Court Farm Primary School

Dream Believe Achieve

Class contact email

year4@courtfrm.bham.sch.uk

This mailbox will be monitored by Year 4 staff for any school work related queries. 

Welcome to Year 4 - Where the possibilities for success are endless!

 

Mr Quirk and Mrs. Holmes will be bringing a year of hard-work, dedication, support, care and excitement for your children!

Maths 

White Rose Maths have produced lessons for every year group to follow. Click here to go to their website and join in with some maths lessons.

We use Power Maths in school and now you can have access to their textbooks and workbooks to support you at home.

Their is a video here to help you with these books.

Click here to see the books.

This thing (COVID-19) that we are all part of, it is living history. It will be talked about for generations to come. Schools are closed, sports are cancelled, people are quarantined on a global level. So, we would like you to keep a journal/diary of this living history event (think Samuel Pepys, without the smelly cheese!) in your diary, record day to day events – photos, drawings, writing, newspaper clippings, activities. Interview people: parents, grandparents (over the phone!) email teachers. You will have created a primary source of your own history to share with generations to come.

Please continue to stay safe AT HOME and remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap!

Please see below a list of ‘live lessons’ that you may want to do with your children…

and if you haven't already, paint or draw a rainbow and display it in your window, to remind us all that there is a rainbow of hope after every storm.  

In addition to the list below of recommended activities.

Here's a list of what various celebrities are offering for free to help whilst schools are closed:

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385
2pm Mon-Fri this week only; Animal Talks from Dartmoor Zoo  https://www.facebook.com/252987758563/posts/10157595491153564/

For your older children, here are 50 free revision resources aimed at 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
http://www.eparenting.co.uk/…/50_free_revision_resources_fo…

 

Curriculum

 

This half term POW project is due in for the end of September and is about the Tudors. This is due in the week after the half term holiday. A copy is available on the classroom window.  Topic Vocabulary is also displayed and has been sent home. 

Attendance:

We are having a big push this year on children attending everyday and on time. Y4 are doing really well - keep it up.

We also have been awarded  uniform award most weeks so far this term so congratulations again.  We really need all children to bring all items of PE kit every Monday and keep in school all week. Our scheduled lessons are Monday and Thursday. Persistently forgetting kit may lead to children losing their Good to Be Green,

Every Award earns us 5 minutes of Goldentime. When we have 15-30 minutes we will have a class activity treat which the children will choose.

 

Need some support with additional resources?

 

You can use Spelling Shed, Maths Whizz and MYON at home.  Please ask if you need a copy of a password. The children enjoy the competitive element of getting awards and it is a great way to ensure they are completing and enjoying reading at home. All children have a booklet they should use to record their reading for pleasure. 

 

Please continue to read using the levelled scheme book sent home and write in your child's reading record book. This is the time they will read a book to you aloud.  We only have a volunteer to change these books on a Monday so please try to send them every Monday. 

 

Spellings, Maths homework and Literacy homework will come home weekly on Thursdays and spelling test will be on Thursdays. 

 

Please continue to practice times tables. Games like Hit the Button can be a fun way to do this at speed.  There will be a test every week on Fridays. There is a new national government test for every child in Year 4 which will be in the summer term. 

 

 

Additional information:

 The school continues to use incorporated  Marvellous Me, which keeps parents and carers up-to-date with what their child is achieving in school and provides reminders of any events or activities the children may be participating in. Please continue to keep checking your Marvellous Me to see the fantastic things your child is achieving!

 

If you haven't downloaded the app please do so. If you require any support with this please don't hesitate to ask for support. 

 

 A homework club is run every Thursday lunchtime if your child struggles or needs any additional support. Children who persistently do not bring in their homework may be required to attend. 

 

We would very much appreciate if your child could read everyday at home whether that be independently or ideally with you to help develop their reading skills and confidence. Reading daily can increase reading age by up to 4 years. 

 

 Year 4 have specialist visiting Music Teachers and will have Drum lessons with the Djembe and Dohl drums on Monday mornings. There will be a concert later in the Autumn term and again in the Summer term. 

 

If you have any problems/queries please feel free to contact myself (Mrs. Godwin) or Mrs. Holmes at any time.