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Year 4 Mrs Millane

Parents Evening - Mrs Millane

Mrs Millane will be available on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th April between 4:30-6:30 PM. Please complete the form below with day(s)/time(s) you are available so that we can best place your appointment. Mrs Millane will then send an email back to you to confirm your appointment day and time.

Great to be back in the swing of things

It has been a challenging time, getting back into the swing of a learning day at school, but we have managed to do this! Thank you to all of you that have embraced their learning journey over the past few weeks and I do hope this continues in 'Summer Term 5'.

   

If you do wish to contact me, during school hours, my email address is below as always.

Take care! 

tracy.millane@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

 

 

Good morning All, 

 

Thank you for your understanding, not an ideal end to the term!

 

Please find below, work for today and tomorrow. As I am sure you can appreciate, we were unable to print the work for the children, at such short notice. If you do not have a printer, please do not worry, just open the documents and write on paper, to return when we come back. I will be going on TEAMs between 12 and 2 tomorrow, just in case you wish to ask me any questions. Alternatively, you could email me.

 

Final note - I do wish you all a super break, your children have worked extremely hard this term and I am very proud of their maturity, during this challenging time!

 

Take care and keep safe! 

 

Mrs Millane  

We all had a fabulous day in Science, experimenting with circuits, lightbulbs and switches. Take a look at how we got on!

Take the Norman Quiz/ Complete the Word Search, created by Jacob

Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 22nd February

On Line Learning  Platforms 

Just for FUN!
Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 8th February 
Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 1st February
Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 25th January

Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 18th January

 

Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 11th January 
Lockdown Learning  Sessions Week Commencing 1st March.

Posted 25.1.21

Check out the 'Virtual School Library' on our learning platform.

Young Writers -Competitions

Posted: 14.1.21

Thought I would share  - Started on Monday 11 January, CBBC broadcast three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday. They will include BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other much-loved shows with an educational twist, such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and more. You can also get stuck in with collections of educational resources hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC, including collections for other subjects such as Science, History and Geography. Our best Primary content is organised by topic or theme to make it easy for you to find.

 

TV - programming for primary school pupils will be on CBBC between 09:00 and 12.00 every weekday. Includes lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning, whilst having FUN! 

 

I have included the link below.

 

 

Mindfulness/ Wellbeing

Mindfulness for children is more critical than ever; it can help to ease anxiety, stave off tantrums, improve concentration and sleep. Mindfulness is about being in the present, but also teaches children to access their emotions - the good, the bad, the ugly - to calm themselves or switch their perspective from a negative to a positive one. 

 

Embrace a bit of unschooling  - check out our 'Mindfulness/ Wellbeing' page, we hope this helps in some way! You can find this under the 'Additional - On Line Platform' section, where we will post  videos, activities, stories and exercises on a regular basis, so make sure you check it out ! 

 

Take care, stay safe x

Posted 14.1.21

Check out the 'Arts and Crafts' on our platform and brush up on your drawing skills! I hope you enjoy! I will update on a regular basis. 

Posted: 10.1.21

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Check out the stories on the 'Story Time', platform. Only if you want a giggle! 

It was so lovely to see you all on Monday and we were thankful that we managed to spend some time with you all, before this new lockdown. These are difficult times, and we want you to know that we are here for you……..we can do this! The good news is that we will get to see each other on TEAMs. Hoorah!…..I hear you shout. So now we will look forward to seeing you every day on TEAMS instead! On Teams, we will be able to talk about the work that you have done and introduce new work to you. 

Please look at the Grouping below to see which session you are required to attend. Online learning will take place between 12pm until 2pm each day.

We do realise the challenges that some of you may have experienced in the past logging on to TEAMs, so please do not hesitate in contacting me, via email. There is also a link on the school's web page, explaining how to access. Remember, your log  in, for example, joe.bloggs@Hawthorn-tree.linc.sch.uk  and your password is the initials in your name and the year you were born.  So jb2011 or jb2012.

 

Each day the work you need to complete will be put on our class page on the Hawthorn Tree Website. This work will be the same as what is in the pack. If you check the webpage daily, you will know what you need to do each day.

 

Please take care and stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in our meetings soon.

Mrs Millane, Mrs Scullion, Mrs Rogers and Mrs Avison.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Maths LIVE Task

For today's online session you will need the worksheet provided (which you will find in your pack or alternatively, on our class page), paper/a notebook and something to write with. We will be covering 'Multiplication and division, which I know you will all be FABULOUS at!

