👩🏻💻 👨🏻💻 HOME LEARNING 👩🏻💻 👨🏻💻
Update: Monday 1st June
How are you? I hope you have had a great half term, the weather has been glorious so I imagine most of you have really made the most of it outside ☀️
I have moved all home learning information and resources to the Google Classroom platform. If you have not got your child's Google Classroom details, please contact Jen Hefti firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be able to provide you with them.
For those who still haven't had the chance to use Google Classroom, I have added a pdf. called: 'Starting to use Google Classroom' where everything is really well explained. To open it, just click in the link below ⬇️
Have a wonderful week. Missing you a lot,
Update: Monday 18th May
Hello Year 4,
I hope you are all well and enjoyed the sunny weather over the weekend. 😀 The learning for this week is up! As usual, please see the ‘Week Beg 18th May’ page to access this.
Once again, the ‘Want Some More?’ learning is also there as an extra option – you can find the next Barnaby Brocket instalment by clicking the link within the ‘Want Some More?’ page.
I hope that everyone has now got their logins for Google Classroom and you’ve seen my welcome video! I’ve really enjoyed reading all your comments about what you have been up to at home. Thanks to those who have successfully uploaded their "Colourful Countries" assignment for this week too. I am really looking forward to reading these! 🌎
Please note: For now, while we are under a period of transition, I am posting the weekly learning activities both here on the website and on Google Classroom. However, in a couple of weeks, we will have moved over fully to Google Classroom. At that point, work will only be posted there and everyone will be expected to submit work on this platform. Therefore, if you are experiencing any difficulties with accessing or using Google Classroom, please do contact the office.
I know this is all a bit new and different, but I am certain that Google Classroom will work really well and will make it easier for me to communicate with you and to provide feedback on your learning.
Have a wonderful week. Keep safe and healthy, and keep learning! 👍
Update: Monday 11th May
We hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend. This Monday marks the beginning of our move towards Google Classrooms. The school will send you the relevant information to get you started. After a two week transition period we are expecting that we will have fully moved across to this new platform and therefore you will not use the website to access home learning (with the exception of the ‘WANT SOME MORE’ content). Please bear with us during this transition.
Please don’t forget, if you would like to do more, you can now access week two’s work for the Barnaby Brocket Project.
Please email your completed work for this week’s questions and challenges by Monday 18th May. We will be delighted to read them and will upload them to the website.
Here’s the link once again: https://view.genial.ly/5e8e16453f61e70e2da0d23d/presentation-the-terrible-thing-that-happened-to-barnaby-brocket
Update: Wednesday 6th May
Hello Year 4,
I am currently busy writing your annual reports. As part of this, I need to hear your own thoughts on your learning. To do this, you will need to fill out the questions on the Google Form below. Please don't worry about spellings or grammar for this - the most important thing is that I have the chance to hear your thoughts and ideas. 🙂
❕❗ It is really important that you complete the form by Monday 1st June. ❗❕
To access this, please click on this link and answer the questions:
Update: Monday 4th May
Dear Year 4,
The learning for this week is now up – you can access this by clicking the “Week Beg 4th May” tab. Just a reminder that you can send photos of any learning to the school office email address. They will forward this on to me so I can see all the things you’ve been up to and add some examples to the website too!
I hope you enjoyed the “Want Some More?” English Talk 4 Writing project last week. For this week’s extra learning challenge, there's a very exciting project for you to do. It is based on a book called “The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket” about a special boy who travels all around the world. There’s an interactive presentation to work through where you can read chapters from the book and there will be a series of questions and challenges to complete each week. You can find the link to this project in the “Want Some More?” folder. Have fun!
If you haven’t seen it already, do take a look at the video which staff at The Trumpington Federation have created. We made this as a way of telling you that we are missing you all very much. And hopefully, it will put a smile on your faces. Can you spot me in the video?! Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzwDwc7ZoaY
Take care and stay safe. In the wise words of Captain Tom – tomorrow will be a good day! 🙂🌈⭐
Update: Monday 27th April
I hope that you are keeping safe and healthy and that you are completing your tasks each week.
I have received some pictures of fabulous learning that has been going on at home, if you would like to share yours too, please ask your adults to send them by email to the office so that I can upload them to the website.
This week, I have an extra English Activity that I am going to share in the folder: ⭐️WANT SOME MORE?⭐️ that you can complete if you want. This is not going to be compulsory, it’s just something extra for those who need it 😉
Have a fantastic week everyone, I really miss you 👩🏼🏫
Update: Tuesday 21st April
I have decided to add a weekly set of spellings for you to practise at home. The spelling rules are a mixture of previously learnt spellings and words from the Y3/Y4 statutory spelling list.
There will be 10 words to practise each week linked to the spelling objective. Practising your spellings is a really great opportunity for you to also practise your handwriting. You may want to have a go using the PDFs we upload.
The first set of spellings has been added to this week's home learning (Week Beg 20th April).
Update: Monday 20th April
I hope you have had a lovely Easter break and have been able to enjoy the sunshine where possible. This term there will be less of a reliance on Education City with a more varied home learning timetable to revisit prior learning as well as having some fun so I hope you enjoy it!
As part of this, I have decided to include the Oxford Owl e-books as part of the home learning that will be set. On days where you see Oxford Owl – the expectation is for your child to access one of these books making sure to have a go at any challenges and or answer the comprehension questions at the front/back of the book.
