We have had a really good first two weeks with 4/5W back together at school.
"Alice in Wonderland Dressing Up Day" was great fun and we have enjoyed learning about Lewis Carroll`s classic story and choosing our favourite characters to base our diary writing on.
In maths lessons, we have made huge strides with fractions and we are now working on finding "common denominators", adding fractions and subtracting them. Well done 4/5W!
Our Science lessons continue to focus on "FORCES" and last week, we learned about Gravity and this week, we have started to think about Water Resistance.
In R.E. we are learning about Hinduism and in art lessons, we continue to work on our silk paintings. The few that are completed look AMAZING!
REMINDERS: Basketball is on Wednesday (children need school P.E. kits for this day or should wear P.E. kits with school colours) and we have FIT FRIDAY so the children need trainers on this day. We are not doing forest school this half term so don't need forest school clothes.
Year 4 - solve, solution, insoluble, dissolve, solvent, sigh, signature, assign, design, signal
Year 5 - amplify, solidify, signify, falsify, glorify, notify, testify, purify, intensify, classify
Miss Wright and 4/5W team
Year 4: phone, phonics, microphone, telephone, homophone, real, reality, realistic, unreal, realisation
Year 5: criticise, advertise, capitalise, finalise, equalise, fertilise, terrorise, socialise, visualise, vandalise
Year 4: circle, decide, medicine, exercise, special, cinema, decimal, accident, city, citizen
Year 5: pollinate, captivate, activate, motivate, communicate, medicate, elasticate, hyphenate, alienate, validate
Good afternoon everyone,
It's been wonderful to see all the children again and we've had a brilliant day learning about Alice in Wonderland. Below are the times that we'll be having P.E. For this, children need to be in their sport clothes all day.
Wednesday - Basketball
Friday - Fit Friday (general workout)
All the best,
THE BLOG PAGE FOR ALL OF THE YEAR 4s and YEAR 5s WILL NOW BE ON THE 4/5P PAGE AS WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER AS ONE "CLASS."
Please see the blog message below regarding a Teams Chat tomorrow for 4/5W.
The inside of a human ear doesn`t look that appealing, does it?! But, it is incredible how so many bits and pieces work together to give, most of us, the amazing ability to hear sound. The 4/5 Bubble started yesterday to learn all about the ear and how we hear and the science behind it. We are attaching some science activities and a powerpoint narrated by Mrs B. (This work is also on our Teams pages so if you want to do them as an assignment on that, you can.) In our maths lessons, we are nearing the end of a unit on Area and Perimeter and we are attaching this sheet to have a go at. Today, we will be looking at the art work and sculptures of Andy Golsdworthy and this afternoon, our in-school Year 4/5s will be out in the garden (weather permitting) carrying out some fun activities. Take a look at these Land Art Challenge Cards and, if you are able to have a go at any of these tasks, that would be great. You ay need to adapt them for the situation you are in and please be safe if you are out and about in the garden. During the last two days, we have worked really hard as a team to make contact with you all and to find out what types of outreach are going to work for you. Our number one aim is to support the children (especially emotionally at the moment) and to educate them as best as we can. You have requested a variety of different forms that you would like that support to take: paper copies; blog tasks (like this); direct online lessons; Teams assignments and teaching videos. Your feedback has been very helpful. In order to meet everyone`s needs, we are trying to cover all these bases. We are working flat out to get to grips with the technology and to use it to best effect. Your home circumstances are very different and we are trying our best to give the right kind of support. We also have our Year 4/5 school children in every day and we are making sure that their needs are met too. Please bear with us and keep in touch. Assignments have now been put onto Teams and this enables children to complete work that we can look over. We won`t be able to mark all of their work, but we will oversee it and give feedback when we can. We hope this is helpful. Thank you for all the lovely comments and support. And THANK YOU, PARENTS for all your hard work - we understand how hard this situation is for all of you. Take care and keep nice and safe.
