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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

04/03/21

Mr Jones and Mrs Hicks are so excited to welcome their Year 5 classes back on Monday 🌈 https://t.co/rw8pHPJNdM

04/03/21

All of us here at Harris Kent House have had a fabulous World Book Day. We have enjoyed curling up with some of our favourite books, and celebrating this wonderful day 📚 https://t.co/voA0a8hVn2

04/03/21

Ms Tildesley has arranged for some book characters to send some very special messages to her year 4 class about how much she can't wait to see them all again on Monday! 🌈 https://t.co/ClIPD0MKTG

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day everyone! 📚 Don't forget to wear your pyjamas today, ready to curl up with a book and read. Miss Simmons is ready to celebrate this amazing day 📖 https://t.co/yU9FFI3bjF

03/03/21

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

Tomorrow is ! There are lots of ways to celebrate, including our FREE event at 10.30am. With and a special with -hosted by ! Join us TOMORROW at https://t.co/gB6Zq4vd2q 🥳 https://t.co/05Ak2Cfj76

03/03/21

Mr.Hanson is really looking forward to welcoming you all back to school next week, and teaching you your PE lessons 🌈 https://t.co/OwG2xJXvbZ

03/03/21

Mrs Borecka, Mr Lawler and Mrs Sullivan have missed you all so much. They have some special messages for year 3 🌈 https://t.co/JKEtER5YbI

02/03/21

Our Nursery class have been baking some salt dough bread for their role play bakery this week🍞 https://t.co/3oE6vaJsgu

02/03/21

Mr Hayward, Mr Turner and the rest of the year one team are so excited to welcome you all back next week! They have made some special messages for you🌈 https://t.co/tINHFfJUgO

02/03/21

Mrs Souissi, Miss Campbell and Mrs Walker are so excited to welcome our year 2's back next Monday. They have some messages for you! 🌈 https://t.co/9HgNBZCaq5

01/03/21

Today's messages are from Ms Bowern and the reception team. We can't wait to see you all next week🌈 https://t.co/GMrAwTkN9j

01/03/21

A week to go until until all of our pupils return to school! This week we’ll be sharing photos, videos and messages from the staff to you all as we prepare for your return to school. We can’t wait to see you all and welcome everyone back! 🌈

26/02/21

Chick Update 🐤 Our chicks are thriving in their first few days in the world. Mr Hayward and Miss Simmons enjoyed being able to hold them yesterday! https://t.co/YCepXjh1Gd

25/02/21

Chick update 🐤 All of our chicks have hatched now! They are all doing so well and we can't wait to watch them through the first few days of their lives. Does anyone have any good names for them? https://t.co/1Qr1ICrYTS

24/02/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge is to write a letter or draw a picture to give to someone when we come back to school. This could be a friend or an adult! We will quarantine them before they are given out https://t.co/35viXd4gxW

24/02/21

On Thursday 4th March it is World Book Day! Our theme for this year is 'Curl up and read a book' 📚 We are having a pyjama day and would love all children, both online and in school, to join in! We can't wait to share some wonderful books with you all https://t.co/9Im1qb7GXU

23/02/21

We have had an exciting arrival at Kent House this week 🌟 Year 1 are learning about animals in science, and this term they are hatching their own chicks! 🐤 We can't wait to meet them! https://t.co/lkVdGA11uF

21/02/21

We hope you have all had a lovely half-term. We are looking forward to seeing you either online via Teams or in school for key worker and vulnerable children tomorrow morning 🌈 https://t.co/gLIU3k9ZHi

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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