Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 5th March 2021 – Spring 7

Final preparations are being made to welcome the children back on Monday, teachers are finalising plans and the last set of logistics are being checked. It has been nearly three months since we were altogether as a community and I am sure, like yourselves, we are all looking forward to returning to old routines and re-establishing much missed friendships and opportunities to reconnect. Please remember that when you drop your child to school the gates will be open from 8:30am for Year 1 – 6 and from 8:40am for Nursery and Reception. I wrote to you all earlier in the week to set out our expectations for the children and I urge you to re read the letter before Monday to familiarise yourselves with their content. If for any reason you should need support please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

 

 

The word of the week is – SEQUACIOUSNESS – the blinkered, unreasoning, and slavish following of another, no matter where it leads. (17th Century)

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK

 

 

RETURN TO LEARNING –  Earlier this week and late last week I wrote to you all regarding the children’s return. Click on the link to read the two letters that were sent:
https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Return-to-Learning-Letter-for-Families.pdf

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Return-to-Learning-Letter-for-Families-Second-Letter.pdf

 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM (EXCHANGE) – Mrs Salter one of our Teaching Assistants will set up a uniform stall by the gated area that leads on to Allerton Road on Friday 5th Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th March from 1:30pm. She will be exchanging items of good quality second hand items for uniform  which you no longer need. If you are able to make a small charitable donation we welcome your support.

 

 

WORLD BOOK DAY – Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s World Book Day. Have a look at this year’s entries –

 

 

CHICK WATCH – After two lovely weeks with the chicks we say a fond farewell to them tomorrow. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about their life cycle and watching them hatch.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8GjhXvOjU(RIP BUNNY!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uI1KXHJVO8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi33-cITS0s

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON MONDAY!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 26th February 2021 – Spring 6

We welcomed the announcement by the prime minister earlier this week that children of school age will return to school on Monday 8th March. Teachers and support staff have been busy making preparations for their return but there is much to be done in between times. Our main focus over the weeks ahead will be on a return to learning and for the children to spend time as a class rekindling friendships, spending time learning outdoors and talking about their experiences through lockdown. The children’s wellbeing and emotional development will be key to helping them to ease back in to routines and start plugging the gaps that have been created because of the pandemic. Please remain patient over the next few weeks whilst we find ‘our groove’ as a school. We will continue to communicate with you in a variety of ways about the plans we have for the future and we look forward to welcoming the children back and an enjoyable summer term.

 

 

The word of the week is – WEATHER-MOUTH –  A bright, sunny patch of sky on the horizon flanked by two dense banks of cloud is the weather-mouth. (Scots)

 

 

CHILDREN’S RETURN TO LEARNING – When school reopens on Monday 8th March it is important for the children to refamilarise themselves of the high standards we want them to uphold. They must return to school in full school uniform  which includes; the wearing of proper school shoes – no trainers or boots, acceptable hair cuts and clean uniform. If for any reason you are struggling to source school uniform please make contact with the school where we will give you as much help as we can.

 

 

DROP OFF AND COLLECTION TIMES – We will continue to open the gates on Allerton and Aycliffe from 8:30am from Monday 8th March when ALL children are expected to return to school. Gates will close at 8:55am so please make sure that you are on time. There are a number of families who struggle to bring their child to school on time on a regular basis, please make every effort to set the right example by using the breakfast club which will be open from 7:45am if you experience difficulties with routines in the morning.

Year Group Drop Off Time Gate Collection Time / Gate Gate
Nursery 8:40am Main Gate to the school on Aycliffe Road 3:15pm Main Gate to the school on Aycliffe Road
Reception 8:40am Main Gate to the school on Aycliffe Road 3:00pm Main Gate to the school on Aycliffe Road
Year 1 8:30am Double Gate on Aycliffe Road 3:05pm Year 1 Gate on Aycliffe Road
Year 2 8:30am Double Gate on Aycliffe Road 3:15pm Double Gate on Aycliffe Road
Year 3 8:30am Gate on Allerton Road 3:00pm Gate on Allerton Road
Year 4 8:30am Gate on Allerton Road 3:05pm Gate on Allerton Road
Year 5 8:30am Gate on Allerton Road 3:10pm Gate on Allerton Road
Year 6 8:30am Gate on Allerton Road 3:15pm Gate on Allerton Road

PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES AND WHERE POSSIBLE PLEASE WEAR A MASK

 

 

WORLD BOOK DAY  – This year we would like the children to decorate a potato with a representation of  their favourite character from their favourite book. Please send a photo of your potatoes to your child’s classteacher via email or thorugh Google Classroom no later than THURSDAY 4th MARCH at MIDDAY. Winners will be selected by a panel of staff and will be presented with a £10 book token – 1 per class. Good luck everyone. Some examples to get you thinking!

