Year 4 - Elm
I hope this finds you all well and you are keeping safe. I miss all your smiley faces.
We are now at the start of our new normal week 2 home learning! I know some of you have been busy on My Maths and TT Rock stars which is brilliant, I might even give those of you a shout out in the week!
However, I was hoping for some lovely emails to our class address so I could see what you have been up to and make sure you are all ok. Some feedback on what you have been doing with your time and maybe the games you have been playing with people in your home would be lovely to know.
Monday 30th March
The first task of the week is to contact us! Use your computer emailing skills and get writing to us. Here are the addresses again email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't wait to hear from you.
Wednesday 1st April
yadoT si lirpA sloof yaD!
Why is it called this? What is the tradition? Can you think of something you could do with your family that could make them laugh?
Friday 3rd April
Easter crafts. Can you make a lovely Easter card or item and send a picture of it. There will be a small chocolate prize (when we get back) for all entries. I have not yet worked out how to get pictures on here but that will be my homework so that i can then post them on here. If you need some inspiration there are lots of ideas if you just google search Easter crafts for children. Have fun!
Year 4 - Working From Home
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual time. As stated in the working from home letter from Mrs Youngman (see link below), each day children are expected to complete one piece of English work/comprehension from their booklet, one piece of maths work from their booklet, one piece of additional work and some reading.
The additional work could be something from your topic work pack that was given to you and links to our topic (see the link below). The year 4 teachers will then post three additional tasks each week to be completed in the books provided or you can email a picture of your work, we would love to see this. Where possible, please encourage your children to check their writing makes sense and is following our handwriting guidance, neatly presented work is always work to be proud of!
My maths homework will be available as normal as well as access to other online work websites such as espresso and pobble 365 as set out in the second letter in your home learning pack (see link below).
If you have any questions please email either email@example.com or Elm@balliolschool.co.uk and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can. In addition, work can be sent through this way if you would like to share what you have done so we can celebrate your achievements we would love to hear from you.
We look forward to seeing and hearing all about your work.
Miss Homan and Miss O'Connor
Traiders and Raiders
There are some really fun activities suggested on our home learning ideas and we will aim to highlight at least 1 of these in our main weekly plan that you can do at home.
Additional tasks for this week.
Monday 23rd March
Using these fun facts (see below) can you create a poster or booklet that will be more interesting to read for others. Once you have written them maybe think about how you can illustrate these.
Wednesday 25th March
We have been learning about Sikhism. Can you write your top 5 things you have learnt about this religion. What particular things have you found most interesting?
Friday 27th March
Round up your week -
What has been the easiest thing about learning from home?
What has been the hardest?
Your most enjoyable day this week and why?
What would you like to do next week?
Email us and keep us updated with your news.
Welcome to Elm Class
Dear Elm Class
Thank you for visiting our class page. You will find lots of useful updates about what we have been up to and plenty of information on how to boost your learning at home. Don't forget to show your parents!
If there is anything you think we should add to our class page let us know!
Miss O'Connor and Mrs Smedley
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General Class Information
- Class Teachers: Miss O'Connor and Mrs Smedley
- PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Year 4 Homework - Your child will now have a blue or green folder which is for them to carry their homework each week. If they need any resources to support their homework (paper etc.) they know they can ask.
- Weekly spellings are sent out on a Friday in a small blue book. Learn the weekly spellings using the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' method. Don't forget to look up the meaning of any word the children don't know.
- Maths homework is either set through My Maths or sent out as a sheet.
- Reading is still vitally important for developing fluency and comprehension. Children should build up to reading for 20 minutes at least 3 times a week, or daily is even better! Ideas of questions you could discuss are attached below.
- Timetables! By the end of Year 4, it is expected that children know times tables up to 12 x 12. Use TT Rock Stars and My Maths Times Table Boosters.
- Additional English or Maths homework may be given out on alternate weeks so please see their homework folder for this.
- Please remember that water bottles should only contain water.
- Snacks should be healthy and savoury e.g. a piece of fruit or a healthy breakfast bar.