Brancaster


You can contact Miss Sayer by emailing her on – a.sayer@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 3-4 (Year A – Summer 2) Yearly Overview

Year 3-4 Summer Term 2 Home Learning Grid

Miss Sayer


I have been at Greyfriars since December 2019, when I moved to be closer to my family. I currently teach year 4 and have experience in a range of other year groups too. Children in the past say that I am a friendly, helpful and happy person and most importantly fun, which will reflect in my teaching practice in Brancaster class. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and visiting different zoos across the country.

Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

 

Do you want something for your children to do in the summer holidays? Look at this reading challenge organised by Norfolk Library Service. Keep your little busy all summer and sign up today!

Parent Flyer NCC 

Summer Reading Activities Challenge V4

Keep calm and keep reading!!

Brancaster the Brilliant!

Posted on Friday, June 11th, 2021

What a great first week we have had in Brancaster class! We have lots to look at and celebrate this week.

In English, we have been finishing our unit on instruction texts and wrote our hot tasks today.

In maths, we have continued to look at time and have even used our problem solving skills to help us with the questions.

In science, we have started a new unit and have been looking at plants focussing on the different parts of plants and what they are for.

We have been extremely busy in art. We have finished painting our clay pots from last week using natural colours that would only be available to the Greeks. Have a look at some of our creations:

We have been very imaginative in computing this week. We have been looking at silent movies and acting out different jobs without using our voices. Have a look at us in action:

A big well done to those who have completed Education City work. Well done to Alex, Borislav, Nichita, Hallie, Rinalds, Ollie and George.

The children who have gone over and above this week are:

Borislav – for working extremely hard and contributing in every lesson and completing his home learning.

Annie – for persevering in her learning and working hard with her peers.

Have a lovely weekend Brancaster and enjoy the weather too!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer

Brancaster News!

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2021

It was the last week of learning for Brancaster class before we all have a restful week off – how quickly time flies!

This week in English, we have been looking at instruction texts and writing our own about the rules in our class.

In maths, we have been looking at time and using our own clocks to show the time – even to the minute!

In science, we have been investigating what happens to shadows when the light moves further away from the object.

We have been thinking about our special person in PSHE, creating a collage showing what reminds us of them. Have a look at some of them:

In art, we have been creating Ancient Greek vases! Have a look at some of them:

 

A BIG BRANCASTER shout out to those who have completed Education City work! Well done to Borislav, Hallie, Ollie, Rinalds, George and Mohammad.

Our two children who have gone over and above this week are:

Freya – For being kind and helpful to those who need help.

Ruby – For contributing and focussing on her work in all of her lessons.

Hope you all have a lovely holiday and I will see you all in a week’s time!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer

Brancaster the Brilliant!

Posted on Friday, March 19th, 2021

Yet again, I am amazed with you all! We have had another big change in Brancaster and I am so pleased with how all of you have adapted to the new changes of learning and still have got on with it – a HUGE well done to you all!

To remind you all, we have been extremely busy lsearning this week. We have continued learning fractions in maths, begun to learn our new text ‘Local Boy Finds Wife’, continued looking at the digestive system in science, wrote our own fact file on a chosen dinosaur in topic and even designed your own sandwich packaging in DT!

Let’s have a look at some of your work over this week:

George

Hallie

Ollie

Aris

Borislav

Rylee

Rueben

Freya

Paulina

Mia

Taya

Teja

Nichita

Nichita Week 10 English Cold Task

Nichita Week 10 English Hot Task

Nichita Week 10 English Thursday

Nichita Week 10 Topic

Ronni

Angel

Education City

Well done for those who accessed Education City this week!

Over and Above

This week, the following got on the ‘Over and Above’ tree and will receive a certifate:

Ronni – for writing a lovely story for his hot task.

Rylee – for working extremely hard in all of his work and for writing a great story.

Borislav -for working hard in all of his lessons.

Taya – for trying her best and building confidence in her learning.

Ollie – for correcting work when feedback was given.

As mentioned earlier, I am extremely pleased with you all! I will see you again on Teams on Monday and then we will meet again in person on Tuesday! Don’t forget to bring your swimming kits for Tuesday too – we will all be swiming that day!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

Brancaster Isolation…

Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Hello Brancaster,

Unfortunately, we are unable to see each other for the next ten days, but don’t worry! We will still be able to see each other, have fun and do our learning through Teams and we are good at using Teams too!

Starting from tomorrow, you will be accessing our English and maths input lessons through Teams and then you get to do your work on it too using assignments. This means that you won’t have to worry about taking photos all the time and emailing them to me, it will already be there for me to see once you have completed your work on your assignment. I will help to do this tomorrow morning in a separate session – don’t worry!

