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Welcome to the class page for 4JG. Please take time to look around the school’s website for key information. Also, make sure that you visit this page as often as possible as it is here that you will be able to view what your child is doing in school each week and every term via the Class Blog that appears below.

Below you will also find important information about your child’s PE slot as well as advice about reading at home.

 

PE

Year 4 will have PE weekly and it is therefore essential that your child has their PE in school everyday. It is also important that each item of PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name in case things get lost.

 

Reading at Home

Reading at home is essential for your child to make the progress necessary with their school work. Your child will have a Reading Record Book that they bring home each night. If they read to you or another adult, or to themselves, please sign the Record Book to say this has happened. They will then get credits at school towards a range of reading certificates that they will receive in assembly.

Monday 6th July 2020.

 

This is a weekly reminder for year 4 regarding what resources are available to your children so they are able to continue with their learning journeys at home during this time.

 

As some of you are continuing to complete your school work at home, we hope you are still enjoying your new learning experiences and are making the most of your time through learning new skills, helping with jobs around the house, reading and exercising. Why not try following the 'Kindness Calendar' uploaded below to inspire you, or you could make your own. If you need any help or if you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

A new week means a new homework task has been uploaded onto J2E! There are also some new maths and English sheets below under ‘Additional activities’ so be sure to check those out as well as the other sheets from previous weeks to help you practise the skills you would ordinarily be in school. These can be printed out or the answers written onto paper.

I have also included the date of upload to help you keep track of what tasks you have already completed.

 

I am also closely monitoring your games and progress on TT Rockstars – well done those of you who are playing most days! When we are back in school, the top three pupils who have played the most will receive a prize from my box!

 

Please read below for the continued recommendations and resources to ensure you are getting the most out of home schooling. Anything newly added will have *NEW* beside.

 

I miss you all – continue being superstars and we hope to see you all soon.

 

Miss Green

 

The ‘Young Writers’ website are running poetry competitions as a fun activity to use for home learning. You can use the downloadable worksheet, or children can write / type their poem instead. An engaging video can be used for support.

 

Celebrations, Festivals and National Events

Plastic Free July

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste every day at home, work and school.

https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search

 

Asalha Puja Day

Asalha Puja Day is a Buddhist festival that occurs on the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which is usually in July. The festival pays homage to the Buddha and commemorates the Buddha's first sermon and the founding of the Buddha's Sangha - four noble truths. The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search

http://www.ichild.co.uk/tags/browse/227/Asalha-Puja-Dharma-Day

 

Please also check the ‘Sports News’ section on our school website for some ideas of fun activities that you can try at home.

https://www.phoenix-pri.essex.sch.uk/sports-news/

Celebrations, Festivals and National Events:

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme. The 2020 themes are…

  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World  
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations  
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing

  https://engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week/

 

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, considered by many to be the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877.

At Twinkl, there are numerous resources specific for the Wimbledon event, use them to engage your children with tennis and get them excited for the tournament to begin!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/pe-and-sports/pe-and-sports-sporting-events/wimbledon

 

 

We have some keen readers in Year 4 so I’m sure you are all reading when you can. Remember reading doesn’t just need to be from books but child friendly newspapers (such as First News), recipes or magazines. It all counts towards increase confidence and fluency in reading as well as introducing a wider range of vocabulary. Additionally, in your child’s Reading Record you will find questions stuck in which you can ask them as you hear them read to further their understanding.

*NEW* Twinkl have a wide selection of texts for you to read and answer questions on with varying levels of difficulty to ensure you are suitably challenged. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/new-2014-curriculum-resources-ks2-english-resources/new-2014-curriculum-resources-ks2-english-resources-lower-ks2-years-3-and-4/new-2014-curriculum-resources-ks2-english-resources-lower-ks2-years-3-and-4-reading-comprehension

Weekly homework tasks continue to be uploaded to J2E so be sure to check the website and keep up to date with these. There is a variety of writing, designing and research tasks for you to choose from. For every piece of work you submit you will earn a star on J2E – for each star you earn on J2E you will get a star ticked off on your chart in class (and we all know what that means!). I have included a short page on how you can access the homework and see how many stars you have earnt on a link below. If you have any questions please call the school office who will pass on your queries.

 

Pupil log ins are 15, first two letters of their first name and then their full last name. For example, Sally Smith would be 15SaSmith. The password is phoenix. We will continue to update the tasks weekly.

 

In addition to the above, there are lots of fun and useful websites to assist you in your home learning, listed under the useful websites tab on the school’s website. These have been updated and there is a variety of maths, English and science as well as handwriting and reading activities so be sure to explore these!

 

Well done those of you who have kept me busy by challenging me on TT Rockstars! Practising our timestables is crucial to all areas of maths so make this time count and play online! I will continue to set challenges for the whole of year 4 on TT Rockstars so step up and try to beat Miss Green! Well done those who have kept me busy so far!

 

As I know year 4 have enjoyed reading the many books by David Walliams this year, I wanted to make you aware of the live readings of his books he has been sharing online.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

There is also a live reading of ‘The Lorax’ by Danny Devito for you to check out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlmgIPxfRbs

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