Welcome to Year 4 at New Hartley First School!
Mrs Lyndsay Gates
Mrs Deborah Berry
Notice for Parents/Carers:
I have added below, the timetable of suggested activities for this week. I will continue to update this weekly, via this page as well as the school app.
This will consist of a suggested structure for children to work to during the week. Each day will have IT based activities and alternative paper based or practical ideas and will consist of reading, writing, maths, physical and one other activity eg. Creative, research, history etc.
Please remember that these are suggestions. There is no expectation that all activities must be completed, or that they should take the equivalent of an entire school day. Some activities will be shorter than others, whilst some may be open ended.
I hope you find the new structure helpful, and please remember I am always available via email/school app to answer queries and support you.
Helping children to talk about their feeling during this time.
Please do not feel you must print this booklet to make use of it, unless you have access to a printer and want to.
Instead we thought you might like to use the activities and ideas as conversation starters to help you find out how your children are coping emotionally and to give them the opportunity to share any questions they may have.
Any activities that are suggested as recording/drawing tasks can just as easily be done through conversation or be copied by hand however you like!
(Thank you to a kind parent for sharing this with us!)
It looks like year 4 have already been hard at work at home!! It is so lovely to see you all engaging in the tasks which we have suggested, while also spending essential quality time with your family. Keep the pictures coming!
Home Learning Advice and Links
Please find below all links to useful website/apps:
www.school360.co.uk - a safe, secure site with access to a range of games and activities from a range of subjects. Please note: There is a 'parent help video' available to click on, above the login details, when you open this link.
The video guides you to some of the key programs you and your child can access through school360, including: Northumberland's Home Learning page, BBC Bitesize, j2e and more. Have fun!
Times Tables Rockstars - children are able to practice their recall of multiplication and division facts to support their fluency in math
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - this site has now produced year group specific home learning tasks and short videos to help teach concepts. Click the year 4 icon to gain free access to resources and video lessons with linked activities.
What we get up to in Year 4!
These photos will give you a sneak peak into some of the activities we get up to in our lessons.
News and Information
Take a look at our parent information sheet to find out what we are learning about in Year 4.
This will be updated half termly.
British Science Week
Children explored 'Our Diverse Planet' and within that we considered how we are all diverse. We conducted an experiment to work out what type of taster we are: non-taster, taster or super taster. 64% of the class are super-tasters meaning that they may find bitter tastes unpleasant!
We also learned about famous scientists, in particular Marie Curie. It is important that children understand that, although the field of Science has been dominated by males, females have made significant contributions to this area and continue to do so!
Year 4 'share a book' Coffee Morning
We had a wonderful morning welcoming year 4 parents and carers to our coffee morning. The children told parents about 'Varmints', the book which we have been reading in our Literacy lessons, however, explained that we know that reading is about more than just learning! In year 4 we read every day for pleasure and the children loved spending the morning in a comfy spot, sharing their favourite books with their parents and carers.