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IMPORTANT: Year 4 Home Learning

Hello Year 4 🙂

Welcome back to our new Spring term. I know things are very different to what we had expected, and there are some new changes. These can feel nerve-racking and cause us to feel lots of mixed emotions, however you are feeling, whatever emotions, it is OK. We are all feeling lots of different emotions in these strange times. We are in this together, and all the staff at Heavers, and your parents/carers are here to help you feel at ease and to ensure that you are OK. 

REMOTE LEARNING

Dear parents following the announcement of the national lockdown and school closures, all learning will be moved online. To facilitate this, the school is moving to use SeeSaw and Zoom for daily activities and lessons. This post contains:

  • Key info for remote learning this week.
  • Key info for plans today (Tuesday).
  • Introduction to software we will be using during remote learning.
  • Weekly timetable during remote learning.

PLANS FOR TODAY (TUESDAY, JANUARY 5TH)

Each class will be holding a Zoom meeting this morning to take a register and check who has access to Zoom and explain a bit more about how home learning will work via Zoom and Seesaw. All pupils are expected to join if they are not in school and they can do so. Pupils in school will be joining these Zoom video calls and supported to access activities from school. There won’t be any formal lessons today and we will just be making sure that everyone is comfortable with how these two apps work! Moonstone and Quartz class zoom registration is at 10:00am and Opal class zoom registration is at 09:45am.

Your class teacher should have sent you a Zoom link yesterday– we will not be posting these publicly on the blog so please check your text messages and emails for the zoom links for this mornings registration. Please click on the link sent to you by your teacher to join the zoom call at these times. (Moonstone and Quartz at 10:00am and Opal Class at 09:45am)

  • 10am â€“ Welcome back / registration 
  • 10:15am â€“ Rules & expectations whilst using Zoom
  • 11.15am â€“ How to use SeeSaw & Activity 1
  • 1.15pm â€“ Registration using Zoom & Activity 2 
  • 2.15pm â€“ Story time\

WHAT IS SEESAW?

SeeSaw is a platform used by schools to post learning activities. It is easier to track activities and responses, and pupils can reply with pictures, written comments or even videos. This gives us lots more opportunities for interesting remote lessons. 

We have emailed each of you with your login to our class. Please check you emails for the log ins that were sent to you yesterday.

WHAT IS ZOOM?

Zoom is a free video calling software. It has be regularly used throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as used extensively by schools and teachers to facilitate remote learning.

We are aware that many of you will not be familiar with these two apps and we understand that you might be feeling overwhelmed, particularly given the short notice that schools, parents and teachers have had for the school closure. 

We understand that these are really challenging circumstances, and with little notice from the authorities, we apologise for the late notice of these changes. 

We would like to thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support through this ever changing times. 

We look forward to seeing you later this morning!

The Year 4 team 🙂

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MacBeth

“I really enjoyed it.” “It was so much fun.” “I felt happy because I now know why Shakespeare made stories for us.” I was entertained because of the way Spirit was acting out the story.” “I felt inspired because of his acting and that he made it fun for us and the other classes.” “I felt sad when MacBeth killed his best friend.”
This is what Quartz children said after taking part in today’s Shakespeare performance by Bigfoot. 
Take a look at our performances.

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Shalom

In Year 4, we have been learning about Judaism. We now know who started the religion, their beliefs, how and where they worship, key symbols of Judaism and the Jewish festivals.

Take a look at some of the children’s work from today’s lesson.

Year 4 Team.

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Hello

Hello Year 4!

It has been 2 weeks of hard work and getting to grips with Zoom classes and Seesaw activities.

We are very impressed by how well you have all adapted to make learning continue smoothly. We just want to say THANK YOU to you Year 4 and to your parents too!

Reminders:

You must follow all our school rules whether you are having your lessons at school or on Zoom. We are following our Federation’s behaviour policy and rewards and sanctions will be given as usual.

You must complete all work assigned to you on Seesaw and respond to your teacher’s feedback.

Take a look at how busy we have been.

Keep doing what you are doing. You are awesome!

Year 4 Team

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Merry Christmas Opal class

We have had a brilliant first term, despite it being a very different year, we have learned so much.

To celebrate the end of the year and such a busy year we have spent the day playing games and watching a movie.

Have a lovely Christmas break and I will see you all in the new year!

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Merry Christmas Moonstone!

Merry Christmas everyone! We have had another fantastic term in Moonstone Class. I am so very proud of every child and how hard they have worked this term. You all deserve a good long break! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and you all feel ready for the new term next year!

Here are some Christmas cards the children from moonstone class made using their collaging skills today:

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DT 18.12.20

Good morning Year 4.

I hope you all enjoyed the pantomime and dressing up in your Christmas jumpers. It’s great to see how we all continue to keep each other safe even when exciting, fun activities are happening.

Let’s revisit our DT constructions.

Make sure you have the decoration you constructed last week.

We know your family will enjoy having your decorations around your home as part of the winter celebrations.

Send your evaluation notes to us through our year group email.

The Year Four Team

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English: 18.12.20

Good morning Year 4, 

It’s the LAST DAY OF TERM!! All of the Year 4 team are so proud of how hard you have worked, and all you have achieved this year. You should be too! 

Today, you are going to be writing your own Acrostic winter poem. 

Let us celebrate your poems with you: 

year4@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Take care, 

The Year 4 Team

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History 17.12.20

Good morning happy historians.

Yes! One more sleep to end of term!

In history today, we shall revisit what we know about Boudicca.

Happy Thursday Year 4.

Remember to let us know how you got on by sharing your work through our year group email address.

The Year 4 Team