What a fantastic first week of learning from home! We have been very impressed by the standard of work uploaded and it was lovely to see all the children's smiling faces in the mornings for online registration. The children have quickly become accustomed to how to work Teams but we would ask you to remind them not to start a call without a teacher present and to keep Teams chatting work related. They are more than welcome to use J2e Message for casual conversations.
Next week, we have aimed for children to complete 3 lessons/activities a day with regular breaks (we all know how difficult working from home can be!). We hope as time passes and children establish a home learning routine, accessing work with more independence will become easier. As children are spending more time online, it may be beneficial to discuss online safety as a household. Please see the link below for government guidance on keeping children safe online.
There will be separate timetables for 4C and 4DJ uploaded this week as we will be introducing three 20 minute sessions on Teams for small groups. Our group focuses this week are: The Tempest (Drama), beginning our new topic (science) and PSHE. Please see the timetable for when your child’s group is meeting.
English: In English this week we will be starting our new core text – The Tempest. We will be reading an adapted story of the play by Leon Garfield. The focus for this week is to understand the events in the prologue and to draft and write a poem to describe the storm and the two main characters. We have set two verses for the children to create, however we appreciate for some children this might be a bit too challenging. In which case, if your child could concentrate on just writing verse 1 (see Wednesday’s PPTs for details). We would rather have quality rather than quantity!
Finally, Joe Wicks is back! We have added his sessions to the timetable after the morning register. Enjoy!
The Y4 Team.