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Hello children of St Paul and St Peter classes,

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well and that you are ‘staying indoors at all times’.

Remember that your learning must still continue, even though you are not physically in the building. You need to do a little bit of reading every day as well as the other work that you have been set. Re-reading books that you have read before is always a very good thing. We discussed that sometimes you read a book so fast, that it is easy to skip moments that make you think and go ‘Aha’.

Use this time to explore and build your knowledge generally. Make your learning a fun time. Be inquisitive. Was there something you wanted to learn about but didn’t know where to start? Ask an adult to sit with you in order to keep safe, while you explore the internet and find out amazing information.

Continue to keep safe at this time and hope to see you soon,

Ms Joseph and Ms Soto.

 

How to support Home Learning

Coronavirus A Book For Children

Click here to read the story of Coronavirus

Click on the picture below to watch a video which explains the corona virus for children

 

St. Paul

Paul is the great apostle who hated and first tortured the Christians, making them suffer much. Then on his road to Damascus Jesus changed his heart and he was converted. We celebrate Paul's conversion on January 25.

At the time of his conversion, Jesus had said: "I will show him how much he must suffer for me." St. Paul loved Jesus very much, so much, in fact, that he became a living copy of our Savior. All his life, as a missionary, St. Paul met troubles and went through dangers of every kind. He was whipped, stoned, shipwrecked, and lost at sea. Many, many times he was hungry, thirsty and cold.Yet he always trusted in God. He never stopped preaching. "The love of Jesus presses me onward," he said. In reward, God gave him great comfort and joy in spite of every suffering.

We read about his marvellous adventures for Christ in Luke's Acts of the Apostles, beginning with chapter nine. But St. Luke's story ends when Paul arrives in Rome. He is under house arrest, waiting to be tried by Emperor Nero. A famous early Christian writer, Tertullian, tells us that Paul was freed after his first trial. But then he was put in prison again. This time he was sentenced to death. He died around the year 67, during Nero's terrible torture of the Christians. Paul called himself the apostle of the Gentiles (people who were not Jews) and he preached the Good News of Jesus to them. That took him to the far ends of the world. Because of Paul, we, too, have received the Christian faith.

Homework will be given out each Tuesday.  Homework will consist of literacy, numeracy , RE and spellings.   From time to time, Science or Topic homework may also be given.  Homework should be returned on Monday to be marked together.

 

Click on the link below for information about the Year 4 multiplication tests which take place this year:

Multiplication Check- Information for parents

From Easter to Pentecost:

Pupils will explore the Season of Easter, the period from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. Belief in the resurrection is presented as one of the founding beliefs of Christians and, together with the coming of the Holy Spirit as Pentecost as the rationale for ‘caritas’; love of God that leads to acts of charity. This unit teaches from the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles, also written by Matthew.

 

The Kingdom of God:

The children will be learning about people who live their life as though they are in the Kingdom of God. People like Nelson Mandela will be studied as someone who lived his life in this way.

 
 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Learning at home workbook activities to accompany the above video

Click here for a variety of Holy Week activities and resources

Click here for some Holy Week projects

Easter in Matthew's Gospel

KS2 RE Resources

Year 4 Self Discipline

Respond Y4 Self Discipline

 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Joe Wicks

Jump Start Jonny

Balancing Activities for Home

Standing Long Jump Activities for Home

Move to the Beat Activities for Home

Right Way Wrong Way

Cricket

Target Throw

PE will take place each Thursday with Non Stop Action starting with Tag Rugby this term. Please ensure that your children have the correct PE kit and that each item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name.  For health and safety reasons children are not permitted to borrow other children's PE kits. It is also advisable to have a spare pair of socks for girls who wear tights.  As girls are not permitted to wear tights for PE our advice is that an additional pair of socks is included with their kit. All earrings should be removed on PE days. If for some reason your child has to keep their studs in, these should be very carefully taped over.

 

Please ensure that your child reads every night in order to develop fluency.  Evidence shows that good readers are also good spellers and good writers.  Reading records are provided for date, book and comments to be added by you or your child.  Please encourage your child to fill in their records daily.  Also, if you could spend a little time talking about the text and asking questions to encourage your child to really think about what they have read. This will greatly help their comprehension skills.

