8th February 2021
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
We hope you have all had a great week. Here is some information for the following week.
We will only read a story Monday, Tuesday and Thursday next week. On Wednesday, there is a 15 minute live PSHE lesson and an independent task for your child to complete after. The live lesson will run exactly as the live story time. All children will be muted and when your child would like to answer a question, she/he will need to use the electronic hand and the teacher will unmute them to answer. This prevents background noise interfering with the lesson and the possibility of children having a conversation during the session. On Friday we plan to have a 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 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.
During writing sessions, there is a focus on subordinate/subordinating conjunctions and subordinate and main clauses. Your child will use this learning when writing a report concerning Fair Trade using their notes from last week. If your child is finding the writing of paragraphs tricky, there is a sheet for Wednesday and a different sheet for Thursday in which your child will need to match subordinate and main clauses so sentences makes sense.
Tuesday is Safer internet Day. Each year has a different theme and this year it is, “An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.” There is a video and a task sheet. You and your child will need to do this together so that a discussion occurs and your child has a good understanding of the points raised. You could also use this time to discuss other ways of staying safe online.
Following on from Captain Sir Tom Moore passing away on Tuesday 2 February, there seems to be a growing movement about schools doing 100 of something to commemorate his life. If you would like to take part in this, you could ask your child to do 100 of something that they could do, for example - over a week or so – walk around the garden 100 times, solve 100 calculations, do 100 times tables calculations, draw a 100 of something they like to draw, bounce a ball 100 times (outside), skip 100 times (outside) etc. You might like to choose something as a family to achieve. You might like to take photos and send them into us.
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