Teachers Miss Shepherd
Teaching Assistants Mrs Thomas ( Mon- Thurs 10.45-12.00) and Mr Lockwood (Mon,Tues afternoons and Fri 10.45-12.00 )
What an unusual time we are living in! But we will get through this together. Below you find a summary of some of the learning that your child has undertaken so far this year. I have also signposted to resources (in the Links document) that will hopefully support you with helping your child to learn at home. We understand these are not normal times and when and how you will work with your child will vary greatly, but I hope the information provided is useful and helps to support yours and your child's well being in this difficult period. Spending time reading together, baking, sewing, spotting nature, undertaking mindfulness, being active are also great learning opportunities which you may be able to incorporate into home experience.
In maths this year we have covered place, value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and properties of shape units using the White Rose maths scheme. We have also started to explore length, equivalent lengths and perimeter. Our next focus aspect of learning was on fractions initially, so this is an aspect that you could look at in a few weeks after revising, some of the previous units of work skills. This should be a useful source https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ to support with this. Additionally, the calculation videos can be found at https://www.hoylandswaineprimary.co.uk/curriculum-1/curriculum/maths-videos to help support with how we teach the different methods in school.
In literacy we have been reading the text Street Child. We have been unable to complete the whole story, so this is maybe a book to read with your child, so that they know what happens at the end of the story! We have read to Chapter 18 and the children have really enjoyed this. Reading a range of books is a great way to continue to work on your child’s reading skills. I have also attached a document entitled 'The 5 plagues of reading’ which contains a list of suggested texts by year group, but it is fine to read any book that your child is interested and the book banded book that your child reads in school.
We have looked at a range of writing genres this year; stories with a historical setting, recounts, diary, description, poetry, letters You may want to use this opportunity to work with your child on a daily diary entry, an imaginative story or a letter to the school/government. Performance poetry is also a part of the curriculum that you may enjoy undertaking, as this can be active and fun for the child. This website https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/ has lots of different poems that you can read, talk about and then try to learn, by creating actions and drawing images to help recall the words. This should then be performed (you could even record this if you choose). Linked to this genre, the work of Michael Rosen is always popular so you may enjoy watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc
The children have enjoyed watching the news update (released every Thursday) on this science website: https://www.reachoutreporter.com/ so this may be something that you wish to include into your routine.
On the class web page there are a range of documents to download to support with your child’s learning at home. You can find all the previous terms spellings, a list of the Y3/4 common exception words and Golden 50, so these are great to continue revising and practising. You will also find the Topic homework sheets (Victorians) and additional guidance (such as calculation videos and RWI spelling videos).
Additionally, the VLE section on the website (which you should have received a username and password for via email) has further maths, literacy and science activities which you can use to support your child’s learning during their time at home. These will include power points (explaining the learning focus), activity sheets, short tasks and quizzes. These are organised into different sections and new activities will be uploaded each week. I hope that you will find these resources useful and wish you all the best in this difficult time.
|CE 10 Test 28.2.20.pdf||Download|
|CE 11 Test 13.3.20.pdf||Download|
|CE 7 Test 17.1.20.pdf||Download|
|CE 8 Test 31.1.20.pdf||Download|
|CE 9 Test 13.2.20.pdf||Download|
|Y3 Test 10.1.20.pdf||Download|
|Y3 Test 20.3.20.pdf||Download|
|Y3 Test 24.1.20.pdf||Download|
|Y3 Test 3.4.20.pdf||Download|
|Y3 Test 6.3.20.pdf||Download|
To help understand the maths strategies used in school, watch these fantastic videos made by Mrs Powdrill.
Long division can be quite tricky in Years 3 and 4. Find a step to success sheet to help you!
Advice for Parents
You might be wondering how you can help your child at home with the work that we do in school. There are a number of ways that you can support with their reading, writing and maths. We have attached a grammar glossary, times table support (including the golden 50) and reading questions to ask your child when they're reading to you at home.
|Class 3 Grammar Glossary.pdf||Download|
|Times Table Speed Test Year 4.pdf||Download|
|Times Tables - Beat the Clock Year 3.pdf||Download|
|Year 3 - Reading with your Child Parent Advice.pdf||Download|
|Year 4 - Reading with your Child Parent Booklet.pdf||Download|