4Spruce (Sept. 2020)
Online Learning from 4th January 2021
(Please click on the date below to access learning)
In 4 Spruce this year, Mr Selby will be teaching every day alongside Mrs Jarman. If and when Mr Selby is not able to be in the class, whether that is for PPA or for leadership time, Mrs Jarman will continue the role of class teacher in his absence. Mrs Bavin, too, will be situated in the classroom working 1-to-1 with a member of the class.
You will notice that the Learning Letter this term shows the areas of the curriculum we will be covering over the next several weeks. Please keep an eye out for these each term as the learning will change term by term. PE will be on Thursday mornings and the children should come to school in their PE kits (and preferably with a named, light, waterproof jacket because we will be outside in all weathers) until further notice. Year 4 are due to start swimming in Term 4, but we will keep you updated as to whether this happens or not, nearer the time.
We endeavour to make learning as engaging and interactive as possible and although we are currently unable to organise any trips, we will be looking at welcoming visitors or attending workshops via Zoom.
Children will typically be set home-learning on a weekly basis, this will be put onto this webpage and will be accompanied by an answer sheet. We are asking that you don't send in hard copies of home learning sheets for the time-being but will be reviewing this later in the year.
Please spend about 30 minutes on home learning each week and ensure that an appropriate environment is provided in order to help your child to complete.
MyMaths will often be set as an optional extra and each child has access the Times Tables Rockstars; we would encourage the children to make use of these websites in order to build their mathematical fluency.
We would also like children to read to an adult at least three times a week. At present journals and reading books are not coming home but you might like to encourage your child to keep a log of what they are reading so that they can see their own progress. We hope to be able to send individual reading books home again as soon as we have decided on a safe way of doing so.
If you wish to contact your child’s teacher, the easiest method is via e-mail…