information for the week beginning 22nd February.
We will read a story Monday to Thursday next week 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 new writing focus is to create a descriptive paragraph, which includes a range of vocabulary to create an image in the reader’s mind. The first lesson is to build vocabulary through watching a video and using the vocabulary sheet/note template example to support their own. The next lesson will support your child to write sentences using a range of subordinating conjunctions and frontal adverbials. The final two lessons are to write/edit the paragraph and then produce a best copy.
There are two tasks for Friday afternoon. Your child may wish to do both or just one of them. Following the feedback from parents that their child really enjoyed the art lesson set in the middle of January about the artist Matisse, we have given your child the opportunity to produce different artwork from him. We have uploaded the PowerPoint again and given instructions as to what we would like them to do on the afternoon overview and on the daily planner. The second task is drawing a picture for a person in a care home. Details is on the afternoon overview and daily agenda/overview.
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