Please follow this timetable for tomorrow. I will post the rest of the days this week in a separate post for you to follow:

9.00 – 9.15 – Teams meeting about assignments and how to use them

9.15 – 9.45 – Maths Teams Meeting – Unit 8 – Lesson 3: Subtracting Fractions

9.45 – 10.15 – Maths Work – Assignments

10.15 – 10.30 – Break

10.30 – 11.00 – English Teams Meeting – Hot Task

11.00 – 11.30 – Write your hot task – Assignments

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading Task – Assignments

12.00 – 1.00 – Lunch

1.00 – 2.00 – Education City

2.00 – 3.00 – Computing – Create an account on Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/ ) – this is free of charge. Experiment with your Sprite – like I showed you on Monday and add sounds and add movements to them.

If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to email me and I will reply as soon as possible.

We will meet again soon Brancaster!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer

Welcome Back Brancaster!

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021

What a busy first week that was for most of you! I am sure you are all tired but still enjoyed having you all back to school too!

We have been extremely busy with learning fractions in maths, writing short passages for our story ready for next week, learning about fossils in topic and even the digestive system in science. Can you remember some of the parts of the digestive system?

Education City

Well done for those who accessed Education City this week, even after a busy day at school!

Well done to Borislav who sent me over all of his Education City work for this week:

Over and Above

This week, the following got on the ‘Over and Above’ tree and will receive a certifate:

Alfie P – for trying his best and believing in himself

Mia – for showing confidence at new learning and giving it a go

Nichita – for looking carefully at the question and doing extremely well as a result

Angel – for being supportive to all those who are experience change and for showing great progress in maths

I am very pleased with how you have all settled down and got straight back into learning in school. Make sure you all have a good rest and I will see you on Monday!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

The Best of Brancaster

Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021

Hello Brancaster – it’s Friday! Another week gone, which means another week’s worth of celebrations! As always, I am so proud of what many of you have achieved. If you still haven’t sent me your work, please send it to my email: a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com

Here is a look at what has been going on in Brancaster bubble as well as in your own bubbles at home.

In Brancaster, we have been busy in a lot of our subjects. In English, we have been writing our own part of our innovated story “Clumsy Claire”:

We have also been working hard in science looking at allergies and how they can affect people’s bodies. Everyone received a certificate for their hard work!

Lastly, we made delicious sandwiches in DT. Have a look at some of the children making some:

At home, George has been busy with his work:

Ollie has been working very hard:

Lastly, here is Borislav’s work – he has been very busy this week!

Education City

I am impressed how keen you all are in completing your Education City tasks. Here is a list of those children who completed them all – well done!

Tackling Tables

A lot of you have been on Tackling Tables, which I am impressed with! My Tackling Tables star this week has to be Marcus! Well done Marcus!

Over and Above

Last, but definitely not least, I have some children who have gone over and above this week. As we are unable to have an assembly to celebrate this, I am going to give these children an ‘Over and Above’ certificate for their learning this week. I will email your parents your certificate if you are working at home so they can print them off for you.

The children who will receive a certificate this week are:

Borislav – For working extremely hard in all of his lessons.

Nichita – For helping others

Ronni – For contibuting in Teams lessons

George – For working hard at home.

Again, well done to every single one of you for  working so hard this week! Also, another big thank you to parents too – we appreciate the work you’re putting in to make this all happen!  We look forward to seeing you all again next week!

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

Brancaster Learning – 1/3/21

Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2021

Hello Brancaster!  I hope you all had a good week last week. I hope you have all had a good weekend and are ready to face week two. It was great to see so much work last week and to catch up with many of you on our Teams live lesson!

Please make sure that you work your way through the lessons and activities suggested, especially the English activities. Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. You should all have your maths books now either electronically or a hard copy to work through. I look forward to seeing your completed work. As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com.

Keep an eye on your emails for invites to the live lessons.

New activities on Education City can be found at: https://go.educationcity.com/

Remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

There is a new homework grid for this half-term:  Please try and complete one activity this week. Please email me your photos so we can celebrate together.

Suggested Timetable

8.45 – 9.00 – Times table or mental maths practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

10.00 – 10.15 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

10.15 – 10.30 – Practise this week’s spelling’s

10.30 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading comprehension or handwriting practise.

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects – you could look at topic or science or explore the National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard and don’t give up!

 

Monday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

Last week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 8 – Lesson 1: Tenths and Hundredths (Part 1)

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

centre   century

certain   recent

experience   sentence

notice   celebrate

ceremony   certificate

Dictionary Detective – use a dictionary to look up the definition of your words and record them.

Can you include these words in sentences, using your best handwriting, make sure your letter formation is correct when writing your spellings?

