I hope you are all well. From Wednesday 6th January children are expected to complete online tasks in order to continue education. You will find the home learning tasks in the 'Remote Learning' star.
From Monday 11th January live lessons will begin on Microsoft Teams, the day will consist of live lessons in the morning and tasks set in the afternoon for the children to complete. See the documents below for guidance.
I hope I find you all well and you have enjoyed the holidays. School will resume on Tuesday 5th January 2021. We will revise our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty. We will continue with our 'Brookhouse Monsters University' rewards scheme to acknowledge positive attitudes and behaviour that are consistent with our values. If your child is in the winning team, they will celebrate with a party at the end of term. Homework will be collected in on a Wednesday to be marked and returned by Friday. There will also be online tasks to complete on MyMaths, PurpleMash, SPAG.com, Reading Plus and TTRS.
Our Topic is The Art of Food.
The first area of focus will be Issues and Dilemmas, then we will move on to Persuasion. By the end of the unit children will write their own story with an issue or dilemma and create a persuasive advert or leaflet utilising our 'Talk for Writing' strategy of Imitate, Innovate and Invent. Reading is a priority of ours at Brookhouse therefore we will have Whole Class Reading session everyday, where children are expected to read a range of texts and answer questions from all reading domains and a main focus on vocabulary. We will be continuing with the online reading resource called 'Reading Plus', children will use the resource in school and be encouraged to complete at home. It is imperative to support your child with reading and spellings at home for ten minutes daily.
Our new Maths No Problem Scheme allows children to learn practically with resources alongside concrete, pictorial and abstract models. Our aim is to improve Maths fluency, reasoning and problem solving. To start, our main focus will be Place Value and Number. Please encourage your child to practice their timetables up to 12x tables as they are required to complete the Multiplication Tables Check towards the end of year to see if their knowledge is at expected level. In order to aid them with this, your child can use 'Timetable Rockstars' and 'MyMaths', Both website links can be located on the Website Star above.
In Science we will be learning about Biology, specifically Teeth and Digestion. Children will identify different types of teeth in humans and their functions. Furthermore, they will describe how to care for teeth and gums in order to be healthy. They will also describe simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. Children will be expected to work scientifically by making comparing, suggesting reasons for differences, conducting research and reporting findings.
Children will improve their location knowledge by exploring 'What is on our doorstep?' and be able to name and locate rural counties and cities of the U.K. They will also identify human and physical features and learn about the economy and trade.
In Art, we will be looking at the work of two famous French artists Paul Cezanne and Pierre Renoir who were interested in still life painting. Children will research about the artists and create a fact file then go on to create a still life art in the style of the artists and eventually create a 3D sculpture.
P.E sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoon, please ensure your child has their full P.E kit in school. The kit should include a yellow P.E top with the school's logo matched with black shorts, joggers or leggings and black pumps. Some sessions will be conducted outside therefore a sweatshirt and trainers are advised. Additionally, Year 4 pupils will take part in swimming lessons on Friday morning - date to be confirmed. Please make sure children have an appropriate swimming suit and a swimming cap. All jewellery must be removed, ensure earrings are taken out before the session or covered with plasters.
Daily sessions will take place in the classroom during assembly time. Children will have the opportunity to share and discuss any concerns or worries openly.
If you have any queries, do not hesitate to discuss these with us at the end of the school day or arrange an appointment through the school office.
Finally, it is a worrying time for all so we wish you the best of health. Please look after yourselves and your families.
Miss Martin (Class Teacher), Mrs Khonat (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Esmail (Special Support Assistant).