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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4.

Home Learning

We have so far produced two home learning packs which we advised you make use of in a way which best suited you. We recognise that each household is completely different and so cannot emphasise enough that the priority for you and your family at this time is to stay safe, happy, and physically and mentally well, so that when the time comes, our children come back motivated and ready to learn. With this in mind, we’d like to outline the range of ways your child can engage in learning, as opposed to setting a single expectation for the way this is completed.

 

You may find that one, or a combination, of these ways of working suits you and your child. This is not a checklist of learning that should be worked through in its entirety, but a resource bank that should help your child engage in learning at home.

 

Finally, we’d like to remind you that we are still here and contactable each day Monday-Friday, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can call the school office or email office@comberton.worcs.sch.uk. Please also keep sending your photos and videos to getinvolved@comberton.worcs.sch.uk.

 

If you or your family require any further support or guidance at this time, information and contact details for wider local support is available at the following websites:

 

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help   and   https://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/

 

Daily lessons online

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons:

From Monday 20th April, ‘BBC Bitesize Daily’ is providing English and Maths and foundation subject lessons every weekday, via their website and the BBC iPlayer, for year groups 1-10. Tasks set have explanatory videos and provide links to other sites where further activities can be accessed.

 

Online lesson content and activities can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Three different 20 minute daily lessons for ages 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11 can be viewed each day from 9am at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vpnrd

or via the red button/BBC iPlayer.

 

The Oak National Academy:

From Monday 20th April, another timetabled online teaching resource has been launched, ‘The Oak National Academy’. This has gives 3 lessons each day from Reception to Y6 in English, maths and another subject (which changes daily). Like the BBC, each lesson has video content alongside activities set.

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

Homework-style revision worksheets:

We recognise that stand-alone English and maths revision sheets are handy when printed and can usually be completed independently by your child.

 

We will continue to provide weekly packs of these. The next pack will be sent this Friday 24th April. If you are finding though that they cause frustration, or there is a disproportionate amount of teaching required by an adult, please don’t ‘flog’ these tasks to the point of despair!

 

However, if you find tasks like this work well for your child, there are many more you can find yourselves for free on sites such as Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.

 

Accessing online content:

The DfE has created a list of useful websites which can be found at

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

 

Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for, such as Numbots, TT Rockstars, Activelearn and Education City.

 

Use of the website/Facebook page:

Each weekday, a new challenge is posted on the ‘Get Involved’ page of our school website. These cover a range of curriculum areas and skills.

 

We will also continue to post links to other useful sites on this page of our website and on the school Facebook page. Please keep your eye on these!

We debated over the pros and cons of zoos.

STEM: A visit from Paramedics, Air Ambulance and SARA

RE: Making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday to celebrate the start of lent

Times Tables Rockstars Tournament: We had great fun competing at our times tables.

Science: Testing materials to see what makes a good electrical conductor.

Literacy: Year 5 sharing their creative writing with us.

Science Parent Workshop

Science: Learning about the water cycle.

Science: Presenting how condensation forms.

Hockey Tournament

Maths; Understanding decimal numbers.

Science: Investigate which drinks damage our teeth the fastest.

Harvest Festival

Who's Who in Year 4

Mrs Ilyas and Mrs Wassell are the class teachers. Our support staff are  Mrs Tildesley, Mrs Calder and Mr Kay.

 

Key Information:

  • Pupils will need their swimming kit on Mondays.
  • Numeracy and Literacy homework will be set on a Thursday to be handed in on the following Thursday. 
  • Spelling is very important, as such we will be sending home a list of key words which we encourage you to practise with your child.

Dates for your diary:

 

January

Tuesday 21st               9.00am parent workshop – worry and anxiety

Wednesday 22nd         9.00am Year 4 parents’ Science workshop

 

February

Tuesday 11th               Book Fair (open for parents’ evenings)

Tuesday 11th               Parents’ Evening (3.30pm – 7.00pm)

Wednesday 12th          Parents’ Evening (3.30pm – 5.30pm)

Thursday 13th             Year 3/4 e-safety talks

Thursday 13th             Parents’ Evening (3.30pm – 5.30pm)

Monday 17th                Half Term

Monday 24th                Back to school

 

March

Thursday 5th                World Book Day

Tuesday 10th               Year 4 Road Safety workshops

Wednesday 11th          Hands on Science workshops (KS2)

 

April

Wednesday 1st            Easter Service (KS2)

Friday 3rd                     Year 4 Sandwell Valley trip

Friday 3rd                     Break up

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