Information and support for parents
We are now using ClassDojo to connect with families, share classroom moments, and provide class timetables with some activities that could be done at home. It is a really useful way of communicating with your child’s teacher. Please join: You can find out what to do here.
Please view our curriculum for further information.
The following links to websites will also allow your child to continue with their learning at home. Some websites may require personal passwords which have already been sent home with your child. There are also worksheets here that you can download – you don’t always need a printer, just write down any answers on paper instead.
MOVEMENT – Keeping Active
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Children should now come to school already dressed in their PE kit, with suitable footwear.
Mathletics – interactive mathematics activities, games and challenges
Times Tables – Children need to learn the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
Find tips on how to learn them, videos, games, and downloads on Oxford Owl.
‘Teach Your Monster to Read’ is free to download on a PC: teachyourmonstertoread.com
A learning log is a way for children to record their knowledge and understanding in whichever way suits them best, allowing them to carry out their own research to take control of their learning based around a school topic. We’re finding out about inventors:
Autumn Term – Alexander James Bell and the invention of the telephone
Spring Term – Thomas Edison and electricity
If you’d like to try some singing, make some rhythms or learn the ukulele, find the Year 4 resources from Durham Music Service.
USING MUSIC FOR CREATIVE IDEAS!
Go to the BBC’s first ‘Ten Pieces at Home’.
Websites with a range of science activities you could try at home:
Parks and Countryside Service 10 Ideas for Outdoor Learning
Autumn Term – Locational knowledge: Europe. Go to Oak National Academy: Europe
DIFFERENT CURRICULUM AREAS / TOPICS
Purple Mash has a range of activities. The children have their own login details.
New 2Dos are added each week! If you complete some work, you will get a message from Mrs Reed!
Computing is all about learning to solve problems. This website has interactive online games, and fun activities that you can do even without a computer: Barefoot
Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe online:
Click here to find simple weekly 15 minute activities to do with your child.
Parent Zone: Check out its 10 ways to entertain your child at home with links to other sites to enjoy.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Please check out the links below to fantastic resources for young people, parents and carers to support young people’s mental health during periods of disruption:
Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies
BBC: How to protect your mental health
CBBC: Video and Questions
Child Line – take your mind off the difficult things and have some educational fun
ChildMind: Talking to Children
Coronavirus story about Dave the dog, written by a Southampton nurse
ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children
National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources
Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus
View Year 4 images in our gallery