Year 4


Hi Bear Class,

I hope you are all looking after yourselves, washing those hands and listening to your parents and carers at home! I also hope you are enjoying yourselves, keeping active and managing to complete a little bit of home learning. Broadmead is incredibly quiet without you all there and I hope we are all back at school soon.

Last week, I spent a little bit of time at school with a few children but I have also been spending time at home. Although, we’ve all been busy thinking about what we can get sorted for you guys at home I’ve still had some spare time. So, I have been decorating an old chest of draws, taking my dog for a walk (only once a day though, don’t worry I’m following the guidance too) and I now have Disney + so I can enjoy some cheerful films in the evenings 

Over the past few days, I have been thinking about a task you could complete at home and I thought you could complete a powerpoint. If you do not have regular access to a computer you can complete the task in your English exercise book, if you have collected one from school or on some paper (try not to lose it though). I also plan on completing the task over the next week or so as well.

Task – Complete a factual powerpoint about something you love such as; a sport, animal, famous person, country or town. Mine is going to be about Red Pandas, I watched a Chester Zoo video clip of them the other day and they’re very cute.

Step one – Gather your research. To do this you will need to come up with some key questions to help you research. Remember when we research we only need to make short bullet points. Think back to the work we have done in class, set up your key questions as subheadings and write you research underneath them. (Please do not just copy and paste information it needs to be in your own words).

Step two – Create your powerpoint. You will need a title page, introduction, the main body of research and pictures/diagrams. Remember to include subheadings.

Step three – Reread your work and edit it to ensure it all makes sense. All work needs to be correctly punctuated, spellings checked and you could include language features we know such as; connectives, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

In case you have forgotten here are some examples:

Fronted adverbials – unfortunately, however, sadly, happily, fortunately

Connectives – and, so, because, therefore, next, although

Expanded noun phrases – Sadly, the beautiful, majestic lions are endangered in the wild because their habitats are being encroached upon and destroyed by humans.

I would love you to email in any work you complete to the office so I can take a look and of course email you back. If you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to email in and ask. But, I have every faith in you being able to complete the task as so many of you smashed it when you completed powerpoints as your take home tasks earlier in the term!  

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Don’t forget your math as well. You should be completing daily 10 and times table rockstars regularly. You have also been sent lots of links via parentmail or take a look at the school website for further resources.

I’ll be sending out another letter within the next week to let you know what I’ve been up to and perhaps set another task for you.

I’d like you to have fun with the task I’ve set, enjoy it because that’s the main thing right now!

Stay home, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families.

Miss Longland