Welcome to Year 4
Hello Year 4 – it’s Miss Lee! 🙂
I want to use this page to keep in touch and to hopefully update it with some learning ideas or any exciting news. It has been extremely quiet at school and been very strange not seeing you all running around the playground or chatting at your tables at school.
Hopefully you have been making good use of this time to relax a little, enjoy a bit of exercise in the sun and spend lots of time with your families!
Just to share some of the things I have tried to do this week to help stay positive:
- Reading lots of books – by the window where the sun has been keeping me warm!
- Cycling around the block as my exercise of the day and a bit of yoga each morning 🙂
- Catching up on some good films I’ve missed (Check out some Studio Ghibli on Netflix – Spirited Away is my favourite!)
- Lots more proper cooking with my family now that we have plenty of time indoors
- I’m also trying to teach myself guitar again!
Below are some activities and learning to get on with at home so that you can keep busy – remember that a bit each day goes a long way!
1) BINGO activity
On an A4 blank piece of paper, draw three lines across the page and then 2 lines down the page to split it into 12 equal sections (see below example) Think of some activities you think can be accomplished during this break from school to help with your physical and mental wellbeing.
Some suggestions are: Playing an instrument, listening to your favourite song, dancing, practicing your times-tables, learning a magic trick, telling a joke and so on….! Please make it your own and include things that YOU would love to do.
When you’re done, take a photo and email it or share it on Twitter. Then try your best to get them all done before we come back to school!
2) Maths brainteasers
Here are a few Maths puzzles that might keep you busy!
When you think you’ve got it, email it to me and I can check your answers!
Happy problem solving 🙂
3) Harry Potter Project
I would also love to see how your Harry Potter project is going, so please e mail me updates (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post them on Twitter!
J.K Rowling has announced a new website for Harry Potter fans! You can listen to the audiobooks, complete loads of puzzles and quizzes and there are lots of crafty activities available too! Check it out: https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
Please find below a general list of links and activities that you can use to help with your learning at home. Please just click on the links to access resources.
Best-selling children’s author and TV star David Walliams is to read an audio story every day for a month. Click on the link to watch!
Oxford Owl (link below) offers FREE e-books via their website, all you need to do is create a login. Lots of books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, that we use in school are available along with interactive teaching resources and activities. Definitely worth a look!
Another way to borrow books to read or listen to for free is through your local library and an APP called BorrowBox. All you need to do is download the App and then login with your library account details that can be found on your library card- simple! If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one online:
Obviously, I want to hear all about what you have been reading while school is closed. If you would like to review one of your books, click the link or create your own book review. Each book review will be worth 5 tickets in our reading raffle when we get back to school!
Have some fun with your writing and have a look through some of these creative writing prompts. Choose one and complete the writing challenge. I can’t wait to read some of these by e mail or when we are back at school!
Some of these writing prompts may be useful to all you budding authors!
In this folder are all of the weekly spelling tests we use through Y4. If you want to learn beyond the 3 weeks we have given in your folders, you are more than welcome!
Here is a list of those tricky words which you need to learn over the course of Year 3 and 4.
If you want to mix up the way you learn your spellings, use this selection of simple ideas. Many of these we already use in school.
White Rose have released clips linked to some topics in maths to support your learning. There are also ‘Problems of the Day’ to get those brains busy!
Remember to keep working on your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars. I hope to be seeing a lot more Rock Legends and Rock Heros!
Great range of crafty ideas
Join in a 20 minute daily PE session with Joe Wicks. We are doing this in school each day- it would be lovely to all be doing the same lesson together!
Relax and get energised with these wonderful ‘Cosmic Yoga’ sessions. Again, this is a session we are doing at school each day as well.
If you love a bit of historical fact finding, then use these links to find out more about your chosen time period.
Practical guide to supporting your child’s learning at home and a home learning pack of activities from Classroom Secrets Kids
Use this time to learn a bit of sign language with Natasha Lamb.
Twinkl is offering parents a one month Ultimate Membership totally free of charge.
Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
You can find answers to the maths and grammar hammer sheets given in your packs by clicking on the links below. Don’t feel you have to mark them but if you want to see how you’ve got on, have a look!