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10/05/21

🌈This week is . This year's theme is about connecting with nature to support your mental health. Watch this space for more information about how to get involved 💚 https://t.co/pbookqNRR9

30/04/21

In science this week, year 6 have been learning about the parts of an eye and how we are able to see with. They have also been experimenting to see what objects light is able to pass through 💡 https://t.co/wW9kbwxWS1

31/03/21

🚨 A reminder to all of our parents and pupils 🚨 Today is the last day of term and the children have staggered early finish times. Please see those times below ⬇️ https://t.co/fm1gFwLkOn

29/03/21

In maths, year 6 have been learning how to represent data in pie charts. They have used protractors to construct a pie chart 📊 https://t.co/s1zs7WMrTg

24/03/21

In art this half term, Year 6 have been studying graffiti artists; Banksy, C215 and Shamsia Hassani. They have created their own stencils of political, social or environmental issues that mean something to them 🎨 https://t.co/RuqPGPApGz

24/03/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: how long can you stand on one leg for? Give it a go and time yourself! https://t.co/9HQTKnfWK4

23/03/21

Year 6 have been learning about Anderson Shelter's as part of their WWII topic in history. They made some models today to represent them. They have also used key historical vocabulary to describe how and why they were made https://t.co/cHZ6BIS9gd

19/03/21

Thank you to all of ours pupils and staff for wearing something to make us smile for Comic Relief, and for raising some money for such a fantastic cause 🌟 https://t.co/mDvHmAXGPd

19/03/21

Ms Bowern is definitely making us all smile this morning! 😁 https://t.co/5YIIrY7uaB

19/03/21

A reminder to all of our parents and pupils: To celebrate Red Nose Day today, you can come into school dressed to make someone laugh or smile 😊 We can't wait to have lots of smiles put on our faces! https://t.co/gwZVqqR4Rc

18/03/21

Year 6 have been exploring different molecules in science today. They had a go at creating some models using spaghetti and marshmallows 🔬 https://t.co/VfBTvLO9zw

17/03/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge is an exciting one: can you design your own class mascot? We can't wait to see what you come up with! https://t.co/jouDxfwQNT

15/03/21

This Friday, to celebrate Comic Relief, we will be dressing to make someone smile or laugh. This could be a bright top, a funny accessory, an interesting hair style, or simply a red nose! If you wish, there is an optional donation of £1 🌈 https://t.co/QYnRumxuiW

15/03/21

Our Nursery class made some beautiful Mother's Day cards with daffodil paintings on them. We hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day 🌸 https://t.co/fwbeM5vgtX

12/03/21

Well done to everyone who entered our Potato Book Character competition for World Book Day 📚 We were so impressed with all of the entries but here are our winners! Can you work out who each potato is representing? 🌟 https://t.co/00TWm8jPwU

10/03/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: create a positivity poster highlighting all the positive things in your life (family, friendships, hobbies etc). We can't wait to see your posters! https://t.co/OUouebPgCW

08/03/21

It has been so lovely to welcome all of our pupils back to school this morning and it is amazing how well everyone has settled back in. All the staff are so proud of you all! 🌈 https://t.co/clpDs82Qo3

08/03/21

We are so pleased to be welcoming back all of our pupils today! 🌈 Please see below a reminder of the new start and end times for each year group https://t.co/8GmPXiV2Lc

05/03/21

Miss Field, Mr Griffin and Miss Simmons cannot wait to welcome their year 6 classes back to school Monday! Here is a special message from them 🌈 https://t.co/tVHarUs51f

05/03/21

Mrs Prior and Miss Sayer are so excited to welcome all of you back on Monday. They have some special messages for you 🌈 https://t.co/UFFquM0WTV

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Year 4

Please note - This is the usual offer for our children when the academy is fully open, and describes the teaching for last term

Welcome to Year 4: Autumn 2
 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Class & Malorie Blackman Class


Mr Ward is teaching Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Class this year and Ms Tildesley is the class teacher in Malorie Blackman Class.

Welcome

Welcome to Autumn 2. We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on https://charanga.com/ and their DT on Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/kenthouse.

PE

In year 4, the PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on these days. They are not required to wear their school uniform on these days.

Trips

Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 4, the school day will begin at 8.45, and end at 3.30. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. If your child has a sibling within Kent House, please follow the new collection procedure to avoid bursting bubbles.

 

What are we learning?

Literacy

In Literacy, we will be reading Ice Palace, Robert Swindells, a beautiful haunting story about how to overcome fear. Our grammar focus will be:

  • Adverbs, adjectives, precise nouns, expressive verbs and figurative language.
  • To use fronted adverbials accurately and punctuating them appropriately (commas).

Maths

In math’s, we will be focusing on - multiplication and division, time, fractions, problem solving and geometry. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.

Science

Electricity will continue to be the focus this term. We will be constructing parallel circuits, investigating conductors and insulators and making winter-cards with LED lights. We will also ask questions and use different types of scientific enquiry to answer them.

Geography

Tectonic plates, earthquakes and volcanoes will continue to be the subject of our geographical learning for the Autumn term. We will be using maps and atlases to locate countries and describe their features, as well as exploring the advantages and disadvantages of living near volcanoes.

History

In History, we will continue to learn about Ancient Greece and use artefacts to investigate Legacy: education, politics, Olympics, architecture and alphabet.

RE

In Religious Education we will learn about Christianity, Christmas and Christingles.

Computing

Spreadsheets will be our focus for computing - using 2Calculate in Purple Mash.

Art

In art, we will be learning about collage, exploring the work of Jiri Kolář and Man Ray. We will focus on the visual element of shape.

French

In French, we will be discussing numbers, birthdays and Christmas.

PSHE

In PSHE we will be thinking about relationships, bullying, culture and diversity.

PE

In PE we will be learning Football and Cross-Country running skills.

Music

On Charanga, children will continue learning singing skills.

DT

In DT children will continue with their Wind Chime project.

 

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 3- minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practising times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4.

Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Ms Tildesley or Mr Ward, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.

Thanks,

Ms Tildesley and Mr Ward