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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Spring term- 

This half term, our history topic is, "Which people have influenced American history?" as well as this we are studying North America through geography too! 
 

Important dates 

World Book Day Thursday 3rd March 

Wild West Day Tuesday 8th March 

Healthy living week commences on week beginning 14th March

Sports day Thursday 17th March 

Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please use the year 4 email address year4-teachers@heymann.notts.sch.uk. Please note that we will try to check these emails two or three times a week and respond when we are able to.  If you need to contact school about a more urgent matter, please contact the office as usual.

During English lessons, we will also be looking at writing character description, action and North American folk-tales. In Maths, we will be covering the topics multiplication and division, area, fractions and decimals.  Please keep practising times tables as this will be really handy during these topics and moving forward. By the end of the year, we hope all the children will be confident knowing up to 12 x 12. 

A knowledge organiser is also available for the topics below. This is a great tool to help children learn the different features, new vocabulary and facts about our topic. Feel free to use this document to create quizzes on the knowledge and see how much you can remember!

Homework

Each week, children will be given a list of spellings to learn plus a task to complete with these words.  They will also be expected to use Spelling Shed to practise these words. There will also be a weekly MyMaths task to complete online.  Some weeks there will also be additional topic homework in order to enhance their learning in areas like art, history or geography. 

Please support your child in completing homework and returning their homework book on time each week. 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be completed and handed in by the following Thursday.

Children should continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to keep their recall of times tables sharp.  We will check their progress on this regularly and celebrate successes whenever we can.

PE

PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday subject to weather, please can children come to school in PE kit in their correct house colour on these days. This term, PE is athletics, hockey, gymnastics, and dance. 

Handwriting Practice

We are part of the Letter-Join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practise their handwriting at home can login to the Letter-Join website on tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.  There are easy to use resources which will support the development of joined, neat handwriting.  Please see the document below for access details.

 

Useful Websites

Maths

https://garyhall.org.uk/primary-maths-resources.php a range of resources available for every maths objective on the curriculum

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ As well as the tasks we are setting you, don't forget there is a whole bank of games to play to practise your maths skills.  Plus, you have the option to repeat previous homework tasks in order to improve on your score.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/  Interactive maths resources e.g. moveable clock, weighing scales, capacity etc. Choose your topic and then play the game to have a play with reading scales and learning maths interactively.

English

https://soraapp.com/welcome An online library for your child to enjoy.  You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password.  Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.

Scholastic Reading Pro An online resource for targeting and developing your child's reading comprehension skills.  You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password.  Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.

Spelling shed - https://www.spellingshed.com/ - Spellings will be set weekly for the children to practice. You could get the children to write their spellings in sentences to show understanding and practice spelling rules.

http://www.pobble365.com/ A picture a day with lots of support for producing a piece of super creative writing.  If you don't like the picture for that day, go back and look at the archive of previous images.

General/Other

BBC – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and the normal BBC website - great for lots of things and video clips relating to the topics of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

You tube- www.youtube.co.uk - don’t underestimate this one! Horrible Histories: Start watching episodes about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings!

Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Links

E Safety:
 
Times tables:
www.spellingshed.com