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Year 4

Welcome to Mrs Foy’s Year 4 Class

During the school closure from Monday 23 March 2020, messages and/or work set by Mrs Foy will be posted here. Mrs Foy’s temporary e-mail address is y4@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm). There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquiries during the school closure period.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Hello all,

I hope you are all keeping well, and are managing to keep fit and healthy, even with the unpredictable weather!

There is a new orienteering challenge for you this week, called #knowyourdirections. You can see what it is all about by watching the video in the link, before looking at the PDF that I have attached.

Have fun and please let me know how you get on by sending me an email (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary). I will upload any that really impress me! 

Have fun, and stay safe.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 29 June 2020

Welcome to Summer my lovely year 4s….who knew we’d be spending it like this?

This week is the start of Children’s Art Weeks, each week there is a separate theme and this week’s is the Natural World. I’d like to see what wonderful creations you can think of to demonstrate this, through art or design. Perhaps you will find natural things on a walk to make into a picture, or perhaps you will use natural colours to illustrate the world…maybe photograph flowers in a woodland…it’s totally your choice ! I’m so excited to see your Emailed work.

Thank you so much for the great effort you put into last week’s work. So many lovely photos too.

Below is this week’s spellings and timetable – Remember we need to be practising our best joined handwriting while working .

Be good for Mums and Dads – From Mrs Foy x

Monday 22 June 2020

Hello Year 4

How are you all doing?

Well it looks like our lovely weather might be coming back to visit. My daily walks with my dog Misty, will be a little less wet hopefully. I still enjoy a dance or two, with Rachel on “Go Noodle”, I wonder if you are still doing it too?

I am very much looking forward to seeing your wonderful projects on the Ancient Greek projects this week, I will be checking my emails regularly.

As usual the timetable is below for you to follow; as you will notice I have removed ‘Sir Links a lot’ and now included other spellings for you to work through each week, remember to check you know their definitions too.

Keep yourselves and families safe

From Mrs Foy

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s orienteering challenge, I have a new one for you this week; it’s all about…Athletics!

This is a great opportunity to get outside in the sunshine and try out some of those skills that you would have been able to show off had we have been able to have our sports day.

 I have attached a PDF below that explains how to do the challenge, have a look, have a go and send me an email of how you get on! (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

 I hope you have fun having a go at this.

 All the best,

 Mr Coppenhall

Monday 15 June 2020

Hello Year 4

Yet another busy week has gone by.

I am carrying on giving you some work to keep you up to speed ready for year 5. Really try to do your best. Remember in Maths “Going for Green” with 85% just like in BIG MATHS. For everything else we need to try to make handwriting neat, joined and beautiful.

Your Roman projects were wonderful, I can imagine your ANCIENT GREEK projects will be even better – so lots of fabulous work please.

Continue staying safe and well by hand washing regularly for at least 30 seconds. Catch your sneezes or coughs in a tissue and (Catch it, bin it, kill it!)

Lots of virtual hugs from Mrs Foy

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a relaxing break and are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wednesday. This week it is all about Orienteering! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can take part in the challenge, and here is a link to a video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at this.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 8 June 2020

Hello year 4, it seems such a long time since I have seen you all together as our year 4 class. However, I am cheered-up to hear that you are all well and have been enjoying some wonderful, happy experiences with your families. 

Remaining as positive as I can be ( following my new year’s resolutions) I welcome you back to yet another week of online learning away from St Oswald’s school as we know it. I am determined to show your year 5 teacher just how fabulous your brains are so we are going to continue to fill them with wonderful learning. 🙂

We have a new project topic for this next half term – 

The Ancient Greeks. (Do you know – they invented birthday cake!)

Whether you are at home or at school you can research and then either write, draw or type the wonderful things you are learning about. Not everything is on the computer as the new books for learning that Miss Lennon has at the office, provides some amazing information for you to enjoy learning from.

Please remember to use your beautiful handwriting ( is it green?) and also get an adult to read through your work. If they think you have spelling errors then check them in a dictionary as we would in class. Check your drawings are sketched first so your work is of wonderful quality. Finally checking through your own work for accuracy. I’m hoping we will enjoy these as much as we did the Roman projects.

This is our week ahead timetable but remember just because you can’t work on a computer doesn’t mean you can’t learn.

Stay safe and look after your families.

From Mrs Foy

Friday 22 May 2020

Hello my lovely Year 4s how are you doing?

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work you have done over this last half term, whilst you’ve been learning at home.  

This would now be our Whit holiday from school where we would have 2 weeks to recharge our batteries.  I hope during the next 2 weeks you and your family can spend some wonderful time together enjoying nice weather and having fun.   I look forward to seeing lots of your wonderful photos after the holidays.

