SELF- ISOLATING PUPILS
If your child is unable to attend school due to compulsory self-isolation because of coronavirus, we ask them to:
Complete their Mathletics tasks
Practice their weekly spellings which are on the website.
Complete lessons on Oak National Academy https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-4
Feel free to email any work to their class teacher for feedback.
If parents require extra support with this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will no longer hear us using the term homework! We now focus much more on pre-learning instead. This is because pre-learning has a greater impact on your child's learning and progress! By giving your child the opportunity to delve into the next week's learning in advance, they are able to gain greater understandings and ideas before we have even started! This allows us to take them deeper and challenge them further.
Please send the pre-learning homework by email to email@example.com
This week's pre-learning task:
Pre Learning task
Next week we will be finding out about the different layers of the oceans and the marine life that can be found in each layer. For your pre-learning we would like you to research the different ocean layers and what can be found within them.
You can present your research using any method of your choice. You could write notes, create a mindmap, make a PowerPoint, create a piece of artwork or use an alternative method of showing your research.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Please continue to work through the next page of your CGP book.
Continue to work through the next page of the comprehension book.
To accompany pre-learning, we also ask that the following are completed weekly:
-Learning of spellings. Our spellings lists are carefully planned for using the Spelling Appendix in the National Curriculum. Words are grouped together so that we can teach the children about particular spellings rules and patterns each week; this is much more beneficial than children learning random words!
We have different spelling groups because we have purposely tailored the lists to suit each child's ability (the list can be found below and in their big red books). Please note that STAR spellings will be hand-written on by the child each week, in-line with the words they are focusing on in their group.
-Mathletics. 2 or 3 tasks are set weekly that again are in-line with pre-learning. The theme of the tasks set, will cover what is coming up in our next week's learning giving pupils a chance to get ahead and practise the skills needed for those lessons.
-Above all, the most important task, is to ensure children are reading for at least 10 minutes a day. This should be written into their reading record, dated and signed by an adult. Pupils work towards achieving 50 reads (reward = a free book), 100 reads (reward = a bronze badge), 150 reads (reward = a silver badge), 200 reads (reward = a gold badge) and 250 reads (reward = a headteacher's badge) throughout the year, so everyday counts!
Remember a read does not have to be a complete book! As long as it amounts to the minimum of 10 minutes a day, it counts!
If you are able to, it can be very beneficial to ask your child questions about what they are reading to check their understanding of the text. We have provided some posters below which provide example questions to help you with this.