Dear Parents & Children,
We have slightly adapted the way we plan our home learning. In case you missed it, we have attached Mrs Dedicoat's video explaining the reason why and how the process will work.
This weeks Menu is at the top of the page.
You can spend 20 minutes on one activity or do two lots of 10 minutes. Over the week, try and complete as many as possible.
This week, they will include:
TTRockstars – minimum of two 10 minute sessions
Numbots – minimum of two 10 minute sessions
Handwriting / Spelling practice
Reading The Iron Man
You have a choice of doing one activity for an hour, or two 30 minute slots. This is obviously tricky as we all work at different speeds, so what we’ll say is that if, for example, you are doing White Rose you can stop (if you want to) after 30 minutes, even if all the questions aren’t finished and go onto English. Or if you want to, carry on and make that a one hour activity for that day.
White Rose Maths – Minimum of 3x 30 minute sessions.
English – Minimum of 3x 30 minute sessions.
Science – 1x 30 minute session.
20-30 minutes - You can choose an activity from the Project Activities sheet below.
Drinks and Sides
Optional fun and interesting activities.
There is also a blank planning grid saved below that children may wish to download and fill in with their menu choices. Only use it if you feel it will be helpful.
We completely understand that everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds. Please don't feel any pressure - you know what will work best for your household.
We are here to help, so don't hesitate to message us if you have any questions.
Mr Bolton and Mrs Graham
Power of Reading Book
Our new Power of Reading book this term is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This brilliant and mysterious story is perfect for reluctant readers and keen readers alike.
Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction caused by the Iron Man. A trap is set for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.
- Year 4 will have PE every Wednesday and Friday, however PE kits should always be in school (please make sure kit is named).
- In Year 4 children are expected to read every day and record this in their Reading Planner. Children of this age may well be fluent and competent readers, but still need to read aloud to others regularly. Children will receive reading rewards in school, when required.
- Year 4 children are also expected to engage with TT Rockstars times tables at home.
Eagles Class Teacher
I am so excited about teaching in Year 4. We have a wonderful array of Power of Reading books which facilitate fun and engaging lessons. The topics we cover are brilliant to teach as they always captivate the children’s imagination. We start the year exploring Ancient Egypt and move through the Arctic, to mythical Icelandic lands! As a Year 4 teacher, I will ensure children develop the process of independent thinking, learning and decision making- taking responsibility for how, when and where they learn best.
Hawks Class Teacher
Having spent most of my career teaching older children, it has been a breath of fresh air coming into Year 4. The sheer level of enthusiasm and creativity is contagious. We are lucky to have a magnificent array of books in Year 4: Tutankharmun's story, The Ice Bear and Wild to name a few. They all take us on wonderful journeys into different cultures and are gateways into exciting new worlds. Being able to combine English, Art, DT, Geography and History in completely immersive environments means that Year 4 is a truly inspirational year. It is also a pleasure seeing our children developing and refining their independent learning skills to be the very best learners that they can be.