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Silver Birch (Year 4)

Welcome to Silver Birch!

 

Silver Birch is taught by Mrs Blake (Mon - Wed am) and Mrs Millward (Wed pm to Friday) with the support of Miss Davies (every morning). 

 

PPA will take place on Wednesday afternoon and will be covered by Mrs Dunford (our music specialist) for one hour. Mrs Ptaszek and Mrs McCullough will cover the class for the other hour.

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Suggested timetable for home learning 

 

The timetable below is a suggestion for how you might like to organise the day for your child to enable them to maintain some routine and structure while completing some school work throughout the school closure. 

 

 

9-930

9.30-10.30

10.30-11

11-12

12-1

1-1.30

2-3

Monday

PE with Joe Wicks

Literacy

based activity

BREAK

Maths activity/ TT rockstars

LUNCH

Reading

Topic based activity – see weekly grids below

Tuesday

PE with Joe Wicks

Literacy

based activity

Maths activity/ TT rockstars

Reading

Topic based activity – see weekly grids below

Wednesday

PE with Joe Wicks

Literacy

based activity

Maths activity/ TT rockstars

Reading

Topic based activity – see weekly grids below

Thursday

PE with Joe Wicks

Literacy

based activity

Maths activity/ TT rockstars

Reading

Topic based activity – see weekly grids below

Friday

PE with Joe Wicks

Literacy

based activity

Maths activity/ TT rockstars

Reading

Topic based activity – see weekly grids below

 

There are many celebrities who are offering support free of charge, a number that might be useful are below;

 

Myleene Klass is planning to run music classes at 10am on Monday, 6.30pm on Wednesday and 10am on Friday.

 

David Walliams is reading one of his stories at 11am each day, the recording is posted on his website and is audio only.

Easter activities April 2020

Homework & Online Learning Resources

In the event of school closure, all children will be sent home with a homework booklet which has been specifically organised by their class teacher.  In the first instance a paper copy of a TTS home work learning booklet will be sent home - as we hope you will want to complete some of the challenges while school is closed.

 

You will also find a number of other downloadable documents and websites below, which will enable learning to continue if school is closed.  The 'Home Learning Activities' document provides a range of topic related activities, which you may like your child to complete at home.  In addition there is a poster with 'non screen' activities that can also be completed. 

 

In the event of a longer term closure we will update the Home Learning Activities section of this page on a weekly basis.

 

Online Learning Resources

White Rose Maths

White Rose have created a range of home learning maths activities. Click here to find them. 

 

Twinkl

To access a wide range of educational resources from Twinkl, please go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  You will find it really useful to access the Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.  For Reception (EYFS) parents, please take a look through the Twinkl EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 

 

Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secrets is a great website, which provides free home learning packs.  They have created resource packs for each year group to help support your child’s learning at home.  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

 

Times Tables

At www.timestables.co.uk your child can easily practise all of their tables. The arithmetic problems are clear and simple, just select one of the times tables you wish to practise and show what you can do on the speed test, multiplication tables check or print out great worksheets.

 

Top Marks

Top Marks helps you save time finding excellent online educational resources – and you can search by subject and age group www.topmarks.co.uk

 

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary is available to support children in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age children in the United Kingdom.

 

BBC Supermovers

BBC Supermovers is filled with fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving while they learn.  The website www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers offers easy-to-follow active learning videos across a wide range of subjects!

 

BBC Newsround

The BBC Newsround website www.bbc.co.uk/newsround keeps young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.  It’s the home of fun topical quizzes and the place where your child can watch the latest edition of the show!

 

Pobble

Pobble www.pobble365.com/ is a website that provides a range of visual images, alongside  a variety of comprehension and literacy activities. 

 

Remember to stay safe online.

 

If you need help you can contact any of the following services (click on the words to follow a link)

 

NSPCC

Childline

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

Home Learning Activities

Alongside daily reading here are some suggested activities to keep you busy at home.

 

Times Tables:


The Amazon Rainforest Activities

Animal Creation

Combine the features of two animals from the rainforest to create your own new animal. Make a fictional fact file for it. What name would you give it? Which features did you choose and why?

Rainforest Habitat

Design and make a rainforest model. What could you use from our natural/man-made environment? Think about the plant layers e.g. shrub layer, under canopy

Rain Dance/Music

Compose and perform a rainforest dance/music (perhaps with a friend/s). What music/sounds would fit with the rainforest theme? What movements could you do? Choose to video it at home or perform it in school!

Did You Know?

Create ‘Did you know?’ fact cards about rainforests. Get the class to discover amazing facts!

Story Writing

Write an imaginative story about the life of a child surviving in the rainforest. How did they get there? Where will they end up? What will they see? Who or what might they be afraid of?

I would like to try my own idea!

You might have an idea of your own that you would like to try. Remember to record your work in some way. It could be through a piece of writing (leaflet, playscript, poem) or photographs, puppet show, playground game, diagrams, artwork.

 

Aladdin Trouble

  • Learn lines and practise songs!

 

 

Week 2 activities

News

Read/watch the news and produce a news report about something that is going on in the world. This could be written, recorded with sound or recorded as a video.

 

Newsround is a great starting point

Science

Look around your home and list things that use electricity. Remembering our learning about circuits, design your own game that would use a buzzer or light. Draw your design, including the electrical circuit if you can.

Art

Follow the instructions below (PDF) to create your own origami cat. If you are keen to make more there are many more instructions on Twinkl online

DT

Do some baking, a cake, scones, biscuits or if you are feeling brave try making your own pizza!

Science/Geography

Keep a record of the weather this week, if you can find an empty plastic bottle make a rain collector and measure the amount of rain that falls in your garden.

History

Talk to a grandparent (on the phone) and ask them about key moments of history that they remember. Write about one of their memories to share with us.

Non-Screen Activities

Non-Screen Activities 1

Lego Challenge

Lego Challenge 1

Physical Activity

Yoga for Kids!
Keep active at home.


Weekly Timetable

 

 

DEAR time

(Drop Everything And Read)

8:45 – 9:30

9:30 – 10:20

Break

10:35 – 12:00

Lunch

1:00- 1:30

1:30 – 3:05

Monday

 

Hand

writing

Literacy

Maths

Spelling

Assembly

Guided  Reading

PE

Tuesday

Hand

writing

Literacy

Maths

Spelling

Guided Reading

Topic/Science/ RE

Assembly

Wednesday

 

Hand

writing

Literacy

Maths

Spelling

 

PPA

Assembly

PPA

Guided Reading

PPA

Topic/Science/ RE

Thursday

 

  Assembly

Literacy

Maths

Grammar

Guided Reading

Timestables

Topic/Science/ RE  

 

Friday

Hand writing

Literacy

Maths

Grammar

Guided Reading

Topic/Science/ RE

 

Assembly

Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday afternoon. It is collected in again on the following Monday morning.

PE

PE takes place on Monday afternoon. Please ensure that you have your kit (black shorts, a white or school coloured t-shirt and trainers). 

Times table Test

 

Year 4 will be required to take a national times table test later in the year.

 

You can support your child with learning their times tables at home by following the link below to a range of times table games.

Corinium Museum visit

 

On Friday 11th October, we had a great trip to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. We learnt a lot about the Romans and how they lived. Ask us about the mosaics, the type of food they ate and what Roman games we played. 

Corinium Trip photos

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