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Welcome to Year 3/4S!

 

Summer 1 2020

Hello Year 3/4S! It feels strange not returning from Easter to see all your happy, smiling faces but we all really hope that you and your families are happy, healthy and trying to stay positive. We hope you have been enjoying your time at home and getting your daily exercise and enjoying the sunshine. We all miss you and can't wait to see you! 

 

Class teacher: Miss Sweeney. 

 

Message for parents/carers

 

Thank you so much for all your efforts during the past month with all the children's home learning. It is really appreciated and it is important that the children enjoy this time while maintaining some sort of structure. We understand that home learning can be challenging but be assured that any help you give them will be positive and will benefit their learning. As we move into summer term, there are some really useful websites which will help with structuring their learning and ensuring that they are completing age-appropriate tasks. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

This first link has daily lessons for Maths, English and a variation of History, Geography and Science. 

You start by clicking  'Start a Lesson' , then select Year 3 or Year 4. 

The lessons are dated and titled with the topic of learning E.g. 21 April: Maths - Rounding Decimals.

Each lesson has some videos to help teach the children and some activities for them to answer.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

This second link also has daily lessons for Maths, English and Foundation subjects.

The lessons are taught in a sequence so it is beneficial to begin on Monday's lesson, as the following lessons may refer to the subjects taught previously.  E.g. 

 

English Monday - Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval

English Tuesday -  Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval

English Wednesday -   Newspaper: Identifying features of a text

English Thursday -   Newspaper: Using direct speech to write quotes

 English Friday -    Newspaper: Writing a newspaper report

 

One way you can use the website is to select 'Online Classroom' then select ' Schedule' and then 'Year 3' or 'Year 4'. 

You should see Monday to Friday and they are scheduled with 3 lessons per day.

I recommend starting on Monday and working your way through. 

There are several teaching videos on each subject and once you when you have watched one video, select 'Next activity'.

 

I have also attached a link to the Oxford Owl website. They are providing free children's eBooks with a wide range of genres. It is free to sign up and the website is easy to use. 

 

 

The final link is a Well-being menu - please find the document at the very bottom of this page under the 'Additional Resources' heading, along with the Summer learning logs. Our Physical and mental well-being is the most important thing at the moment so remember to look after yourselves and try to exercise every day if you can! There are a selection of links to Youtube and other websites that have some great activities you can try with the children to help with their well-being. The My Happy Minds website is also great to help support the children with meditation and enabling children to learn strategies to deal with daily life challenges.

 

We are also continuing to set tasks on MyMaths and Purple Mash. Their Learning Log link is below along with spellings for the rest of the year.

 

We will update the web page as much as possible, with any new links or resources that may help you during lockdown. Stay positive, stay healthy and look after yourselves and your family.

 

 

Reminders…

 

  • Each Thursday is PE, the children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • Each Wednesday, children will be going swimming, and will need an appropriate kit. 
  • Spellings will go home on a Monday and need to be practiced for the Friday Spelling Test 
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class along with both reading books.

 

Reminders…

 

  • Each Thursday is PE, the children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • Each Wednesday, children will be going swimming, and will need an appropriate kit. 
  • Spellings will go home on a Monday and need to be practiced for the Friday Spelling Test 
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class along with both reading books.

 

Homework

Your child will be given a learning log at the start of the year with this half term's homework board at the front. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school on a Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on Friday afternoons.

 

Spelling lists will be given out half termly and the children will be tested on a Friday.

Dates for your diary:

 

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