Home Learning 15.01.21
Friday 15th January is our first flow day which consists of mainly history work. There is also TTR, spellings and Guided reading to complete. Teacher support will be limited today as Mrs Dunn is in school with Key worker pupils.
HOME LEARNING 14/01/21
Please see the attached documents for todays learning.
English - Maths - spellings - Guided reading - History - TTR
Mrs Harris and Mrs Dunn - Class Teachers
Miss A - HLTA
Mrs Clarke -LSA
Our class is made up of enthusiastic, creative and considerate year 4 children. In class, we respect each other and are proud of everyone's achievements. We never give up and value a growth mindset (I don't know how to do this 'yet'!). We work together to create a warm and welcome atmosphere, where every class member feels valued, safe and listened to.
Things to remember
Daily: water bottle, reading book and reading record.
Monday - Spelling test
Wednesday - PE
|Monday or Thursday - Tuition (various pupils will be invited at different times of the year)|
Spring Term 2021
This half term, we are reading the text 'Charlotte's Web'. We are using this as our stimulus to write our own fantasy story. At Cherry Tree, we use the Talk for Writing process, where we follow three stages: imitation, innovation and invention.
We love and value reading in year 4. All children read every morning as soon as they come into class and once they have finished their book , they quiz. Also, every child is heard read at least twice a week, with a short discussion about what they have read. We read a class story at the end of every day (our current book is 'The Night Bus Hero' by Onjali Q Rauf) and our guided reading lessons are taught daily. During guided reading, we practise and apply key comprehension skills. Year 4 uses reading VIPERS to help us remember these important skills.
In Maths, our focus is Multiplication an Division. Children will be learning how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 as well as a focus on 3s, 6s, 7s and 9s times table facts. We will continue with 'Snappy Maths', which is fun, practical, outdoor Maths games. Our focus for this is still times tables. We are trying to develop our speed and fluency. Year 4s will take part in a national times table test next year (subject to change), where they need to be able to answer a times table question within 6 seconds! Please encourage your child to learn all of their times tables on a daily basis. Times Tables Rockstars is one way to get in lots of practice. See the link below to access this.
UPDATE: Because of all the extra hard work and practice the children have been doing with their TTRS, as a school, we have moved up 7 places in the 'Nearby Schools' league. FANTASTIC EFFORT!
Science - Living things and their habitat
This unit focuses on being able to identify, sort, group and classify living things. They learn about how animals are split into 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications.
As part of our Science catch up programme, children will continue to have Science days. This involves the teaching of knowledge and skills in the morning and a Science investigation in the afternoon. Last term we had a 'Light' day (a missed unit from year 3 because of lockdown).
In our Connected Curriculum, we make links between the subjects, where possible. History, Art and D & T are the main subjects for this term. Our connected curriculum follows three stages: Stage 1, Teacher directed. Stage 2, Teacher led and Stage 3, Pupil led.
Spellings are set weekly and will be stuck in home reading records. Children need to practise these at home as well as school. After the test, their score is recorded in their home reading record books. You will notice that the spelling words are colour coded. The purple words are their spelling words from No Nonsense. The green words are year 3/4 statutory words and the orange words are linked to different subjects.
We are committed to our pupils' learning during any period of closure. Each day during the closure of a class bubble, we will provide focused activities linked to the National Curriculum. Remote learning will be accessible through our school website and Purple Mash.
Please find attached a learning pack for day 1 of isolation.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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