Home Learning - January 2021
As you are aware Benyon Primary School will be closed to all but critical worker children, and so the majority of children will not return to school on Tuesday 5th January 2021, but instead participate in online learning as directed by the Government.
Staff have been busy in school preparing for live lessons that will begin on Tuesday 5th January, alongside other home learning, using the platforms that the children are familiar with (Logins for these can be found in your children’s reading record book). The children will have access to three live lessons a day which have been timetabled for different year groups, so that siblings will not need to access lessons at the same time. Registers will be completed at each of these live lessons, so it is important that your child logs on to Teams at the specified time.
There will be tasks set on Teams via Assignments that your child will be able to complete electronically or print and photograph to upload. Additional tasks will be set on Purple Mash, Reading Pro, Spelling Shed and other platforms appropriate to your child’s age. The completion of all activities set will be monitored, and we are hoping for high levels of engagement, so that your child can pick up their learning quickly on returning to school.
Please use the online chat facility to make the class teacher aware of any difficulties you have with accessing any of the live lessons, or online learning tasks, so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.
Don’t forget that we also communicate through Twitter @BenyonPS and @BenyonPE. We will also be using this App to set additional challenges for the children, so don’t forget to sign up and follow us.
Also download the MyHappymind App which has some useful activities to support your child’s wellbeing. Your child’s class teacher will be directing you to some of these.
January Home Learning Timetable
Welcome to Year 4
In Year Four at Benyon Primary School, we want to create the opportunity for all children to immerse themselves fully into Key Stage Two and the exciting challenges that it will bring.
After successfully transitioning into Key Stage Two, our pupils can now understand their role as independent learners within school. We reasonably expect them to master key skills such as: organisation, time management and to continue the commitment and motivation towards learning and developing as children.
Teaching and learning in Year 4 does not stand still. We are constantly striving to excite, challenge and motivate all pupils. Whilst designing our rich and challenging curriculum, we deliver a range of lessons that engage all pupils and adopt different styles of learning giving the opportunity for practical, collaborative learning as well as stretching their reasoning skills.
As a school we celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not afraid to make mistakes. We also actively encourage and recognise that as parents/carers you will want to fully participate in your child’s progress and share in their achievements and work with us to get the best outcome for your child.
The content and rigour of our Year 4 curriculum raises expectations and inspires our pupils to achieve the absolute best they can. We aim for your child to mature emotionally and socially and feel confident but, above all, enjoy their time in Year 4.
Meet the Teacher
Please follow the link below, for a short video giving more information about what to expect in Year 4. This is in place of the usual 'Meet the Teacher' sessions that parents are usually invited in for during the autumn term.
From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, all state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.
The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4. More details will follow in due course.
Homework will be set on PurpleMash this year. Tasks will be set on a Friday with a deadline of the following Wednesday. You can expect to find a Reading task, a Mathematics task, weekly spellings and weekly times-tables.
Learn your times tables whilst having fun.
Weekly homework - Reading, Maths, GPS and Topic work.
Reading Pro (Scholastic)
Log into ReadingPro to access a range of reading and comprehension books and activities, which are set at your child's reading ability
This is an exciting spelling and maths resource for the children to explore and practice weekly spellings.
Visit Oak Academy's on-line classroom for a range of free virtual lessons.
For brilliant science based discussions, activities and experiments.