Virtual Sports Day.
Please let me know this week how many activities you have completed so that I can send you the relevant certificate!
Look out for my pictures and scores on dojo!
Academic Year 2019/20
I hope that you are all keeping well.
Unfortunately we won't be able to come back together as a class before the end of this term, so I am trying to make contact with you in other ways.
I have had some responses from children who would like to message on Dojo or speak on the phone and I have spoken to some of you already this week which has been lovely.
As a school we now have Microsoft Teams, and I am hoping to arrange a video call next week so that everyone in Woodpecker Class can join if they would like to.
If you think that you would like to join a video call, speak on the phone or message on Dojo, just let me know by emailing on the contact form or messaging me on ClassDojo.
I think that it is about time we started to show off some of the fantastic work you have been doing. Some of you have sent me your evolution art today and I have some stone henge images.
I am as impressed as I always am!
So if you send me your work by email or dojo, I will put them here for all of your friends to see.
As our website is public, I will only put pictures on under the following rules:
1. Your grown up has given permission.
2. You are not in the picture.
3 Your name is not on the front of your work.
That way we can share your fabulous work and still keep you safe. You know we should never give personal details out on the internet!
Over the coming weeks, we will support your learning at home as school is closed to all but a small number of children. I will be working hard to ensure you have lots of things to do now that you have more time at home. On this page you will find copies of all the paperwork that we sent home with you, and lots of links to web pages that can give you exciting ideas to keep you busy.
Home Learning Log
This is a copy of the pack that was sent home with the weblinks in so you can just click on them.
If you would like to add to your daily routine, there are lots of celebrities doing live broadcasts of things to do. Here's a timetable of the things we have found so far.
Below are the pages which will link you to subjects that you can do once a week on different days.
Week Commencing 13th July
Week Commencing 6th July
Week Commencing 29th June
Week Commencing 22nd June
Week Commencing 15th June 2020
Week Commencing 8th June 2020
Week Commencing 1st June 2020
Week Commencing 18th May 2020
Week Commencing 11th May 2020
Week Commencing 4th May 2020
Week Commencing 27th April 2020
Week Commencing 20th April 2020
Easter Holiday Fun
In this section you will find links to some activities you can try over the Easter break.
Week Commencing 30th March 2020
Mr Cooke, Mrs Vaughan and I are always talking together and planning activities for you to do but we know that sometimes the days seem to be quite long and you may like some other things to do to keep you busy. We will continue to add things here as we find them in case.
The BBC bite size web page has launched a home learning page, which has lots of extra activities on it which you can do if you would like to. The link is below.
Below are 2 projects which you might like to have a look at, one is about wildlife and the other is about alternative fairy tales.
Welcome to Woodpecker Class
We are a class of year 4 children, taught by Mrs Wilson and supported by Mrs Needham, Mrs Ede and Miss Mycroft. Come along and see what fabulous things we get up to in year 4
It is suggested that you spend around 1 hour per week completing homework with your child. If you find that you are unable to complete the homework within this time, please do not feel that you must exceed this time.
Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday. New spellings will then be stuck into their homework book. Once they have learnt their spellings your child can use the page in the book to practise using that spelling in a sentence, if you have time.
Your child will be tested on their mental calculations every Friday. There is a range of 16 differentiated sheets of varying amounts of questions for your child to complete in an allocated time. This can also be sent home for you to practice with your child ready for their challenge in school. They are a mixture of multiplication and divisions questions. By the end of this year the children need to be able to recall and use all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.
Your child will be heard read at least once a week in school by an adult, either as part of group reading or individually. Children are asked to read 4 x per week, as in the school policy. It is important for your child to read aloud to you, even if they are competent readers, so that you can question their understanding of what they have read. Your child should change their own book once they have read it, they have been shown how to do this. Please spend a little time talking with your child about the book and what has happened so far, what they predict might happen next, and check their understanding of the text.
On completion of a book your child will be given a ‘ I have just read..’ sheet to complete, this will require them to summarise the story and characters, to check they have taken in what they have read We will help them with this as required.
Please ensure your child’s book is available in school every day.
On Friday there will usually be a piece of either topic, science, literacy or maths based work for your child to complete or research relating to what has been learnt or will be learned in class.
Please could this be returned by the following Friday.
P.E will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school on these days. It may be wise to have a pair of joggers too, as the weather gets colder, as we will usually have some of the sessions outside.
Please feel free to come and see me if you have any concerns or questions, I will be happy to help.
Spring Term 2020
This term our topic is the lifetime of Roald Dahl, we will learn about lots of events and people from British History during that time period.
Practice Times Tables Online!
Times tables Rock stars is an online game that the school has bought into to help you to help your child become fluent in rapid recall of times tables facts.
I have set the children up with a password, this will be stuck into their homework book so they can log in any time at home.
There are fun games with a graded approach. The 'Garage' is where skills can be practiced and 'Arena' where it is still graded but introducing an element of competition.
If your child is ready to practice all the times tables, there are 2 other areas on the site to visit, 'Studio' and 'Festival'. Studio is designed to build up speed, and 'Festival' is designed for competing against others.
Attached below are the links to the site and digital copies of the parent guide and the scatter tables that you can use at home to help your child to maximise their success.
Academic Year 2016/17
This term we are learning about the Vikings.
We will find out about where they came from and why, about their lifestyles and will be visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre as part of the topic.
Spring Term 2017
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Jungle !
Or perhaps, more accurately the Rainforest.
This term we will be learning all about the rain forests, their location and climate, the plants and animals that live there and how they are adapted to their specific habitat.
We are looking forward to a visit from Sam's Safari's in February so that we can meet a selection of creatures who are right at home in the rainforest.