As we did last year, we will be uploading homework weekly on the blogs for you to access. In some circumstances, we will issues paper copies of homework to some children. In order for us to check the children’s homework, we have created individual Seesaw codes for the children, so they can scan their own code and take a photo of their homework to submit, and we will be able to see it in school. If you are unsure how how to use Seesaw, you can follow the steps below or watch the video:
To sign in with a Home Learning Code:
Open the Seesaw class app.
Tap “I’m a student”.
Tap the blue “scan code” button and scan the Home Learning Code or type in your Home Learning Text Code.
In year 4, we will be setting maths and English homework on a Friday and it will need to be completed by the following Friday morning. Your child’s work will then be checked by staff in school.
Reading Records and Reading Books:
Children are expected to read at home every night and their Reading Record bought to school daily so we can keep a log of who is reading at home for our Reader Leader award! When your child has read at home, the reading record can be filled in by the adult who has listened to them read or by the child themselves if they have read alone.
Children will choose books that are appropriate to their reading age, with guidance from staff in school, which will be sent home. They can also read books they have at home too. When they have finished reading a book from school, the child needs to bring it back to school so it can be returned and the child issued with another book.
PSHE – Today we are thinking about changes in our lives that we can’t control. How do they make you feel? What can we do to help?
For example, a change we cannot control is moving into a different year group at school as we get older. Everyone will feel differently about this. Some people may feel happy and excited about the change. Some may feel nervous, worried or even scared. We can make this change better in many different ways – counting to 10 and taking some deep breaths, talking to a trusted adult, asking a teacher any questions you have about what will happen in September or visiting and speaking to your new teacher.
Have a go at filling in this grid with some different changes you can’t control, how they make you feel and what you can do to make the change better.
Reading – 30 minutes of reading your own book. Try and find a cool, shady spot to do this.
English – Can you write a story based on this image? Can you use ambitious vocabulary to describe what you would see, hear, think or feel?
Here is a story starter, which you can use to continue the story if you wish:
The King had known that the gift he presented to his children on their 5th birthday was dangerous. He was prepared to take the risk of letting them own a pet dragon, however. One day, the twins would rule the kingdom together, and they would need all the help they could get. No-one could deny that a dragon was a powerful ally!
Before that day, though, the children had much work to do. They had to train their dragon!
Maths – Consolidate your understanding of co-ordinates by watching this video and having a go at the questions.