Class 4 Home Learning - Week beginning 25th January

Home Learning for the week beginning Monday 25th January
 
Dear Class 4,
 
It hardly seems possible to me that this is the final week of January! Where is the time going?
 
Thank you to all of the children who were engaged in home learning activities last week. You are all working very hard and it has been a pleasure to receive your work and hear about how you have been doing. Please send your work on a day-by-day basis if you can as I can then give you feedback during the week which might help you with the activities on the following days. 
 
It has been lovely to see lots of you on our virtual chats. We will continue to have two meetings a week: one on a Tuesday afternoon in your smaller groups and one on a Friday with all the groups together. On Tuesdays, we will spend some time going over the work for the week so don't forget to bring any questions along if there is something you are unsure of. Fridays will be an opportunity to share and celebrate the work that has been done. 
 
Here's a quick rundown of this week's learning activities:
 
Literacy:
 
This week we are introducing a new scheme of work based around the story The Happy Prince. You will follow a series of lessons using Oak National Academy, which is a national home-school resource base. 
 
Maths:
 
We will continue to work through the White Rose scheme of work, this week thinking about money. 
 
Science:
 
Following on from your work on friction last week, you will be finding out about magnetism and materials that can affect the power of a magnet. 
 
Topic:
 
Continuing with our Kings and Queens theme, you will be finding out more about King John and the Magna Carta. You could even create your own medieval-looking version. 
 
RE: 
 
Last week you learned about the foundations of Islam. This week, you are going to be finding out about the 'Five Pillars of Islam' using another Oak National Academy presentation. 
 
Computing:
 
On Purple Mash you will find a 'To Do' all about castles. You will need to do some online or book-based research to find out about a castle of your choice. 
 
We also have some arty optional extras that you might like to try and complete if you have time. 
 
Don't forget to read regularly, practise your spellings and tables and to use our other online platforms such as Spelling Frame, Dyslexia Gold and Bug Club
 
Between your work, remember to take breaks and to get plenty of fresh air outdoors when you can. 
 
Happy home-schooling. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the Teams calls and to receiving your emails and work throughout the week. 
 
Very best wishes,
 
Mr Thompson