English INDEPENDENT Task

Read the poem, 'Lions in the garden'. Underline the key words and circle words you do not understand. We will discuss this and answer questions the following live lesson.   

RE INDEPENDENT Task

Thursday 7th January 2021

English LIVE Task

For today's online session you will need the worksheet ' Lions in the garden', from the previous day, and the question sheet for us to go through together. 

Maths INDEPENDENT Task

Reasoning and Problem solving - supporting understanding from previous lesson.

Science INDEPENDENT Task

Friday 8th January 2021

Maths LIVE Task

For today's online session you will need the worksheet provided (which you will find in your pack or alternatively, on our class page), paper/a notebook and something to write with. We will be covering 'Multiplication and division, which I know you will all be FABULOUS at!

English INDEPENDENT Task

Complete the thesaurus and match the sentence activities, from the questions 'Lions in the garden.

Art INDEPENDENT Task

I would like to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a jolly New Year! You have worked extremely hard this year, under challenging circumstances, you should be very proud! Take care and keep safe.....Mrs Millane and Mrs Avison.

Roll up, Roll up.......

Every weekday at 5pm until the end of term (18 December), YST are running a 30-minute online club for all children and young people to do some sport, develop skills and, most importantly, have fun!

 

 

The different daily themes are below:

  • Adventure Monday – This might involve getting children to do floor, wall climbing and map reading all within their living room
  • Tuesday Play – Imaginative play utilising resources in the house to create games and activities to get active
  • Wild Wednesday – Some high tempo competitive activities involving personal challenges
  • Thinking Thursday – Introducing cognitive challenges for children through movement. Active noughts and crosses and introducing an element of competition – whether that be against themselves, the clock, their siblings or remotely with friends
  • Fun Friday – A chance for children to let loose and have some fun. Dancing and doing what makes them feel good.

A huge thank you to all that joined our Fabulous Fox meeting.........I thoroughly enjoyed it. Any questions, please drop me an email!!!

Good afternoon All,

 

We hope you are well and ready for learning? We're sorry to say that owing to the current situation, we have had to resort to remote learning again. For the time being we will be using our class-pages to post work and activities for you to access. (please take a few minutes to explore what's here) . 

 

I will be posting work for each day on our class page, to hopefully make it easier for you. Either complete on paper or ideally, use the blue homework book, that was given out on Friday. If you could please encourage your child to ensure they keep up with their reading, practicing their timetables on TTRockstars and handwriting skills, this will be a huge benefit on our return.   

 

If you or your child do have any questions, concerns or just want to let me know how you are getting on, maybe send in photo's/ video's of your work, please do not hesitate in contacting myself. It is always nice to hear from the children! 

 

Please take care and  look after each other.

 

Mrs Millane & Mrs Avison

 

 

 

 

 

Zackery has been using his words from spellings to write his own sentences, gaining a super understanding of negative numbers and underlining key words to support his comprehension. Keep up the good work! .

Super work Ollie, using your editing skills, very challenging!!

Well done Charlie, some great sentences.......keep it up!!

Zackery deserves a well-earned break, he has worked super hard! Reading comprehension, writing and maths!

Leo has been working extremely hard, problem solving and reasoning, always a challenging task. Well done and well presented!

Zackery has been working super hard .........very impressive! It was wonderful to hear from you. Keep up the good work!

Even Zackery's griffin has been getting involved with his home school learning!

Isla has been working hard, understanding prepositions and presenting her work beautifully! Very proud!!

For today's learning in English, the children had to watch a short film 'Soar' to complete the activity. Jacob was so inspired by the film, he decided to make his own plane from Lego! How amazing......well done Jacob!

We have confirmation Fabulous Foxes.............you all worked as a team, I am proud of you all! We will celebrate with a film and popcorn when we are back.

E-Safety

Good afternoon children, I do hope you are keeping well. Working from home is likely to mean more time spent on computers, tablets and the internet. Therefore it is incredibly important to ensure you are being safe whilst you are online. Please take some time to look at, and complete, the slides and activities below to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay safe!

Learning Support

As I'm sure you are aware some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.

 

Reading

It is essential that children continue to read during this time. Click on the link below from Oxford Owl for a selection of eBooks that are available for free if you sign up to the site. It is a fantastic resource with an excellent selection of books. I hope you find it useful.

Boston Library online.

From the following website you can access ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines for free. All you need is to be a member of the library (which is free to join) and a pin number which is available from the library. This is a fantastic resource and one I use regularly myself. Click on the link below.

