Hi All,

Hope you are still keeping safe and well. From Monday (18th May), there will be new home learning packs available to collect from school. I know Mrs. Cartledge has been keeping you all up to date with the latest advice from the government, but in the meantime, and until anything changes, I will keep providing you with lots to be getting on with at home. There is a lot to cover in the packs, so don’t be worried if some of the tasks run over into another day.

It was lovely to speak to so many of you on the phone and I will be ringing again in a few weeks to have a chat and see how everyone is doing. Remember when I call, it will be from a withheld or private number but I promise I won’t try to sell you PPI or ask if you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault during the last five years!!

Again, if you would rather have the packs emailed to you, send me an email on year4@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and I will send one over to you. The new battle on TTRockstars is underway and as I mentioned, some of you may well have been aware that all year 4 children in the country were supposed to take the national times tables check test in June. Obviously, under the current circumstances, all such official tests have now been postponed. However, the people at TTRockstars have sent teachers questionnaires to ask whether we think it would be useful for them to put together some form of test that the children could complete at home around the same time to give us an idea of whether the children are where they should be up to and also to allow the children to take a version of the test that they have been practising for all year. These results will not be sent anywhere and will not have any impact on the children moving forward, but it would be nice to recognise all the work they have been doing. Although the details for how this will work have not yet been put together, I will let you know as soon as I know anything and in the meantime, it would be great if you could have another push on getting the children to really work on their tables at home. If you are unsure of the login details for TTRockstars, let me know and I will send them over to you.

All of the websites below are still providing excellent materials to supplement the work we are providing and, as always, above all, just make sure that your amazing children are staying happy and safe during these incredibly challenging times.

If you need any help or support whatsoever, just send me an email on the above address at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Stay safe,

Mr. G.

New Home Learning

Hi All,

Hope you are still keeping safe and well. From Monday (4th May), there will be new home learning packs available to collect from school. Again, if you would rather have the packs emailed to you, send me an email on year4@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and I will send one over to you. I have set up a new battle on TTRockstars and some of you may well have been aware that all year 4 children in the country were supposed to take the national times tables check test in June. Obviously, under the current circumstances, all such official tests have now been postponed. However, the people at TTRockstars have sent teachers questionnaires to ask whether we think it would be useful for them to put together some form of test that the children could complete at home around the same time to give us an idea of whether the children are where they should be up to and also to allow the children to take a version of the test that they have been practising for all year. These results will not be sent anywhere and will not have any impact on the children moving forward, but it would be nice to recognise all the work they have been doing. Although the details for how this will work have not yet been put together, I will let you know as soon as I know anything and in the meantime, it would be great if you could have another push on getting the children to really work on their tables at home. If you are unsure of the login details for TTRockstars, let me know and I will send them over to you.

All of the websites below are still providing excellent materials to supplement the work we are providing and, as always, above all, just make sure that your amazing children are staying happy and safe during these incredibly challenging times.

If you need any help or support whatsoever, just send me an email on the above address at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Stay safe,

Mr. G.

Summer Term

Hi all,

Hope you are all still keeping safe and well and haven’t eaten too many Easter eggs (I’ll be honest, I might have done!)

The home learning packs will be available in school and if you would like me to email you a copy, please let me know on the year 4 email (year4@corrie.tameside.sch.uk).

All the other websites listed below are still available and I will be updating the activities on Active learn regularly.

If you were watching the latest government update yesterday, you may have seen the Education secretary talking about a lot of online lessons which have been prepared for children to us across the nation at this difficult time. I have had a look at these and they seem really good. The lessons are prepared on a day by day basis and have videos of the teaching along with lessons to complete. Apart from the Spanish lessons, which are not relevant as we learn French, they are in line with the learning that the children should be doing. Please have a look at these, but don’t race ahead with them as I will be looking and updating which activities are particularly relevant. The lessons can be found on the following website: https://thenational.academy/

Keep safe and I will be available on the email for any questions or concerns you may have.

Mr. Griffin.

Hi all!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing OK. Remember to keep using all of the fantastic online tools that are available. All of the information for how to get onto these is below. I have also made lots of new allocations on the Active Learn website, including some spelling, grammar and writing tasks as well as more maths tasks.

Home Learning Help

Dear Parents / Carers,

Just to make you aware of the different online resources that are available for you to use whilst school is closed. Most of these can be accessed by the teachers, so we can keep up to date with where you are up to. Remember, for TT Rockstars, Active Learn and Spelling Shed, the login details are at the back of the children’s homework books.

