A Blywddyn Newydd Dda 2021 !!
Welcome back - although not exactly back !!
I'm so sorry we are in this situation again, but hopefully we are more prepared.
All distance learning will now be set and available via Google Classroom. This is because we worked really hard last term to establish it and it will save you having to naviagte two different places.
As we are now reverting back to distance learning, we will schedule work each morning (08.30am) and it can mostly be completed in any order. There will be daily literacy, numeracy and context work as well as some extras. Please use the distance learning matrix uploaded below if you need any additional ideas.
Pupils have been phenomenal using the Chrome books to upskill themselves and should all be able to access and complete the work with some or little support.
Some work is shared/collaborative and we would like to remind pupils of their excellent online behaviour. They must not add, amend or edit anyone else's work and only make kind and appropriate comments .
We have endeavoured to 'make up for lost time' during the term and the class has worked so hard to move their learning forward, whilst also catching up with some areas of the curriculum. Class 4 pupils really are exceptionally good learners ! They have played educational games during their play time,used rainy break and lunch times to catch up and finish work and with your help have completed heaps of homework . We cannot thank you or the children enough. We have all had to adapt to an ever changing situation and the class have done so with such maturity and resilience. You all deserve a well earned break!
YEAR 4 AUTUMN TERM 2020
Croeso i Dosbarth 4 gyda Miss Evans a Mrs Manley
PE days will be on a Wednesday and Friday. On these days, children can wear their PE kit to school. Any jewellery such as earings should be removed before coming to school please. If your child cannot take part in PE for any reason, please ring the school office and leave a message for the teacher or send an email directly to Miss Evans (Wednesday) or Mrs Manley (Friday).
For all homework, pupils will need to access their HWB accounts. A great starting place is for them to practise logging in and memorising their account details.
Spellings for each week will be uploaded below, starting from next Wednesday 16th September. They will be updated every Wednesday and tested in school the following Monday. On the spelling sheet, you will also find suggestions of some ways to learn the spellings, including using Spellblast on j2e in Hwb. Your child will need their Hwb login for this. Please contact Miss Evans or Mrs Manley if your child is unable to log in. There are also some tips on effective ways to learn spellings on the Spelling Homework Ideas pdf below.
Due to Covid restrictions, we will not be able to send spellings home on paper, so please make sure you check this webpage regularly and print off the spellings if possible. Tests which take place in school will not be able to be sent home but I'm sure your child will be able to tell you how he or she has done each week. Please remember that being a good speller is so much more than just doing well in a test!
Maths homework will also be uploaded below on a Monday.It will always follow on from the work we have covered in class the previous week.We will also assign pupils the same homework via Google Classroom. Please complete work in a way which is convenient to you, however we are working towards only setting work via Google Classroom in the future.We anticipate a few 'teething' problems with accounts and log in's, which is why in the short term we are providing two options.
The same COVID restrictions apply to maths homework. However, if completed via Google Classroom it can be marked and feedback given.
Alongside weekly homework sheets, pupils must keep visiting their Active Learn (Abacus) accounts as we will also set weekly games. (We are currently working towards sending out log in details again for this).Learning all multiplication tables is also an ongoing expectation. Occasionally set homework will relate to this but pupils can practise weekly via TTBlast on J2e (Hwb). Level 6 is a good starting place. All times tables shoould be known by the end of Year 4.
Think of homework as the link between school and home.It gives parents an idea of the topics covered, level of work and it enables pupils to reinforce, repeat and share their learning with you. We appreciate your ongoing support with homework and understand that sometimes pupils are reluctant to work as well at home as they do in school. Please do your best and be assured that any small amount you do will make a difference. Diolch yn fawr.
A message for parents and carers
Parents and carers of children are now able to contact teachers via their Hwb emails.
We are looking forward to hearing from you, but please remember not to contact us through your child's Hwb mail account as we will not be able to reply.
We hope you are all well and continuing to keep safe! Happy learning! Go wild!
Mrs Manley ManleyA2@hwbcymru.net
Miss Evans EvansM169@hwbcymru.net