Class 4 Home Learning - Week beginning 1st March

We did it! 
 
Dear Class 4,
 
Well done! Keeping all fingers and toes crossed, this should be our last week of lockdown separation and on Monday 8th March, you will all return to school albeit with the slightly earlier start time of 9 am. I am very excited to see you all again although it will still be important to maintain social distancing for a while longer so things won't be quite back to 'normal' yet.
 
It is lovely that the last week of home learning ties in with 'Book Week' as this means we can celebrate with lots of reading-related activities, including still being able to dress up on World Book Day, which takes place on Thursday. Because of this, you will notice that this week's afternoon learning menu is a bit different to those in the past. We hope that you'll appreciate and enjoy the change. 
 
As it's Book Week, make sure you do plenty of reading. This could, of course, be through reading books and going on Bug Club but, in fact, reading anything is great practice. Newspapers, magazines, leaflets, recipes, instructions, cereal boxes and so many other things involve reading! This week, every minute of your reading counts, so don't forget to write it all down and get yourselves sponsored. We have a great reading challenge, linked with Usborne, the well-known book publisher. You can find out more using the links below. 
 
This week, we are going to hold two whole-class Teams meetings: one on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day (and hopefully see some great costumes!) and one on Friday (which will be our last) to chat about the whole week and discuss the arrangements for returning to school. I hope to see you all at both of these meetings. The links will be sent out to parents as usual. 
 
During the mornings of Monday-Wednesday, we have still set some literacy and maths activities for you to complete alongside your usual online work. Don't forget Bug Club, Purple Mash and Dyslexia Gold, as there are things to do on each of the sites. 
 
Let's make this a great final week of home learning. I am so proud of each and every one of you for the way you have coped and, of course, to the adults and other family members at home who have worked so hard to support you. Thank you to you all: your contribution has been incredible. 
 
Here's to a great week. See you very soon!
 
Mr Thompson