Wow, the last week of the Summer term is here! It seems so strange to be writing a goodbye on the website rather than in person. I want to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of each and everyone one of you. It was lovely to be able to write your reports and reflect on how amazing you each are. It has been a whirlwind of a year and you have all had to deal with something that is new and unknown to us all. You are kind, caring and enthusiastic learners with a brilliant sense of humour. I loved making the video below for you all to enjoy. It celebrates our time together in Year Four and some of the lovely things we did together as a class - enjoy!
This weeks theme is All About Me and Families. There are lots of lovely activities to complete related to this, as well as completing a transition activity so that there is some work to display in your new classroom! Make sure you take a look at the message that Miss Pritchard has put on for you! She is very excited to be teaching you again! I'm looking forward to see you all in September before you move up to Year Five and Miss Pritchard. If you have any questions please get in touch, you can pop by school or send an email in if you’d rather not wait until September. This week I am in school on Thursday and Friday and I would LOVE to see you so please say hello if you are passing, or if you’d rather a socially distanced chat, either email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call and we can make sure I’m available.
I hope you all have a lovely summer break. Keep safe and have fun this summer Brilliant Badgers Mrs Maynard
Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
Research something that is important to you and discover some new information. You could research your favourite animal, hobby or holiday place, or anything else you want to research and read more about.
Have a look for a book that you enjoyed when you younger (my favourite was The Tiger Who Came To Tea), see if you still have a copy somewhere and share it together. Discuss if you have noticed anything new since last time you read this book together. Does your grown up still have their favourite book from their childhood? You could discuss this together, why did they like this book?
Play Hit the Button - focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
This week the Learning Project is titled: My Family.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better
understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.
Activities for you to choose from throughout the week:
Let us Wonder
Who is in your child’s immediate family? What other relatives do they have? How does their family link together? How many people do they have in their family? Why not spend time looking through old photos and talking about the people in their families? What family stories can they tell? How is life different to their parents? grandparents?
Let us Create
Create a piece of artwork titled ‘Family’. This could be a drawing, a self portrait, a sculpture or collage. Could they copy another artist's style? Which materials have they chosen to use and why? How do they feel about their piece of artwork? What would they change or not? Family portraits - https://www.google.com/search?q=paintings+of+families&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjyxPvMkZjoAhUDihoKHZwrBUAQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=paintings+&gs_l=img.1.0.0i67l4j0l6.24000.27695..30116...1.0..0.140.1054.10j2......0....1..gws-wiz-img.....0..0i131.mm9IJBBvfqc&ei=lthrXvKhIIOUapzXlIAE&rlz=1C1RUCY_enGB687GB688&safe=strict
Time to Talk
Perhaps they could play a board game, facetime a member of their family they have not seen this week, enjoy a family indoor picnic or have a family dinner.
Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences
Discuss how their family is different to other people’s families. Discuss whether all families are the same? Does it matter? Do all families have the same faith? Do all families worship in the same way?
Find out what music their family members enjoy. Do they like the same music? What is their favourite song? They could listen to different pieces of music together with their family. Do they like/dislike any particular types of music and why? Can they Identify the instruments they can hear and describe how the music makes them feel? Why not get them to listen to some of the classics? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VB1RvyfISM
Lessons from DCCT – Derby County Community Trust
These lessons will provide simple to follow PE activities to enjoy together to enable children to continue to develop their skills. You don’t need to be in PE kit or have lots of equipment as we’ve adapted the activities.
Decision Making - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtRE7cD3h-E&feature=youtu.be
Problem Solving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlIposLfbos&feature=youtu.be
Problem Solving 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMbAQAlMKzM&feature=youtu.be