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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Mrs Hainsworth - Teacher

Welcome to Year 4. Year 4 is an exciting year where we learn to become independent.

In our classroom we want every child to do their best,

as we explore and develop our skills and creativity across a

variety of topics through out the year.

year4homelearning@st-margarets.bury.sch.uk - please use this email to contact me, or send me info / photos of what you've been doing, children x

 

Friday 22nd May

 

Hello Year 4, 

I hope again that you are all doing well.  It is very strange to think that we would have all been excitedly looking forward to breaking up for our half-term holiday today.  How different things are now!   I know from reading your messages, seeing your photos and speaking to you and your parents, that you are making us very proud by continuing to try your best with everything.   Well done!

Have a lovely break next week.  I won't be adding any extra work on until 1 June but of course you can still find things to do from the website, and read etc if you want to.

Take care and stay safe,

from Mrs Hainsworth and Miss Jones xx

Class Lockdown Gallery

Class Lockdown Gallery 1 Isabella doing crafts in her garden
Class Lockdown Gallery 2 Niamh's sleepy cat, Pepper
Class Lockdown Gallery 3 Harriet watching TV
Class Lockdown Gallery 4 Isabella practising golf
Class Lockdown Gallery 5 Niamh with an amazing pug cushion she made
Class Lockdown Gallery 6 Our puppy, Layla, thinking that My lounger is hers
Class Lockdown Gallery 7 Isabella and her cat George!
Class Lockdown Gallery 8 Isabella's karate certificate ( via zoom)
Class Lockdown Gallery 9 Illia with Roman artefacts he has made
Class Lockdown Gallery 10 A lovely postcard written by Grace
Class Lockdown Gallery 11 A twig heart made by Harriet and her mum
Class Lockdown Gallery 12 A pancake competition between Kane and Leah
Class Lockdown Gallery 13 Great writing Illia ( recently moved from Ukraine
Class Lockdown Gallery 14 Isaac's birthday bike ride
Class Lockdown Gallery 15 Lydia with a cake she baked
Class Lockdown Gallery 16 A poem Harriet wrote
Class Lockdown Gallery 17 Grace's Easter egg hunt
PREVIOUS DIARY COMMUNICATIONS

Thursday 21st May

Hi, Year 4,

Just a quick message today!  Hope you are all okay and enjoying the lovely weather. 

I wonder if any of you saw our school on the BBC National news yesterday?  It was definitely a bit of a shock being in school and hearing that a camera crew were arriving.  Mrs Perry did a fantastic job being interviewed - glad that I didn't have to do that!  Apparently I squealed very loudly when I saw our classroom on the TV as I didn't know they'd filmed in there.  It's not every day that you see the place you normally go to every day on the news - it made me miss it and miss all of you!

Take care xx

Wednesday 20th May

Hi, Year 4, 

Hope that you all continue to do as well as possible in these strange times.  A scorcher of a day today ( my favourite kind of day!) ..so hope that you  can all make the most of it and get outside for at least some of the day.  I have spoken to a few more of you again this week, which has been lovely - and will hopefully speak to more of you later in the week ( I need to go into school for a while today).

 

Please keep in touch via the email address and send me your photos!

xx

PS Well done to these children who have earnt certificates on Mathletics since May 1st - which adds to the previous lists on earlier diary communications.

Illia (Silver /Bronze)    Archie (Bronze)    Niamh (Silver/Bronze)    James (Silver/Bronze)   

Isabella W (Silver, 2 Bronze)

Monday 18th May

Good morning Year 4, 

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.  I went for a couple of log walks with our puppy ( she get very tired though after a while and decides to lie down on the pavement!)

The weekly English and Maths work is now on and there is lots more Science work too on our current topic.  There is also a block of writing work - Talk for Writing, which looks exciting and would be good to explore.  As usual, please email me if you have any problems - and keep sending me some photos as we love to see them!  I will hopefully speak to some of you on the phone again this week.

Take care x

Friday 15th May

Good morning Year 4, 

We hope that you are all still doing as well as possible.  I can't believe it's almost the weekend again!

