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Year 4 Return to School Survey

 

Please complete the survey by 3:00pm on Wednesday 1st July. You can access this survey by clicking on the link: ACS - Year 4 Return to School Survey

 

W/C 26th June 2020

We very much hope you have enjoyed the weather this week and managed to get out and do some sports day activities.

 

This week’s home learning will focus on:

English:  Chapter 3 of the core text, looking at the features of a play script and then adapting part of the book into a play script.

History: Continuing to look at the history of musical devices.  Children to write up the interview they conducted last week into a report for a magazine.  This to be completed over a two week period.

Maths: Many thanks for all those who have let us know which Schofield and Simms book your child is on, if you haven’t already done so there is still time.

 

Please see the Y4 timetable and grid for the two pieces of work that need to be uploaded onto J2e for marking and feedback.

 

In other news:  We have been ringing around all the children in Y4 this week, who aren’t currently in school; if we haven’t managed to get hold of you, we will continuing calling next week.

 

We hope you enjoy this week’s home learning.  Any queries or comments, please contact us via the Y4 email address.

Best wishes,

Y4 Team

W/C 22nd June 2020

Thank you for all the positive feedback about One Dog and his Boy, great to hear so many of you are enjoying the story.  We had some very creative stories uploaded onto J2e; they would have been perfect for the Listen with Mother radio programme. 

 

This week’s home learning will focus on:

History: We are continuing to focus on sound and this week we are looking at development of musical devices.  As part of this we would like the children to interview someone they know who grew up listening to records, cassettes, CDs!  Please make sure your child keeps the answers to these questions.

English:  Chapter 2 of the core text and the writing focus is a description of a dog for Easy Pets.

Science: We continue to explore and investigate sound.

Art: Linked to music, an opportunity to create a picture in the style of Kandinsky.

Maths: Please can you let us know as soon as possible either through J2e or emailing Y4 which Schofield and Simms book you child is on and also how many pages they have left; we are keen to order everyone a new book.

 

Please see the Y4 timetable and grid for the two pieces of work that need to be uploaded onto J2e for marking and feedback.

 

In other news:  This week would have been Sports Week in school; where we would have been taking part in a range of sporting activities across the week as well as the actual Sports Day itself.  With this in mind, we thought it would be fun for children to create their own family Sports Day (or morning/afternoon).  We have added some suggestions for activities to the grid.

 

We hope you enjoy this week’s home learning.  Any queries or comments, please contact us via the Y4 email address.

Best wishes,

Y4 Team

W/C 15th June 2020

We hope you enjoyed creating your own sound collector poems this week.  We loved reading and listening to the poems and were very impressed with the high standard of the Y4 writing.  A sample of some of your lovely poems is showcased in this week’s work examples.

This week’s home learning will focus on:

History: We are continuing to focus on sound and will study the invention of the radio. 

English:  We will be starting our new core text for this half term One Dog and his Boy by Eva Ibbotson.  This was her last book before her death at the age of 85, in 2010. 

Science: we are learning about pitch and volume.  There are some fun investigations to do!

Art: Linked to sound, examining the works of two famous abstract expressionist artists; Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.

Computing: A study of some of the key figures in the development of computing.

Maths: Continue with White Rose Week 7. 

My Maths on My USO has lots of additional maths activities that you might like to complete. 

The log in details for My Maths is:

Login: archdeacon
Password: divide282

Please see the Y4 timetable and grid for the two pieces of work that need to be uploaded onto J2e for marking and feedback.

We hope you enjoy this week’s home learning.  Any queries or comments, please contact us via the Y4 email address.

Best wishes,

Y4 Team

 

In Other Literary News!

 

Over the years many children from Archdeacon have taken part in the Richmond Library Services - Summer Reading Challenge.  Here are details of this year’s challenge:

 

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this year the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will be a digital only version of Silly Squad  

 

This year for the first time ever, Richmond Library Service have signed up to the Reading Agency's Digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

 

Silly Squad will launch, on Friday 5 June with a virtual ‘Let’s Get Silly!’ programme running from 4pm on the Summer Reading Challenge’s Facebook page. The launch will feature special readings, family activities and draw-a-longs from guest celebrities and authors. 

