Children will receive work packs approximately every 2 weeks.
The work that has been provided is to be used in a way that suits your family. We appreciate every family is different and that some children will be able to do most of the work, whereas some will manage a small amount. (We have included about two weeks worth) This is not meant to add any stress or anxiety to the children or parents. It is work that the children would normally follow at school so hopefully the format will be familiar.
There is no expectation of timetable, amount of time spent on school work, or amount of work completed. This is to be managed by families in a way that works for you and fits in with everything else that has to be done.
This is a challenging time for all of us, we need to be kind to ourselves and each other.
Any questions, please ask.
Websites to support learning
Purple mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/ourladystjosephs
Children will have tasks set every week to complete. These can be completed and handed in via purple mash.
Times table rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Children should continue to practice their times tables. If specific times tables need practiced then children can use Hit the button on top marks; https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Read theory: https://readtheory.org/auth/login
Children should continue to practice their reading comprehension through this website and to continue reading at home.
Classroom secrets: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/
This website has a range of activities for ALL subjects.
Year 4 times table check: https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/
Year 4 children should continue to keep practising for their times table check using the above website.
Children in class 3 have log in details for the above websites.
Children should continue to read books they have at home. Online books can also be accessed on the websites below. For some you will need to register.
Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html
myON - https://readon.myon.co.uk/
At home tasks
I have compiled a list of alternative tasks that children can complete at home. It is set out similar to their homework grid. I have included some topic based work we would normally be covering over the next few weeks.
Please see the grid below.
Welcome to Class 3!
Our Class Teacher is Mrs Hillary and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Williamson, Mrs Raine and Mrs Armstrong.
Our class is a mixed Year 3 and 4 class. There are 33 children in our class. Every Thursday afternoon Mrs Hillary has PPA time and Mrs Williamson and Mrs Raine will lead the class on those afternoons.
This term class 3 will focus on the topics; People, Torah, Building Bridges (including the Sacrament of Reconciliation) and Gift. Year 4 children will be making their Sacrament of Reconciliation in November.
In the Autumn term our work will be centred around 'Our Local Area'. We aim to look at the history of Leadgate, including the mining community and the Steel works in Consett. We will also spend some time looking at Local war heroes and the First World War around Remembrance day.
We will be covering place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measures, properties of shape, position and direction and statistics.
In topic we will be linking our work to our Local Area and learning about the history of Leadgate, coal mining and linking these to Art.
Our Science topics this year are; Animals including humans, where we will explore what makes a healthy diet, the digestive system and how we can keep our teeth healthy.
This term, PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon.
The children will be given time within class to work on spelling rules and extend this knowledge through practise and a test in school. They will also be given the list of spellings to learn at home and will be tested during the week.
It is important that the children continue to practice their times tables. Children have times table practise in school through times tables rockstars. Children can access this at home.
The following websites can be used to help children learn their times tables.
Children have reading books and diaries that are sent home with them every day. Children are encouraged to read for at least 15 mins per evening and to record their reading in their diaries. Parents are asked to sign their child's diary once a week and be ready for a reading record check on a Friday.
Children have a homework grid which is in their homework folder. Children are asked to choose an activity each week to complete and bring their homework in. Please help to support your child with completing their homework which is due into school on a Wednesday.