Home Learning Ideas
Please read with your children as often as you can. If you wish to do reading comprehensions please use the following links as these websites are currently free:
You should also be shortly receiving your email from Epic to give you free around-the-clock access - please contact me on Class Dojo if you don't receive your email.
Don't forget to check out the free access to Audible - being read to is equally as valuable as reading!
David Walliams is also releasing a free audiobook per day for the next 30 days. I think these would prove incredibly popular with the children! You can find them by following this link: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
If you would like to look at grammar aspects from the year 4 curriculum and previous years, twinkl have some great powerpoints which cover the key areas:
Don't feel that they should have to complete all of these! The year 4 resources are at the top of the list, but if your child is finding them tricky, please try the others until they find something they feel they can complete successfully.
There are lots of other resources linked to grammar. Please feel free to try any that your child thinks would be beneficial to them! A couple of examples to get you started are:
Once the children feel confident using some of the skills they've revised through the above links, they could try to use them in some of the different writing activities (see below).
Take a look below at some links for ideas for writing:
I would suggest focusing on the four basic written methods, the calculation policy (which I have attached below) has instructions on how we teach these in school.
Time, measuring and money would also be great areas to cover. I have linked a fantastic free website which generates worksheets for across the maths curriculum (and includes an answer sheet - this means that your child can mark their calculations once they've completed a task!)
Creative home learning projects
Within school, we will completing a variety of creative projects such as sewing and art. I have attached some ideas below but I know these depend on the resources you have at home already.
These are websites and resources that you could use at home.
Code studio (ICT) - https://studio.code.org/courses
PE with Joe Wicks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
Yoga and mindfulness activities - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Interactive learning links - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549922
Don't forget that the children also have access to Times Table Rock Stars and Spelling Frame too, as a part of their normal, everyday practice. This is a great chance to nail those tricky multiplication facts they still feel unsure about or to really master the spelling pattern or rule that keeps catching them out.
Class information 2019/20
Adults working in year 4:
This year our topics are:
Autumn - The Vikings
Spring - From Chew to Poo!
Summer - Ancient greece
For information about the methods used in maths look at the calculation policies.
Indoor PE is on Monday and outdoor PE is on Tuesday.