St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

HOME LEARNING

Here is the next set of home learning tasks for your child's class.

This will begin next week.

If there are any issues please contact Miss Beardsell on the class email:

 

 year3-4@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk 

 

BBC BITESIZE

As well as using our Home Learning Packs on our class page you may want to have a look at some of the BBC Bitesize lessons which are suitable for your class.

Please click on the link below which takes you to the page for your class.

Have a look for something which is of interest to you as well as some of the topics we have covered.

There are some very famous people delivering lessons.

Take a look.....

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

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HOME LEARNING

20th April - 8th May 2020

 Here is the next set of Home Learning Activities for the next 3 weeks.

I have included some Maths and English for every day and then there is also some other work linked to the other areas of the curriculum.

If you have any questions about any of the work please contact me on our class email below:

 year3-4@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk 

 

Don't forget to send some pictures of anything you have done so that we can keep in touch with our class.

I hope you and all your families are keeping well.

Love from 

Miss Beardsell

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HOLY WEEK
In school this week, we would have been taking the children through the events of Holy Week from today which is Palm Sunday up to the events of the Last Supper and Good Friday.

Here are some resources which you may find useful if you want to talk to your children about this most special week as we approach Easter Sunday.

 

Holy Week in Two Minutes

 

https://bustedhalo.com/video/holy-week-in-two-minutes

 

This video explains the events of Holy Week quite simply for our children.

Can we remind you of our Home Learning activity linked to this:
Produce a poster or double page spread about the events of Holy Week.
Think about how you can present your work creatively using words and pictures to show the events which happened in the week before Easter Sunday.
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Stations of the Cross

This simple Powerpoint takes the children through the events of Good Friday.

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/stations-of-the-cross/multimedia-stations-of-the-cross-for-children

 

 Here is another activity which might be nice to do at this time too:
"Crosses of Hope"
The cross is not seen as the end of the story but a sign of the future and a sign of hope.

Design a cross which is bright and colourful. It may have prayers or words of hope on. You may even be more creative and make one from things you have at home.

 

                                           

 

If children do design crosses, please send them to the class emails.
We would love to see pictures of them and we could share them on the school website.

 

 

Let us pray:
Jesus,
May we feel the comfort of your love for us.
May we share that love with others
with the same generosity and gentle loving kindness
that you showed to all.
Amen

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David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days. The link can be seen below:

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

It is so important to keep reading and listening to stories during this time!

HOME LEARNING PACK

Please find above the home learning pack for Year 3/4.

This has been put together for the next 3 weeks at which point it will then be updated.

Obviously, you will appreciate that we do not know how this situation will progress and so we will keep things updated as best we can.

 

You will find daily English and Maths activities for your child and then a range of activities from the other subject areas for the 3 week period.

If you have any queries about home learning, please contact Miss Beardsell from Monday to Friday on this email address: 

year3-4@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk 

 

I will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have any urgent enquiries please contact the school office.

 

I hope you all stay safe and well during this difficult time for everyone.

Kind regards,

Miss Beardsell

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This website has lots of free, fun games which support your children with learning in Phonics.

 

 

 

PURPLE MASH

 

This is a website which the children use in school to support their learning.

This is a cross curricular website that enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.

 

All pupils have a login which we will send out again this week. If your child is already off school, please contact school if you need your child's login. This site enables pupils to complete activities in a range of subjects through the apps available on their own homepage.

 

Should our school close for any length of time, teachers will set "2 dos" for the children to complete. Your children will be familiar with how to access and complete tasks in Purple Mash.

 

www.purplemash.com/sch/stmaryssk4

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 HIT THE BUTTON

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

This website allows pupils to practise number bonds and general mental maths skills including times tables

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TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS

 All pupils have a login for Times Tables rockstars and they can login at school or at home. If your child cannot remember their login, please contact your class teacher and they will let you know what this is. 

We are trying to ensure that all our pupils are fluent with the multiplication and division facts in order to increase their speed when calculating and problem solving and this is a fun was which engages our pupils in Maths activities.

Please click on the link below to access the TT Rockstars website.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

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HOME LEARNING PACKS

The file below contains a bank of work which you can access for your children should you be in a self isolation situation at home.

There are a range of activities for your child's year group covering a range of subject areas. Some children may need to access work from another year group. All class pages have work available. Please contact your class teacher if you have any questions.

 

Should schools be closed for any length of time we would of course update and add work for your children to complete on a weekly basis.