Music - A message from Mrs Cooper

Over the next couple of weeks can you…

  • Watch the video clip I have sent you and do the warm-up?
  • Say the rhyme on the video clip?
  • Complete djembe drumming lesson 1 with Dave?
  • Listen to Pachelbel’s Canon and complete challenge 8? You will have to ask a grown up to register you for an account, but it is free and fun!

 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Mrs Cooper.

Monday 12th October's Learning

If you cannot access the video link, I have attached the power-point   

 

Good morning Fabulous Foxes, let's get started....thinking caps on....try your best!! 
Maths

Spellings

 

I would like you to ask someone at home to test you on your spellings that you have been learning over the past week. Good luck!  

Your new spellings for you to learn this week.

Reading comprehension

Reading Comprehension - read both parts, ask an adult to listen to you read. Can you explain to an adult what has happened in the text, in your own words? More activities based on this text will follow during the week!

Tuesday 13th October's Learning

If you cannot access the video link, I have attached the power-point   

Maths
Grammar 
Click on the link below (BBC Bitesize - What is a preposition?) Watch the video to support your understanding. There is an online activity and quiz. I will attach a worksheet for you to complete.  

Reading comprehension

There are two tasks to complete.

 

Spellings

I have attached week 6 spellings for those working from the 'Purple' book, as I had posted the previous week, which you had completed already. Happy spellings!!  

Wednesday 14th October's Learning

If you cannot access the video link, I have attached the power-point   

Maths

English 

For our English activity today, I would like you to watch the short film of 'Soar'  and complete the activity provided. Remember to watch the film more than once so that you understand the message that the film maker wanted to tell you. I will post a different activity relating to the film. Enjoy! 

 

The story begins with a young girl called Mara. A thirteen-year-old who dreams of one day becoming an airplane designer. But every day, she test flies her model airplanes in the fields behind her house and every day, they crash.  Perhaps the saying if at first you don't succeed try and try again is her motto!

Soar

Reading comprehension

There are two tasks to complete.

 

Thursday 15th October's Learning

If you cannot access the video link, I have attached the power-point   

Maths

Extension: Take the maths challenge..........if you dare! Let me know how you get on. Use RUCSAC to help you.

English 

 

Soar

Reading comprehension

 

Virtual World - Comprehension Questions 1 to 5

Science

In this lesson we will be looking at how to group animals according to their characteristics. Animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. Don't worry, if click on the link below it will take you to the BBC Bitesize lesson, this will provide you with a video to watch, quiz to take and game to play. Enjoy!

Friday 16th October's Learning

If you cannot access the video link, I have attached the power-point   

Maths

Extension: Take the maths challenge..........if you dare! Let me know how you get on. Use RUCSAC to help you.

English 

 

Soar

Reading comprehension

 

Virtual World - Comprehension Questions 6 to 10

Time to relax, it has been a busy week ......sit back and listen!

Monday 19th October's Learning

 

Maths

Extension: Take the Fox challenge..........if you dare! Let me know how you get on. Use RUCSAC to help you.

Spellings

I would like you to ask someone at home to test you on your spellings that you have been learning over the past week. Good luck!  

 

I have attached your new spellings, some are quite challenging, just try your hardest. I have also provided an activity for both groups (purple and red book groups). 

Your new spellings for you to learn this week.

Red book group
Purple book group 

Reading comprehension

Ask an adult to listen to you read. Can you explain to an adult what has happened in the text, in your own words? More activities based on this text will follow during the week!

Scare at Shadow Fair - using a ruler, underline the key information.

Tuesday 20th October's Learning
Maths

Extension: Take the Fox challenge..........if you dare! Let me know how you get on. Use RUCSAC to help you.

Grammar 

Recap on Time conjunctions

Reading comprehension

There are two tasks to complete

Wednesday 21st October's Learning
Maths

Extension: Take the Fox challenge..........if you dare! Let me know how you get on. Use RUCSAC to help you.

English  - Research project - Murphy

 

I would like to introduce you all, to the new addition to the Millane family......... Meet Murphy!

Foxes, I am in need of your help! 

 

Having Murphy is a huge responsibility. There's a lot to consider, including feeding, walking, training, vaccinations, sleeping and most importantly feeling safe and cared for. I would like you to research facts on 'How to look after a puppy', and use the information to write a leaflet to help me raise a happy Murphy!   