          

The Rainbow Fish                     The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs             The Gruffalo

 

 

ACADEMIC DATES FOR 2021 – 2022 – Please click the link to take you to next year’s academic dates:https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/term-dates/ SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XX8P9NJjqk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Ov0cDPZy8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-J1xippsTs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7eyJo7rw6I

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 12th February 2021 – Spring 5

After a bitterly cold week we come to the end of the first half term of the year. It has been a very difficult six weeks for everyone and we should all feel proud of the efforts we have gone to in making sure the children’s education has continued despite the many challenges we have faced. The prime minister will set out the road map for the easing of lockdown restrictions on February 22nd with the hope that schools will reopen on March 8th. I hope that you all have a peaceful half term and manage to enjoy some much needed time to relax.

 

 

The word of the week is – OBGANIATE –  to say the same thing over and over again to the point of annoyance

 

 

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – The children have completed some lovely work this week as they explored the importance of mental health. Year 3 got in touch with their feelings and Year 6 made some inside out boxes which revealed their hidden depths. It has been fascinating to see how the children have expressed themselves through a range of mediums this week as they grow in their understanding of how important it is to have a positive mental attitude. You can see further examples of their work on the school’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parksideschool

    

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA – Mr Wanless does a fantastic job in promoting the latest events and happenings at Parkside. If you haven’t done so please join us on Twitter at – @headparkside and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/parksideschool

 

 

WORKPACKS – For those families who require work packs of activities they will be available to collect from the school office from MONDAY 22nd FEBRUARY.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK FROM THIS WEEK

 

 

PARENT / CARER CONSULTATIONS – I sent out a letter to all families earlier in the week about the Spring term consultations. They are dependent on schools reopening on March 8th. Please click on the link for further details. https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Parent-Carer-Consultations-Letter-Spring-2021.pdf

 

 

TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vul0Ok578
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmELS03_4So
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ZVJmuvPHU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKYWOWjT_f0

 

HAVE A LOVELY HALF TERM AND STAY SAFE!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 5th February 2021 – Spring 4

Next week signals the half way point in the academic year  and what a 6 months it has been. I wanted to start this newsletter by thanking you all for your dedication and resilience. Over the best part of the last twelve months you have been parents/carers to your children, educators and influencers but most importantly an inspiration to us all and for these reasons you should congratulate yourself for the way you have handled the situation. As a school we understand how difficult the current lockdown has been  and the challenges you have all faced. Unfortunately we are not in a position to take the children back until further notice and we know that the current position won’t change until March 8th, but we will be here to support you through the next 4 weeks. As the late NF Porter once sang – ” You have to keep on keeping on!”

 

The word of the week – GELID – icy, exteme cold. The swimmer immediately regretted wading into the gelid waters, as the coldness of the lake was almost unbearable.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK

 

 

SWEET PEAS! – Last week you should have all received a little gift in the form of a sweet pea growing kit. We hope that you enjoy them. Please send us pictures of the plants when they begin to blossom.

 

 

PARENT/CARER HOME LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE – Thank you to everyone who has completed the questionnaire, To date we have had over 40 responses which has been very encouraging. It closes on MONDAY 8th FEBRUARY, so if you have time over the next couple of days please take a moment to complete it by clicking on the link – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAjdNMznxxOKzgquDIC_qrMgeLmfZQvOFZ3XkYphSVNlop9A/viewform

 

 

GOOGLE MEETS – To further support families teachers have set up two more meetings during the school week for 15 to 20 minutes to meet with the children. They are an opportunity for them to share their feelings about their learning or wellbeing. Teachers will send through details about the meeting shortly. Please make sure once you have the details please make every effort to attend.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SESSIONS ARE COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY.