 

 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

The Numberblocks channel     The Numberjacks     The Singing Walrus     Hopscotch     Mr DeMaio 

Times Tables songs     Happy Learning     Math & Learning Videos 4 Kids     BBC Teach    Kahn Academy   

    Prodigy Game     Great Maths Teaching Ideas     BBCbitesize     Mathszone     Mathsbox   

Primary Maths Resources

 

Topics covered this term:

Number

 

Place value

 

Addition and subtraction

 

Multiplication and division

 

Measurement

 

Money

 

Area and Perimeter

 

Geometry: 2 D shapes, angles, position and direction,

 

Time

 

Statistics

 

In addition:  weekly multiplication tables practise and test and mental maths practice


 


 

THE TUDORS

Pupils will learn about:

The Tudor Monarchs

 

What Henry VIII was like as a person

 

The wives of Henry VIII

 

The reasons why Henry VIII married six times

 

The difference between rich and poor people in Tudor times

 

How rich people lived in Tudor times

 

What life was like for poor people in Tudor times

 

The types of buildings the different people lived in during the Tudor times

 

The types of food eaten in Tudor times

 

How inventories identify characteristic features of different types of people in Tudor times

 
 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

 

 

Sooperbooks     The Alphablocks     KidsTV123     BBC Teach     CBeebies     Oxford Owl     BBCbitesize     Pobble

Poetry

Researchify

Spelling

SpellingCity     Collins

Authors/ Illustrators

Authorfy     Rob Biddulph     Cressida Cowell     Chris Haughton     Oliver Jeffers     Gareth P Jones                  

    Steven Lenton     David O’Connell     Nick Sharratt     Robin Stevens     Piers Torday     David Walliams              

Mo Willems 

 Publishing Houses

Barefoot Books     Barrington Stoke     Ladybird Books     Puffin Books     Salariya Books

Others

Activity Village     Audible     Book Island     Book Trust Home Time     British Library     LoveReading4Kids     

     The Literacy Trust Family Reading Zone     Love My Books     Reading Realm     World Book Day

 

Creative Writing

Planning and writing stories

 

Character description

 

Diary

 

Letter writing

 

Settings

 

Fiction

Recount

 

Stories with an element of fantasy

 

Adventure stories

 

Play scripts

 

Stories with humour

 

Non-fiction

(Linked with history – The Tudors)

Newspaper report

 

Report writing

 

Non-chronological reports

 

Explanations

 

Persuasive writing

 

Reading

Guided Reading (each pupil heard once a week)

Individual Reading Records

Book Reviews

Spelling and Punctuation:  Weekly spelling homework and tests, ongoing consolidation and revision of punctuation

 

 

 

Making a Tudor cup and ball toy

 

Pupils will:

 

Research and investigate different types of Tudor toys

 

Create their own design brief to make a Tudor toy

 

Generate ideas for their own Tudor toy

 

Design and plan a Tudor toy and annotate the design and plan

 

Make up the Tudor toy using a range of tools and materials

 

Understand how to strengthen and reinforce their structure

 

Evaluate their ideas against their design brief

 

 

 

 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

 

Typing Club

 

Pupils will continue to:

 

Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science

 

Analyse problems in computational terms and gain experience of writing simple computer programmes in order to solve problems

 

Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

 

Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

 

In addition pupils will continue to:

 

Use the computer to research information linked with their history, geography, RE or science topics. They will use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to present their final work.

 

 
 
 

(linked with history – The Tudors)

Portraits of Henry VIII 

Artists this term:  Kandinsky and William Morris

Pupils will:

Use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit their ideas

Develop skills and techniques in drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials e.g. pencil, paint, clay, charcoal, etc

Learn about the chosen artists this term

 

French will continue to be taught weekly by Mrs. Ramdarshan.

 

 

Living things and their Habitats

 

Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

Explore and use classification keys to help group

Identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

Recognise that environments can change and that his can sometimes pose dangers to living things

 

Pupils will work scientifically by:

Using and making simple guides or keys to explore and identify local plants and animals

Making a guide to local livings things

Raising and answering questions based on their observations of animals and what they have found out about other animals that they have researched

 

  • Why not have a go at Enfield's Marble Run Challenge.

    Clink on the link below for more information and watch the two video clips for inspiration:

    Science Marble Run

Edward De Bono

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

Habits of Mind
The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

 

 

For more information about the curriculum please refer to the Spring Curriculum 2019 sheet.

AUTUMN CROSS CURRICULAR LINK 2019

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2019

AUTUMN TERM FOUNDATION SUBJECTS 2019

 

SPRING TERM 2020 CROSS CURRICULAR LINKS

SPRING TERM 2020 NEWSLETTER

SPRING TERM 2020 TIMETABLE

 

FOUNDATION PLANNING SUMMER TERM 2020

CURRICULUM MAP SUMMER TERM 2020