The Year 4 team have an exciting and enjoyable learning adventure planned and look forward to many varied activities and trips we have planned this year.
Kinglet Class: Mr Hall and Becky
Kingfisher Class: Mr Anwar, Aqeela and Farhana
Kestrel Class: Mrs Wagstaffe, Aqeela and Farhana
Kittiwake Class: Miss O'Brien and Mr Gwynne-Jones with Aqeela and Farhana
Home Learning During School Closures
Children should be reading for 25 minutes each day and practising their times tables as much as possible. In addition to this, children can complete the following tasks as part of their home learning whilst away from school. Task will be updated daily. You can also complete a project on the topic of Brazil. Information about how to start it can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
Encourage your child to send anything they have done to the following email address, and their teachers will see it and respond.
Keep in touch and keep learning!
EASTER FILM CHALLENGE
Over the Easter Break, we would like you to storyboard, script and create a film based around the theme of kindness or community. Could you create a story about being kind to one another? Or why community is important? Perhaps you could create a film about what a community is or what it means? Even a film about why it's important to be kind to people in your community? These are just some ideas to get you started.
Spend some time this week planning a story, then create a storyboard (click the link to download a template). Once you have an idea of what's going to happen in your story, enlist the help of your family or people in your household and give them parts in your film. Write a script and get them to rehearse, then decide how and where in your house you will film the different scenes. Think about props and costumes you might need, perhaps you can get creative and make some?!
Have a look on the Into Film website, which has lots oh free resources to inspire you and give you tips on how to create and shoot a film.
Send in your final films to the email@example.com with your name and your class as the subject line. Your teachers will decide on a winner for each class and the winning films will be posted on the school website (with your parent permission of course!)
So... get filming and enjoy your Easter holidays!
Art Club Challenge
English and Reading
In English, we cover a broad range of genres and text types during the year and base our literacy lessons around rich and challenging texts written by well-known authors. This enables us to give the children lots of time for discussion engaging with texts in a variety of ways.
Mission Grove uses the Accelerated Reading program for reading. Children are expected to read each day in class and should be taking books home to read for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. When they have finished reading a book, they can take a quiz and challenge themselves to improve their reading by collecting points for the books they read. The children enjoy this and those who have read the most books at the end of the year, get to go on a special trip! We also have a fantastic Library bus, where the children get to enjoy reading books of their choice on each week.
Maths is taught 4 times per week and is linked to other subjects as much as possible. We follow the CPA Model (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) , which helps children learn about a topic in a range of ways in order to embed their learning. We also test children on their times tables regularly and as this Year 4 cohort is the first to take the National Times Tables Check, we strongly encourage all children to be practicing their times tables at home. We have a school account for TT Rockstars, and all children have a login so should be able to access it from home on a tablet or laptop.
Fitness and health are also very important to us, and there will be two P.E. sessions per week, Our school P.E kits is black shorts or tracksuit pants and a red t-shirt with the school logo on it. Order forms are available on request from the school office, and for a small additional fee, you can have your child’s name printed on the back.
At Mission Grove, we see the value and positive impact cross-curricular teaching has on children's learning and enjoyment of learning. As such, foundations subjects such as Geography, History, Music, Art, languages and Computing are taught every week and are blended together as much as possible. Part of this includes the children's Enrichment hour, which takes place on a Friday afternoon, during which, the children take part in an activity of their choice, led by the talented and passionate staff at Mission Grove. This is something the children thoroughly enjoy and the Year 4 team look forward to taking part in.
If you would like to support your child with further learning, we encourage all children to complete projects which are linked to their topic learning in school. It is an excellent way for children to extend and deepen their understanding of what they are learning in school. We hope to see many creative and ambitious project brought into school this year.
The topics we will be covering this year include: Machines, Ancient Egypt, Anglo-Saxons, Brazil, Expressionism, and Comparing two UK localities. Keep an eye out for topic maps, which show how our topic is connected to the rest of the curriculum, they will be posted each half-term.
Each half term we will be going on a trip which is linked to their Science, History or Geography topic, so children will have a chance to deepen their knowledge in this way too. If you are available to help out on trips, please sign up via the app when signing your child up.