Dear class 4D,
So this wonderful and rather strange school year has come to an end and soon you will all be moving up to the next class. It has been a great year and I want you all to know I have enjoyed every moment of teaching you and all our experiences together (maybe except the bat cave in Chester Zoo haha).
It has been truly lovely to see you all grow and mature and I am proud of each and everyone of you for all your hard work and positive attitude that you have shown this year. I am very sad at how the year has ended and that your time in year 4 has been cut short. I hope you feel the same and you will take all of the memories, fun, laughter and knowledge that you have gained this year and grow with them in year 5.
I hope you all have a relaxing, well deserved summer holidays and I look forward to seeing the wonderful things you will achieve in the rest of your time at St Matthew's.
Thank you for everything class.
A big hello to all of the children and families of class 4D.
I hope that you are all staying safe at home and keeping healthy and happy.
Remember to keep following the advice that is given about washing your hands (20 seconds) and staying indoors.
You have been given lots of activities in your home learning pack to help keep you busy whilst we are unable to be in class and hope you have all made a start on these, just try your best!
Keep checking this web page and the Dojo app/website as we are setting daily challenges and activities to help keep you all busy whilst at home. We have already had some great responses on the Dojo page, It is great to stay in contact with so many of you and see all of your hard work. Keep it up!
If you find anything that you would like to share or you would like to show or tell me something , don't forget you can tell me about it on Class Dojo. You can also take a picture or screenshot of any completed work and send it to to me on Dojo! Remember to keep checking Class Dojo for more fun and friendly activities! I have put some more information about Class Dojo below!
Look after yourselves, keep smiling, stay in touch and I can't wait to see you all again.
Transition booklet for year 4 to year 5
Parents/carers, your child should have a QR code, which was sent home on the last week, to log into the Class Dojo website/app. There will be regular tasks set for your child to complete! These activities are meant to be a bit of fun and can be responded to in ways such as writing, picture, drawing or video. If you are having problems connecting to Dojo, I will also be leaving tasks on the website.
I can view the childrens' responses and leave a reply on their hard work. This is also a great way for children and teachers to stay in touch.
Thank you for your continued support!
Hello Year 4!
I hope you are all safe and well and had a lovely holiday - whatever you got up to! How are you all? What did you do during our break from school work? I hope you had lots of fun!
Just like before the break, you will have access to a work pack for EACH DAY of the week that covers a wide range of subjects/topics including Maths, Writing, Reading, Science, one foundation subject (Art, RE, DT, History, Geography etc) and most importantly PSHE/Wellbeing (which will focus on your mental health.)
Don't have a printer!? Please do not worry, as all of these tasks are designed for you to write/draw on paper or even record in video form!
Mrs Dunbar will be commenting on the dojo responses for both classes but Mr Chalmers will still be have a quick look at all your amazing work.
If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Dojo app!
We are very proud of you for your continued hard work!
Take care and stay safe, Mrs Dunbar and Mr Chalmers :)
Below are important links to additional maths learning and interactive games:
Times tables are an important part of learning for all children, especially year 4.
Keep playing TTRockstars everyday and try to beat your top score!
All children have logins for this app/website.
Remember when searching for the school the post code is L4 8UA.
At a time like this, staying active is very important!
Joe Wicks has announced he will start online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school shutdown. The UK-based fitness influencer, who is known as The Body Coach, will be holding free 30-minute classes every weekday to help children keep active during a live workout called 'PE with Joe'.
Follow the link below to his Youtube channel to join in with his fun exercise routines every day in order to stay fit and healthy!
This is a great activity to get all the family involved and do this activity together!
Sometimes what children see in the news can be a little bit scary and make some children feel uneasy.
But it is important that children understand what is happening in the world around them.
BBC Newsround is a great way to help children understand the news but is presented in a child friendly way.
Each day Newsround add a new video (only 5-6 minutes long) to help keep children up to date with the world around them. There are also some great features and news articles all designed for children and updated daily. Give them a watch together!
Thank you for a new day.
Thank you for watching over me.
Thank you for protecting me.
Thank you for guiding me.
Thank you for loving me.
In Jesus name,
Dr Chip is broadcasting live Science lessons for children at home from 10AM every day on his Youtube channel. He focuses on science, engineering and computing tasks to engage primary pupils. All of the tasks are easy to resource and lots of fun. You can either watch live at 10AM after your PE lesson - but if you are still too exhausted then all of Dr Chip's videos get stored on his youtube page.
Who wants to go to the zoo?
Although we may have to stay safe inside, zoo's around the world have set up live web cams so we can watch the animals in their natural habitats.
Check out Edinburgh, Scotland zoo:
Check out San Diego, California zoo:
Check out Houston, Texas zoo:
Who would like to listen to a story?
Audible Stories is a website that provides free audio books, you do not even need to sign up!
Just get yourself comfy and listen to some amazing stories from the likes of Harry Potter, Alice in wonderland and many many more.
Rainbows are used as a symbol of peace and hope as they often appear when the sun follows a heavy rainfall.
At home, class 4D have been creating rainbows to put in their window to make people smile while they’re walking by and also offer a message of hope.
Thank you children, these are beautiful!
The website below has been designed for young people to help improve mental health and well being at this tricky time.
It aims to spread love at a time when you may be feeling worried, lonely and in need of some additional support or someone to talk to.
It’s an interactive website full of resources designed to help you stay connected, active and well, at a time when that might feel a bit difficult.
Below are some home learning tasks based on our RE topic for this term. Please take your time to work through these activities with your family.
***Note to parents.
This work below comes from the Come and See Religious Education programme which is taught in all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. We have given a general guide to the learning opportunities that your child may have come across in school and have only suggested and selected a small amount of the programme. The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun. They are in Year groups however, there is no harm in completing other year group work as this will help your child to remember and strengthen their learning. Please only choose the activities you and your child wish to complete. There are lots of suggestions to help you choose.
The first part of learning is called – EXPLORE. This shares your child’s everyday experiences and helps them to see how the Catholic faith is lived in their everyday lives. The second part, called – REVEAL shares bible stories that links to their everyday life.
Every Friday I will be posting a sheet online for you which includes this weeks philosophy stimulus and questions to discuss with your family.
Here is this weeks question...
What makes some toys more popular than others?