Stay safe stay well, 

With big hugs from Mrs Foy 

Monday 18 May 2020

Hello everyone,

What a busy weekend we all had last week, with VE Day celebrations – thank you so much for sending me the photos of you all enjoying time with your families and neighbours.

My apologies for my work timetable not being fully uploaded to the school web page…hopefully you will see all of it this week.

Please remember to use your beautiful handwriting (is it green?) and also get an adult to read through your work. If they think you have spelling errors then check them in a dictionary as we would in class.

Topic work this week, for the afternoons, is about London. If you and your family have any other information you wish to include from previous holidays, then I’d love to hear about it.

Stay safe and look after your families.

 From Mrs Foy

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

Last week I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wendesday. This week it is all about Volleyball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can do take part in the challenge, and here is a link to video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 11th May 2020

It brightens my day seeing the wonderful things you and your families are enjoying doing. Thank you for your kind wishes.  I am trying to keep my family safe and well, just like your parents are. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not missing all of you at school and my friends. For now we can look beyond the rainbow, where the NHS are currently protecting us, to sunny days when we will all be together again.

I’m sure by now, you and your family are getting into a routine completing your activities each day following the timetable. 

This week I am going to be asking you to look at “Discovery Espresso” in addition to your usual websites. (https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/index.html)  

The activities should be straight forward, enjoy the videos and of course, “the daily news”. Remember to record the work you do in your books and always remember endeavour to do your best.

Please keep sending the wonderful things you are doing with your families:- your work, baking, experiments, dance routines and knitting etc.

Stay safe and well

Big Hugs

From Mrs Foy x

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are well and are keeping fit and healthy during this lockdown.

I know lots of you have been doing PE with Joe each day which is a fantastic way to exercise at home!

I wanted to share a few ideas that have been created by the Warrington Schools Sports Partnership that we are a part of at St Oswald’s. They do a new Virtual School Games Personal Challenge each Wendesday and this week it is all about Basketball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can  take part in the challenge, and here is the link to a video showing you how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMo0AFSyMM

Basketball_Summer_School_Games_2020

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Wednesday 6th May 2020

This week is the Anniversary of VE day.

VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day’ – marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before.

This year is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the Bank Holiday, normally on Monday , has been moved to Friday 8th May. The whole country was going to be celebrating with street parties; banners of red, white and blue; Union Jack flags and fly overs by the Red Arrows.

This year on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day why not investigate further and see what you can learn about World War 2. Also, let’s be creative and make our own banners and flags – let’s celebrate our freedom by staying home and staying safe!

Enjoy your VE celebrations with your families this weekend. I would love to see your photographs next week.

Stay safe , stay well

From Mrs Foy

Monday 4 May 2020

Dear Parents,

Following many phone calls home over the last 2 weeks, Teachers and myself have picked up requests from parents asking for more direction on the time children should spend on subjects within our home learning programme. In response to this and as we move into week 7 of our lockdown and home learning programme, below are timetable guides for Upper Key Stage 2, Lower Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Early Years. From this week, Teachers will be setting work against these timetables and we hope you will find these detailed plans helpful.

It has been a pleasure chatting to many of you over the last couple of weeks and hearing about the learning that is happening and the routines you have established. I thank you sincerely for working with your child(ren) and understand that this can be extremely difficult, particularly if you have more than one child at home and/or you are trying to balance this with your own home working. Being happy and healthy remains the priority for your children and for us all during these challenging times.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Teacher if you need any further help or direction.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your families and stay safe.

Miss Lennon

Monday 4 May 2020

Hello Year 4,

Thank you for getting in touch and sending me your fantastic updates and photos. I have had such fun reading your letters and recipes. Your food creations have certainly looked tasty.?

I can see you are anxious to get working so that you are at your best for year 5. . .

With this in mind, I have listed a timetable of activities for you to do each day.

As usual you will have activities set on “purplemash” and “mymaths” and there will be some new exciting web pages too, I will list them here so you and your families know what to do each day.

This is the timetable I’d like you to follow this week. Remember endeavour to do your best.

Y4 Timetable 4.5.20

White Rose Maths  web address : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

PurpleMash  – school password provided

Mymaths  – school password provided

Bbc Bitesize web address https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Sirlinkalot web address https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/

Thursday 30 April 2020

Bonjour Year 4 – that’s French for Hello!

As usual work has been set on MyMaths and Purple Mash, but in addition (to stretch those lovely brains of yours) I’d like you to look at BBC Bitesize.