 

 

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – This week has been Children’s Mental Health Week. Mr Wanless has organised a number of activities for the children next week but in between times please look at the image below and try asking your child a few questions to check in with them. I hope it is of some use to you.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4S120pl8Uo

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND STAY SAFE!

 

PLEASE KEEP ABREAST OF THE CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR NEXT WEEK. SNOW IS FORECAST.

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 29th January 2021 – Spring 3

We head in to the fourth week of the half term knowing that the lockdown restrictions remain in place until at least March 8th. As a school we understand the difficulties and the many challenges that you are facing as families. We are here to do everything we can to support you through the next few weeks as much as we can. We have received a number of requests from families who have asked if there is a space for their child at school. Unfortunately we are not in a position to accept any more children at school currently. It is a situation that is constantly under review but due to the constraints placed on everyone we must all play our part in stopping the spread of the virus. Our remote learning provision is in place and can be found by clicking the link – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/REMOTE-LEARNING-PROVISION-JAN-21.pdf
Stay safe.

 

 

The word of the week is – CIRCUMLOCATIONIST – one who consistently speaks in a roundabout way in order to avoid addressing a question directly.

 

 

STATIONERY PACKS – There are still a number of families who have yet to collect their stationery packs. Unfortunately we are not in the position to drop them to your homes but please make every effort to collect your pack in the next week. A lot of time money and effort went in to making them. Thank you.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awTyFcSwGZ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93I_4uGldJg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu4T1wyqmPc

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND PLEASE STAY SAFE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 15th January 2021 – Spring 2

With the new term fully underway we have all had to make adjustments once again to our daily lives and reintroduce old routines. Despite the many challenges we face the children are coping remarkably well and the response from families regarding online/remote learning has been incredibly encouraging. Staff are working incredibly hard to make sure that work is set everyday on the school website for those of you who are able to access it on line. Work packs are also available to collect fom the school office which will cover two weeks’ worth of work for your child. Please make sure you continue to send work in to your child’s class teacher on a regular basis and to keep up to date with the many changes we all face on a daily basis. Thank you for your continued support during these very difficult times.

 

 

The word of the week is – RAMFEEZLED – (18th Century) – exhausted, befuddled or overcome

 

 

EXAMPLES OF CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK – Please click on the link which will take you to school’s Social Wall page where you will find lots of examples of the children’s work this week. ENJOY!!
https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/social-wall/

 

 

STATIONERY PACKS – We have made stationery packs for every child to help them to with their online / remote learning. The packs consists of: Whiteboards and whiteboard markers, colouring pencils, a 30cm ruler, a glue stick, a paint palette, number line and other maths resources, an exercise book and a pen or pencil and a pair of scissors. They can be collected from Mr Soyka at the double gates to the car park on Aycliffe Road on MONDAY 18TH JANUARY BETWEEN 8:30am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Please make every effort to collect the stationery pack and we look forward to giving them to the children.

 

 

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS – You will have probably have heard about the difficulties families have experienced around the provision of Free School Meals this week. Fortunately at Parkside we have been able to provide substantial amounts of food for many of our families during the latest lockdown. The governement announced earlier in the week that they would be reintroducing the Edenred vocuhers scheme for children who receive a Free School Meal from January 18th. We will be in contact with families next week to discuss further details. If for any reaosn you are experiencing difficulties with food please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the school as soon as possible.

 

 

2ND WEEK – CHROMEBOOKS / ACTIVITY PACKS / EXTRA DATA – If your child receives a free school meal please contact the school as soon as possible to collect your Chromebook. When you collect your Chromebook it is important that you agree to the conditions set out in the agreement when you sign for it. The government has advised schools that every child who is in receipt of a free school meal should be able to have access to an electronic device. When we receive the devices we will contact you as soon as possible.

Teachers will continue to prepare packs of activities for those of you who have restricted access to the internet. They can be collected from the school office at the beginning of every week.