-TT Rockstars. The battles are still available and the children should be regularly practicing all of their tables. Remember, if they can earn 1000 points per week, they will be well on their way to mastering their tables knowledge.

-Active Learn. I will be putting new tasks on the active learn website all the time. There will be interactive games, like we usually have, but there will also be workbook and worksheet activities for the children to complete.

-Spelling Shed. The children should also be using spelling shed regularly. Again, I will be updating the words and activities that the children can access on here.

-Yumu. As part of the children’s music curriculum, they have online access to Yumu which is part of the Charanga music scheme we follow in school. I have attached a letter which provides the login details for this site. When the children access this, they will see the activities that I have attached for them to complete. Again, I can see where they are up to with this and add more when necessary.

-Twinkl. This is an online resource that is currently being offered to parents with one month’s free access to the entire site to try to help parents to manage the school closures.

Advice on how to access this from the Twinkl website is as follows:

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code

We have a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. You can direct parents towards our dedicated Parents’ Hub which contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home. Or, browse this area yourself and hand-pick individual resources to share. 

For parents with children in EYFS, take a look through our EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 

For primary-aged children, take a look at our 5-11 area. Again, this was created with parents in mind so it’s filled with guides and information about what children should be learning in each year group, for each curriculum area. 

-DiscoveryEducation (Espresso): The login details for these interactive resources are as follows:

Login at: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

Username: student22435

Password: corrie

-Another site which we have access to thanks to one of our governors is mymaths.co.uk. This has lots of interactive activities on, but for each area, there are also attached lessons, which make it much easier to work through the activities with the children. We will let you know which areas are the best for your children to work on through the website. The login details are as follows:

www.mymaths.co.uk

Login: mgs

Password: prime

 

-As well as the online access which will be available, there is a new homework menu sheet which has been produced for the children to complete a variety of tasks either in their homework books or more practically.

There is also an attached booklet which provides additional work for the children to do in terms of keeping up with science and other foundation subjects. This also contains some additional maths and English activities. Many of these activities are taken from the above Twinkl website, so there will be additional support on there to help with these activities.

We can be contacted on year4@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Stay safe and look after each other.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Griffin

Home Learning

Home Learning

All children have been issued with a home learning pack. If you have access to the internet, please ask your child to access all the fabulous learning resources available to them as an alternative to the pack or as a support tool.

You child has access to:

TTRockstars

Activelearn

Spelling Shed

www.twinkl.co.uk has launched free access for parents too with amazing resources.

Joe Wicks is doing free Youtube fitness videos from 9am.

I have heard that the BBC will be launching TV educational shows.

Classroom Secrets is also launching free resources online.

Other useful sites:

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.prodigygame.com

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning

www.whiterosemaths.com

www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk

www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-resources-2

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say how amazing the children have been through this difficult time. They make us all proud every day and we wish all of you well during this challenging period.

We hope to see you soon. Stay safe and look after each other.

From all at Corrie Primary.

 

Welcome to Year 4

Happy New Year!

We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will be every Friday. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag with them every Friday morning.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Spring 1

Maths:

In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number & Place Value, Written and mental Addition & Subtraction, Mental and Written Multiplication, Money, Measurements and Properties of Shapes.

 

English:

In English our featured texts will be Flotsam by David Wiesner and A Walk in London. We will be looking at Non-fiction writing and Narratives including fantasy narratives..

 

Topic: Invaders and Settlers..

Through our topic we will find out a variety of invaders and settlers throughout history, with a particular focus on the Romans and their time in Britain. We will be looking at the Roman Empire and the effect that the Romans had on many aspects of our lives and how those impacts can still be seen today. We will also be taking part in an educational visit to Chester which will provide a stimulus for much of the historical enquiry we will do in our lessons.

 

Science: Dangers to Living Things

In our science lessons we will be looking at the differences between living and non-living things and the dangers to living things and how they adapt to keep themselves safe.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals.

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our dreams and goals in the future. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter and how they can work towards their dreams and goals.

 

RE: Why is Jesus so inspiring to some people?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

 

PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing gymnastics lessons in school every Wednesday afternoon.

 

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource. They also have a home login for the website. Let me know if you need this information again.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and we will also be looking at virtual worlds. We will also be looking coding.

MFL: French

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do..

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Mr. Griffin. They are expected to complete one activity from the list each week.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstars  login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. The children also have a login for the spelling shed. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.