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Class 4

Year 4 2019-2020

Welcome to Year 4 with Miss Ockenden and Mrs Cleasby. Below you will find links to curriculum maps, letters and any websites we think might be useful.

 

Monday 25th May - Half Term

 

Good morning everyone, 

 

We hope you are having a lovely bank holiday weekend. Just a reminder it's the holidays this week so there will not be any home learning. You have all (parents/carers included) worked incredibly hard this term so we think you all deserve a well earned rest. Enjoy your week and we'll be back in touch on Monday 1st June, 

 

Take care

 

Mrs Cleasby, Miss Ockenden and Mrs Balmer x

Home Learning - Monday 18th May 
Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group
Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group
Reading
Times Tables
Science
Outdoor Activity
French
Extra Activities
Home Learning - Monday 11th May
Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group

Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group

Reading
Times Tables
History

Science

French
Extra Activities
Home Learning - Monday 4th May
Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group
Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group
Reading
Times Tables
Science
VE Day Activities
French
Extra Activities

Home Learning - Monday 27th April

* New Structure - Open the letter below and then the timetable.*

Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group

Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group

Reading
Times Tables
Science
French 
Extra 
Home Learning - Monday 20th April 

Hi everyone! 

 

We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. In addition to the home learning that has been added to the website for this week we would like you to continue with the Viking project that was added last week. If you need any help, would like us to look at anything or just want to show us what you have been up to (school or not school related) please email us at:

 

hannah.cleasby@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk and eleanor.ockenden@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Parents - as always please don't feel under any pressure to complete all this work - it is there if you want/need it. 

 

I saw this yesterday and wanted to share it with you:

 

Dear Parents, 

 

Don't stress about schoolwork. In September, I will get your children back on track. I am a teacher and that's my superpower. What I can't fix is social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning. So right now, I just need you to share your calm, share your strength, and share your laughter with your children. No kids are ahead. No kids are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be. 

 

With love, 

All the teachers on planet Earth. 

 

On that note, we hope you have a lovely week.

 

Mrs Cleasby, Miss Ockenden and Mrs Balmer x

Maths
Times Tables
Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group
Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group
SPAG
Reading

Science

This half term our science topic is teeth and digestion. We will upload a powerpoint for information and related activity each week. Sometimes there may also be an extension activity for those who would like something extra. 

French - focus on any stage 1 or stage 2 activities - a tablet or smartphone is required to access these activities.

Home Learning - Wednesday 15th April

Topic Project

We have attached a word document with details of our topic for this term and what you can be doing at home around that topic. We have set up a project for the children to work on for the whole of this half term, or until we return to school, as an ongoing piece of work. 

Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group
Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group
SPAG
Reading
Maths
Times Tables
French - focus on any stage 1 or stage 2 activities - a tablet or smartphone is required to access these activities.

Hello everyone!

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and enjoying your time at home with your families. As it is the Easter holidays this week we are not giving you any work to do. You lucky things! Instead we would like you to create a picture and write a letter to send to someone who will really appreciate it. It could be someone that you would like to thank for all their hard work at this time, so any key worker that you know or even one that you don't know, or you could send it to someone from one of the vulnerable groups who might be feeling lonely as they can't have visitors. We'd like to see your pictures/letters too before you send them.

 

You can email them to:

hannah.cleasby@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk and eleanor.ockenden@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk

 

If you want to do some work that is fine, keep practising those times tables, have a go at learning some spellings from the Year 3/4 spelling list (I'll add it to our class page).

 

Parents - please don't worry if you haven't been able to complete the tasks so far - they are just there if you can do them, but there is NO pressure, it's a difficult enough time as it is without putting extra pressure on yourselves to try and teach your children too! 

 

We are missing you all very much and look forward to seeing your creations to make us smile. 

 

Take care

 

Mrs Cleasby, Miss Ockenden and Mrs Balmer 

Year 3 & 4 Spelling List

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your children. You have high hopes of hours of learning, including online activities, science experiments, and book reports. You’ll limit technology until everything is done! But here’s the thing...

 

Our children are just as scared as we are right now. Our children not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety. They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off school for weeks sounds amazing, they are probably picturing a fun time like the summer holidays, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.

 

Over the coming weeks, you will see an increase in behaviour issues with your children. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally - it will happen. You’ll see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks. This is normal and expected under these circumstances.

 

What children need right now is to feel comforted and loved. To feel like it’s all going to be ok. And that might mean that you tear up your perfect schedule and love your kids a bit more. Play outside and go on walks. Bake cakes and paint pictures. Play board games and watch films. Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips to the zoo. Start a book and read together as a family. Snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing.

 

Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single child is in this boat and they all will be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will of course correct and meet them where they are. Teachers are experts at this! Don’t pick fights with your children because they don’t want to do maths. Don’t scream at your children for not following the schedule. Don’t make them complete 2 hours of learning if they are resisting it.

 

If we can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your children’s mental health will be more important than their academic skills. And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during those weeks is long gone. So keep that in mind, every single day.

 

Stay safe,

 

Mrs Cleasby, Miss Ockenden and Mrs Balmer x

Home Learning - Monday 30th March
Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group
Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group
Maths
SPAG
Times Tables
Reading
French - focus on any stage 1 or stage 2 activities - a tablet or smartphone is required to access these activities.
Science

Home Learning - Monday 23rd March 2020

Times Tables
Spellings - Mrs Balmer's Group
Spellings - Mrs Cleasby's Group
Maths 
SPAG
Reading
French - focus on any stage 1 or stage 2 activities - a tablet or smartphone is required to access these activities.

Counting on and back including negative numbers

Classifying Living Things in a Variety of Ways

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Art walk in Kirkby Stephen

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Trip to Beamish

5th December 2019

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Making Carrot Cookies using Rationed Ingredients

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Making WW2 Air Raid Shelters in Design Technology

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Making Pan Pipes - Investigating Pitch

Making String Telephones - Sound Topic

First Letter

Year 4

Welcome to year 4 with Miss Griffiths.

I will attach any information about what we are learning about this year, to the class page termly. There are also useful links to websites for your children to use, to help them develop their learning at home.

I will upload pictures throughout the year for you to see what is happening in class 4. 

 

Investigation in science testing the weight of gas, using fizzy drinks.

Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you!

Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 1
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 2
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 3
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 4
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 5
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 6
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 7
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 8
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 9
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 10
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 11
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 12
Cake sale for our school trip - we managed to raise £234.00 which is fantastic. Thank you! 13

Fun Run

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Making our Viking Shields out of clay

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Vikings - Topic overview

North America Tasting afternoon - We enjoyed tasting foods from America, Canada and Mexico.

Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.

Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  1
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  2
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  3
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  4
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  5
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  6
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  7
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  8
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  9
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  10
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  11
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  12
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  13
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  14
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  15
Science Week - This week we are celebrating science week. Year 4 looked into pollution we did an experiment to see if a busy road or a park had more pollution.  16

World Book Day- everyone in year 4 dressed and looked amazing! The Winners were Archie- as Grampa's great escape and Max- as the tractor book. We have had a great day celebrating world book day

Totem pole making for our topic North America

Spring Term Topic Web

Play-scripts - We have been learning, rehearsing and performing plays over the last few weeks

Mental multiplication games during maths lessons

Building a aid raid shelter and discussing how people kept themselves safe in WW2

Creating a piece of music about the Blitz

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Autumn Term Topic Web

Welcome to year 4 letter

Wheelchair Basketball 17/10/18

Looking at key features of a newspaper

Harvest Experience at Church

Science - making and testing our string telephones.