Welcome to Year 4

Hello everyone!

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 Statement

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’

Miss Holder

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.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/g/great-books-guide-children-8-to-9-years/
 

A list of Recommended Reads from us is attached below:

Additional Recommended Reads for Year 4

 

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

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://imoves.com/
https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources
https://jasmineactive.com/news/home-learning-resources/

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk
www.tagtiv8.com/move-learn-home/
https://www.cosmickids.com/
https://www.questr.org/schoolclosure
https://www.gonoodle.com
https://energetic.education/resources    (Story based movement adventures halfway down page)

Useful Websites

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

 

Website Age Range Content
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

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11

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

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

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

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