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Junior School

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In light of the school’s closure, we have created some documents outlining what pupils should be doing, as it is essential that pupils are continuing their learning from home. All pupils have been sent home with a Green book – we would like pupils to record their learning in these books.

3rd April 2020 Happy Friday Oak class! It has been great to stay in contact with many of you, I am really proud of all your hard work and dedication to improving your knowledge whether it be baking, creating or keeping fit and healthy. Now the Easter holidays are here, it is a chance to relax and, of course, eat lots of chocolate! I have put a document at the bottom of this page with two fun activities you can do a day (but you do not need to do them if they don't interest you). 

Happy Easter! 

 

26th March 2020 - Good Morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the sun! It has been very strange not seeing you this week but I have been keeping busy, getting up early to do P.E with Joe Wicks and planning lots of creative activities for you. How have you been keeping busy? 

Remember there is now a direct e-mail to the Year 4 teacher where you can send any pictures of your work! 

Stay Safe, 

Miss Tanner. 

Maths

Maths: We are currently learning about fractions, please see the attached fractions document for support and activities. Here is the link to teacher/parent notes to go along with the work booklet: https://whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/SoLs/Primary/Spring-Year-4-2018-19-Block-3-FINAL.pdf

Each child also now has a Maths Whizz login (details have been sent home).

Times tables: Children should also continue to practise their times tables, using the times table grids (already sent home) as well as the online test.   https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

English

In English this term, we will be reading The White Giraffe by Lauren St John. The story follows eleven-year-old Martine Allen who, following the death of her parents, forms a special bond with an elusive white giraffe on her grandmother’s South African game reserve. In The White Giraffe, St. John explores themes of loss, friendship, empathy, and perseverance. 

English: There is an English activity booklet attached at the bottom of the page for children to work through and record in their home learning book. Children are also encouraged to keep up their writing, by writing stories of their choice.

Spelling: This week's spellings are week 5 of spring 2. The rule is: word families based on common words. Children could do a spelling test on a Friday and give me the scores when we return, house points will be given accordingly. All the children should have a copy of the spring spellings and the summer spelling were given out last week. If you do not have a copy, the spelling lists are attached at the bottom.

Reading: Don't forget to continue to read every day. If you have a copy of Tom's Midnight Garden, you can continue to read it, I shall try and record myself reading it and upload for you all to listen.

Topic and Science

Our Topic at the moment is Romans and in Science we have been learning about electricity.

Romans: Reading comprehension (already sent home). Here is a link to a fantastic website, children can access great information about a range of themes. Children can create posters, fact files or PowerPoints on any of the following topics: Roman Empire in Britain, family life, clothing, the Colosseum and Roman baths. https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome.php We would also like the children to create a Roman shield, you can email a picture of your shield to me once complete.

Electricity: Reading comprehension (already sent home). We would like you to create a poster about being safe around electricity. BBC Bitesize has some great videos to help. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

Creative Curriculum

It is also important to focus on creativity, mindfulness and fitness, in this section there are some creative and mindfulness activities for you to choose from each day.

Creative Learning: each day, try and choose one of these tasks to complete.

  1. Make a paper plane.
  2. Create a new board game.
  3. Help cook a meal.
  4. Do some stretching.
  5. Bake something tasty.
  6. Make a sock puppet.
  7. Help wash up or load the dishwasher.

P.E.: Visit Joe Wicks's youtube channel: The Body Coach TV every morning at 9AM for a live work out.

Mindfulness: each day, try and choose one of these activities to complete.

Activity 1: Place your hand on your stomach. Take 10 deep breaths and notice your hand moving up and down as you breathe.

Activity 2: Sit very still and notice one thing that you can see, hear, feel, taste and smell.

Activity 3: Close your eyes and think about how you are feeling. Happy? Sad? Mad? Scared? Excited? Another emotion? Think about how you know you are feeling this way.

Activity 4: Sit quietly and place a small object in your hand. A pencil, rubber, or something else. Notice how heavy the object is. Think about what it feels like in your hand. Notice a new thing about this object.

Activity 5: Do some mindfulness colouring.