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Chickerell Primary Academy

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

Our Team

Mr Broom

with Mrs White

Mrs Wapshott

Supporting

Mr Fischer

with Mrs Capaldi

Contact: 4SB@chickerell.dorset.sch.uk   Contact: 4JF@chickerell.dorset.sch.uk

 

Home Learning

 

Please find below the work we are setting for your child to complete at home. You will find access to daily English and Maths activities, along with Reading Comprehension tasks. Science lessons can be conducted online via Developing Experts.  

 

The main aim of our home learning is to keep our children on track with the basics, along with aspects of the Extended Curriculum. All the tasks are in a familiar format to their classwork, so pupils should be able to have a go with confidence. Please feel free to adapt, extend or change anything you need to suit. If you need paper copies of the work, please contact the school office.

 

We would encourage you to limit the work completed to that set for each day as these activities mirror what we will be doing with the children who are attending school. Some of the work can be self-assessed, for example,  our students know how to edit and improve written work, and how to check maths using inverse calculations.

 

If your child is proud of a piece of completed work, then feel free to email a copy back to us as we may be able to post it on the class home page.

 

Please continue to use Spelling Shed to practise our spellings, as well as TT Rock Stars and Oxford Reading Buddy, daily, if possible.

 

We look forward to receiving photos or videos of your children during lockdown, whether that’s work or play! We will be able to upload some of them to the website so gets to see what the rest of the class have been up to.

Suggested Timetable

 

Please select the relevant subject area below to locate the tasks and resources.  

 

Spring 2

Week 1

Reading

Spelling & Handwriting

English

Maths

Topic

Science

Monday

Aim to complete the

Reading Comprehension for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

 

 

 

 

Complete two quizzes on Oxford Reading Buddy

 

Handwriting Practise

(Week 6)

 

Spelling Shed:

Week 6 List

 

Investigate a character description

Fractions greater than 1

Music:

Pulse and Rhythm

Complete the series of lessons for:

Animals Including Humans - Food and Digestion

 

Developing Experts

 

Tuesday

 

Look, Say, Cover, Write (Week 6)

 

Word Search

 

Hive Game: Week 6

Spelling Test

Exploring description Count in fractions
Wednesday

 

Handwriting Practise

(Week 1)

 

Spelling Shed:

Week 1 List

Creating a character Exploring fractions of objects
Thursday

 

Look, Say, Cover, Write (Week 1)

 

Spelling Shed:

Week 1 List

Developing a character Exploring fractions of quantity
Friday

 

 

Spelling Shed:

Week 1 List

 

 

Extended Writing

Mental maths 

 

 

Additional Activities

 

When you want to take a break from your Home Learning, check out the new sections below:

 

 

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The School Day

 

In line with the latest government guidelines to ensure safety of both pupils and staff the school drop off and pick up times have altered from the previous year. Children are now expected to arrive promptly at 9.00am and will leave school at 3.15pm. Children will have their hands sanitised at least 6 times a day, and always upon entering and leaving the school.

 

Items

Children are no longer expected to bring in any personal belongings other than book bags (only Mondays and Fridays), a warm winter coat and a spare pair of indoor shoes or trainers. 

 

Spellings

Spellings will be tested weekly, at the beginning of the week, following classroom practise.  The results are logged using the Hive games on Spelling Shed. The first 6 weeks of spellings have been sent out via parentmail and can be seen on our 'Spelling' page. Please encourage your child to regularly use Spelling Shed and practise at home so that they have a good level of confidence in class. 

 

Reading

To help with reducing cross contamination, children will only be taking home one book per week which will be issued Monday, returning any read books on Fridays, allowing us a 72 hour quarantine period before books are placed back into circulation for the use of other children. Because of this reduction, children are encouraged to use Oxford Reading Buddy on a far more regular basis at home, as they do in school.

 

Oxford Reading Buddy moves students automatically through Oxford Levels. Once a student has met specified thresholds, based on the number of quiz scores above 80%, they are ready to move up to the next Oxford Level. Threshold numbers vary between levels, and numbers reduce at higher levels because the texts are longer and take more time to read.

 

The conditions for movement through Oxford Levels have been based on expected rates of progress and achievement. In the event that a student runs out of books at a given Oxford Level without having met the thresholds necessary to move up to the next Oxford Level, previously-read books will appear at the start of their eBook library ready for re-reading, and quizzes will be reset for a second attempt.

 

We are coaching students regularly on how to improve their book Quiz results in the classroom.  As there is no time limit and no sense of competition in the quizzes, we are focussing on taking the time to read the questions and search the text before commiting to the answer, just as students will need to in a Reading Comprehension Test. Consistently scoring 80% or more will maximise their progression to the next level, where many more e-books will be available.  

 

Uniform

Children should wear full school uniform, that needs to be changed and washed as much as possible. Black outdoor school shoes should be worn to and from school, and these should be suitable for field play and wet weather. 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 - In the event of any closure related to Covid

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