I hope that you are enjoying looking at the gallery pictures of your class - remember to send me a photo if you would like it including ( let me know on the email if you don't want it sharing on the website though).  Have a lovely weekend whatever you do.

xx

Wednesday 13th May

Hi, Year 4, 

I hope that you are all having a good week so far whatever you are up to.  I have spoken to virtually all of you on the phone now ( or your parents if you were busy!)  It has been lovely to speak to you and find out how you are and hear some of the great things you've been up to ( baking, cooking, walks,dancing etc etc.)  I will try to start phoning again at the end of the week for another catch up, beginning with the people I spoke to first, at the end of April.  We miss you all and continue to be very proud of the way you seem to have adapted.  

I am definitely missing the hot weather this week - but have a big box of old photos and paperwork to sort out, so maybe I will get round to doing that?!

I wonder if anyone has tried the Oak Academy lessons yet? ( see previous diary communication)

Take care xx

Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 4 and families,

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy the beautiful weather before the Arctic temperatures arrived yesterday ( that was a shock when I took my puppy for a walk!)

I really enjoyed the VE day celebrations - watching clips and wartime songs on the TV, decorating the outside of the house with bunting and spending some time with neighbours for a socially distanced street party!  I really hope that you manged to celebrate in some way and had a great day - I would love to see some pictures!

The weekly work is now on, under the subject icons - please email me if you need any advice.  I will add more bits over the week.  Don't forget BBC Bitesize has daily live or catch-up lessons for each Primary year group.

There is another fantastic resource which has been recently set up ( the Oak National Academy)- I have just had a quick look and it looks fantastic so give it a try, particularly if you feel like you need a change from the other work - it includes Maths, English, foundation subjects and PE.  Here is the address - www.thenational.academy

Take care xx

 

PS I have just set up a class photo gallery so send me a picture if you would like to be added.

Thursday 7th May

Hello Year 4, 

I hope you are all well and doing okay.  It's been another lovely, sunny week so I really hope that you've been able to get outside into your gardens or go for lovely walks / runs / bike rides.  I have definitely spent as much time outdoors as possible.

 

It has been so lovely to speak to so many of you this week too - it has been lovely to chat to your grown-ups about how you and your family are doing - and I have really enjoyed so much some lovely chats to some of you.  I know it is a little strange speaking to your teacher on the phone!  We are so proud of you all and miss you greatly.  Well done for keeping up with reading and some of your work.  If I haven't managed to speak to you yet ( no answer or unavailable numbers ) I will try again on Monday.  

 

Tomorrow is a very special and important day - the 75th anniversary of VE day ( the end of World War 2).  It is vital to mark this day and I wonder whether any of you will be doing any activities for it - it would be lovely to see some pictures if you are!  I have just posted lots of activities for you if you are interested, including code cracking, wartime recipes, comprehension and colouring pages. 

 

Take care, and have a lovely day tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. 

x

 

Monday 4th May

Good morning Year 4, 

I hope that you had a lovely weekend and managed to get outside  - i know lots of you have been busy outside with your families - having camp fires, building dens, gardening, camping in the garden and flying kites over the last few weeks!   It has been lovely to receive emails from some of you, with some super photos included.  I have also managed to speak to some of you on the telephone - and will continue to try to speak to you this week.if possible.  

This week's English and Maths work are on this page - under the icons for home learning and I will add some Science on this week too.  I have also added 4 more fun Maths games if you would like to try playing those with someone at home.

Take care and stay safe!

Thursday 30th April

Good morning Year 4, 

I hope that you are all well.  I can't believe that it's actually May tomorrow!  The days and weeks definitely seem to be whizzing by, despite this strange time we are living in!

I will be attempting to call you over the phone over the next week, to have a chat with your grown-ups, and hopefully you too.  Don't worry  - it's just for a catch up and to see how you are, and if I can help with anything.

 

Happy 100th birthday to Captain Tom today.  I wonder if any of you saw on the news the flypast of a Hurricane and Spitfire, to honour him.  He has also been made an Honorary Colonel and has received 140,000 birthday cards ( I wondered if any were from you?)

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day, 

Mrs Hainsworth and Miss Jones  x

 

Wow!  Just checked on Mathsletics and you've really been working hard.  All of these children have now  also earnt certificates - huge well done!

Harry Sulayman Dina Summer Niamh Isaac Amir Callum Gurkirat Lydia Imogen Harriet Isabella W - you join this list from last time I checked:

James, Grace, Martha, Isabella S, Ben, Francesca, Tayla, Lexi, Illia, Tom

 

 

Activities linked to Captain Tom Moore, who is 100 tomorrow

Wednesday 29 April

Hi Year 4,

Well if you like the rain, you will enjoy today!  It defintely seems a big change from when I was sunbathing in the garden ( as well as gardening and painting fences) last week!

