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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

 

Feast Day: June 29 

Peter, the first pope, was a fisherman from Galilee. Jesus invited Peter to follow him, saying: "I will make you a fisher of men." Peter was a simple, hard-working man. He was generous, honest and loved Jesus very much.This great apostle's name was Simon, but Jesus changed it to Peter, which means "rock." "You are Peter," Jesus said, "and on this rock I will build my Church." Peter was the chief or prince of the apostles. When the Roman soldiers arrested Jesus, Peter was afraid. In his fright he committed the sin of denying that he knew Jesus, three times. Peter was terrified that they would kill him too, but before Jesus died, Peter repented totally. He wept over his denials for the rest of his life and Jesus lovingly forgave Peter.

After the resurrection Jesus asked Peter three times: "Do you love me?" "Lord," Peter answered, "you know all things. You know that I love you." Jesus truly did know! Peter was so right. Jesus said kindly: "Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep." He was telling Peter to take care of his Church because he would be ascending into heaven. Jesus left Peter as the leader and head of His Church. Peter later went to Rome to live. Rome was the centre of the whole Roman Empire. Peter converted many nonbelievers there.

When the fierce torture of Christians began, they begged Peter to leave Rome and save himself. Peter started out and on the road and Jesus appeared to him. Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "I am coming to be crucified a second time." Then St. Peter turned around and went back. He understood that this vision meant that he was meant to suffer and die for Jesus. Soon, he was taken prisoner and condemned to death. Because he was not a Roman citizen, he, like Jesus, could be crucified. This time he did not deny the Lord. This time he was ready to die for Jesus. Peter asked to be crucified with his head downward since he was not worthy to suffer as Jesus had. The Roman soldiers did not find this unusual because slaves were crucified upside down. St. Peter was martyred on Vatican Hill. It was around the year 67. Emperor Constantine built a large church over that sacred location in the fourth century.

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;

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

NUMERACY

Following the National Strategy Renewed Framework

 

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

Click here for a unit of fractions lessons for LKS2;

 


 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN TERM CROSS CURRICULAR LINKS 2019

AUTUMN TERM NEWSLETTER 2019

AUTUMN TERM FOUNDATION SUBJECTS 2019

 


SPRING TERM NEWSLETTER 2020

CROSS CURRICULAR TOPIC MAP SPRING 2020

SPRING TIMETABLE 2020

 

TIMETABLE SUMMER TERM 2020

FOUNDATION PLANNING SUMMER TERM 2020

CURRICULUM MAP SUMMER TERM 2020