Jellyfish - Year 4
A lovely letter from Miss Nixon
Dear Jellyfish class,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well. I have been missing and thinking of you all and have enjoyed looking through some of the wonderful work you have been doing at home. It’s lovely to see all of your photos!
Currently, it is a strange time to be living in. It’s ok to feel worried or confused. Maybe even a little scared. Just know that each and everyone of you is special, brave, and brilliant! We will get through this!
It’s the perfect time to get creative, learn something new or improve on something. I know it’s hard not being able to see some people who are important to you, friends, and family. But stay connected! Write them a letter, send them a message or video call them (with your parents/carers permission, of course). Stay in touch!
I have been keeping myself busy. I’ve been on lots of walks, done lots of work and projects in the garden and have been enjoying the sunshine (when it’s out!).
I’m also going to be training to become a teacher in September, so have been preparing myself.
If you believe in yourself, work really hard and have the confidence in yourself, you can achieve anything or do anything you’d like to do. You can be an astronaut, a teacher, a nurse, a doctor, a dentist, an artist, a hairdresser, a unicorn or even an alien. (Maybe not those last two ). You can achieve anything if you set your mind to it!
I hope you all continue to work hard, wherever you’re learning from . Hopefully, we will be able to see each other again soon. But for now,
Continue to stay safe, stay positive, be good and be kind.
Hello Jellyfish and welcome back to the second half term of summer.
You may notice a few changes to the website this half term. This is because school is opening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. This means that more teachers will be in school each day. Miss Kidby has asked Mr Harrison and me to work together on the website and spend more time in school supporting key workers children.
So, this week I am in school all week and Mr Harrison has put most of the work on the website for all of Year 4.
Next week Mr Harrison will be in school and I will put the work on the website.
I will check to see if you have sent me work to mark each evening, so it may take a bit longer than usual for you to get feedback or for your photos to appear on the website.
Take care and stay safe,
Have not Of and These, Those not Them.
Top Tips for Parents: Safety Online During Remote, Home Learning.
Have you done the spelling test yet? Watch Thursday's video to have a go and earn 1 dojo. Here are some completed tests.
Laurie's Amazing RE Rhyming Poem. If you'd like to have a go at writing your own rhyming poem, go down the page and watch The Super Cool Story of Jesus.
Maths - Identifying Angles
RE - 17th May was Rogation Suday
Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food.
Can you write a prayer thanking God for the things that we plant and grow and for the farmers and factory workers who produce our food?
If you have a packet of seeds at home, why not plant them this week? It's not too late to start planting and growing.
Mrs Bigley has set you all a challenge.
She will send you certificates if you email her when you have completed the challenges.
When you have finished one of them, send her an email.
Her email is,
The challenges and quiz sheets are attached below.
Layers of the Rainforest.
Cut the front off a cereal packet or a box. Can you create a 3D Tropical Rainforest?
I have assigned some books to you on Get Epic to give you ideas.
Epic is a fantastic online library. It is free until the end of June. I have set you all some books to read but then you can look around the whole library and choose your own books. There are 'read to me books' that read to you! There are audio books and films too. I can see who has been on get Epic and see which books you have read and how long you spent reading.
As it is an American website the class system is different. Grade 3 in America is the same as Year 4 in the UK.
I hope you enjoy reading the books available on EPIC.
Our class code is qnd1545
The White Fallow Deer.
We know that you don't have your instruments at home, so watch the video and improvise just like the teacher.
He uses a saucepan and two wooden spoons.
BUT, BEFORE you raid the kitchen, ask an adult.
An Hour of Coding
As this is an American website choose the Grade 2 to 5 activities.
As a class we have read 50 books on Get Epic.
If you haven't log on to Get Epic yet, why not have a look and see what is available.
To find out how to log on, scroll down the page and have a look at the video instructions titled, 'How to Get Epic an Online Library'.
Feedback on your work.
I would love to see some of your maths work on Time.
It can be from this week or last week. You could send in one sheet - Hot, Hotter or Hottest or the whole workbook.
Just take a photo of the whole page and attach it to an email. Please include your child's first name in the email so I know who did the work. I will then give feedback by email. The work will not be put on our web page, unless I ask for specific permission from the parent sending the work because I want to use it as an example of good work.
Please send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure to title the email JELLYFISH.
FAMILY HISTORY Ask your family if you can telephone or facetime your GRANDPARENTS or older, family friends to find out about their life. Choose a time that suits you AND the person you are interviewing.
TT Rock Stars
TT Rock Stars is a great way to practice your times tables
Start with a sound check, then head for the studio and finish up in the Arena.
Have a go 2 or 3 times a week.
FAMILY HISTORY As we are spending more time together, why not interview the adults in your family to find out about their life. Choose a time that suits you AND the person you are interviewing.
As you know, I am off to start my new adventure. Thank you so much for making my time at St Margaret's so enjoyable. I will be thinking of you all and I know you are all going to be great.
I hope that this is just a goodbye for now and that I will see you soon.
I hope you are all safe and well and I could not have been prouder to call myself your teacher.
From Mrs Pipe
E-Safety - as we are all spending more time than usual on our computers here are a few internet safety tasks to remind you how to stay safe.
Mrs Templeton is missing helping you so she has created her own classroom
Mrs Oldfield has been busy
Here is a challenge for you! I have finished this picture off too. Will anyone get the same as me?
Here are my super cute bunny rabbits enjoying social distancing!
I hope you had fun making some pop art. Here is my piece of art. I was very proud of it - I think you can tell. And of course I signed my artwork. I hope you did too! Thinking of you all.
Free apps and websites
Several online companies are opening their websites or apps for free over this time to support children learning from home.
Here is a message from one company
This app is designed to help children learn to read so will not be appropriate for all especially more confident readers but I wanted to make you aware of the resource.
Teach Monster is a app to help kids learn to read in school and it'll be free to use at home due to coronavirus disruption. Download free this week on Apple: apple.co/2V92VL5, on Amazon (from Thurs) amzn.to/2VgOwfR, or 0.99 on Android: bit.ly/2cohkeR
Times Table Rockstars has a partner program called NumBots which has been made available currently for 60 days free of charge. You can access it through TTR using the password you were given at the start of the year.
Amazon has opened up their book streaming for audio books for everyone during this different time. There are so many popular books that you can listen to for free.