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This week- week ending 21/10/2020

 

Microsoft Teams - Home Learning

The children have been allocated a home learning activity through Microsoft Teams for this weekend. You should have received a log-in for Microsoft Teams by the end of today (Friday 16th October). Please check that your log-in is working and support your child to complete the activity. Once completed, the activity should be submitted through Microsoft Teams, by Monday, for the teacher to see. This will enable us to test the Microsoft Teams system that will support our remote learning offer in the event of children having to self-isolate, closure of bubbles or a wider lockdown.

 

We have reached the end of our first half term. What a wonderful few weeks we have had!

We have enjoyed welcoming new class members to our school and have settled so well as a newly formed mixed class. 

The children have worked tirelessly and have amazed me in every way possible. Their attitude to learning really is something to be admired and as a result, they have produced some fantastic work. 

 

I have so enjoyed being their teacher this half term.

 

Please enjoy a well deserved rest. I am looking forward to seeing you all again after half term.

 

Take care,

 

Miss Lewis

Next Week...

English - We will be starting a new unit of learning all about instructions. We will explore the features of instruction writing and end the unit by writing our own. 

 

Maths -

Yr 3: Children will finish subtraction with renaming and bar modelling before moving on to multiplication and division.

Yr4: Children will start a unit of learning all about measurement before moving on to multiplication and division.

 

Science - We will start a new unit of learning about classification.

 

Geography- We will be looking at the UK including towns, rivers and cities. 

 

Art- We will be exploring the artist Sonia Delaunay. 

 

PE- We will start a new unit of learning: 'Gymnastics'. 

 

PSHE- Our theme this half term will be 'celebrating differences'. 

 

Home Learning

Home learning will be set every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.

 

Reading - Books have been changed and should be read at home at least 3 times in the week. Please sign the reading record to show how often the children have read. These need to be handed in on a Wednesday and will be sent out again on a Friday. We understand that the children do find some of the books less challenging than others, however, the books sent home with the children are intended to increase fluency and understanding. Books to challenge the children can be accessed from the library or online. Please get in contact if you do not have access to further reading material and I will be more than happy to help. 

 

Spellings - NO SPELLINGS THIS WEEK.

The spelling grid for this half term is attached in the section below. Please practise these at home (no need to bring anything in to show your teacher). We will then test the spellings on a Thursday. Please learn the spellings that correspond to your year group (yr 3 or yr 4). 

 

Times Tables - Children should log on to Times Table Rockstars and practice their times tables by playing the games at least three times each week. Tables have been set for the children and will vary as the children progress. We will be having Times Table Rockstars sessions in class, so please make sure the children are practising at home. 

If you need confirmation of your login, please send me a message via the contact your teacher function at the bottom of this page. 

 

Purple Mash - Please log on to Purple Mash and complete the 2do. Everyone should now have a login. 

If you need confirmation of your login, please send me a message via the contact your teacher function at the bottom of this page. 

PE

Our class' outdoor PE day is a Friday - children should come to school on a Friday in their PE kit. This half term we will be doing netball and will be outside as much as the weather allows, so children should be dressed warmly enough, including wearing tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt. Gloves and a hat are permitted in the winter if needed.

Please take a look at our wellbeing pages for useful links and information:

https://www.mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk/being-healthy-and-happy/

 

Useful links to supplementary online resources:

https://uk.ixl.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

https://www.thenational.academy/

Contact your teacher

If you have a question about the learning, please use this form to contact your teacher(s). You will receive an email response within a few days.

Useful Links

The following websites are useful for maths revision and include games that promote mental fluency.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

http://www.topmarks.co.uk

https://mathantics.com/

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

 

The following websites are useful for English revision:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/

 

The following websites are useful for physical and mindfulness activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=gCzgc_RelBA&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

https://family.gonoodle.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/5adayTV

 

The following websites are useful for reading and listening to stories:

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

The following websites are useful for at home experiences:

https://www.familiesmagazine.com.au/museum-virtual-tours

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/explore/webcams

https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA&feature=youtu.be (learn British Sign Language)

 

The following websites are useful for science learning:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpg

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw (new videos every Thursday)

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End of term tomorrow - Weds 20th October - normal finish times of 2:55 and 3:05. Term begins on Tues 2nd November - have a great break!
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