Last week BBC Bitesize on line set up daily lessons for each year group in both primary and secondary schools to help you all at home carry on your learning. There are some lovely activities that I would like to see you accessing, showing me your fabulous grammar knowledge in practice – today challenge yourself to complete accurately the inverted commas lessons (speech marks).

During this half term we would have been focusing on physics and particularly on Sound during our Science lessons. I would like you to use the BBC Bitesize to work through the 4 different Guides on sound.

It will explain, as I would have done, how sounds are made and travel, before being received at your ears. Also, you need to learn the scientific language related to sound, in order to talk accurately about sound with your friends and family. I look forward to you e-mailing your photographs of your practical investigations from home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82 could complete at home,

During the week a couple of parents have asked how they could access the Sir Linkalot spelling app so I hope this will help…

How to access the Sir Linkalot app:

  1. Download the app from the App Store.*
  2. Tap on the log icon (for log in) at the top right.
  3. Click on ‘Have an access code?’ and enter the word ‘Free’ as the username and the password.
  4. Choose which bundle you want to try and you’re ready to start!

It is Thursday so tonight we can all be outside our homes, clapping and banging pans in support of our NHS. As you will see some of the work I have set on Purple Mash is about a special nurse called Florence Nightingale. I am looking forward to seeing this along with the other work set on Purple Mash being completed to the best of your ability.

Stay safe and well

From Mrs Foy

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Thomas Leech, Director of the Schools Singing Programme at the Diocese of Leeds, has shared with us details of their newly launched daily singing sessions:

Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God.  They’re led by the Diocese’s expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available.

Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk – this is a wonderful tool to reach children and families across the country.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR LIVE CHANNELS

www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk

www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk

www.lioflive.org.uk

Monday 27 April 2020

Happy Monday Year 4,

Reading clearly gives us wings and many of you have been to some fabulous places through your stories this weekend. I do enjoy hearing about what stories you are reading – thank you.

As usual I have set some word and grammar work within Purple Mash this week but I thought you and your family might like to try downloading the app called “SirLinkalot”  – it looks great fun for helping with spellings and grammar.

Whilst baking this week I made a bit of a silly mess which led me to play-about with a salt dough. This is one activity you can do at home but make sure you have your mum’s permission as some of these ingredients are scarce at this difficult time.

This week many of you would be preparing to celebrate your First Communion, and as yet I cannot confirm what future plans will be made for this.  However, I would like to say how proud I am of the work you had put into your communion preparations and for the roles you played during the preparation Masses.

As always, you and your families are in my prayers.

From Mrs Foy

Wednesday 22 April 2020

How are my lovely year 4 children doing?

In this week’s English we have been working on Charlie and the Chocolate factory… well it seemed appropriate after all of our Easter chocolate! Wow! How some of you have amazed me with wonderful work… thank you!

I have been sorting my recycling this week and found a lovely way of reusing milk bottles… you know me – always trying to save our planet! Maybe you’d like to have a go at creating Elmer too…

I’ve actually made mine for my friend who’s birthday it is, this week.  May I also wish a “Happy Birthday!” to Eve, Billy-Ray, Jessica and Lenny who have had birthdays during our time apart. I’d love to hear on my e-mail about how you celebrated your birthdays at home y4@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

Many of us may be struggling to find new books to read at the moment but I hope these web sites may help you enjoy some new stories.

Happy reading

From Mrs Foy

Please find below some more online resources you may find useful:

The Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman has announced that access to her maths school The Maths Factor will be free while schools are closed (normally £2/week). It’s aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds and is matched to the national curriculum.

Teachers are aware that some children are already using The Maths Factor every day – well done to those children and keep it up!

Sir Linkalot

While we are on lockdown and children are not in the classroom it is quite tricky to teach spellings in the way we usually would at school. We would like you to try a new award winning app that helps children improve their spelling by looking at words and practicing spelling in lots of different ways. The app is called ‘Sir Linkalot’ and schools and parents have kindly been given free access to it to use during school closure time.

Sir Linkalot does not just look at spelling it covers many of the technical requirements of the English curriculum including: vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns.

How to access the Sir Linkalot app:

  1. Download the app from the App Store.*
  2. Tap on the log icon (for log in) at the top right.
  3. Click on ‘Have an access code?’ and enter the word ‘Free’ as the username and the password.
  4. Choose which bundle you want to try and you’re ready to start!

*There is a problem with downloading Google play Android app at the moment which is being resolved as quickly as possible by the SirLinkalot team. In the meantime you can access the app using a PC/Laptop by typing ‘app.sirlinkalot.org into the browser itself then enter the access code as above.