The Silly Squad digital platform (www.sillysquad.org.uk), is aimed at children aged 4 - 11. The website will have a safe sign-up process, a personal profile area where children can set reading goals, review books, and see book recommendations and a forum to download and print activities. As children read books they will receive online rewards and unlockable content, and once they have reached their personal target they will be able to print their own certificate. Although children can set their own reading goals on the platform, Richmond Libraries encourage children in our borough to aim to read six books. For this year's challenge children can include any books they have read, they do not need to be library books.

Full details are in the Schools Pack https://readingagency.org.uk/children/

 

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is offering the Schools Programme online

We had booked to take Year 4 and 5 children to see S.F Said the author of Varjak Paw at the Barnes Literature Festival on 10/6/20. The great news is children can still access the online talk by Said and other famous children authors.

 

The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival online programme, has 7 authors. Most of them are doing live events. Some of the authors presenting are:

 

  • S F Said
  • Joseph Coelho
  • Jeremy Strong
  • Caroline Lawrence
  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce

 

Visit their website to sign up and watch: https://www.barneskidslitfest.org/whats-on/ 

And finally Harry Potter at Home

Bringing Hogwarts to you!  The first Harry Potter book is being read by a range of celebrities. See the website for details:

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

W/C: 8.6.2020

 

We hope you have enjoyed creating your own William Morris Motif, it has been a pleasure to see all of your artwork on J2e.

 

This week’s learning is related to our science topic: Sound.

Science– Children will be focusing on how sound travels.

English- Children will study 'The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough and collect their own sounds.  

History- Children will discover how sound was first recorded in the 19th Century.

 

Marking and feedback:

Please see the Year 4 timetable for work that needs to be uploaded to J2e.   

 

We hope your child enjoys the work set for the forthcoming week.  Any queries or comments, as usual, please contact us via the Y4 email address.

The Year 4 team.

 

UPDATE 3rd June:  Our apologies we forgot to add the word document for Thursday's Maths lesson.  See document below.  Sorry for the confusion.

W/C 1st June 2020

 

Dear Y4 Parents/Carers,

 

We hope you all enjoyed the sunshine during this half term week; we certainly have been very fortunate with the weather.

 

Next week’s home learning has more of a focus on art and art history, as we move to looking at interior design in the Victorian period and the rise of artists such as William Morris and the influence of the Arts and Craft movement.  In particular, we are focusing on the manufacture of wallpaper and how this became a popular method to decorate people’s homes. As part of this, your child will be designing a motif for a wallpaper design based on their study of William Morris’ work.

 

Due to a change in our staffing timetables for the next half term in school, we will be changing the amount of work we are asking children to upload onto J2e for assessing, marking and feedback.  Each week we will focus on only 3 areas to assess and mark. Next week the three areas to be uploaded are:

  1. History and Art
  2. Maths
  3. Science

 

We are obviously expecting the other tasks to be completed but due to a heavier school based workload we will not have the time to assess, mark and feedback, therefore there is no requirement to put them into your child’s folder on J2e.  If other pieces are uploaded, our apologies although we might be looking at them we will not be commenting on them via the speech bubbles.

 

We hope your child enjoys the work set for the forthcoming week.  Any queries or comments, as usual, please contact us via the Y4 email address.

 

With best wishes,

Miss Bayman, Miss Cliffe and Ms Du Bery

Summer 1 Resources: 

Using J2E in MyUSO

5-a-day

As an additional online tool to help with home PE, we have been granted home access to the 5-a-day dance website; you can access this through MyUSO.

The school login details for 5-a-day are

Username: 5-a-dayAtHome

Password: AtHome123
Please note that this log in is for Archdeacon children/ families only.

MyUSO

Please use my.uso.im to access the resources your teachers have chosen for your year group.

The children's MyUSO login gives access to a number of resources.

 

The school  login details for Espresso are 

Username: student22947

Password: acps1842

Welcome back to a new half term. We challenge you to take part in the 30 Days Wild Challenge! For more information head to https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1
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