Hello Year 4 :)
Well, we're nearly at the end of the summer term - what a strange year it's been!
Thank you to everyone that has sent emails and pieces of work to us, it's lovely to be able to keep in touch with you.
All the staff are busy getting ready to welcome you back on the 22nd for transition day. Mrs Roberts, Miss Ferrier and I can't wait to see you.
The government has now said that everyone will be back together at school in September, which is such amazing news.
Your friends in the Year 4 key worker bubble have been working hard and are missing you very much. They've got really good at football rounders and can't wait to challenge you to a game.
Have fun with the 'free write' task this week and carry on enjoying your zoom lessons.
Take care, be safe,
Virtual hugs, Mrs Harman and Mrs Harris
We want to wish a very happy birthday to everybody who has celebrated their birthdays during lockdown! We hope you enjoyed yourselves despite being locked inside the house.
Well done! We have all completed our first week of Summer 2. We hope you have enjoyed this week's home learning. We also hope you will be joining Mrs Thurley-Ratcliff for the Year 4 Zoom learning next week. We are sorry we can't do it ourselves but we can reply to emails, I even received a letter through the post today which was lovely (although we aren't able to reply via post)!!
All is going well in school and it is really nice to be able to wave across the playground to the Year 4s and other children in separate bubbles.
We have uploaded the learning for week 2 and the next instalments of our stories, we hope you enjoy them. We also have an extra job for you to do...
Mrs Andrews has decided to retire after over 20 years working at Westover. She has actually left already, however, we would still like to make her a card to say thank you for all her hard work. You were all lucky enough to work with her on a regular basis this year so we are hoping that you would all consider writing her a card with a little message to say thank you and goodbye. It would be great if you could post them into school some time over the next 2 weeks so we can put together a little gift and take it to her, therefore could we have all cards by Friday 19th please. I am sure you will join us in sending her your best wishes.
We hope you are all well and working hard as always.
Much love, Mrs Harman and Mrs Harris :)
Welcome to the second half term of Summer! We hope you had a lovely half term holiday and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine. Both me and Mrs Harris are in school from now on teaching small groups of children, that doesn't mean we have forgotten you!!! Please keep emailing us, you could even write us little notes and send them into school. Keep working hard and look out for more messages from us and possibly the odd video or two ;)
We miss you.
From your teachers xx
Well Year 4, here we are...the end of another half term. We have missed you so much, school is very strange without all your lovely faces.
It was really great to talk to you and your parents the other week and hear about all the good work you've been up to. Please don't give up, we know this is very weird but you will be back in school one day and the more work you do now, the easier you will find things as you move into Year 5. We try to put lots of different things on the website so it's like a pick 'n' mix...find something you fancy but most importantly: keep reading and doing those timestables!!
That being said, it's the holidays after today so why not try that Joy of Moving Festival this afternoon and then enjoy a nice week relaxing in this gorgeous weather.
You have permission not to do any work for the entire week!!! :)
Look out the the next instalment of our reading books.
From Mrs Harris and Mrs Harman :)
It's week 5 already. This half term is passing so quickly and before you know it you'll be in your last half term as a Year 4 pupil and getting ready for upper KS2! Exciting times ahead.
Mrs Harman and I are loving receiving emails and pictures of the fantastic work you have been doing. Don't forget you can find your Year 4 email addresses below!
We're still waiting to hear reports from you about the books you have been reading.
Remember, this doesn't need to be formal - just write us a nice chatty email - it really does make us smile .
Your writing this week is based around a lovely short film called, 'Treasure' and there are also SPAG tasks for you to complete. Don't forget to check out the maths page for your weekly work!
It sounds as though next week is going to bring some beautiful sunny weather - have fun - get out those paddling pools and don't forget to slip, slap, slop that sun tan lotion on.
Have a fabulous week everyone
Your Teachers x
Here is a little french home learning to keep you up to speed and make Mrs Stacey proud.
Parents, we have now managed to phone everyone.
If we haven't spoken to you directly you should have received a voicemail.
We are keen to keep in touch with every child to ensure they are happy and accessing the work ok. If there is anything we can do to further support them (and you) please do let us know by emailing us or phoning the school directly.
We both hope you are all well and, most importantly, remaining as positive as possible during this time.
Mrs Harris and Mrs Harman :)
Your teachers have been loving receiving emails from some of you. Remember, we would really like you all to email us with news of the book you are currently reading, or even one you have read since lock down started. It can be in the form of a book review; what was the book about? Who were the main characters? Would you recommend the book for a particular age group? Maybe you didn't like the ending? Or you could just send us a nice chatty email, telling us how you are and what you have enjoyed reading recently. Basically, your teachers miss you very much and would love to hear from more of you!
Don't forget to check out this weeks writing and maths tasks.
Have a great week everyone!
Mrs Harris and Mrs Harman
The Portsmouth Music Hub have some fantastic resources on their website that can be accessed by everyone! Just follow this link: portsmouthmusichub.org
Then click on 'click here to access'.
Select 'All Schools', which will take you to the Music@home page.
Have fun and get musical everyone!