We have been given a number of SIM cards which we would like to distribute to families to give you access to extra data on top of your current plan. We can also arrange for a 4G router to be installed if you are a customer on a particular network. Please contact Mrs Weinstein for further details if you think you may be entitled to a router or a SIM card at:

melanie.weinstein@parkside.sch.uk

 

 

2ND WEEK – CLASS NUMBERS – Whilst we are doing everything we can to support all of our families we have to be very careful about how to stop the spread of the virus. As a result we will need to cap all year groups at 10 children. If you are a critical worker or considered vulnerble please contact the school as soon as possible because most year groups are already full. Thank you for your understanding regarding this very important issue.

 

 

WEEKLY ZOOM AND PHONE CALLS – Another way we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to support you during these very challenging times is to hold a weekly class Zoom call. Teachers will send you a link which can be pinned to your address bars on your browsers to access the meeting every week. It is a lovely way for children and staff to communicate with each other over the weeks ahead. The calls will take place at the following times:

Nursery –Wednesday – 11am
Reception Wednesday – 1:30pm
Year 1 – Tuesday and Friday – 9:30am
Year 2 – Thursday – 1:30pm
Year 3 – Friday – 9:30am
Year 4 – Wednesday – 2:00pm
Year 5 – Thursday –10:30am
Year 6 – Friday – 2:00pm

Please make every effort to attend.

 

 

CONTACT – You should have all by now either been contacted by phone or email by a member of staff to make sure that you are safe and well and that your child has access to their online or remote learning. Mrs Reffold and Mrs Conway are sharing duties with support and teaching staff to make these calls. They are a vital way of ensuring we are carrying out our duty and repsonsibility to you. Where contact hasn’t been made, we will make a visit to check on families. Please make sure you are doing everything you can to make contact with the school as regularly as possible. It is very important.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lovYWm-vopghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsexcNF0JZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmO7bjxIFw

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Year 4 Home Learning – 15/1/21

Good morning everyone,

It was so lovely to see all the fantastic work you have been doing at home! Please continue sending it in as I love to see it.

Please continue to keep in touch with me via my email below. Send through any work that your child has completed as well as any questions or support you may need. I will have access to my emails throughout the typical school day.

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

Also, remember to keep yourself active throughout the day and take some well-deserved brain breaks!

 

See below for the tasks I would like your child to complete today:

 

Home Learning for Friday 15th January 2021:

PE:

Joe Wicks is back this lockdown with his morning workouts!

These will be happening on his YouTube channel on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 9am! It is a great way to start your day so have a go and get energised!

Follow this link to Joe Wicks’ channel to find his morning workouts – The Body Coach TV – YouTube

 

Maths:

Complete LESSON FIVE – DIVIDE 2-DIGIT BY 1-DIGIT on White Rose (Week 2) – Spr4.2.4 – Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2) on Vimeo

You will see that there is a short video that you can watch with your child and an activity to download and complete (I will also attach a downloaded version below with answers):

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit Worksheet

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit Answers

 

Extra: practice your times-tables speed with the 2do set on Purple Mash.

 

English:

This will be our nineth lesson on Journey by Aaron Becker.

Task One – go through the PowerPoint attached below (all instructions are written clearly and there may be a voice recording to explain tasks in further detail). Read all slides carefully and write out answers to questions if they come up on the slides. You could discuss the slides and lesson with an adult at home.

Journey Lesson 9

Task Two – list adjectives that you could use to describe the picture on the PowerPoint.

Task Three – write sentences to describe the picture on the PowerPoint. Make sure that you include expanded noun phrases in your sentences. There are a few examples to help you get started. Remember to look out for any recordings.

Sentence Starters

Word Mat

Adjectives Word Mat

 

Reading:

Reread the chapter that has been set on Purple Mash (The Knockers – Chapter 2 OR Magic in the Moonlight – Chapter 1).

The Knockers – complete task that is set on Purple Mash (describe some tempting pasties that could be sold in Gran’s shop).

Magic in the Moonlight – complete the two tasks that are set on Purple Mash (Stars of the Stage and Jigsaw).

 

Remember to read your own book everyday (reading helps us develop fantastic language for our own writing!)

 

Spelling:

Here are the two spelling lists for this week (make sure you continue to learn the spellings of ONE list):

List One:

Ask

Once

One

Some

Come

Love

Where

There

List Two:

Medicine

Guard

Earth

Business

Separate

Position

Material

Group

 

NB: on Friday, your child will be tested on their spelling through a test set up on Purple Mash.

