Miss Summers class
WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
Hello lovely year 4 and family!
1 week to go of home learning…which means 1 week until parents/carers can retire from their teaching role for the summer break!! Well done to everyone, I am so grateful to all of those who have done even just a bit of home learning, I appreciate how hard it must be for all of you! The final time table is below.
I am so proud of all the children for how they have handled such a strange year and for how much they have grown and matured! I will miss this class dearly next year!
I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday and that you all enjoy year 5! See you in September!
Stay safe and well!
Miss S x
Good Websites and Resources
Our local School Games network and Active Derbyshire have been working together to create and publish a weekly programme of activities to support families over the next few weeks.
The weekly activities will be sport themed and include golf, football, tennis, orienteering, athletics, cricket, gymnastics, boccia, netball and badminton. All activities have been developed so everyone can have ago using equipment found in the home and in whatever space you have available. Each week we will update the class pages with the new programme for that week. – From Mrs Higton.
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home The Wizarding World has FINALLY released a home learning platform! Get your daily dose of Harry Potter at home!
https://soundcloud.com/harpercollinspublishers/the-worlds-worst-children-by/s-dqoZWNyMFFq David Walliams is doing daily readings of his book ‘The World’s Worst Children’. I know lots of children in year 4 enjoy reading these books, so it might be nice for them to hear the author himself reading them! A new one is released every day for the next 30 days. He is posting the links on his social media. Alternatively, please follow the link to SoundCloud to access.
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ check out this website for free downloads of First News, the children’s newspaper.
Ukulele Songs – If you are doing the ukulele, please practice as much as possible at home. Mrs Clarke has prepared these song sheets for you.
Penny Whistle songs –If you are doing the penny whistle, please practice as much as possible at home. Mrs Clarke has prepared this song sheet for you.
- Primary Corbett Maths- You can access all the videos and worksheets focus on addition and subtraction, equivalent fractions
- Times tables, Maths Frame, TT Rock stars
- BBC Bite size for science
- Practice homophones; Use SPAG.com
- practice your spellings year 3 4 spellings
- Scratch is really fun for coding. Have a look!
You can continue to support your reading at home by using this fabulous website; http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
There are lots of e books you can read with questions to answer. These are a great way to share and improve your reading skills at home.
How fantastic, Amazon are supporting and providing children everywhere with free audible books!
What imaginary worlds will the stories you listen to take you?
Joe Wicks has his own You Tube Page and at 9am every morning he will be leading a PE Lesson you can do in your house with your children. Let’s keep as fit and active as we can during this time.
Home Activity Challenges (1) The Schools Sports Partnership have created a fun timetable of different activities you could do at home.
Some brilliant learning this week and even a picture of the ‘Keepy Uppy’ challenge!!
My name is Miss Summers and I am the Year 4 Teacher here at St Oswald’s.
I am joined by 2 wonderful TA’s … Mrs Clarke and Mrs Murphy.
I am very excited to be teaching this class for the upcoming year. We have got lots of exciting things planned and I can’t wait to get started!
I operate an ‘open door policy’ and will be available briefly each morning to answer any questions. If you would like to talk about anything in private or in more detail then please do not hesitate to make an appointment for the end of the school day.
Our topic this half term is ‘Potions’. It is a science focus and we will be looking at states of matter (the process of heating and cooling, solids, liquids and gases and the water cycle). To assist our learning, we will be making our own chocolate to help us understand the heating and cooling process to change things from solids to liquids and back again.
Please support your child in learning their times tables. They have been given ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ logins. This is a fun, online game which makes learning their times tables fun. Please use this in conjunction with the Multiplication Check activity on maths frame. This check mirrors the one that the children will be taking in June. It can be found on the website below. The more the children practise, the quicker they get.
Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s spelling record. Please ensure they are in school EVERY FRIDAY. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a x table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home ready for their x table test on a FRIDAY.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice on the notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week.
Reading; Please encourage your child to reads for at least 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let me know and they are more than welcome to change their book. Your child has been sent home with a comprehension book mark in their reading books. This has questions on that you can ask as you listen to your child read, or that they can ask themselves.
PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. We have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. On a Wednesday morning the children will be going down to the leisure centre with Mrs Higton.
Break times: Please send your child to school with a healthy snack.
Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been up to during the school day!