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Welcome to Hawkstone Class

Teacher - Miss Moore

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Kings and Mrs Edwards

Sadly thanks to the pandemic we have moved our learning onto Seesaw and so we will be offering Maths, English and Foundation subjects everyday.  I'm looking forward to seeing and answering your work.  Wherever possible I will cover the work planned and described below but on occasion some changes will need to be made since you may not have the necessary resources at home or the planned tasks cannot be completed online. 

 

Apart from using Seesaw you may find these links useful to extend your learning or keep you busy;

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/parent-workbooks/

 

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/in-the-classroom/teaching-maths-through-the-pandemic/primary-video-lessons/ (note these lessons may not be in line with our planned work but can be used for consolidation of fractions)

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4

 

On BBC iplayer and live every morning - For primary school pupils, CBBC will show BBC Bitesize Daily as well as popular shows such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories/zh3t2sg

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/fun-at-home-with-authors-and-illustrators/

 

How to watch Joe Wicks - https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/entertainment/2021-01-05/joe-wicks-pe-lesson-kids-how-to-watch/

 

If working online is not possible please contact school so that we can provide alternatives.

 

Below was my original plan.  The cooking might be something you could explore at home.  Can you find a recipe from one of the European countries we are studying, cook it and photograph it?  Don't forget to let us know your evaluation of the flavours.

 

In the Spring Term our theme is ‘Eurovision’.  We will be learning about some of the largest countries of Europe. In Geography, we will learn about some key features of a variety of European countries, comparing and contrasting them.  In Design and Technology, we will be completing our powered Ferris wheels and then focussing on some recipes and national dishes from Europe.   We will be trying out screen printing in Art and Design and we will be learning about the famous artist Mondrian with the aim of developing our own creative pieces of artwork.  In Computing, we will be building on the coding skills learned to create Ferris wheels last term, to using Kodu to learn more about debugging and programming as well as using databases, spreadsheets and a class blog.

 

English

It is a class priority to read at least three times every week aloud with fluency and expression to a family member.  We have created a beautiful ‘Reading for Pleasure’ zone in the class stocked with the best quality books we can find.  In addition, we will be sharing our love for reading using the class blog and adding book reviews and recommendations.  

The class will be enjoying a unit of work on 'Jabberwocky' to practise performance poetry skills.  They will; continue to extend their narrative writing skills, create a report linked to our Science work, learn how to write a formal letter, develop a persuasive leaflet and write recipes.

Children will continue to practise and develop skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar before demonstrating these skills in their writing.

Maths

Children need to continue to learn maths key facts for which they will earn a number fact bear.  TT Rockstars is an expected part of homework and children should be encouraged to practise for twenty minutes at least three times each week in order to strengthen quick recall.  Meanwhile, in class, we will be learning about area, fractions and decimals, time and money.

Topic

Our theme is related to the largest countries in Europe and in particular a comparison between the Steppes in Russia and the Alps, renewable energy in Europe, mountains and tourism and the work of the artist Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain.

PE

Children will be learning the skills and strategies for dodgeball, hockey and basketball as well as applying these skills to play bench ball and create their own team game of strategy.

 

Don’t forget!

  • PE kit is needed every Tuesday and Friday.  Please make sure it is suitable for the weather – for example joggers or shorts and a T-shirt with a school sweatshirt or black hoodie as well as trainers (don’t forget socks if your child is wearing tights).
  • All Home Journals must be in school every Monday and Wednesday.
  • Spellings are given on Monday to be practised at home.  Spelling books should be in school every day and especially on Friday ready for their test which will be found at the back of their book.
  • Number Facts – please test your child regularly on their number facts and ensure they spend time using TT Rockstars to learn their multiplication tables.

 

Key dates – These may be subject to change

11.2.21 Parents Evening

12.2.21 Non-uniform day (charity tbc)

15.2.21- 19.2.21 Half Term

4.3.21 World Book Day

5.4.21 - 16.4.21 Easter Holidays

 

Homework:

  • Please encourage your child to use TT Rockstars 
  • Spellings: Monday – Thursday
  • Reading at least 3 times a week and recorded in Home Journal

 

 

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