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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 - 2020/2021

Dear Year 4 Parents,

On Monday, Year 4 will begin their new learning for this half term using Microsoft Teams. Hopefully, the children have had chance to log on to see how it works.

I would like to outline how the online learning will look for Year 4 which will hopefully answer any questions you may have. Each day, the children are to log into Microsoft Teams, where PowerPoint lessons and activities will be uploaded for them to work through. I have set up channels for each subject; this is where the lessons will be found. With next week being our first week of teaching in this way, the main focus will be Maths, English, Guided Reading and Spelling. However there will also be some further foundation subject activities too. We will increase the teaching to the foundation subjects the following week.

These lessons all contain audio of me teaching the lessons and talking the children through each of the slides and what they are to do. This way, the children are learning new content but can access the lesson at a time that works for your individual family as we are aware everyone’s circumstances are different. I will also be on hand during school hours to answer any queries from the children via the Teams chat. There will be some assignments and quizzes set for the children to also engage with via Teams. This will allow me to keep track of their progress.

I would like to stress that I will be ensuring I set more than enough work for the children to work through while at home. However, I do not want any child or parent to feel overwhelmed. Please only do what is manageable in your home as you know your children best. Please feel free to email me if I can help in any way – cbell@bestacademies.org.uk

Keep safe and well,

Miss Bell

Dear Parent/Carer,

Here follows some guidance on Year 4 remote learning during the school closure.

Work packs for your child can be collected outside the main school office on Wednesday 6th January between 11-12 for LKS2 (Years 3 and 4).

For the week beginning 4.1.21

The packs provided contain exercise books for the recording of the children's work, the class reading book for the half term and some additional workbooks. For the rest of this week, children can work through the Ancient Greek home learning project at their own pace.

For the week beginning 11.1.21

The children have been issued with login details for Microsoft Teams. The children will need to login into Microsoft Teams to access their learning each day. All passwords are included in the learning packs provided.

Here are some links to guide you on how to set this up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx36qQf_Qpk  

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB876GB876&ei=40b0X_yzKcWD8gKeg6qADQ&q=how+to+access+teams+information+guide+for+parents&oq=how+to+access+teams+information+guide+for+parents&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECAAQRzoICCEQFhAdEB46BQghEKABOgcIIRAKEKABUMgpWO02YPc4aABwAngAgAFpiAG2B5IBBDExLjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6yAEIwAEB&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwi8sb710YTuAhXFgVwKHZ6BCtAQ4dUDCA0&uact=5&safe=active&ssui=on

 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/distance-learning-with-microsoft-365-guidance-for-parents-and-guardians-89d514f9-bf5e-4374-a731-a75d38ddd588 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SemjM2fHV2Q

Please note, the children should have the updated password in their reading records.

Children are expected to login each day to Teams and here it will inform them of their daily learning. Initially, this will be Maths and English.

Week beginning 18.1.21

From this week onwards, children should continue to log in to Teams each day for their daily learning but the amount of content will increase to include other subject areas.

In addition to this, the children have other workbooks in their packs. You may use these how and when you wish. Please encourage your child to read often and practise their times tables on TTRockstars.

Keep looking on the website for further details and email me at cbell@bestacademies.org.uk if you have any queries.

This is very new to us all and we thank you for your patience and support.

Kind regards,

Miss Bell