Year 4 School Closure
Here is a link to a page on Liverpool City Council’s website about the new childcare hubs which are opening on Monday:
Covid 19 parenting Blog – This blog is written by LCC, the Early Help Team and has contributions from citywide partner organisations. This has some great tips and tricks on support available to you, home learning ideas, playing together, and most importantly managing your own and your children’s well being through a difficult and uncertain time such as this.
Here is a timetable that we have found that you could use to help your children stick to some routine. There are some ideas of activities that you can do for each slot and having this should allow you some space to work yourself also.
To help your child continue with their learning as best as possible during this time we have set this page up with useful links, hints and tips that you can use at home with your children.
The website Twinkl are offering all new users free ultimate access for a month. To use this all you need to do is to set up an account using the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS on the link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer here you can download activities as well as guides and powerpoints which support pupils.
We have been looking at these topics within our Maths/English/topic lessons.
English – Once upon a picture is an excellent resource for writing. It uses images to inspire and challenge pupil’s thinking. Each picture comes with questions that could guide children. You could even take this further and create their own stories using the image as a starting point for their adventure. These can be found at https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
Pobble is another excellent resource adding a new image every day. This can also be used as a starting point for pupils allowing them to discuss or explain the image or can be used as a story start. Activities like this are also excellent at developing key skills in reading such as inference and deduction. This can be found at http://www.pobble365.com/
Reading – Children will all be provided with a reading book as well as their choice of library book. As well as reading this children should take the opportunity to discuss and review their book.
Oxford owl also has a wide range of ebooks at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page
Spellings – The next spellings we will be looking at are;
|Starfish||Estrella de mar|
|Polar bear||Oso polar|
Maths – Numbots offers a range of basic number activities for children. To access this children should use their existing Time Table Rockstars login. Find this at https://play.numbots.com/#/intro
Times tables – All of our pupils have a log in for TimesTable rockstars. A few minutes a day practising times tables is an excellent way for pupils to practise valuable skills. They can log on at https://ttrockstars.com/
Find a wealth of times table daily practise booklets which can be accessed through Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-ultimate-times-table-daily-practice-booklets-t2-m-254545
Science– We will be investigating habitats in the summer term. Feel free to watch some fascinating clips at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008044n You may want to watch these clips yourselves first.
History– Follow up our learning about monarchs and investigate the Tudors http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Tudors.html and Victorians http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians.html further using these links.
PE– Why not keep fit as a family with these quick and easy workout videos!
Why not try this video to help with your singing and your musical dimensions such as tempo, pitch, dynamics and more.
Other useful websites for your year group:
Many more resources are available specifically for Year 4 at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549913
Why not challenge yourself to a quiz at https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/
Mental health and Well being
Here is a resource that you can use with your children to start conversations about how they are feeling and how to manage those feelings.
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, which is the most important time of year for Christians. The week is marked by key moments in the dramatic last few days of Jesus’ life on Earth, before his death and resurrection on Easter Sunday. Maundy Thursday commemorates the washing of the feet and the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. This is followed by Good Friday when Jesus is crucified and dies on the cross. However, it is not his death that Christians celebrate, it is his triumph over death and his promise of new life, which is a cause for celebration. It is for this reason that eggs, bunny rabbits and daffodils are shared at this time of year, as they all symbolise new life. Please take a look at the age-appropriate video clips below for you children:
Key Stage 2 (7-11) Religious Studies Easter
We would love to see what you are getting up to and check in during this time. To do this tweet us @WellesbourneSch #Welliestogether
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We would like to send our best wishes to your family and look forward to welcoming you back when school re- opens.
Miss Byrne, Mr Lewis and Mrs Axworthy.