Year 3 and 4
Mrs Hunt, Mrs Day, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Locke
Welcome to the Narnia Class
E-Bug - 13.05.20 - online games and resources to support children's understanding of the Corona Virus and how germs and viruses spread; including the importance of hand washing and respiratory hygiene. These resources will support children's transition back into school.
NEW! Oak Academy Online lessons - These are excellent!
There are two options for using these resources.
Either you can follow a set plan of lessons across a range of subjects – for this, click the Schedule option.
Or you can access particular lessons in certain subjects – for this, click the Subject option below. If choosing the subject option, your teacher will let you know which lessons you need to do and when.
Video Lessons available at Childnet - Six easy-to-follow videos to work through together with children aged 6-9 years old. Each video has:
- simple, clear online safety advice specifically tailored for children aged 6-9 years old,
- 10-15 minutes of fun activities, games and discussion points,
- narration from an experienced member of the Childnet education team,
- optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.
Please note: due to the format of this resource and to encourage meaningful discussion, we would strongly advise that children watch the video lessons together with an adult.
Clink this link to access online home learning packs. This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, new home activity packs, including reward charts, will be released with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
You can also find more information in the download section at the bottom of the page including the DFE helpline and appendix to our Safeguarding policy regarding COVID19 ( available to download below).
Reading is a great way to occupy your time and develop your imagination. Children should be reading at least 15 minutes per day and also be sharing a book, ideally at bedtime, with an adult. Once children have read the book, get them to answer questions about the characters and their feelings or even write a book review.
At Caythorpe we strive to develop a reading for pleasure culture. In Key Stage Two children use the Accelerated Reader Program. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
Children have an opportunity to quiz and change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.
Times Table Rockstars
Daily arithmetic practise is vital too. Become a Rok God or Goddess, challenge your friends to a rock slam and watch out for tournaments set by your class teachers!
PSHCE and Well-Being
Please see below five factsheets for parents and practitioners with the aim of providing information by using trauma awareness about children's and adult's emotional behaviour: You may access the full Rockpool website via the link.
- Factsheet 1: Being Safe
- One way of acknowledging your child’s distress is to be open about the fears and anxieties that are around at the moment. Giving them information about what is happening and helping then feel safe is the most important thing you can do. This link takes you to a version of a free book by the author of the Gruffalo which explains the virus and on the back page are links to lots of other resources.
- This is a link for older children on Flight/Fight and feeling anxious.
- This is a link for younger children.
- This link takes you to a really nice video that the whole family can watch – you can even make the ‘Glitter jars’ if you have the right stuff.
- The following fact sheets have other useful links to helpful videos and activities.
- Factsheet 2: Keeping Connected
- Factsheet 3: Understanding Resilience
- Factsheet 4: A Nurturing Environment
- Factsheet 5: Understanding Emotions and Healthy Relationships
Free parent resources - supporting your child's well being through Corona Virus. From the Clear Sky - a children's charity. Play & Creative Arts Therapy creates a safe environment for children who are having difficulties to explore and express themselves through the language of play.
One of the most important ways to keep mentally healthy is to have routine and structure, and to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines. Download the "supporting home learning routines" document to help plan your day. All the EEF materials to support home learning can be found here.
Are you being active for the recommended 60 minutes a day? Download this amazing Physical Activity Recording Sheet to record your activities and for lots of ideas to keep active even when it's raining outside. Why not post your activities on our twitter page?
- https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape Oti Mabuse, Strictly come Dancing star has created Disney themed dance lessons live from 11:30 each day. All of her videos are available to watch on Youtube.
- Obstacle course – Challenge yourself! Create an obstacle course outside using items around the home/garden and time yourself.
- CGS Outread are posting a challenge a day via twitter - give one a go and tweet your attempt for a Sports Values Sticker - Caythorpe already have "Passion"
- Keep fit with Joe Wicks - PE with Joe - Daily workouts at 9.00, Monday to Friday.
- GoNoodle - movement and mindfulness videos created by experts to get children moving
- BBC Supermovers - Fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving while they learn. Join the Super Movement! Discover all the benefits to active learning.
At Caythorpe we follow the White Rose Maths Mastery scheme of work. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.
The English curriculum will be taught through a topic approach wherever possible.
We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is Christmas and the Nativity story.
Please can your child keep a named PE kit in school all week (dark shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.) If the weather is fine, PE may take place outdoors so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit. Please can you also ensure that all items of school clothing are named to prevent any mix-ups at the end of the day.
At Caythorpe we are proud of our personalised curriculum with many opportunities to enrich learning experiences. Please see our curriculum pages which lists experiences we believe children should complete to achieve their Caythorpe Passport to learning.
Our Big Bang for "What can we learn from the Ancient Egyptians" went like this...
We had a great start to our topic "Would you rather be an Athenian or a Spartan?" We ended our topic with an Olympic games event.
All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. A copy of this term's homework tasks can be downloaded below. Children should aim to complete a total of 20 points each half term. They may choose their homework task for the week from the termly list (Year 4 and 5 tasks downloadable below). Please could all homework tasks be handed in on a Thursday so we may celebrate homework together on Fridays. Remember to as creative as you wish for each task.
Useful Weblinks - click the title to follow the link
Disaster Master - Can you help the heroes make the right choices to manage the disasters?
Helpful volcano facts for homework - primary homework help is always a useful site for fascinating facts and pictures
Hieroglyphs - Find out about the Ancient Egyptian writing system.
Making a Mummy - Learn how to make an Ancient Egyptian mummy and how a pharaoh was prepared for their tomb.
Time Travelling - Travel through the time tunnel to find out about he Ancient Egyptians.
Healthy Active Kids - great online games - test your knowledge of how to keep healthy here!
Rainforest Information - useful for homework tasks
The Rainforest Alliance - More useful information and fun games
Viking Quest Game - Go on a Viking Quest - Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.
Victorious Vikings - a useful homework page!
Anglo-Saxon Game - a fun, interactive history game! Flash player is needed to play.
Who were the Anglo-Saxons - Great Homework help here
Bitesize Science KS2 - Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? We look at materials, energy, light and sound; and, even observe humans, plants and animals in this section.
Science Clips - explore the science investigations
Homework Help - an excellent site for all matters of homework
Play Mummy Maker - Click the link to enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely. Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.
Homophones - Practise spelling tricky homophones by playing this game.
Football and Netball Results
Keep up to date with our league positions at Sporting Success
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