Teacher: Miss Hayton
Teaching Assistants: Mr Lockwood (Mon - Fri 8.50 - 10.40) Mrs Thomas (Wednesday andThursday afternoons)
On this page you will now find an overview of the learning that your child has undertaken recently. I have also uploaded a page (under ‘Advice for parents’) with some particularly useful links that can be used at home and will hopefully support with helping your child to learn at home. The VLE will be active for the children to use Tuesday 24th March but in the meantime there are plenty of other activities for the children to engage in. On this page there is the topic homework list that children may choose to select an activity from, so in the meantime there is the topic homework activities that children can work on, they have access to Sumdog where there are a range of activities set, children may choose to practise their spellings or have a go at the Golden 50/100 or you may like to start exploring some of the recommended websites.
In literacy we have been exploring diary entries and we’ve even had a go at writing a diary entry based on a true story about crashing inside a volcano. The children have worked hard on writing descriptive phrases to illustrate the characters’ thoughts, feelings and surroundings. This is a great time for children to continue practising these skills and write their own diary entries to share their own experiences. You may also want to explore some poetry as it can be active and fun and they may enjoy creating actions and drawing pictures to remember the words. The ‘Poetry by heart’ website has a great range of poems that you can read and discuss.
In the coming weeks there will be different SPaG focuses for both year groups where children will have the opportunity to consolidate what they already know and they will also be introduced to some new learning and areas they are less familiar with.
Children should be continuing to read regularly and they each should have a book on their relative book band. If your child has completed their book, Oxford Owl is a great website that is free to use at this time where you will find a range of online books for each book band. I have uploaded a document titled ‘The 5 plagues of reading’ which contains a list of suggested texts by year group. To continue to work on your child’s reading skills it’s great to read a range of books.
In maths we have been working on multiplication and division skills, so the work in the coming weeks will initially focus on this area. We have also covered place value, addition and subtraction and properties of shape using the White Rose maths scheme. Moving forward our next unit will be fractions so there will be work set around this. On the useful links page you will find a link to the White Rose maths website where they are preparing an excellent range of resources, such as videos, to support during this time. The calculation videos are available on this webpage which are great to remind and support children with the methods that we teach in school.
The VLE section of the website will be set up with a range of activities for spelling, SPaG, literacy, reading, maths, science and more. These will be organised into different sections and will include PowerPoints, short written activities, quizzes and so on that will be uploaded for each week of school closure.
Important letters and information
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Year 4 Spellings
Year 5 Spellings