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The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist

Voluntary Aided Primary School

Flourishing in F.A.I.T.H. (Family, All Included, Thriving & Healthy)

01233 614660

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Welcome to the Summer Term.

We hope you are all well and managing to get out in the fresh air as much as possible. Below you will find a variety of ideas for remote learning from your child's teacher. Please use these ideas when you think it is right for your family, don't stress about schoolwork. In September, we can get your children back on track. Right now what we can't do anything about is how your children are feeling. So please share your calm, strength, laughter and love with your children. Your children are exactly where they need to be at the moment.

 

Please phone the school office if there is anything we can help you with on 01233 614660 or email on office@john-wesley.org.uk 

BREAKING NEWS

Remote Learning

 

The Corona Virus has gifted us the wonderful opportunity of becoming Remote Learners. Our classroom is going to expand into everyone's living rooms! We are so excited about the idea of us all learning together but from different locations and of sharing our experiences through Seesaw.

 

Seesaw (see the link below) will let us direct your learning journey while also enabling you to respond back and take an active role in where our investigations take us.

If there is an area we have already studied that you would like to learn more about, let us know!

If you want to learn about a new topic, let us know!

If you want to challenge the class or the Year 4 teachers, let us know!

You are in control!

 

If you have any questions or queries, respond to our daily journal entry on Seesaw.

 

See you there!

 

Mrs Payne and Ms Berry

Spring Term

This term we will be venturing back in time into the amazing world of the Ancient Maya Civilisation. Learning about what makes them different and what’s the same, and how this comparison can be done for modern day Britains (us) and Ancient Britains (Anglo Saxons). Our class book Middleworld by J&P Voelkel, is an adventure story set in and around an ancient Mayan Temple and after February we will be using it to assist and inspire our own quest stories.

For this term we are focussing our writing on non-fiction texts and reading Gangsta Granny by by David Walliams for ideas. We will be writing cabbage recipes, diaries, chronological police reports and balanced arguments.

Our maths will continue to follow White Rose to develop mastery in a wide variety of areas within multiplication and division, including area, fractions and decimals. This makes the knowledge of all times tables essential for all our pupils. The teachers have been kept very busy over the holidays, with challenges in TTRockstars - please keep it up!

As part of our Sound learning in Science we will be listening for rainforest sounds and then recreating them with both school instruments and instruments of our own We will also explore vibrations, pitch and volume as part of our learning. Later in the term, as part of States of Matter, we will be focusing on Mayan recipes and making flat bread and chocolate.

Ms Berry & Mrs Payne

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