Friday 26th June 2020
I'm so sorry that technical difficulties prevented some of you from joining our virtual class sports event. We missed seeing you joining in. We'll schedule another class zoom meeting very soon and (fingers crossed!) we'll be able to make it happen.
Do let us know your distances for the running challenge; so far the children of St John's have collectively run the equivalent of 5 marathons - amazing! You can also send in your photos for the "It's A Wrap" challenge; we look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a great weekend and see you soon,
Mrs Beard and Mrs Groves
As you may be aware, Mrs Gage will be based mainly in KS1 until the end of term, so Mrs Groves and Mrs Beard will now be your main points of contact in year 4. We will continue to set work, respond to emails and make phone calls for Kingfisher Class and endeavour to support you as before.
We are all looking forward to next week's work on Health and Fitness and we have set daily challenges for your participation. It will work in a similar way to the Life Skills week we enjoyed last half term.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.
Hello Kingfisher Class, I know that some of you are having trouble getting resources off the website, either because you don't have working printers, or because the website is experiencing high levels of visitors. Please don't worry if you are struggling to access the work, the teachers are also having problems with the website because of the same reasons. Do what you can, when you can. If you can't print off the worksheets, copy the questions/answers into a notebook or sheet of paper. There are also plenty of activities that you can do around your house, such as baking/cooking, designing a game or activity, creating challenges for each other, playing board games and reading, reading, reading!
Where you see tasks that are labelled bronze, silver or gold, these tasks vary in difficulty levels, bronze is the easiest. Have a look at the tasks and see which one that you think is the correct level to give you suitable challenge. If you complete a silver maths activity and then want to try a gold one, then that is fine.
I have now been able to upload the first recording of our new class story. If you have a look in the folder called 'Story Time' it is in there. Some of the writing work will be based on this book, so make sure you enjoy listening to the recordings.
Most importantly of all, stay inside, stay safe and look after each other.
real PE at home – online learning resources
real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from this week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: email@example.com
I am using White Rose Hub for maths for this half-term, I hope that you are finding the worksheets suitably challenging, but not too hard. For Silver and Gold group, most of the activities have an accompanying video that will help with your understanding. I have started on Week 1 activities and then next week, I'll move onto Week 2. If you want to watch any of the videos, or have a look at any of the other resources, click on the link below.
This week, we will focus on healthy eating and keeping fit. Instead of the usual class work, we have set you a series of challenges for you to have a go at; a bit like our life skills week. As well as daily challenges, there will be a virtual sports day (more details to follow soon), a sponsored marathon and a competition to design an interesting sandwich wrap. All these are in the folder for this week's work.
If you want to explore the topic of our bodies there are plenty of activities on the following website for you to enjoy:
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Computing - Remember to keep working on your Scratch project that you started last week. I would love to see some of your creations!
Over the last few weeks, you have tried to complete a few tasks using Scratch. For the this term's computing lessons, I would like you to choose a Scratch project to work on. I have included a link to the Scratch website where there are literally hundreds of ideas of projects and tasks that you can use to either give you inspiration, or as a starting point to then continue as your own project. I would love to see some of your ideas. You should be able to save your project each week and then continue working on it in the future. Have fun!
Friday 8th May 2020
Well done everyone for working hard to learn your Life-Skills. I have really enjoying seeing your photos and vidoes of the tasks that you have completed. There's still time to complete more, if you want to. There's also still time to send Mr. Priestley your photos of your reading dens. The pictures that I have seen so far have been brilliant! I have added some VE Celebration resources that Hope's mum shared with me for you all to use tomorrow.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Work for the week beginning Monday 4th May 2020.
This week we are learning Life Skills. I have added an activity sheet below with lots of different life-skills activities on it. The idea is to try and complete as many of them over the course of the week as you can. I would love to see some photos of you completing some of these tasks, so please send some via the class email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like you to continue to read and practise your spellings and times tables during the week as well. I will also continue to add chapters of our class story, which I hope you are all enjoying.