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I hope you are all keeping well and safe.  I have listed some resources and an outline of the topics we would be studying at school at the moment.  Understandably, you will probably have various activities for your child to do at home with the family and as we know family time is invaluable, however I have tried to provide direction and information about the topics we would be studying at school.

The most important thing throughout all this is the children’s mental wellbeing so please use this as guidance but you know your children best so do whatever is best to care for them. I would encourage children to do the following activities to help them understand their emotions during this difficult time:

For most of the subjects, there are lots of free resources being offered by www.twinkl.co.uk.  If you can, please do sign up for the free parent account and download and save some resources to use over this period.  As well as lots of individual resources for various topics, there are also ‘School Closure Packs’ for each year group which contain work from every subject at the appropriate level.

If you have any questions about the curriculum content or need help sourcing resources, please do not hesitate to email me: bbest4cr2@nsix.org.uk and look out for parent mails and weekly blog posts.

These activities are intended to be used over the next few weeks if the school is closed or if you start self-isolation.  We will be in touch with additional activities if the school remains closed. 

 

Reading

If you can only do one thing with your child everyday then please make it reading. Children should continue to read a variety of different texts and talk about what they have read. Reading together and listening to audio books is also a great form reading.

Here is a list of questions children could respond to about what they have read

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-1451-2014-curriculum-reading-prompt-questions-mats-ks2

There are lots of reading resources available for free for parents at www.twinkl.co.uk at the moment.  These are split into the correct year group and have lots of texts and questions for children to work from.

English

Useful online games and resources:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

www.spellzone.com

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4(some games are free to access)

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Spelling

Spelling is a general area that it would be really helpful for children to work on. If children could work on learning the words from the Year 3/4 spelling list it would be very helpful.  As well as this, children should work on recognising and learning spelling patterns like the ones we explore during our spelling investigation work.  I understand that it may feel like an overwhelming list, but just doing 10 minutes a day here and there would be really useful. If your child struggles with spelling then securing the high frequency words first would be really beneficial.

Year 3/4 Spelling List

http://spoonerrow.norfolk.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Year-3-and-4-spelling-list.pdf

High Frequency Word List

http://spoonerrow.norfolk.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/High-Frequency-Word-List.pdf

Grammar and punctuation

I would like children to become confident in identifying nouns/verbs/adjectives/adverbs/prepositions/adverbs.  Again, twinkl.co.uk have a great number of resources, including PowerPoints, worksheets and there are lots of online games.

Writing

Children should be encouraged to keep writing but also the freedom to write what interests them.  Here are some ideas:

– Write a letter to someone

– Write a story based on something you have read

– Write an explanation for a new toy or APP

– Write a poem or a song

– Write a non-chronological report about an animal

– Write a play script like we had for our production

-Write a book/TV/film review

-Write a diary as if you were a character from a story

 

Maths

Useful websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years

https://ttrockstars.com

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

 

Here are the maths objectives I would like year 3 and year 4 to work on.  I will use blog posts to remind children of the methods we use for calculations and fractions. Resources for all these objectives can be found on twinkl or if you email me, I can download and send some worksheets.

Year 3 

– Multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number e.g. 24 x 6

– Dividing a number up by drawing dienes or using times table knowledge

– Adding 2 numbers with up to a 3 digits

– Subtracting 2 numbers with up to 3 digits

– Adding/subtracting fractions with the same denominators e.g 2/5 + 2/5

– Finding fractions of amounts e.g. What is ¼ of 40?

– Identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

– Finding the perimeter and area of simple rectilinear shapes

– Instant recall of times tables

-Any work on telling the time both with analogue and digital

-Any work with money

 

Year 4 

– Multiplying a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number e.g. 244 x 6

– Dividing a number up by drawing dienes or using times table knowledge

– Adding 2 numbers with up to a 4 digits

– Subtracting 2 numbers with up to 4 digits

– Adding/subtracting fractions with the same denominators e.g 4/5 + 2/5

– Finding fractions of amounts e.g. What is ¾ of 40?

– Using improper fractions and mixed numbers

– Identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

– Finding the perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes

– Instant recall of times tables up to 12 x 12

– Any work on telling the time both with analogue and digital clocks (12 and 24 hour)

-Any work with money

 

Additional activities

 

Here are some additional links to suitable home learning packs and additional activity ideas

 

Just a reminder that my email address is bbest4cr2@nsix.org.uk.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, I will really miss seeing you all everyday but we all need to look after each other and stay safe!

Many thanks and keep in touch,

Miss Best