Our new class email address is
I will add printable tasks here for any parents wishing to use them alongside the daily tasks that I am setting for children to join in with. Please do not feel that these are in addition of the tasks I am setting. They are just here for parents/children that prefer a printed resource :
It is my pleasure to welcome both the parents and children to 4C. I am Miss Cross, the class teacher and I am lucky enough to be supported by the wonderful Mr Mayers and Mr O'Kane. We also have the privilege of being supported by Mrs Spencer who will be teaching in 4C on a Thursday morning. I hope you are all as excited as us for an excellent year.
We have many engaging lessons and activities planned for you throughout the year and we hope that you work hard to achieve the very best. Our lessons are planned through an engaging topic based approach, these are changed every half term. Please see the, ‘Curriculum cloud pdf.’ tab for more information about our topics.
Tuesday afternoon – On Tuesday afternoon we will have our PE lesson. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit including pumps, a white t-shirt and black shorts (please clearly label all items of clothing with your child’s name.) Please ensure that no jewellery is worn for PE and is removed before school.
Swimming - 4C will be going swimming every Thursday morning as of W.C 09.09.19. Please ensure that your child brings a swimsuit/swim shorts and a towel that is clearly labelled. As with PE please remove any jewellery before swimming. If you prefer your child wears goggles please ask at the office for a goggles permission form.
Homework – Homework and spellings will be given out every Friday. This must be completed and returned by the following Wednesday at the latest to allow marking and feedback to be given to your child.
Times tables - Please encourage your child to practice their times tables regularly (if not daily.) TT Rockstars will be used in school as a tool to practice children’s times tables accuracy and recall speed it would hugely benefit your child if this is also completed at home. Regular homework will be set on the website. Your child has a personal account and should have their log in details - please let me know if your child struggles to access the website at home.
Reading – Reading books will be taken home every day, reading records must be signed by an adult alongside an accompanying comment. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible, as the impact this has on their school work is hugely beneficial.
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' - Dr Seuss.
To keep up to date with your child's learning and their journey through Year 4 please check back regularly to see picture updates. I am looking forward to updating you on a year full of achievements and learning.
Today we used our senses to prompt our writing. We looked at Kiwi fruit and discussed amazing adjectives to describe the outside of the fruit. Once we had created a bank of words to describe the outside we cut into the juicy fruit and discussed words to describe the inside of the fruit. We even got to taste it which we loved!!!
This week is book week, and is themed on the fantastic author that is Roald Dahl. Today we created a a fact file on his life. We had to complete the research ourselves, see below at our children hard at work researching ..............
We enjoyed celebrating book week and all came to school dressed up in Yellow (Roald Dahl's favourite colour) and as characters from our favourite books. We created a new character for the story Charlie and the Chocolate factory and we also drew Willy Wonka following Quentin Blake's fantastic step by step drawing.
Today has been French day, we have completed many exciting tasks to celebrate the day. In our French lessons we have been learning how to describe people, for French day we learnt how to sing, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in French. We also translated words from our class novel into French and our favourite part of the day, we tasted French Brioche and looked at where it had come from on Google Maps.
See our food tasting pictures below and check back soon to see our, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes video.
A perfect example of the team work in 4C. We help each other when we are stuck, in the class and around school. Well done boys for fantastic team work.
We have really enjoyed our electricity topic. We investigated how to make buzzers, light bulbs and motors work. We had to figure out why any of our circuits didn't work and came up with solutions as groups. We used all of this knowledge to create our own electrical game using, 'Operation' as our design specification.
Below I have listed a number of websites that your child has a personalised account for. They are familiar with all websites.
Oxford Owl for Home - log in required.
Access to oxford owl reading books with 4C class log in.
Read Theory - log in required.
Access to personalised reading comprehension exercises.
Emile Education - log in required.
Hundreds of games-based learning opportunities across the curriculum.
Education City - log in required.
Hundreds of games-based learning opportunities across the curriculum.
Purple mash - log in required.
Lots of resources and games including coding for computing.
Doodle Maths - log in required.
Daily maths tasks to grow confidence in maths skills across the curriculum.
TT rockstars - log in required.
An amazing platform for learning times tables.
Dojo class portfolio - log in required (QR code in your child’s home learning pack.)
Children have access to the class portfolio that the class teacher will add tasks and activities onto. Children can also hand in work on the platform or ask questions about any work they may be struggling with.
Below is a list of websites who are offering temporary free subscriptions to aid with home learning.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Fee art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.