Grammar

Over the next two days, the grammar will be on Education City. We will be looking at using paragraphs.  First, you need to watch the learn screens before you can complete an activity/activity sheet. Then, please complete the activities afterwards.  For the activity, your aim is to get over 80% correct. Keep practising and see if you can get at least 80% of the questions correct. I will be looking out for those keen learners!

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be looking at our class text Lazy Joe Model Text and will be having a go at filling in the boxing up grid together. It will be helpful if you are able to print this before the lesson: Boxing up children’s; otherwise, make sure you have some paper, as well as a pencil.

Guided Reading

Continue the work from Friday.

 

Tuesday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 8 – Lesson 2: Tenths and Hundredths (Part 2)

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings.

Grammar

Continue the work from Monday.

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text and will be having a go at writing our own first paragraphs.

Before the lesson, you may want to have a look at this clip on how to develop a character description: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb3cvwx  

Scroll down and listen to an extract being read from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Listen carefully to the conversation between Matilda and Miss Trunchbull and think about what each character is like. Before or after our live lesson, you could have a go at activity 2.

Guided Reading

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose your fourth text (out of the possible five) and over the next two days, I want you to read that text and answer its questions too.

Parents – Answers are in the packs too!

Stage 4 Reading Packs – Stage 4 Pack a

 

Wednesday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 8 – Lesson 3: Equivalent Fractions (Part 1)

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

Grammar

Most of you should have completed your Education City tasks and are ready for the next task! For the rest of the week, I want you to complete the following sheets. Try to spread these worksheets over the three days so it is easier for you. Please complete the following worksheets on using paragraphs:

Paragraph Sentence Sorting

Paragraphs Test

Identifying Paragraphs Fiction Text

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text. On Tuesday, we were writing our first paragraphs, and today we will continue with sharing ideas and writing the next part of the story. We will think of some jobs that our character may do and how s/he could be paid. The focus for this lesson will be speech punctuation. Before we start the lesson, you may want to remind yourself of the rules and then you will be able to share them with the other children. Look at these clips to help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk and  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Guided Reading

Continue with Tuesday’s work.

 

Thursday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 8 – Lesson 4: Equivalent Fractions (Part 2)

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Alphabetical order – write your spellings in alphabetical order from A-Z, then from Z-A.

Grammar

Continue the work from Wednesday.

English

As it is World Book day, we thought it would be nice to share some stories together. Join us live at 10.35am. It would be nice if a few of you could share about your favourite story too.

Some other activities that you may want to do at home:

Log on to this BBC lesson about World Book day:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/world-book-day-live-lesson/zdcdf4j

Why not follow this interactive lesson on the author Roald Dahl: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/roald-dahl-day-lesson/zj8n2sg/

Can you design your own bookmark?

Write a review on your favourite book. Think about these questions:

Who was the main character?

What was the plot of the story?

Where was the story set?

Why did you enjoy it?

What could have been done better?

Would you recommend it to your best friend?

Can you draw an illustration of the front cover to go alongside your review?

Guided Reading

This week, you will be reading a range of different reports and stories from the pack below. I want you to choose your last text (out of the possible five) and over the next two days, I want you to read that text and answer its questions too.

Parents – Answers are in the packs too!

Stage 4 Reading Packs – Stage 4 Pack a

 

Friday

Maths

The input for this lesson is at 9:15 on Teams.

This week, I want most of you to be focussing on the Power Maths lessons on the Active Learn website. Here is the link to access it:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#:

You should all have your logins, which I have given to you over the couple of weeks. If you haven’t got it, please email me and I will be able to give it to you.

The lesson we will be focussing on today is:

Unit 8 – Lesson 5: Simplifying Fractions

If you would like a copy to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please email me and I will send you your child’s login details or feel free to come and collect a copy from the office – please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

Spellings

Look at Monday’s section for this week’s spellings.

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

Now ask an adult to test you on this week’s spellings and practice any you got wrong.

Grammar

Continue the work from Wednesday.

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.35 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text. On Wednesday, we were thinking about speech and today we will continue with sharing ideas and writing the next part of the story. A focus for this lesson will be on fronted adverbials.  Before we start the lesson, you may want to remind yourself what these are and think of some examples. Watch these clips:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/verbs-adverbs-and-fronted-adverbials-in-sports-journalism/zkpqxyc (first 4 minutes)

Guided Reading

Continue with the work from Thursday.

 

Science

What is an allergy? Discuss what may happen to a child if they have an allergy.

