This week is Mental Health Awareness Week with a focus on kindness. This may have been rearranged in response to the current situation, which is having a big impact on people's mental health.
Please take some time away from completing written work this week to focus on people's wellbeing and mental health at home.
Why not try some of the suggested activities here or some of your own to help each other out?
More information at:
Or on CBBC:
Please find below supporting documents and websites to ensure that your child's learning continues even if the school closes or if your child is having to self-isolate.
Year 4 Current Learning
In maths we are following the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. White Rose Maths are also busy putting together lots of free home learning packs and the general link to their website is below.
We are currently learning about fractions and our learning can be found at:
Next we will move onto decimals:
Regular maths tasks will be posted onto our Class page/Class Dojo in the event of closure.
We are also using https://urbrainy.com/mtc or https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check to practise for our MTC. These can also be accessed at home and the children are used to using these webpages.
We have also just started our Starbooks reading challenge. This can be any reading at home for the next 60 days. Can you make use of the time at home to read, read and read some more? Please continue to update the children's yellow reading records as normal.
All children should have a home reading book and we will be checking this before any closure.
As a class we are currently looking at the author Tom Palmer. He writes stories involving sport, crime and history.
We are midway through the story of 'Rocky of the Rovers'. A story based around the Women's World Cup in France last year. This has linked with our European geography and learning about France.
This and other free stories by Tom can be found at https://tompalmer.co.uk/free-reads/. I will be posting this onto the Dojo on Friday this week (20.03.2020) along with associated tasks.
In Science, we are currently looking at Living things and their habitats. We are using Hamilton Trust for our lessons and activities.
Spend some time outside safely looking at living things in your local environment.
Currently we are using https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4 for our spelling work.
We are upto rule 9:
There are lots of games and an online test on this website. The children are used to using this online tool.
Useful websites (to be updated during the event of closure)
Twinkl have made some brilliant home learning packs (FREE) The year 4 one can be found below: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549913
IXL- This is a paid website but extremely high quality and easy to use to boost Maths and Literacy skills https://uk.ixl.com/membership/family/pricing
White Rose Maths is a great website https://whiterosemaths.com/ They are busy putting together some free packages to help with learning maths at home (these will be available soon) and they have some great free resources
TTS-Group have put together a Learning at Home pack that is free https://www.tts-group.co.uk/
Brainpop has a free 30-day trial that is extended following school closures https://www.brainpop.com/free-trial/?who_am_i=home&promo_code=BPCVFA&utm_source=covidhub&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=free-family
Kids Discover is a nice website - https://www.kidsdiscover.com/teacherresources/ There are free resources - mostly non-fiction - that are great to read and talk about
There are some great craft ideas on this website https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Blockly https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes
Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com Wide range of educational videos
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes
If school does have to close then we will be contacting you regularly via Class Dojo, if you cannot access this service then please make this a priority so that YOUR child's learning can continue despite the interruptions.
Stay safe and look after each other.
Mr. Birchall and Mrs. Charnley
Lancashire County Council Guidance
Also below find county council the guidance from LCC regarding suggested activities for you to teach your child from home.