BBC TEN PIECES
The BBC have a fantastic musical resource available called BBC TEN pieces - so called, because it all began with just ten pieces of beautiful music, recorded and made fun for children. Well, since then the ten pieces have now grown into an amazing 40 pieces and each one of them is available for you to watch online. Go on Year 4, give it a try and broaden your musical knowledge by listening to everything from the Doctor Who theme tune, to Beethoven's 5th Symphony - enjoy !
You can now contact us for some support whilst learning from home. If you're particularly proud of a piece of work you could send it to us, or if you're not quite sure how to complete one of the tasks, we are more than happy to help you.
Our email addresses are...
We will be answering emails between 10-11 each day and would love to hear from you.
We look forward to receiving our first emails.
Mrs Harris and Mrs Harman :)
Well done to those of you who took part in the Easter Celebration assembly!
We are super proud of you!
From Mrs Harris and Mrs Harman xx 🐣
Well it's the Easter Holiday! We made it!!
We hope you have a very lovely 2 weeks and don't eat too many chocolate eggs!!
We have a selection of activities for you to try over the 2 weeks. There is no set amount to complete, just have fun and enjoy!!
From Mrs Harris and Mrs Harman
Happy Friday Year 4!
I hope you are all happy and safe and making the most of your time at home with your family. Like Mrs Harris said, I hope you aren't spending ALL day on your Xboxes and Playstations!!!
I also hope you are enjoying your home learning, we have seen some fantastic photos of your work. Remember, we are expecting you to complete the daily tasks and make your way through the writing and topic tasks as you have time.
Over Easter, we won't be setting you homework but instead you'll have some Easter challenges and activities to have a go at, I will post these later. Have fun!
I have been enjoying laying in a little bit, completing Joe Wicks everyday and learning a new dance with Oti Mabuse. Ria and Amy have been working hard on their home learning while I've worked and cleaned my house!!! Everyday, we have gone for a walk to exercise and get some fresh air. We've also tried a bit of baking and done some colouring (rainbows and sunshines for our windows to support the NHS).
Don't forget to complete the virtual assembly today and send your videos in to Miss Stacey. You could appear on our school assembly video!!
We hope you have a very lovely, relaxing Easter holiday. Don't eat too much chocolate!!!
We miss you very much and are looking forward to seeing you when we are back in school.
Keep safe, be kind to your families and relax.
Much love, from Mrs Harman
Letter to Squid class from Mrs Harris
Hi everyone - I'm sure you're all being perfectly behaved and super helpful around the house . (Of course you are ).
Hopefully, you've been getting out for some exercise in the gorgeous sunshine and haven't been spending too long on your Play Stations/X boxes all week lol!! It's going to be colder this week, so make sure you wrap up warm and get walking.
I've been going out for a walk every day and spending time with Bruiser the cat - I think he's getting a bit fed up with me talking to him, as he keeps giving me his disappointed face, then puts himself upstairs to sleep.
I'm keeping in contact with my family by face time and we also have a Whats App page where we keep each other laughing.
Mrs Harman and I hope your enjoying the work we're putting on the website for you. Please remember - we don't expect you to be working all day, the work is there to keep you busy and engaged, but we completely understand that your mums and dads are very busy people and not always able to work with you. A little every day is perfect .
Remember to keep reading - it's so important and something you can definitely do on your own.
Don't forget to have a look at the other year groups home working pages, you can use anything from any year group that you find interesting. Maybe some of you might want to give yourself a challenge and see what year 6 are up to .
I miss you all very much - be good please and make me proud.
Mrs Harris x
Hi Year 4 - week 2 is poetry week!
This week we would like you to use your imaginations to create some fantastic pieces of poetry. We have attached some interesting images to start you off and given you a reminder of the poetry writing process. Mrs Harman and I are absolutely certain you'll remember the steps once you get started.
Start with the haunted house image and follow the steps to produce a descriptive piece of published poetry.
When you have finished, you can choose one of the other images we have included, or perhaps you could find an image of your own. Get creative Year 4...
The Marvellous Maya - History project.
Year 4, we have an exciting new project for you. Start by reading the E-book about the Maya - you will find this on the Twinkl website. Then, complete one section at a time, doing each of the tasks as you go.
There are so many different things for you to learn in this topic, make sure you use the powerpoint presentations to guide you along the way.
Be creative with how you put your history project together. You could try writing and drawing a storyboard explaining the Maya creation story. Design and make a Maya mask. Maybe even try out some of the Maya's favourite recipes. Ask a parent's permission to do some research of your own using google.
This isn't a quick project Year 4 - if done properly this should take you 3-4 weeks to complete. Let's see what you can do!
We hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine and getting out and about for your daily exercise. We have 2 websites for you today that are packed with fun activities and games, whilst helping you to explore your key skills.
BBC Bitesize is full of all the topics we learn at school. You can even brush up on your french to make Mrs Stacey smile:).
The Maths Factor is a wonderful numeracy site for you to explore. This site normally has a monthly fee, but your parents can sign up for free at the moment - grab a parent and get learning!
If you've been out for a walk this weekend, you may have seen pictures of rainbows popping up in the windows of houses you've passed. Children all over the world are being encouraged to draw, paint and use collage to create the most beautiful rainbow art work possible and then display it in the front windows of their house, as a sign of hope and unity. It was lovely seeing these when I went out to get some exercise at the weekend and they definitely brought a smile to my face. So Year 4 - let's get creative! Get out your colouring pencils and paints and see what you can come up with.