Watch the clip on allergies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnxzZXjbddk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/z9wk7p3

What happens if we eat food that is poisonous or going bad? Watch this clip that explains what happens when you are sick. The stomach pushes the bad food out as quickly as it can so that the body is not harmed by the food or poison.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG8z0cS0p9E

Discuss with the children that our bodies can be harmed if we don’t eat enough of some foods. E.g. scurvy = lack of vitamin C rickets = lack of vitamin D, lack of iron = anaemia, night blindness =lack of vitamin A.

Can you find out where these vitamins can be found? What foods should we eat to get enough of these vitamins?

Vitamin a, b, c, d and iron?

 

Topic

Can the children recall when the dinosaurs roamed the earth? What was this period called? Can the children recall the 3 different time periods?

Watch these links and then write a factual report about dinosaurs and when they lived on the earth.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/dinosaurs.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE&feature=emb_rel_end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE&feature=emb_rel_end

Can you produce a glossary of unknown words that you have come across while investigating dinosaurs?

Glossary

 

Computing

This week, we will be continuing using Scratch. Last week, you should have had a good experiment with using movement actions on your Sprite(s).

For this week, I would like you to watch this video clip on using sounds in Scratch. Watch the video below to help you:

https://pinnguaq.com/learn/scratch-basics-episode-2

Using this knowledge, can you add different sounds to your Sprite? As a challenge, you could include more than one Sprite in your creation making different sounds! Send me in some videos of your creations!

 

Music

Follow this Big Sing lesson, in preparation for a performance later in the year.

The next song is ‘Let Love Shine’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQ-V_UyJPU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2uB2q6hQrwzNKh-hgubgSqZtl9LoL7Id6RocJyKNhgSnJxbqo27t_am34

“The content of the videos is subject to copyright owned by The BIG Sing and as such may not be copied or shared with any other establishment without the express written permission of The BIG Sing.”

 

R.E.

We are looking at ‘Why Pesach (Passover) is important to Jewish people?’ Begin by watching the clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zn22382

Then complete an activity to retell the story of Pesach. Be as creative as you like. Some ideas are here: (Look in media for sheet: under RE Passover)

Don’t forget to email your teacher!

 

D.T.

Your task is to design a healthy sandwich. Think about last week’s lesson and think about the different breads you could use.  When you have designed your sandwich, you need to consider the fillings you will need and write a shopping list as you will need to get the ingredients together ready to make the sandwich next week. What ingredients will you need?  You will also need to think about how it will be packaged as the following weeks you will need to design and make the packaging for your sandwich.

Complete the designing a sandwich sheet below.

Designing a sandwich

 

P.E

Make sure you get some fresh air! Why not go for a long walk or go on a short walk daily and time yourself each day can you get quicker on the walk? If you don’t want to walk, why not ride your bike or scooter, or have a go at these activities:

Just Dance – Search this on YouTube – you will find lots of videos your child could dance to

Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Joe Wicks – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Or have a go at these activities:

Home PE The Blue Dice

Home PE Race across the River

Home PE Noughts and Crosses

 

I hope you all have a fab week of learning! As always, I look forward to seeing all your lovely work so I can put it into your home learning folder!

Best Wishes,

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

The Best of Brancaster

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021

Hello Brancaster – it’s Friday! Another week gone, which means another week’s worth of celebrations! As always, I am so proud of what many of you have achieved. If you still haven’t sent me your work, please send it to my email: a.sayer@gf.kwestacademy.com

Here is a look at what has been going on in Brancaster bubble as well as in your own bubbles at home.

At home, George has been busy with his work:

Freya has been focussing on her English:

Borislav has been extremely busy:

So has Ollie:

Have a look at Hallie’s work:

Here is a picture of Rylee’s dinosaur he made:

Rueben has been very busy with his maths work:

Lastly, Aris has been working hard on his maths:

Education City

I am impressed how keen you all are in completing your Education City tasks. Here is a list of those children who completed them all – well done!

Tackling Tables

A lot of you have been on Tackling Tables, which I am impressed with! My Tackling Tables star this week has to be Mia ! Well done Mia!

 

Over and Above

Last, but definitely not least, I have some children who have gone over and above this week. As we are unable to have an assembly to celebrate this, I am going to give these children an ‘Over and Above’ certificate for their learning this week. I will email your parents your certificate if you are working at home so they can print them off for you.

The children who will receive a certificate this week are:

Sonny – For being able to work with fractions effectively.

Nichita – For a brilliant description of a character.

Elizabeth – For writing a brilliant poem.

Angel – For working extremely hard and showing respect at all times.

Aris – For coping well with change.

Rylee – For working extremely hard in maths.

Teja – For giving something nice to someone who was sad.

 

Again, well done to every single one of you for  working so hard this week! Also, another big thank you to parents too – we appreciate the work you’re putting in to make this all happen!  We hope you all have a lovely and restful holiday– see you soon!

Miss Sayer and the Brancaster team

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