Religious Education

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has provided the document below containing some activities to support your child’s learning in RE.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HOME LEARNING

This work comes from the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education programme which is taught in all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. 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.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Launched this week with three daily lessons for each year group. Lots of celebrities involved in the delivery of the lessons – might be worth a look!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Oak National Academy

From Monday 20 April, parents can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from Reception through to year 10, through a new online platform, Oak National Academy.

To access the Oak National Academy resources, head along to their official website, where resources went live this morning. From here, you can view lessons by subject and level, or you can follow their planned weekly schedule.

https://www.thenational.academy/

English with David Walliams 11.am www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Monday 20 April 2020

Hello Year 4 and welcome to the Summer Term.

The weather is certainly summery – I hope you and your families are well and able to enjoy it. ☀

I would like to thank you for your kind Easter wishes – I have had a wonderful Easter and I hope you all have too. ?

These are most unusual times, where instead of greeting you – I’ve been setting work on-line and I’ve really enjoyed looking at the work that you have been doing and I’ve seen some fantastic results. I hope you’ve enjoyed my little messages to help you modify and improve your own wonderful work.

Sadly nothing has changed – we all still need to stay home and stay safe.

Therefore,  I am going to carry on setting some exciting tasks for you to do (on My Maths and Purple Mash) but it is also worth remembering that learning doesn’t just need to come from books and online but can be done through practical tasks at home. For example: cooking involves maths , english and  science – I have enjoyed cooking and baking at home…as you can see from my Photo Diary.  I challenge you to cook something at home – maybe make a tasty snack, a cake or even a whole meal. I would love to see some of your finished results, before you gobble up what you have made!

(remember you can email me … y4@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk )

My victoria sponge…yummy

Stay safe and well with your families.

Mrs Armitage and I look forward to chatting with you soon,

Mrs Foy

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Wednesday 8th April 2020

Hello year 4,  firstly I’d like to thank you for all of your hard work – I get great pleasure from marking your work and seeing how much effort you have put in. Also, it’s good fun hearing how you have enjoyed the activities on PurpleMash and I’m so pleased that we are all sharing messages there. You do make me giggle.

Today, we would be breaking up for Easter and we would have been doing some exciting things in school. So I have decided to share some fun activities in case you want to do them with your families.

Do you want to make some Easter bunnies? All you need is some paper, coloured pencils and a pair of scissors.

I know that many of you will have drawn a rainbow for your front windows at home…well how do you fancy knitting a rainbow?

or if you’re not a knitter, why not try to grow a rainbow ?….

Secondly, I have an update on my Daily Photo Diary.

Finally, my family and I would like to wish you and your families a very peaceful Easter, may all of your dreams and prayers come true. Stay home, stay safe ?

From Mrs Foy and Mrs Armitage

Monday 6 April 2020

Hello and welcome to Year 4’s next update – I hope you are all well and happy!

I thought maybe we could try something new and fun each week. This week’s Challenge is easy and can be repeated as often as you want.

A virtual postcard – I’m looking forward to seeing yours soon.

Did any of you manage to find out the reason for April Fools day? I hope so…answers on your postcard?

As I mentioned last week I have started a daily photo diary of things that have made me smile, you could do this too…

As promised here is my Daily Photo Diary

Thank you for continuing to log in for new updates on Purple Mash, MyMaths and Timestables Rockstars – you’re doing such fabulous work.

Mrs Foy?

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Hello year 4 and welcome to April  ???

Today is April fool’s day? Can you find out why?

I want to thank those of you who have been working hard through your paper work packs, as well as completing the online work that I have set.?

I would love to hear about what you are up to and the books that you are reading.? I finished Roald Dahl “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” today, which was lots of fun. There are lots of books you can read for free on Amazon kindle at the moment.

I am starting to keep a photo-diary, after my friend Mrs Thomason said that hers had brought her lots of pleasure. (Today, I took a photo of a beautiful daffodil in my garden.)☀

Be kind to your families… remember to treat others as you would like to be treated ?

From Mrs Foy

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope this message finds you all well.?

These are unusual times year 4, but we are creating history, so I’d love you to be writing a diary every few days…you never know one day it may be published for your grandchildren to read about !?

I will be posting some new and exciting activities on PurpleMash for you to keep your minds active.?‍??‍? There will also be maths set on MyMaths and Timetables Rockstars too!?‍??‍? (Remember to click ‘checkout’ in MyMaths and click ‘hand it in’ in PurpleMash.)

It also worth remembering that these activities can be written in your Homework books to work out the answers to the questions and show me your wonderful work?

I hope you’ve all planted your seeds and maybe are growing other things in your gardens with your families. ?

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Foy?

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