Brancaster


You can contact Mrs Emery by emailing her on – c.emery@gf.kwestacademy.com

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term 

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1

Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Autumn 1

 

Mrs Emery


I have been teaching at Greyfriars since 2009 and I am also one of the school’s Assistant Head Teachers. I currently teach year 4’s and oversee our school’s curriculum. I run our school’s running club ‘The Greyfriars Greyhounds’ and our school choir. In Brancaster class we enjoy our learning and always strive to do our very best in everything we do. Outside of school I enjoy running and spending time with my family!

 
 
 
c.emery@gf.kwestacademy.com

Brancaster Class ~ The Week Ahead! 21/09/20

Posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Good morning and welcome to a brand new week.

This week in Brancaster Class, we will be learning:

Maths

In maths this week we will be working on lessons 4,5,6 and 7 in year 4 unit 1. Here is a link to the textbook to help you with these lessons – https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4

In our lessons this week we will continue to explore numbers up to and beyond 1000. Here are some links to lessons to help your understanding.

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-10-100-or-1000-more-than-a-given-number-cmu62c

Here’s a great page on the Oxford Owl website, this will parents and carers support their children at home.

Number & place value in Year 4 (age 8–9)

Spellings

This week we will be exploring the wonderful world of the ‘prefix’.  We will recap some spelling patterns from year 3 and then explore the ‘in’ prefix. Here are our spelling words for this week.

Take a look at these video lessons to help you to understand what a prefix is and their meanings.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/prefixes-un-dis-mis-in-il-im-ir-re-sub-inter-super-anti-auto-bi-trans-tele-circu

English

In English this week we will be writing our own recount texts. We will be using a boxing up grid to plan our recount. Use this grid to help you with your plan –

 

Science

This week we continue to explore forces. We will be learning about friction and how this can effect the speed of a moving object. We will be setting up an investigation to see how different surfaces effect the speed of a toy car.

Learn about friction here –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs

 

Topic

This week we will be reminding ourselves of the 4 different countries that make up the United Kingdom. Watch this short video lesson to remind you – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1–ks2-the-united-kingdom/zhtgrj6

We will then be learning about the counties in the U.K – we will be asking, what is a county? and which county do we live in?

Listen to this fab song to learn the different names of the counties – how many can you remember?

 

Brancaster Class – Weekly Blog

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2020

Once again, it’s been a busy week in Brancaster Class.

In maths this week we have been reminding ourselves how to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. If you would like to practise this at home then please go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

 

In English, we had a go at writing our own recount text and we then started to learn our new text my_summer_holiday Recount model text

In topic we have started to explore the United Kingdom. We have used the atlases to locate places in the United Kingdom. Here’s a great lesson on the National Oak Academy website which tells us all about the UK. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-united-kingdom-71k32c  

Let me know if you gave it a go!

We have also been practising mindfulness this week with breathing and some meditation. We have also completed our first Zen drawing, Zentangles! They are amazing!

Here’s the video we used to teach us.

This activity is also helping us with our concentration and focus skills!

I know that talking to me at the beginning or the end of the school day is tricky at the moment, so please remember you can email me on c.emery@gf.kwestacademy.com 

Make sure you check out the website on Monday morning to see what we will be learning next week.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Emery

 

 

Week Beginning 14th September 2020 ~ Brancaster Class

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

This week is a busy one for us here in Brancaster Class.

In maths we will be looking at place value, reading and writing 3 and 4 digit numbers. We will also be rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000.

Here are some lessons on the Oak Academy Site which will help you with these topics.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/reasoning-with-4-digit-numbers-ffd2

 

In English this week we are exploring the /aw/ spelt augh or au

 

Here is our spelling list for this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also exploring recount texts – what this video to help you to understand how to write a recount.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/zgfhcj6

Here is our new model text. Can you practise and learn the text at home?

my_summer_holiday Recount model text

In science we are beginning to explore forces and magnets.

Take a look at this great introduction to forces, there are some activities for you to try too!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-forces-6dh3ec

In topic this week we will be refreshing our memory about the United Kingdom.

Watch this video to recap our knowledge about the United Kingdom

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-united-kingdom-71k32c?from_query=united+kingdom

Have fun and enjoy your learning.

 

 

A Soaring Start for Brancaster Bubble

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2020

Brancaster Bubble have had an amazing first week back and a brilliant start to the new term. I am super proud of all the children as they have come back to school with amazing attitudes and have quickly leaned our new rules. We are learning how to work together and to keep each other safe.

Thank you also to all our parents and carers who have been patient and helpful when dropping off and collecting the children.

This week we have spent lots of our time getting to know each other and our new rules. We have talked about worries and strategies we can use if we are worried about anything. Our bubble (with Mrs Moulton’s help) created this amazing display!

We have also spent some time talking about recognising emotions, both in ourselves and in others’. We are learning to become emotionally intelligent! We played some games to see if we could guess how people were feeling then we made emotion faces out of clay.

 

Challenge…

I have set the children a challenge to see if they can learn the sign language to this song! Good luck!

We have also been practising mindfulness and learning how to be a good listener. Give this a try at home.

 

Next week we will make a start on our maths, english, science, topic, music, computing and PE lessons.

In English we will be learning about recount texts. Make sure you check our blog on Monday and I will share our new text as well as our class spellings.

Our PE day will be a Thursday so make sure you come to school dressed and ready for PE.

Our topic will also start this week where we will be exploring the United Kingdom. Keep checking our website for updates!

Have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you all on Monday!

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