P.S. The Sound powerpoint file was too large to download on to this blog, but it can be found on the 4/5P blog instead.
Good afternoon 4/5W,
It was so lovely to see you today. I know some of you couldn't make it but hopefully as we get better at using teams, more of you can join.
I've seen that lots more children have 'viewed' their assignments and a few have managed to 'turn in' their assignments. Just a quick note - some of you have edited your work but haven't 'handed it in' so it comes up as just 'viewed'. Could you please make sure you 'turn in' your assignments? This is a guide to turn in assignments: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/turn-in-an-assignment-in-microsoft-teams-e25f383a-b747-4a0b-b6d5-a2845a52092b
I'm also writing to say we are having another teams meeting this Friday (8th January) at 2pm. This will be another check in with everyone and chance to iron out any problems with assignments and so on. Please do not start any meetings and wait for the 'join meeting' button to appear at 2pm.
See you (virtually) soon,
Hello Everyone in Year 4/5.
We hope you are all doing OK. Our first day in School for this lockdown was very busy. We had 12 children in from our Year group and lots and lots of messages from the rest of you. Mrs N spoke to her class through a Teams Chat, and I'm hoping to do the same with most of you at 2pm today. Many of you have requested paper copies of the week`s work and we have left these at Reception, whilst some of you have had work sent through by email. We spent every minute that we could yesterday contacting you all to check in and say hello. It was lovely to hear what you have been up to over Christmas.
In school, we are trying to stick to our curriculum plan and so, we are sending home the same tasks so children at home can keep on track with us. It might look slightly different for this week whilst we grapple with online learning but I've attached the new maths sheet on area and perimeter. If you want to do the bronze, silver, gold sheets instead for this week, that's also fine. I've also attached some sheets on PARENTHESIS along with a supporting powerpoint. I've told some of you your child's specific targets for English as well, so if you'd like this, please just ask.
Each day, we carry out a six in six maths task, where we practise maths skills. Have a go at one a day on attached file. Aside from this, it would be really helpful if you read your reading book (we can provide books if needed), work on your spellings (attached yesterday) and keep working on your x tables (times table rockstars, hit the button and BBC Supermovers are useful for this). In the afternoon, we will start our Science lesson on "Sound." Can you tackle the attached sheet?
We are already missing you and we will keep in touch. If parents/carers/guardians have any concerns, please get a message to us.
Take care, 4/5W Team.
I'm looking forward to seeing you on teams at 2pm on Wednesday. I've attached a guide to teams to this and when we meet virtually, I can explain a few things. I've also put a few assignments on teams so hopefully some of you can have a go at doing them before the meeting. There's also a guide here: https://youtu.be/2FNs12lzmrI
See you soon!
We hope that you are all safe and keeping well. Yesterday's news will have caused a lot of change in plans for you, so we want to do all that we can to support you and your children.
In school today, we will be teaching the children who do need to come in, but after that we will be trying our best to get in touch with all of you.
The different options for online learning are:
* work to be put daily on the blog (this will happen anyway) (powerpoints, worksheets, explanations of lessons, videos)
* work can be posted /delivered to you/ left in the main reception in paper form
* Microsoft Teams - this option will be useful for direct chat and some teaching, but we understand that this can be a challenge for parents who have more than 1 child.
* Videos with a pre-recorded lesson. (Learning how to do this, but we will get there soon, I hope).
I am planning an online teams meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 6th January) at 2pm. Please make this if you can. This will just be a general 'hello' to the class to see how everyone is doing and answer any questions people might have. If children want to share any work they've done today (Tuesday) on Microsoft Teams that would also be really lovely.
Please just do what you can and be kind to yourselves. We are so disappointed to be "losing" our classes again for a while, but we want everyone to be safe. I will be in touch as much as I can and please make contact through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ring school. If you need any resources such as pens, pencils, books, paper, please let us know.
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