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Skylarks - Year 4

Welcome to Skylarks with Mr Dines and Mrs Whyte

Welcome to Summer term! What a year it has been so far but we are very much looking forward to the excitement of activities we have planned for this term. Below you will find our knowledge organisers for this term. Please look at these with your child and ask them what they have been learning each week.

Red nose day - Superheroes to the rescue

All home learning for Year 4 can be accessed through your Child's Microsoft Teams!



Home-learning Week Beginning 4th January

Good Morning Year 4. Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and Father Christmas brought you all well-deserved presies! This is not the start to the year that we were hoping for but it will be okay and the main priority is that you are all safe! I miss you all and would love nothing better than to have our Skylarks team all together in our classroom. 

However, we know that everyone's health is the most important thing to prioritise right now. Please see the document below for some home-learning to start the week. It is three days worth of learning, some things you should repeat each day, some things will take you two or three days, some things are one-off tasks. I will be teaching the children of key-workers and vulnerable children full-time so I am sorry that I will not be able to contact you all directly immediately. Once the Motcombe staff team have had a couple of days to make adaptations to our lessons and our timetables etc, I will put more information on here for you as I hope to do some live video lessons with you all on our MicrosoftTeams group later in the week, including starting our new, fun topic together! If you need your logins for mathletics, read theory and any other platforms, either your parents can email the office or you can logon to your school email account and email either myself or the office to ask for them.

I am thinking of all of you and look forward to seeing you via video lessons soon - watch this space!

Keep smiling you legends

Mr Dines and Mrs Whyte

PS - scroll down further to see some VERY EXCITING news!

Over the Christmas holidays as you know, we were expecting a new child into our family. This child made their appearance on the 23rd December and was a little Baby Boy. (well done to those who guessed right!) His name is Percy and he weighed a whopping 10lbs 4onz!

What a racket!!!

In Skylarks we have been investigating sound and how it is made. We were able to use lots of things to help us hear and see how sound passes through the air using vibrations.

Are we Scotland or England?

The children have worked exceptionally hard on making Hadrian's wall. They used many different techniques to create their master pieces and then used painting techniques to add detail. We then stood on either side of the wall, having put them all together, and stood in Scotland and England as if we were really there.

Nous avons appris nos nombres de un à trente

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It's harvest time in our school! The children created a montage of harvest and we discussed what it means to us. Check out the squash on the front row grown in our school garden!!

Doughnut writing - As a special treat for Mr Dines' birthday we wrote a descriptive piece of writing about a doughnut, which was in front of us for an hour before we could eat it! They were sooo yummy!!

French Months Of The Year Song (Remix) - Les Mois de l'Année -

This song will stick in your head all day long! We have been using it to learn the months of the year in French

When is your birthday?

We have learnt when Hermione, Superman and Steve from Minecraft have their birthdays. Can you work them out at home too?

What an amazing day we had being Rocking Romans! From learning roman numerals to designing our own shields, the children had a great day and learnt some interesting and horrible facts along the way

A la boulangerie

Marc tells us all about the things you can buy at a French boulangerie. He shows us how to pronounce them and Madame Day goes through her shopping list. How many of each thing does she need?

How to play Loto with Marc et Milou

We didn't have time to play Loto today. Watch this video and play at home with your friends and family if you like.

Les chiffres et les nombres de 1 a 20 - Alain le lait (French numbers from 1 to 20)

We love the songs of Alain le lait on you tube. This one helps us to learn our numbers 1 - 20

Marc's tells us all about his favourite song

See if you can learn the words to this song at home! Teach your family and friends too!

We have started our French lessons

This is how we start each lesson. Repetition helps the children gain in confidence and have super French accents.