It’s free to register and there are over 250 books, a range of reading levels and many genres for your child to choose from. Please see the link below for further instructions on how to sign up, and get reading!
Update: Friday 3rd April
🐰 Happy Easter Holidays!🐰
Even though it might not feel like it given the unusual circumstances, the 2nd April officially marked the start of the school Easter Holidays. I want to assure you that I do not expect you to complete home learning activities over the holidays and, as such, these daily activities will not be updated on the website during this period. As with any other holiday, I think it’s important that you get a chance to relax and to recharge the batteries. However, if you do find you are itching to do something, the general home learning tab will be really useful – there are lots of websites and ideas to keep you busy! 😀
I also wanted to a say a massive well done and thank you to everyone for all for your hard work so far! I know that things are a bit strange and a bit difficult right now, but it’s absolutely fantastic that you have been continuing to keep up with your learning. Remember you can always send pictures of any work or activities you’ve been doing to the office email address – they will forward this on to me. I would love to see what you have been up to because I miss you all very much!
Take care and stay safe everyone. Have a wonderful Easter! 🐰 🐣🍫
Update: Thursday 2nd April
Update: Thursday 2nd April
Hello! I hope everyone is staying safe and well. I miss you all lots!
Due to the high numbers of children accessing Education City at this time, I realise that some of you have encountered some issues getting onto this site. In case of such issues, I have added a "general home learning resources" page. This has lots of websites and links to give you some additional ideas to help with learning at home. In addition, after the Easter Break, I will be still be adding Education City activities, but alongside this I'll be including some other activities for the children to do to add some variety to their learning. I hope this helps.
Take care and stay safe!
I have created this page so that the children can continue to do some learning at home. It's really important that they try to do learning activities every day to build on all the things we've learnt in class and to ensure that they don't forget all the exciting things we've done in school!
What will your child need to complete these home learning tasks? 🤷♀️
- Look at the guide timetable below to help your child to organise their daily learning.
- Look at the activities for the appropriate week and day. This can be found by clicking the "week beginning" tab on the right.
- Your child's Education City and Times Table Rockstars logins.
- A phone, tablet or laptop to complete any online activities.
- Some paper, a pencil and a suitable space for your child to complete their learning.
Have fun learning, stay safe and keep washing those hands! 😀
It is, of course, up to you as to how you timetable in your child’s activities. However, we have provided a rough guide as to how you might do this in case it helps. It is really important to try and stick to a routine as much as you are able. This will hopefully make things easier for your child (and for you!).
Menu of Times Tables Activities
- Go to Times Tables Rockstars to practise - https://ttrockstars.com/
- Go to Maths Frame Multiplication Check to practise - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
- Use the x table flashcards below - you can simple use them to practise, but you could also play a matching/pairs game or snap to make things more fun!
- Go to Hit the Button to practise - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Menu of Physical Activities
- Complete a workout from the Internet - you can find lots of ideas on You Tube. For example, Joe Wicks has created several workouts for children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0h6EZd6TM He will also be doing LIVE workouts every day at 9am!
- Take a walk or run in the park
- If you have a garden, run around this 10 times (or more/less depending on the size of your garden...!)
- Put your favourite music on and DANCE :)
- Ride your bike or scooter
- Do some yoga - this website has some kid friendly yoga activities: https://www.cosmickids.com/
- Complete this simple circuit workout: 1. Do 30 seconds of star jumps. 2. Do 30 seconds of running on the spot. 3. Do 30 seconds of sit ups. 4. Do 30 seconds of push ups. 5. Rest for 1 minute. 6. Repeat this circuit 2 more times!
This is an incredibly difficult and unpredictable time for all of us. Here are some resources and ideas which might help if your child is feeling worried or confused.
- Tips for if you're worried about Coronavirus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51887051
- How to cope when you can’t go to school because of Coronavirus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51656718
- Talking to your child about Coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
- Helpful information to answer children’s questions about Coronavirus: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Wellbeing and self-care activities:
If you are feeling a little upset or worried, have a go at one of these activities. They can really help to make you feel more positive. 😀
- Write down 5 things that you are grateful for.
- Keep a journal or diary to write down your thoughts.
- Take a silly picture with a family member!
- Look up at the sky and make shapes with the clouds.
- Go outside or look out the window. What can you see? Make note of those things which make you feel happy or you think are beautiful.
- Close your eyes and listen carefully. What can you hear?
- Tell a joke to a family member! Why not have a go at writing your own jokes!
- Write a positive note to yourself or a family member.
- Have a go at some meditation. Headspace have some great ideas: https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids
- Close your eyes and take 5 slow, deep breaths. Place your hand on your tummy and feel the air go in and out.
- Put some of your favourite songs on and have a sing-a-long!
- Practise some breathing techniques using the Chill Panda app: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/chill-panda/
- Tidy and de-clutter your bedroom.
- Put your favourite song on and DANCE! :)
- Do some mindfulness colouring - you can use the sheets below.
- Take a warm bubble bath. Why not have a go at making your own bath bombs? Recipe can be found here: https://childrens-binary.files.bbci.co.uk/childrens-binarystore/cbbc/bp-bath-bomb-new.pdf
- Draw a picture of something which makes you feel happy.
- Watch a funny video on YouTube. This is short but it will make you giggle: https://youtu.be/nG2rNBFzkGE