Fireflies 2020 - 2021
Mrs A Baron
Welcome to Year 4!
In Fireflies we strive to acheive the best of our potential through experiencing a rich and balanced curriculum that will excite, engage and create lots of fun whilst learning.
Please take a look at our page and try out some of the homework links we have put on for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to call and speak to myself or Mrs McKenna.
Homework will be set via school’s website on a Monday and will need to be completed by Friday. This is so that any children children who do their homework in the yellow Homework Book can hand it in and the book can be quaratined over the weekend and be looked at on Monday. Children will be shown how to log on to the pupil area and upload their homework.
Spelling practise sheets will be sent out on a Monday ready to learn for a test the following Monday. These are to be completed at home and do not need to be returned to school. If you like, you could send a picture of your child’s completed sheet via Facebook or email it to me. However, this is not compulsory.
Reading Books - Reading is amazing and can open up whole new worlds. It's so important that your child reads every single day. In Year 4 it is expected that children read between 15-20 minutes a day. Every child needs their reading book in school every day. Please sign your child's homework diary each time they have read. Completed reading books will be handed in on a Friday and new ones handed out on a Monday. Your child may recieve two reading books to ensure they have plenty to read incase they finish a book early. Each Friday reading books and homework dairies will be handed in and quarantined over the weekend. We will then check on the Monday to see who has read the previous week.
P.E Fireflies have PE on a Friday.
The curriculum map outlines your child's learning topics for the year.
Please find below a copy of the word list that children are expected to know by the end of Year 4.
- Education City - Children have their own unique username and password to access this learning platform. There are many games and activities for them to try across all areas of the curriculum. Please click on the link https://www.educationcity.com/
Purplemash - Children have been given a class username and password to access the computing tool to help them develop skills needed within the curriculum. Please click on the link https://www.purplemash.com/sch/bambe.
Sumdog - Children have their own unique username and password to access this learning platform. Children are encouraged to play the maths games to help them develop their mental skills and their times tables knowledge. The questions target each child's ability and will become increasingly challenging as they progress through the programme. Please click on the link https://www.sumdog.com
Times Tables Rock Stars - The children have their own username and password for this site. It is important that they are regulalry learning their tables. All primary school-aged children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by heart. In fact, they are expected to have mastered their times tables by the end of Year 4. At the end of the year, children have a Multiplication Tables check which is set out by the government. Please click the link https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
BBC KS2 Bitesize - This website has several games and activities to help children develop their knowledge and understanding of English, Maths and Science. Please click on the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
Reading Plus - Reading plus is a fantastic resource to help your child develop their reading comprehension. Your child should aim to complete at least 5 reading lessons a week on it - 3 of these will be done in school, the rest can be done at home. https://login.readingplus.com
Please find below links to several more websites that children can use to help them whilst on their learning journey.
http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ - Homework help
http://www.coolmath-games.com/ - lots of exciting maths games
https://www.spag.com/ - lots of different quizzes to test and improve SPAG ability
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr - Dance Mat typing
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