 

Your information can be organised under several sub-headings, for example:

 

How to toilet train a puppy,

How often and what should you feed a puppy,

When and where should a puppy sleep,

Vaccinations,

How to groom a puppy,

Toys to buy

Equipment needed,

 

There are several examples above, or you may wish to come up with your own. You can present this on the 'Leaflet writing frame' I have provided, I have put two to choose from. I have also included links and resources for support.  If you wish to include pictures, photos, instructions or general rhetorical questions (Did you know?), please do, anything to help me.

 

Take your time over this and enjoy. I will collect them on our return and look forward to reading them. I hope you are excited to do this project as much as I am!! 

 

If you wish to ask me questions or want to share what you have found so far, please email!

 

Thank you

 

Mrs Millane & Murphy      

 

 

Leaflet writing frames

Resources for support
Fun activities 

Reading comprehension

There are two tasks to complete 

Thursday 22nd October's Learning
Maths 

Extension: Take the Fox challenge..........if you dare! Let me know how you get on. Use RUCSAC to help you.

English - - Research project - Murphy
Reading comprehension
Just for fun......over the holidays 
P.E

It is important to keep your mind AND bodies active whilst learning from home. Use the activities below to keep moving....

Exercise Board Game

Tower Climb Challenge - Which Tower can you climb?!

In this lesson you are going to be climbing some of most iconic and tallest buildings in the world. 

You will be taking part in a circuit of different activities/exercises. You will have 1 minute on each station. It would be great to see how you get on - remember, you can email me with pictures, work or just to say 'Hello'!  Good luck!

I just wanted to share some quotes from this beautiful book! I do hope you enjoy them, share and discuss.....

Welcome Fabulous Foxes

Welcome, welcome, welcome….

 

We hope you have all kept safe and enjoyed your time spent with loved ones and now ready for an exciting new school year, full of learning and discoveries. It is a pleasure to have your child in our class!

 

To kick off, here are some reminders, to help you understand our homework requirements and other important information, which will enable us to make this a very positive and rewarding year.

 

Spellings – your child will bring home a folder with their new spellings. This will need to be completed and returned every Monday.

P.E - this will take place on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon (both outdoor, weather permitted). Please could you ensure your child has the correct kit, which will be sent home weekly? For safety reasons, if children have pierced ears, please can they bring tape to cover if unable to take out?

Maths – homework will be given out every Monday, to be returned completed on the following Friday. Just a reminder about TTRockstars, each child has their own password to access this at home. Please let me know if you need it again.  

Reading – reading at home, as well as school, is a fantastic way of supporting your child’s learning. Discussing books and providing meaningful reading opportunities outside the classroom can foster a lifelong love of reading. Your child’s reading book and records must only be brought in on a Friday, and will be changed for the following week (for Monday). We value any comments made by parents/ guardians in relation to their reading.

 

We feel that open lines of communication between the parent/guardian, child and teacher are the key components to promoting an educational climate which is conducive to learning. We are looking forward to working with you and your child. Due to Covid restrictions we will not be holding face to face discussions with parents, however, please feel free to contact us at any time, via email or telephone, if there is a question or situation you would like to discuss.

 

You will receive additional communication on our class page throughout the school year…..so please visit frequently!

 

Thank you

 

Mrs. Millane and Mrs. Avison

Could you please provide your child with an additional bottle of water, to drink during the day, due to our water fountains not being used.

 

Individual and sibling photographs

Friday 2nd October 2020

 

Homework Timetable:

Spellings - given out on a Monday and returned the following Monday.

Reading - books to be returned every Friday to be given out the following Monday. 

Maths  - given out on a Monday and returned on Friday. 

TTRockstars - as often as possible (at least twice a week).

 

Thankyou 

English - We recognise the importance of learning how to properly use a dictionary, to attain the proper spelling and accurate definitions of words. Take a look at some of the definitions we found! Challenging.....but fun!!

Reading Information for Parents

 

Your child's reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in the school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their 'reading' constantly across all subjects too.

Parents can support this 'reading journey' through regular reading at home. Reading to and with your child every evening for at least ten minutes can make a dramatic difference to a child's achievement within school. A report from the Oxford University Press highlighted the importance of parents reading with their children. 'Children who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age'.

 

The report also offers six tips for reading with your child at home, including:

1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day

2. Choose different types of books

3. Take turns to read

4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions

5. Pay attention to the language

6. Enjoy reading

 

In order to support parents, we have created bookmarks with questions to ask your child when reading. These are found in your child's reading records.

Autumn Curriculum Overview

Take a look.......learn whilst having fun

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