 

Task One – have one last practice of your spelling words!

Task Two – complete the spelling test that has been set on Purple Mash (make sure that you choose the correct test for the list that you have been learning).

 

Geography:

This is the sixth and final lesson of our Geography Unit: Rivers.

Go through the PDF that is attached below (this is the SMART that we would have gone through in class):

Geography Lesson 6

Any questions that you come across you could write down some answers or discuss them with someone at home. Make sure that you continue to read over the Knowledge Organiser every lesson as this will help you when it comes to completing the assessment at the end of the week).

Task One – go through the first three slides on the PDF and ensure you are confident with the material. Complete the Geography Quiz that has been set on Purple Mash.

Task Two – Choose TWO of the rivers we have looked at over the last two weeks.

With the knowledge you have gained over the term, write TWO paragraphs that compare the rivers.

  • Paragraph One – what is the same between the rivers? Are they on the same contenint? Do they both run into seas?
  • Paragraph Two – what is different between the rivers? Do they have different lengths? Do they run through different countries?

You MUST write in full sentences.

Each paragraph should have 5-6 sentences.

 

 

I hope you have a wonderful day and are keeping safe.

Miss Daglish

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Year 4 Home Learning – 14/1/21

Good morning everyone,

It was so lovely to see all the fantastic work you have been doing at home! Please continue sending it in as I love to see it.

Please continue to keep in touch with me via my email below. Send through any work that your child has completed as well as any questions or support you may need. I will have access to my emails throughout the typical school day.

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

Also, remember to keep yourself active throughout the day and take some well-deserved brain breaks!

 

See below for the tasks I would like your child to complete today:

 

Home Learning for Thursday 14th January 2021:

Maths:

Complete LESSON FOUR – MULTIPLY 3-DIGIT BY 1-DIGIT on White Rose (Week 2) – Spr4.2.3 – Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

You will see that there is a short video that you can watch with your child and an activity to download and complete (I will also attach a downloaded version below with answers):

Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit Worksheet

Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit Answers

 

Extra: practice your times-tables speed with the 2do set on Purple Mash.

 

English:

This will be our eighth lesson on Journey by Aaron Becker.

Task One – go through the PowerPoint attached below (all instructions are written clearly and there may be a voice recording to explain tasks in further detail). Read all slides carefully and write out answers to questions if they come up on the slides. You could discuss the slides and lesson with an adult at home.

Journey Lesson 8

Task Two – study the picture from the book on the slide. Write down what you can see/feel/hear/smell/taste. You will need to be creative to answer some of these questions.

Task Three – write sentences describing the scene in the picture. Use the ideas that you have written down to help you. There is also an example on the PowerPoint to help you get started. Remember to look for any recordings.

Sentence Starters

Word Mat

Adjectives Word Mat

Prepositions Word Mat

 

Reading:

Reread the chapter that has been set on Purple Mash (The Knockers – Chapter 2 OR Magic in the Moonlight – Chapter 1).

The Knockers – complete the SPAG activity that is attached below.

SPAG (The Knockers)

Magic in the Moonlight – complete the SPAG activity that is attached below.

SPAG (MITM)

 

Remember to read your own book everyday (reading helps us develop fantastic language for our own writing!)

 

Spelling:

Here are the two spelling lists for this week (make sure you continue to learn the spellings of ONE list):

List One:

Ask

Once

One

Some

Come

Love

Where

There

List Two:

Medicine

Guard

Earth

Business

Separate

Position

Material

Group

 

NB: on Friday, your child will be tested on their spelling through a test set up on Purple Mash.

 

Task One – practice spelling your words by using your finger and tracing them in the air.

Task Two – try and write a riddle using at least FIVE of your spelling words for this week.

 

RE:

We are learning all about Sikhism this half term; this is our second lesson.

Our lesson can be accessed through the PDF that is attached below:

Sikhism Lesson 2

Task One – Complete the worksheet, that is attached below, by drawing an image of each of the 5k’s and a description of what it is and its purpose/importance to Sikhs.

Task Sheet

If you cannot print or write on this sheet online, you could draw your own table on some paper.

 

PSHE:

This half term we are look at our Dreams and Goals.

