Welcome to Year 4
My name is Miss Holder and I will be teaching Year 4 this year. I have experience in teaching Years 2, 4 and 5. Having recently moved from the South to Leeds, I am excited to get to know the area and to be involved with all aspects of St Francis of Assisi life.
With an English degree from the University of Birmingham, I particularly enjoy reading with my class and getting stuck into an interesting text. My classroom will be an inclusive, respectful and exciting space.
My main hobby is Music – I play the flute, saxophone and clarinet! I am looking forward to getting to know you and each of the children in my class.
Welcome back to school, and into year 4. Term has begun and it has been great to meet you all and to get to know you through class discussions and group activities. I look forward to the year ahead. In Year 4, we have a positive and resilient approach to learning. We work hard to achieve our full potential and enjoy learning, sharing and helping each other to succeed. We welcome everyone, encourage all to love and care, and above all respect others.
‘Nothing is impossible with God’
Due to the current lockdown, we are following a whole school Remote Provision plan, which will be updated weekly:
Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 4. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.
A list of Recommended Reads from us is attached below:
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
In Year 4, we are using Google Classroom and a mixture of live lessons, recorded videos and online tasks for our remote learning provision. The children also have subscriptions to Timestable Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Reading Eggs.
If you have any questions, or need any usernames/passwords for your child, please contact me via the ‘Contact your Teacher’ tab.
Websites for Physical Education
https://energetic.education/resources (Story based movement adventures halfway down page)
A great resource for talking games at home – Let’s Get Talking Games
A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website
|www.classroomsecrets.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.|
|www.twinkl.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Covers the whole curriculum|
|www.phonicsplay.co.uk||Early Years -Yr2||Phonics games and activities|
|Early Years – Yr6||Various activities and video links to many subjects|
|www.spellingframe.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||Some free spelling games|
|www.primaryresources.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.teachingideas.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.topmarks.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games|
|www.crickweb.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Free online education resources and games|
|www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/||Yr1-Yr6||Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage|
|Yr1-Yr8||Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ||Early Years – Yr6||Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily|
|https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/||Early Years – Yr6||Free e-readers|
|https://corbettmathsprimary.com/||Yr1 – Yr6||Free maths resources|
|https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/||Early Years – Yr6||Lots of geography resources|
|https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html||Early Years – Yr6||Free downloadable home learning activities|
|http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/||Yr1-Yr6||Daily maths learning|
|https://www.mathswithmum.com||Yr1-Yr6||Maths videos to help with children’s learning|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw||Early years – Yr2||Phonics based video and dancing|
|https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/||0-5years||A government recommended website for Early Years|
|https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online||All the family||Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world|
|https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science||Yr1-Yr6||Science activity ideas|