Welcome to Year 4 Spring Term
Dear Parents/Carers and Children,
As you know school is now closed until after February half term. I have no doubt our resilient, hardworking and amazing Year 4 will rise to this challenge, but remember we are here to help if you need, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. Whilst many of you are not at school, we are still working hard planning lots of great learning activities for you. I know many of you have already been doing lots.
We will be trying as much as possible to follow our normal class timetable, to help support the learning of those key worker and vulnerable children who are still attending school. So, English and Maths every morning, Monday and Tuesday afternoons P.E. and Science, Wednesday afternoon R.E. and Spanish, Thursday afternoon R.E and D.T. and Friday afternoon History and PSHE.
From this Sunday, we will post a weekly timetable with links to online learning where appropriate. As before Maths worksheets will be emailed to you and available on seesaw. History and Spanish work will be posted here on our class page (please see below for work.)
Activities for most lessons will be posted on seesaw. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to access your seesaw account, via the year 4 teacher email, which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Each day (Monday to Friday) we will do our best to monitor both seesaw and the year 4 email inbox and respond to your questions/queries and children's work, as quickly as we can. We all in school at least one day a week and working from home the rest of the time, however, there will always be someone available to respond to your emails between 9am -12pm daily and we will do our best to respond to emails received at other times as promptly as we can.
Please note that staff are not expected to respond to emails received after 5pm and at weekends. If it is an emergency please contact the school at email@example.com
We appreciate that is not always easy to print worksheets, so where possible we will always try to use templates that can be used online, or lessons that don't require materials to be printed. Please also note that Oak academy (which we are using for English), BBC bitesize and White Rose videos can be viewed on a tablet or smart phone, so you don't need to use a computer to watch them.
However, like you we are also parents who are having to work from home and support our own children with homeschooling, so we understand how you are all feeling; please don't put too much pressure on yourselves to get it all done. Try to ensure as much as possible that your child/ren do TTRS or hit the button, spelling shed and read daily and then fit what else you can around that.
Although, we will be producing a weekly timetable please do feel free to do things at times and on days that suit your family and situation best. However, if you are a keyworker or vulnerable family please could you ensure that your child does not do at home, lessons that are scheduled for the days they are in school.
Please note that work for the remainder of this week is now available on seesaw and if you haven't already checked it out there is some Spanish and History work posted below.
I am sure you all join me in welcoming Mrs Milward to the Year 4 team and wish her every success.
I pray you are all well and stay safe,
Mrs S Gibbs.
5th January 2021
You will know after the government announcement that sadly HFS is closed until after the February half term. This means that all children should remain at home, with the exception of agreed vulnerable (we don’t have any pupils in Foundation who meet this criteria) and agreed Keyworker (both parents/single parent household) children who once it has been agreed with Mrs Kelliher can be onsite for times when their parent is at work. Any shift workers will need to provide rotas.
Please see class emails and our usual online learning platforms.
Mrs Kelliher has also put lots of information on the coronavirus page on the school website (go to the Key Information tab)
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Year 4 Pupil Progress Telephone calls
Tuesday 13th October
Please note the date set for all Year 4 pupil progress telephone calls is Tuesday 13th October. I will shortly being emailing you all 10 minute appointment slots, please could you respond to my email with the best number to contact you on at that time. If I am unable to contact you on that date, I will make a further attempt on the afternoon of Tuesday 20th October, if I cannot speak to you on the telephone I will email you a quick progress update on your child.
If your child has a pupil passport we will have a separate meeting to review this after half term, dates and times to follow.
If you are not receiving my emails please email me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can contact you.
Mrs S Gibbs.
Welcome to Year 4 2020-21
On this page you will find links to some helpful bits and bobs. To help you all prepare for Year 4 please sign up to the Essex Libraries Summer reading challenge, there is a link below and keep practising your times tables!
I am really looking forward to seeing you all in September,
Mrs S Gibbs.