 

Your child will receive an exercise book on Wednesday 17th March 2020 which can be used to complete this work. Work does not need to be printed off in order to complete it.

 

If you cannot access the school website please let us know.

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Welcome to Year 3/4

" Full of grace, we grow and learn together."

Liverpool World museum class trip.

As part of our topic year 3/4 visited Liverpool World museum to see the Ancient Egyptian exhibit. We had an amazing day, looking at the artefacts that were so old we needed to wear cotton gloves to avoid any damage. We also had the chance to look around the other exhibits in the museum.

The day was made even more exciting because we used the trains to travel.

 

PE - this term will be on Tuesday with Mrs Callahan, this is a dance unit.

Our first dance will be all about us. We will then move on and create our own dance to link with our Egyptians topic.

Our Thursday PE session we playing net and wall games. Looking at the rules and skills when controlling equipment.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day. School PE kit is white T shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers.

 

 

Spring Term Curriculum

Our curriculum question in the Spring term is,

"How has the past shaped God's World?

 If you want to know more, come and see the curriculum map that is up in our classroom. This shows how this question is investigated through all the National Curriculum Subjects.

Our main history focus will be the Egyptians.

Geography we will be learning about rivers.

Science this term is about magnets and forces. 

We also make links with our school values of:

KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, TRUTH, FORGIVENESS, JOYFULNESS and JUSTICE

We are looking closely at how life has changed through time and how we know about things that have happened in the past.

 

Our initial English genre is non-chronological report. We will be completing research linked with  our history topic, the Egyptians, and writing about it in this style. 

 

 

 

 Our class timetable:

Year 3 4 timetable

PE - this term will be on Monday and swimming on Thursdays.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school. School PE kit is white T shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers.

Swimming kit. Girls this must be a one piece swim suit. Boys- swimming trunks, not loose board shorts.

Autumn Term Curriculum

Our curriculum question in the Autumn term is,

"What can we learn from life Before Christ?"

 If you want to know more, come and see the curriculum map that is up in our classroom. This shows how this question is investigated through all the National Curriculum Subjects.

We also make links with our school values of:

KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, TRUTH, FORGIVENESS, JOYFULNESS and JUSTICE

 We are looking closely at how life changed through The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age in History this is closely linked with our English work.  Our class text is "The Boy with the Bronze Axe" by Kathleen Fidler. 

 

If you would like to do some research at home about life Before Christ why not try these websites:

The school run website- this has lots of information about a huge range of topics taught in school.

A general introduction to prehistoric Britain from BBC Bitesize

A illustrated prehistory timeline

 

HOMEWORK:

Your child will have spellings to learn every week. Spellings will be linked to the spelling rule being taught that week but there are also a set of Statutory spellings which Year 3 and 4 pupils are expected to spell by the end of Year 4.

Please find below the statutory list for Year 3/4. These will be set as spellings to learn at different points in the year but they can be worked on at anytime with your children.

 

MATHS

All pupils have been reminded of their login for Times Tables Rockstars. Please contact Miss Beardsell if you did not receive the letter as your child will need their username and password to access this online.

Click here to be directed to the Times Tables Rock Stars web page.

It is crucial that all children have a secure knowledge of times tables and division facts to help with arithmetic and problem solving work. Year 4 pupils will have an times tables test at the end of the year. 

 

Pupils will be given other pieces of homework from time to time and this will be to support and extend work completed in class.

 

READING

There are opportunities for pupils to read in school but it is important that they read every night at home.

As part of homework, we would like the children to read for at least 20 minutes every day at home. This helps to increase fluency and understanding. 

We do have a range of texts on offer in school which includes fiction and non fiction books,  comics, magazines and newspapers (First News for children) so feel free to encourage your children to read a breadth of material at home too.

We want to foster a love of reading and we hope that our children will not only read for pleasure now at school but as they go onto high school  and in the future.

As well as our reading books linked to our Curriculum topics, we have a class reader which an adult reads to the class every day.

Our first class read is, "Demon Dentist" by David Walliams 

 

Please find below the link to to recommended lists for Year 3 and Tear 4. These lists include challenging, quality texts for Year 3/4 children.

The list is not exhaustive and your children may also have other authors who they love to read.

These are just here as a guide in case your children visit the library and may want some idea of a good book to read.

 Year 3 recommended reads

Year 4 recommended reads

  

We will keep our page updated with news and photos so please keep an eye on our class blog during the term.

 

Miss Beardsell