I hope that you are all continuing to do well, and trying to do at least some schoolwork tasks.  Thank you so much to those children and famiies that have sent an email - it has been lovely to ear from you and see some of your work and photos!  It's great to stay in touch with you at this time.

The work set is now mostly under subject icons at the top of the page, so hopefully this will be a little easier to navigate.  There are still some ideas of things to do further down the page eg, mindulness and bookmarks - which you might enjoy!

 

Take care x

 

Monday 27 April

Hi Year 4 and your families, 

Hope you are continuing to stay safe and well.  We have been so lucky with this beautiful weather haven't we? I do hope that youve been able to get outside for walks or bike rides or playing in the garden.  

Thank you for some of the lovely messages you have sent to the Y4 home learning page - I have been busy replying this morning and am so pleased that many of you are still doing some work and are also keeping active - with bike rides, walks and even helping to clean and tidy!!  We miss you all greatly and cant wait to see you all again, in the not too distant future hopefully!!  I am just about to set some more work for this week further down this page, so try to do some of it - but don't worry if you don't get through it all.  This will include some activities for the new topic in History (The Romans).

Take care and stay safe 

Love from Mrs Hainsworth and Miss Jones xx

Tuesday 21 April

 

BBC Bitesize Daily is a fantastic new resouce, which launched yesterday.  Click on the link or go to BBC iplayer to watch live Primary lessons from 9am each weekday - or watch on catch up.

 

Huge well done to these children for spending enough time and earning enough points on Mathsletics to achieve certificates.  Come on the rest of you - see if you can get one too.

 

James, Grace, Martha, Isabella S, Ben, Francesca, Tayla, Lexi, Illia, Tom

 

Hope you have all had a lovely day in the sunshine - stay safe and have fun!

Mrs H xx

Monday 20 April

Hi Year 4, 

I hope that you have had a lovely ( slightly unusual ) Easter holiday and got lots of chocolate to enjoy!  I did! I have been trying to keep busy, doing lots of exercise, taking our puppy on walks, painting garden fences and lots of tidying.   We are missing you all and hope to see you again in school before too long, when it is safe to do so. 

Please remember that you can send us a message or photo of what you have been up to at:

year4homelearning@st-margarets.bury.sch.uk

I wonder if any of you saw Captain Tom Moore completing his 100th lap of his garden last week.  It was amazing and inspirational to watch.  If you would like to make and send him a birthday card for his 100th birthday on April 30th, you can send them to:

Captain Tom Moore

c/o Marston Moretaine Post Office

67 Bedford Road

Marston Moretaine

Bedford

MK43 OLA

 

Take care and stay safe all of you,

Love Mrs Hainsworth and Miss Jones xx

PS new work has been and will continue to be put on this page again from today, so happy learning!

 

 

Monday 30 March

Hi Year 4, 

We hope that you are all staying safe and well and finding some fun things to do with all this extra time - as well as trying to keep up with some of the work we have set, either on this class page or from the yellow book you took home ( if you were in school for the last 2 days ).

Just do your best with the work - and try not to worry about it too much.  The most important thing is to try to have fun and stay happy and be kind to the rest of your family.

We miss you all and hope to see you before too long!

Lots of love 

Mrs Hainsworth and Miss Jones

PS I have added some more work if you need it.  Most important is to keep reading though 

Ideas to do at home ( live classes)

Fun ideas for a time capsule

Learning from home

A guide for using Mathsletics which might help. Well done to those that have been using it!

Online Links

 

Monday 16th March 2020

 

Star of the week - Well done to Marley - for working hard in maths all week, with perseverance. Keep it up! Well done to Francesca - for a great attitude and super work in maths all week!

 

Maths - We will complete some assessments of our recent work. We will also begin a unit on shape - this will include drawing and learning about circles and studying: polygons, eg. triangles.

 

English - This week, we will write a news report, respond to an illustration, do some hot seating and write a new, short diary entry.

 

Please keep supporting your child by hearing them read as often as possible, learning spellings thoroughly, learning/practising times tables, and using Mathletics..

 

Homework is set on a Friday due in the following Friday. 

 

P.E is on a Tuesday and Wednesday this year. Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school at all sessions.

 

Many Thanks 

Mrs Hainsworth/Miss Jones

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