Dear Year 4,
I hope you have enjoyed your first week of home learning.
I've been keeping a close eye on your progress on ttrockstars and first of all I'm very proud to see almost all of you are practicing on a daily basis, well-done everyone! Even more excitingly, the top spot on the leader board is currently being held by a year 4 student! Secretly, I have been trying my best to beat their time of 1.49 secs per question and frustratingly I haven't managed to do this yet- let's see if anyone else manages to do this before me!
The most important thing I need you to do over this time away from school is to continue to read, read and READ! You've all made excellent progress in your reading this year and you now have the time to accelerate that even more, lucky you!
Below please find your home learning tasks for the week beginning 30.03.20. There is one document with all of your English and maths work, and another with your topic work (history this week). I've tried my best to make the structure as similar as I can to the way we normally work in lessons, hopefully, it is easy to understand.
Next week I'll be uploading activity themed tasks as opposed to writing because it is Easter break. Have a fantastic week and stay safe.
Miss Hosford :)
Welcome to Spring Term 2
I hope everyone had a wonderful break and is excited about what is to come in the Spring Term.
Dates for your Diary
10.03.20, 17.03.30, 31.03.20- Cricket
18.03.30- Chertsey Museum Roman Taster Session in School (CANCELLED)
31.03.20, 01.04.20- Parents Evening
Subjects and Topics
We are currently working on The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes.
Children explore the text in its historical context and discuss the themes and imagery within. They explore a range of grammatical concepts including dialogue to create inference about a character, a variety of noun phrases to create description, character comparisons using conjunctions, personification and prepositions to describe a setting. Children write a range of diary entries, letters, character comparisons, setting descriptions and finish by writing their own evacuation narrative.
Below is the week-by-week maths overview for Spring 2
Week 1- Place value
Week 2- Addition and Subtraction
Week 3- Time
Week 4- Subtraction
Week 5- Multiplication and Division
Week 6- Revision and Assessments
Below please find the two-week rolling timetable for the foundation subjects this term (NB science, RE, French, PSHE and P4C are timetabled weekly, Geography and History alternate on a half termly basis).
Weeks 1 and 2 - History and Art
Weeks 3 and 4 -DT and Computing
Weeks 5 and 6 - History and Music
Attached you will find the yearly topic overview should you wish to find more information about individual subjects.
Homework is recorded in diaries on a Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.
It is expected that pupils' read for 10 min each night with an adult (inc weekends). To further develop comprehension skills, it is important that questioning is incorporated into the home reading routine. Students in KS2 who read each night will be rewarded with 15 minutes of extra play on a Wednesday morning.
Spellings are practiced in class daily and are reinforcement at home. On Tuesday mornings spellings are tested and the results are recorded by an adult in childrens' diaries.
Week beginning 17th March 2020 - /s/ sound spelt 'sc'
In order to well-prepare students for the National Multiplication Check in June, each week the children are given a focus times table for home learning. On Tuesday morning, students have 3 mins to complete 30 questions (6 mins per question) - the same time they will be allocated in the test. The multiplication test result is also recorded weekly in your child's diary.
Indoor PE is now on Tuesday afternoons and Outdoor PE is on Thursday afternoons. Please make sure your child has the appropriate kit in school for each session.
A Final Note...
My door is always open so please come speak to me if you require further information on how to support your child, or if you have concerns about their learning or well-being.
How you can support at home