22/03/2020 at 18:40
I hope you have all had a nice relaxing weekend at home.
Online learning will start tomorrow (Monday) and your child will need to log on to Google Classroom in order to access the lessons (See previous blog). Once they have logged on to Google Classroom, they will need to join a class if they were not in school at the end of last week. To join a class you need to click on the plus sign in the top right hand corner.
The class codes are :
Mrs Kroon and Mr B
20/03/2020 at 19:59
To keep your child learning, we will set work on Google Classroom. The children have used this in school previously and so have some experience of how it works. If you are not familiar with it, or you are having trouble logging on, the following screenshots should help.
If your child has forgotten their password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We may also ask that the children complete a task on Mathletics, Spelling Shed or TT Rockstars. Again, your child should have their usernames and passwords for these.
Finally, so that everyone still feels part of the school, year group and class, we would like the children to send in a short summary of what they have been doing during the week. This could be about a place they have been, a film they have seen, a birthday or special event that has happened or even a message for their friends. These will be posted every Friday on the blog.
20/03/2020 at 18:58
Our trip this week to Murton Park was a brilliant way to complete our Viking topic. The children had a great time dressing up and learning how the Vikings fought, traded, farmed and lived their lives. Even the adults enjoyed themselves. (Spot Mrs Kroon in the stocks). Below is a small selection of the 330+ photos taken by Miss Saunders and Mrs Wallace! Thank you ladies. (It’s a good job we don’t need a trip to Boots to see the pictures in 2020).
On Friday was the grand finale of the science topic, Where Does All That Food Go. The children discovered how poo is made and recreated it using bread, water and cola.
Special mentions this week go to Yahya, Izzy, Noah and Ayla for having a brilliant week.
Finally, the end of the week has been quite tough for lots of pupils and staff in Year 4. Hopefully, life will be back to normal soon and school life will restart. There will be a second blog post later giving details of the plans for the next few weeks and months of how learning can continue and how class members can keep in touch with their friends.
Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and all of the Year 4 team.
13/03/2020 at 19:13
Without doubt, a highlight of the week was on Thursday, when Mrs Kroon took 30 children to the skipping competition at Leeds Trinity University. They had practising a lot over the past several weeks on their individual skips, plus a group dance, and . On the video, all our children are performing their skips at the same time. We did very well and, although not winning, should feel very proud of their efforts.
06/03/2020 at 18:39
Thursday was World Book Day and in Year 4 we based our activities around the book we are reading, How to Train Your Dragon. Mrs Kroon worked with the classes to create their own Viking explorers’ maps. Some of the islands sounded very scary (Island of Creepy Crawlies) and some less so (Great Guinea Pig Island).
Mr Beevers supervised the making of Dragon Top Trumps cards. The children had to decide on a name and what they looked like then how intelligent, big, brave, friendly and good at fighting their imaginary dragons were by distributing 25 points across the five categories.
On Friday, the classes went to visit their reading buddies in Reception. We took a selection of books, plus our Dragon Top Trumps. All the children had a great time reading and playing with the younger children.
4K also spent time with their Reception buddies, but they spent time composing character music for ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and then performed that story together: great listening, co-operation and fun!
Special mentions this week go to Billy, Tyler, Reyhan and Tilli. Well done!
Have a great weekend.
Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and all the Year 4 team
28/02/2020 at 18:12
This week we have got straight into our new English work based on the book, How to Train Your Dragon. We have listened to the start of the story, using the audio book read by David Tennant. The children have then started to imagine and describe what their own dragon would look like. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be planning and writing our own Viking themed story.
In Maths, we have started to look at fractions. We started with fractions of objects, then amounts and finally focused on equivalent fractions. The children have been solving problems such as
In PE, 4B have started their module at Gymmagic, whilst 4K have started their dance lessons. Both classes are still swimming and it is brilliant to see how much everyone is improving their skills.
Finally, all the 500 word stories submitted to us have been entered into the BBC competition. Well done again for a great standard. We will be notified in April if any of our entries are through to the next round of judging.
Special mentions this week go to Matilda, James, Komal and Junior. Well done!
Have a great weekend .
Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon and all of the Year 4 team.