Home Learning

6.7.20
 
We are looking forward to welcoming the Year 3s back to school this week and the Year 4s next week. I have set the Purple Mash spellings and reading, and the Maths for this week is here, we will be doing some of this in school as well as some settling back in activities and activities to prepare for September.
 
For those at home, there will be fewer Dojo activities, so please use the resources here as well as Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize. 
 
Have a good week - nearly the end of term and I know everyone is ready for a rest!
15.6.20
 
Having used the timetable in school for 2 weeks, we've made a few small changes so I have attached a new version here, if you'd like to follow this at home. We try to get outside to do the Daily Mile, but if the weather isn't good Go Noodle has some good physical workouts in different forms. It's free to sign up.
 
We have reverted to using the Cando Maths for Maths, which you'll find on here each week. Although the Oak Academy English lessons are cumulative, you can do each lesson as a stand-alone if you prefer. For the Foundation subject, in school we've been using the unit on the Shang Dynasty, which the children are enjoying. It's a Year 2 unit but suitable for Year 3 and 4. Year 2 - Foundation - Shang Dynasty, start with Lesson 1. 
 
If you're already in a good routine using BBC Bitesize and other websites, keep doing what works for you. Handwriting is a great thing to be practising while not at school. I've re-posted the formation of letters sheet and suggest children spend some time drawing over each letter, then practise joining the same letter together, then choose a few sentences from any book to write out as neatly as possible. Year 3s, I'll be assessing you all for your pen licence in the Autumn term, Year 4s Mr Hanrahan will expect neat handwriting in Swift Class! I will post handwriting as a Dojo task next week. 
 
Hope to see some of you in the next few weeks.
 
Stay well and happy, 
 
Mrs Kirby
1.6.20
 
As we're back in school full time, there will be less time to post and respond to activities on here, Purple Mash and Dojo. In school we will be following the timetable below, which you are welcome to follow or adapt to suit your own needs. Most of the activities use Oak Academy, with an English and Maths tasks each day, as well as foundation subjects. Click on scedule, choose your year group and do the lessons online. 
 
Website:  Cando Maths with answers for Year 3 and 4 below - please mark these yourselves, no need to upload to Class Dojo.
 
Purple Mash: Reading and spellings set for each year group, as well as the weekly activities you can all access. 
 
Class Dojo: This week I will be posting an activity every day leading up to Empathy Day on June 9th.
 
You've all done amazingly well so far, especially keeping up with many of the tasks set. Please do still message me on Dojo if you need any help or are struggling with anything. It might take me a bit longer to reply, but I will get back to you. I miss seeing you all but hope you are all keeping well and happy.
 
Mrs Kirby
18.5.20
 
Suggested learning tasks for this week:
 
Website: Maths with answers for Year 3 and 4 below - please mark these yourselves, no need to upload to Class Dojo, unless there is anything you'd particularly like me to see. 
 
Purple Mash: The only new task I've set is spellings, as everyone still has plenty on there. Sorry last week's grammar for Year 3 was really hard!
 
Class Dojo (these sometimes change):
Mon       Word art
Tue        Design a home
Wed       Mrs Tyson
Thu        Reading with tasks
Fri         Wellbeing activity
 
As always, no need to do all of it - pick and choose what works for you.
11.5.20
 
Suggested learning tasks for this week:
 
Website: Maths with answers for Year 3 and 4 below - please mark these yourselves, no need to upload to Class Dojo. 
 
Purple Mash: reading, spellings and coding tasks set, and check the weekly activities. 
 
Class Dojo: 
Mon       P4C
Tue        Superbugs and medicines
Wed       Mrs Tyson
Thu/Fr   Writing activity
 
As always, no need to do all of it - pick and choose what works for you. I would love some feedback on what is and isn't helpful - please message me on Dojo or email the school office. 
4.5.20
 
Suggested learning tasks for this week:
 
Website: Maths with answers for Year 3 and 4 below - please mark these yourselves, no need to upload to Class Dojo. 
 
Purple Mash: spellings and grammar tasks set this week, and check the weekly activities. 
 
Class Dojo: 
Mon       Five ways to wellbeing video and task
Tue        Facts for life task
Wed      science/art
Thu/Fri VE day activities
 
As always, no need to do all of it - pick and choose what works for you. We have almost the whole class now connected on Class Dojo, which is more interactive and a bit of fun. I'll be putting another class video on there this week for those who've sent them in by Tuesday. 
 
It was great to talk to most of you last week. If we didn't speak and you would like to,  or have any other queries, message me on Dojo or ring school. 
27.4.20
 
Suggested learning tasks for this week:
 
Website: Maths with answers for Year 3 and 4 below - please mark these yourselves, no need to upload to Class Dojo. 
 
Purple Mash: spellings and reading tasks set, and check the weekly activities. There are 3 chapters for the reading, with related activities. 
 
Class Dojo: 
Mon Alphabet scavenger hunt
Tue Book review
Wed science
Thu make bird nests https://youtu.be/oX3mpLMYQ4U
Fri journals or time capsules
 
Please don't feel you have to complete all of these activities, they are there to support you in keeping things ticking over, and for you and your children to pick and choose what you would like to do. Parents should have received an email invite to Class Dojo (check spam folders), where you can interact with the page if you wish to, and message if there is anything you're unsure about. 
20.4.20
 
Suggested learning tasks for this week:
 
Maths with answers for Year 3 and 4 on here.
 
Purple Mash spellings and reading tasks set, and check the weekly activities. The children might find the spellings hard as it's a re-cap of last term's spellings, and it's a slightly different programme from the one we use in school, but the format is more fun than just practising on paper. There are 4 chapters for the reading, with 5 activities, one for each day if you wish. 
 
Class Dojo: Mon fun activity, Tue P4C question, Wed and Thurs writing, Fri fun challenge. 
Updated 1.4.20
 
Hello everyone. I have been trying to phone you all this week and it has been lovely to hear your voices and to see how you're getting on. Great to hear you're all still smiling and making the best of things. Remember to head to the Class Dojo page for more tasks and some fun, where you can upload work, pictures and videos into the portfolio section. 
 
Here is a Maths task sheet from Cando Maths - hopefully parents can print them off so you can do a section each day. I'll post the answers separately so you can check them. 
 
Keep smiling and enjoying the sunshine,
 
Mrs Kirby
Updated 24/03/20
 
Welcome to Goldfinch Home Learning Page.
 
I will use this page as a way of uploading any work or additional support during the school closure. Please check back regularly for updated information.
 
I have uploaded a few things to get started:
- a copy of the suggested activities mat (this went home on the 20th March)
- weekly spellings (for the rest of this term)
- a cursive handwriting sheet showing the letter formation which we teach in school. This can be used for the children to practise writing over each letter or have it in front of them while they write a few sentences from a book. Year 3s can be working towards their pen licence at home!
 
Lastly, a reminded that children will be set regular tasks on PurpleMash and are encouraged to keep reading and keep practising their tables on TimesTableRockstars or similar websites.
 
Look after each other and stay safe,
 
Mrs Kirby
Please find below the road maps for the year for the Maths content for Year 3 and Year 4. 
As discussed at the parents session, here is the link to the recommended reading list.