Dear Parents and Carers,
In this far from ideal situation, we wish to support your child's learning as best we can.
The Year 4 page will be updated regularly with maths, writing, reading and other curricular activities. We would ideally like each family to communicate with us at least once a week, via the emails provided below, in order to let us know how you are getting on. You may ask us questions about tasks set or even better send us some completed work. Your child has also been given an exercise book in which they can record their work. When you send us an email, please make it clear who it is from.
At the very least, we hope that every child reads regularly, practises their times tables and mental maths. However, we recommend that your child should complete some maths, writing and reading from the activities provided every day. As a rough guide, upto 45 minutes of each subject is plenty.
We wish you all well and let's hope that we can all be back at school as soon as possible,
Very Best Wishes,
From the year 4 Team
For Mrs Hiscocks' and Mrs McCathie's class
For Mr and Mrs Keal's class
Home Learning week 2
Below are some new activities and challenges for your second week of homelearning. Well done to every one who completed last weeks work. The work in week one will remain active for those children who need to catch up.
A one off activity for Wednesday. UPDATE all seeds have now been sent out, 01.04.20
Every year Mrs Keal likes to plant a couple rows of doughnut seeds in her garden. Depending on how good the summer is she can get up to 100 delicious sweet doughnuts from each plant. Nothing better than a freshly picked doughnut and a cup of coffee for an 11 o'clock break
This year is a very unusual year and we thought it might be possible for you to grow some of these valuable plants in a pot in your house. Therefore Mrs Keal is prepared to share a few of these valuable seeds with children in year 4. (not any other year group). If you are interested please let her know by 12 noon tomorrow.
WARNING. Mr Miller is a known doughnut lover and has been known to seek out these rare plants and take a few doughnuts, even before they are ripe!!
Maths week 2.
Follow this link to White Rose's second week of maths lessons. Scroll down the page to find week 2 below week 1.
Home Learning Activities Week 1
Here are some activities which you can do at home to keep your Maths, English and activity levels up to date. Choose as many as you like!
At Little Bowden we use a mastery approach to teaching maths. The ethos of the mastery approach is to teach in small progressive steps ensuring clear and consolidated understanding before moving on. Emphasis is also placed on reasoning, i.e. Can the pupil "explain" their understanding.
The order in which we teach subject areas and many of the resources are taken from White Rose Maths. In year four we have already begun learning about decimals. This first group of lessons (one per day) will consolidate some previous work as well as progressing understanding.
The children are familiar with the style and will recognise the reasoning questions asked by the cartoon characters. Children's answers can be written into their home learning books to save printing the sheets out. Take time to discuss the answers.
Don't forget to visit TT rockstars to keep up your times tables skills. School post code LE16 8AY
Mymaths home. Decimals added 25th March
To find out more about the Easter Story you can read the powerpoint, Easter Story KS2 on Twinkl to help you write the Easter comic strip or Easter story.
Step 1. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2. Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
This website has loads of resources for Maths and English too including powerpoints to help explain many learning objectives.
Spring Term 2020
Firstly, welcome back and we wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Our topics this term are 'Ancient Maya' and 'Energy and the Environment'.
Spellings will continue to be set and tested on Mondays.
Please remember the reading challenge in 4MH, where we ask you to sign the homework diary when you have heard your child read or discussed their book. We check this every Monday.
Outdoor P.E will now be on a Monday, instead of swimming. Please ensure your child has the correct outdoor kit for the colder weather.
Indoor P.E will continue on a Tuesday.
Health & Safety reminder: No jewellery to be worn during PE lessons, however if earrings can’t be removed, then they need taping over.
We are working towards our Year 4 Times Table national test next term, so please continue to practice all the times tables with your child and make use of 'Times Table Rock Stars' and 'My Maths'.
Welcome to year 4 at Little Bowden Primary school. 4MH and 4KK
This year Mrs Hiscocks and Mrs McCathie will be looking after 4MH and Mr and Mrs Keal will be looking after 4KK. Over the year we will be updating this page with reports on our adventures as well as adding useful documents such as homework and spellings.
4KK began the term with a team building activity. The "Gutter game"
After an uncertain start we got really good at the ball moving without dropping it.