This is our first lesson and can be found by opening the PDF below:

Dreams and Goals Lesson 1

Task One – complete the friendship wheel that is attached below (or on the slide above). You will need to think about the friends and people you know and organise them in the wheel (the middle being the most important people to the outside being people you know very little about).

Friendship Wheel

 

I hope you have a wonderful day and are keeping safe.

Miss Daglish

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Year 4 Home Learning – 13/1/21

Good morning everyone,

It was so lovely to see all the fantastic work you have been doing at home! Please continue sending it in as I love to see it.

Please continue to keep in touch with me via my email below. Send through any work that your child has completed as well as any questions or support you may need. I will have access to my emails throughout the typical school day.

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

Also, remember to keep yourself active throughout the day and take some well-deserved brain breaks!

 

See below for the tasks I would like your child to complete today:

 

Home Learning for Wednesday 13th January 2021:

PE:

Joe Wicks is back this lockdown with his morning workouts!

These will be happening on his YouTube channel on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 9am! It is a great way to start your day so have a go and get energised!

Follow this link to Joe Wicks’ channel to find his morning workouts – The Body Coach TV – YouTube

 

Maths:

Complete LESSON THREE – MULTIPLY 2-DIGIT BY 1-DIGIT on White Rose (Week 2) – Spr4.2.2 – Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

You will see that there is a short video that you can watch with your child and an activity to download and complete (I will also attach a downloaded version below with answers):

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit Worksheet

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit Answers

 

Extra: practice your times-tables speed with the 2do set on Purple Mash.

 

English:

This will be our seventh lesson on Journey by Aaron Becker.

Task One – go through the PowerPoint attached below (all instructions are written clearly and there may be a voice recording to explain tasks in further detail). Read all slides carefully and write out answers to questions if they come up on the slides. You could discuss the slides and lesson with an adult at home.

Journey Lesson 7

Task Two – discuss and answer questions on the PowerPoint about colour. You could do this with someone at home if you wish.

Task Three – use the scaffold on the PowerPoint to write your own sentences that link colours to emotions. There is an example on the PowerPoint to help you get started.

 

Reading:

Reread the chapter that has been set on Purple Mash (The Knockers – Chapter 2 OR Magic in the Moonlight – Chapter 1).

The Knockers – complete the open-ended questions that is attached below.

Open-ended Questions (The Knockers)

Magic in the Moonlight – complete the missing word task that is attached below.

Missing Words (MITM)

 

Remember to read your own book everyday (reading helps us develop fantastic language for our own writing!)

 

Spelling:

Here are the two spelling lists for this week (make sure you continue to learn the spellings of ONE list):

List One:

Ask

Once

One

Some

Come

Love

Where

There

List Two:

Medicine

Guard

Earth

Business

Separate

Position

Material

Group

 

NB: on Friday, your child will be tested on their spelling through a test set up on Purple Mash.

 

Task One – practice spelling your list by doing rainbow words (this could be done on paper at home).

Task Two – write 8 sentences using the words from your chosen list. You can use as many of the words as you like but you must have 8 sentences.

 

Computing:

Our Computing unit this term is Writing for different Audiences. The first lesson is going to be on using a variety of font styles. Our aim is to explore how font size and style can affect the impact of a text. To do this we will look at a variety of written material where the font size and type are tailored to the purpose of the text. We will the use text formatting to make a piece of writing fit for its audience and purpose.

Task One – look at the slideshow that is set on Purple Mash. Have a look at the publications that are on the first slide. What do you think they are? Once you have had a think click through the remaining slides which will tell you the different sorts of publications we are going to be looking at.

Task Two – open the Newspaper Front Page that is set as a 2Do on Purple Mash and try to edit the text to make it look like a proper newspaper front cover. There are some photos in the gallery that children can add by clicking on the green cross in the picture box. The lower picture box can be used to upload a picture that children have found by doing an internet search. They should then save and hand in their work.

Extension – Newspapers try and keep a consistent font size throughout a news report – take another look at the newspaper you formatted and experiment on making text appear the same size and style throughout.

Is there a problem with the bottom left text area? You must become editors and decide which sentence(s) to cut to make the text fit in that text box. Can you explain which sentence you removed and why.

With text the same size throughout, how can you ensure that subheadings stand out? Can you make the text aligned on both the left, and right? Save the modified file.

