Hello my Fantastic Finches and your Fabulous Families!
I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Thank you for all your lovely messages throughout last week, it's good to hear how you are getting on. I am going to start this week, with a message for your wonderful parents during these challenging times:
Thank you for all your help, hard work and encouragement when supporting your children with their schoolwork at home. Don't stress about this schoolwork. I am the teacher and will get your children back on track. What I can't fix is the social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning. So right now, I just need you to share your calm, share your strength and share your laughter with your children. No children are ahead. No children are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be. Thank you.
Now back to my Finches, a couple of messages to start:
Firstly, to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to George on Wednesday - HAVE FUN!
Secondly, I have been chatting to Mrs. Firth and we know you Finches were due to perform "Julius Caesar" for your parents next Tuesday. We still want this to happen when we return to school, so Mrs. Firth has asked me to remind you to keep practising your lines.
As promised, I have included some photos of Lacey and what she's been doing. She has also chosen your Reading Comprehension for this week, it's about caring for dogs!
Lacey has been doing lots of walking, swimming and fetching sticks! Even she didn't try to pick up this huge tree stump, which we came across . . . sorry Mrs. Hornby, it would have been perfect in our Forest School!
Now here's the work for you to do throughout this week. Please remember not to worry about completing everything, just do the best you can. I fully understand if you can't print out the sheets, it is fine to write any answers on paper.
Maths for week beginning 27/4/20:
Please go to 'www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning' and select Year 4.
We are now on 'Summer Term - week 1 w/c 20 April'
(not w/c 27 April because our Easter break was early).
Monday 27th April: Lesson 1 - Make a whole
Tuesday 28th April: Lesson 2 - Write decimals
Wednesday 29th April: Lesson 3 - Compare decimals
Thursday 30th April: Lesson 4 - Order decimals
Friday 1st May: Maths Challenge BBC Bitesize
I would still like you to practise your 'Times Tables Rock Stars' for about 15 minutes, twice a week.
Here are some tables tests for you to try, please just do the first one this week:
English for week beginning 27/4/20:
Here's a reminder about Bug Club for reading
Please choose challenge 1, 2 or 3 to complete this reading comprehension about caring for a dog:
Choose challenge 1, 2 or 3 on this SPaG mat (mat 3)
Please correct the spelling mistakes on sheet 3 of the Year 3/4 words. (Please do one of these sheets each week).
Spellings - I would also like you to look at these common mistakes with 'Homophones'
For your writing task this week, I would like you to continue working on your 'Time Capsule' activity booklet:
Science for week beginning 27/4/20:
Continuing with our theme: "Animals including Humans".
I would like you to continue to use the videos and activities on ''Espresso Learning at Home' for this study as set for week 1 and 2:
Login at: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk
Please click on Espresso and select KS2 Science:
1. Scroll down to the block called "Bodies (Lower)" and then check out the videos & activities about Skeletons, Nutrition and The Digestive System.
2. Scroll down to the block called "Eating, moving and growing (Lower)" and then check out the videos & activities about: Why we need food? Muscles and energy, Teeth and eating and The Digestive System.
Please have a go at challenge 1, 2 or 3 on this comprehension about 'The Digestive System':
In preparation for our geography work later this term, Mrs. Firth and I would like you to join us on a summer adventure, from your own home. Explore the limits of outer space, plunge to the depths of the ocean and travel to the far-flung corners of our incredible world. Collect fun facts along the way and impress your family! The "Make Your World Bigger video quiz" will take you on an incredible, 30 day journey across the globe - NO PASSPORT REQUIRED!
To take part, please search: Make Your World Bigger quiz - Discovery Education
Click on: PUPILS
Click on: Day 1
Log in, Username: student7247
Your journey starts with "The mysterious lake of the Amazon". Remember to answer the quiz question. Please try to watch one of these videos each day for the next 30 days. Have a great trip around the world!
Here are some suggested RE activities for this week:
Finally, here are some positivity posters which I thought you might like to colour in and display in your home:
Please keep safe and well Finches, I am missing you all very much!
Love Miss Gregory & Lacey xx