Celebration Assemblies – Whole School – every week (currently virtual – looking to go LIVE soon)
Break up for February half term – Friday, 12th February, 2021
Break up for Easter holidays – Friday, 26th March, 2021
N.B. Due to the Covid-19 situation, we are unable to be clear about future dates.
We will continue to communicate with parents via email, Facebook and our Weekly Word.
This half term our curriculum topic is…Anglo-Saxons & Scots (History)
Due to the closure of school for the majority of pupils, we are not currently setting homework, as we usually would. Instead, our pupils at home are expected to engage in online learning between normal school hours, without the added pressure of extra work.
When the school re-opens to all pupils, the curriculum homework, based around our topic, will be posted on Google Classroom and is in a ‘Take Away Menu’ format.
Pupils are encouraged to choose 1 starter, 1 main and 1 dessert and complete these at their convenience over the half term.
The tasks are linked to our curriculum and also set with personal development and community spirit in mind.
Unfortunately, we are still unable to allow pupils to bring their ‘creations’ into school, but we’d love to see photos of them on the Google Classroom. Here is an example:
N.B. All online platforms are still available to pupils during the school’s partial closure.
Our homework is based around our topic and is in a ‘Take Away Menu’ format. Please choose 1 starter, 1 main and 1 dessert and complete these at your convenience over the half term. The tasks are linked to our curriculum and also set with personal development and community spirit in mind. Here is an example:
In addition, we have a number of online resources, to help you to practise your skills when at home. These are linked below. Please see your teacher if you need a reminder of your log in.
In year 4, we teach the spelling rules set out in the national curriculum in Autumn term. In Spring and Summer terms, we use our own Easington Colliery Primary School method of teaching spelling. Target- Train- Teach is a bespoke programme, which identifies the spellings that pupils are struggling with (Target) and ‘re-trains’ pupils working on the methodology/ concept behind that particular spelling rule (Train) and finally we teach pupils (Teach) to reverse a habitual spelling error, by self-correcting & editing during their written work. If you wish to help your child with spelling at home, please practise the following words, taken from the word list from the national curriculum for Y5&6.
In year 4, reading is taught 4 x per week for 30 minutes. We teach reading with a reciprocal approach, giving the pupils different roles (predictor, clarifier, questioner and summariser), which promotes independence and maximum involvement from pupils, rather than sessions being teacher led.
In addition, pupils will hear a class novel at least 3 times per week, as well as having access to the library every week to choose a book for pleasure.
Year 4’s PE sessions are on a Thursday. PE kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or PE shoes. If you don’t have this, casual sport clothes are also acceptable. We ask that pupils come into school in their PE kit every Tuesday.
Year 4 have brass tuition on a Thursday morning. Due to Covid, these lessons are shorter, as this allows for the group to be smaller (max 15 pupils). Lessons are also taught in a large, open space. Pupils will perform in a music performance at the end of the year.
Get in touch…
If you have any questions or queries about learning or homework, or general enquiries about school, please do not hesitate to get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please download our SIMs app. Your child’s class teacher will communicate with you via the app, giving reminders about what they need to bring to school, and also to share positive moments and celebrate your child’s achievements.
If you require help with how to sign up to the SIMs app, please call the office and ask for Mrs Burton.