 

Music:

Our music lessons will happen through Oak Academy. Follow this link to get to this weeks lesson – Understanding rhythm and pulse (thenational.academy)

In this lesson, you will be learning about pulse and rhythm. You will learn some new songs and how to keep a steady pulse. You will then use musical symbols to preform rhythms. To finish off there is a quiz to assess what you have learnt.

 

I hope you have a wonderful day and are keeping safe.

Miss Daglish

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Year 4 Home Learning – 12/1/21

Good morning everyone,

It was so lovely to see all the fantastic work you have been doing at home! Please continue sending it in as I love to see it.

Please continue to keep in touch with me via my email below. Send through any work that your child has completed as well as any questions or support you may need. I will have access to my emails throughout the typical school day.

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

Also, remember to keep yourself active throughout the day and take some well-deserved brain breaks!

 

See below for the tasks I would like your child to complete today:

 

Home Learning for Tuesday 12th January 2021:

Maths:

Complete LESSON TWO – MULTIPLY 2-DIGIT BY 1-DIGIT on White Rose (Week 2) – Spr4.2.1 – Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit (1) on Vimeo

You will see that there is a short video that you can watch with your child and an activity to download and complete (I will also attach a downloaded version below with answers):

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit Worksheet

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit Answers

 

Extra: practice your times-tables speed with the 2do set on Purple Mash.

 

English:

This will be our sixth lesson on Journey by Aaron Becker.

Task One – go through the PowerPoint attached below (all instructions are written clearly and there may be a voice recording to explain tasks in further detail). Read all slides carefully and write out answers to questions if they come up on the slides. You could discuss the slides and lesson with an adult at home.

Journey Lesson 6

Task Two – list colours that you know and the emotions that you think are linked to that colour (you could use some research to find out what colours are linked to what emotions). List objects and other things that might be these colours.

Task Three – write a poem using the scaffold provided on the PowerPoint. There is an example on the slides to help you get started.

 

Reading:

Reread the chapter that has been set on Purple Mash (The Knockers – Chapter 2 OR Magic in the Moonlight – Chapter 1).

The Knockers – complete the chapter sequencing task attached below.

Chapter Sequencing (The Knockers)

Magic in the Moonlight – complete the joining word task attached below.

Joining Words (MITM)

 

Remember to read your own book everyday (reading helps us develop fantastic language for our own writing!)

 

Spelling:

Here are the two spelling lists for this week (make sure you continue to learn the spellings of ONE list):

List One:

Ask

Once

One

Some

Come

Love

Where

There

List Two:

Medicine

Guard

Earth

Business

Separate

Position

Material

Group

 

NB: on Friday, your child will be tested on their spelling through a test set up on Purple Mash.

 

Task One – practice spelling your list by doing pyramid words (this could be done on paper at home).

Task Two – can you list more words that have a similar spelling pattern to some of the words on your list?

E.g. Straight – eight

Pull – full, dull

 

PE:

This week for PE it is all about balancing!

Open the PDF below and read through the tasks that I would like you to complete today:

PE Balance Time

  1. How many different body parts can you balance on?
  2. Can you balance on your back and tummy? What do you do with your arms and legs?
  3. Can you balance on your hands and feet? Can you lift one hand or leg off the floor?
  4. Choose your favourite three balances.
  5. Can you add them together to make a sequence? Perform your sequence to someone else. What do they think?

 

Geography:

This is the fifth lesson of our Geography Unit: Rivers.

Go through the PDF that is attached below (this is the SMART that we would have gone through in class):

Geography Lesson 5

Any questions that you come across you could write down some answers or discuss them with someone at home. Make sure that you continue to read over the Knowledge Organiser every lesson as this will help you when it comes to completing the assessment at the end of the week).

Task One – read through the THREE different rivers in Asia. You may want to do your own research to learn a little bit more. Attached below is some more research that you might like to use as well.

Research

Task Two – complete the venn-diagram (either by doing it through the word document and creating text boxes or by drawing your own venn-diagram) by comparing the three rivers in the PDF. I have completed some of this on the PDF, so you have a few examples to get you started.

Venn-Diagram

 

I hope you have a wonderful day and are keeping safe.

Miss Daglish

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk