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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

​​​​Year 4​​

Welcome to Year 4

* HOME LEARNING INFORMATION  UPDATE*

Dear children and parents,

Thank you for bearing with us while we have been sorting out home learning. Home learning will be set on Google Classroom on a daily basis at 7am- you will find the daily lessons under the topic headings on the left under the 'CLASSWORK' tab. There is a timetable showing you which lessons you are doing each day at the top of the classroom stream. Each week a new timetable will appear to show you what the plan for the week is. You must try to complete the learning in the order in which it is set and try to complete as much as you can. 

Each day will begin with an independent reading task, which links to the writing task. You can read 'Beowulf' on the powerpoint that Miss Hunt has voiced over. (To access the audio, you must click the link, open it as a new window, then download). Maths will be either narrated by a teacher or be delivered via a White Rose video tutorial. The activities will be attached for you to complete independently after. There will be answers so you can self-mark, then you don't need to send in your answers or take any photos of this. If children do want us to see what they've been doing and ask for support, then please e-mail a photo of the work to their class teacher. If we do need children to submit their work for certain assignments, we will make that clear to them in the task.

There will be a range of learning offered and it will take various forms such as: Oak Academy lessons, BBC Bitesize links, teacher narrated Powerpoints, pre-recorded teacher videos and live class zooms. Each class will have atleast two zoom calls with their teacher a week. It is important that the children join us on the Zoom call (they need to have an adult within earshot of them at home) as it will support their emotional wellbeing, keep them connected to their friends and keep them motivated when working at home. Teachers may, wherever they feel it is necessary, have smaller group zooms to help and support any children who are struggling.

The information on this class page will be updated if any changes are made so please check back regularly.

Please e-mail teachers (addresses at the bottom of this page) rather than commenting on threads as there are so many of them. Our contact details are below:

4R - Miss Hunt - 4r@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk

4G -Mrs Waters - 4g@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk

4B - Miss Bartram - 4b@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk

Hopefully it won't be long until we are all back together at school but until then stay safe and work hard.

Miss Hunt, Miss Bartram and Mrs Waters

Links to online learning

Espresso: https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Username: student27621   Password: coding

Education City: https://ec1.educationcity.com/user_management/index/

TTrockstars: ttps://play.ttrockstars.com 

Lexia:  https://www.lexiacore5.com/ 

Reading at home

In addition to this, children are also expected to read frequently at home (three times a week or more). Reading to your child is of equal importance, so if you have time please give this a try. It is helpful to ask your child about unknown words and check their understanding by asking a few questions when reading with them.

Maths at home

To help your child with their maths, please can you encourage them to regularly practise their times tables and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 orally. There are lots of great online games to help with this, our favourite is called ttrockstars . Your child will have a password for this, so please get in touch if they have lost it.

Spelling

Here is the Year 3 & 4 statutory word list in the National Curriculum. We will be working on reading and spelling these words throughout the year. Please don't try to learn them all at once, choose 5 a week to focus on so it is manageable.