Week commencing 1st June 2020

Hello Year 4,

We hope you’ve all had a lovely half term and have been doing lots of fun things.  Did you enjoy the Sports Day challenges we set you before the holiday?  We’d love to see photos of what you’ve done!  Remember you can email them to us using  hello@gig-mill.dudley.sch.uk (please use Y4 in the email subject.)

Have any of you had a go at the water cycle in a bag activity yet? Following on from this, your teachers have all had a go at making a rainwater collector over half term.  We are using the water to give our plants a good drink.  We’ve put the details on how to make one yourself on to the weekly activities for this week in the Well-being section.

This week we have also set you some activities to learn about mountains and about the different teeth in your mouth – we hope you enjoy them. 

Of course, there are the usual lessons for maths and English from Oak Academy.  Hopefully, you are starting to feel familiar with how these online lessons work now.  There are lots of activities to choose, so just do what you can to keep yourselves busy and work through as many as you can to learn lots of lovely new skills.

Stay happy and keep learning!

Mrs Anderson, Mrs Franklin and Mr Flack

Week commencing 18th May 2020

Hello Year 4!  

We hope that you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and did something exciting to celebrate VE day. We had fun writing our letters to you. Make sure you read it if you haven’t already! 

For our wellbeing focus this week, we would like you to explore keeping safe online. You are probably using the internet a lot more than you have ever done before, so we just want to make sure that you are doing so safely. 

At this time of year, we would normally be preparing for our KS2 sports day. Staying with our ‘Stay Active’ focus from last week, take this opportunity to have a little friendly competition with your family and see if you can create your own Sports Day at home.  

In our topic work this week, we will be learning about the water cycle. We have provided you with some activities including a science experiment where you can see the water cycle for yourself! 

Make sure that you are continuing to read and practise your times tables whilst at home. 

Remember, send anything that you are proud of or would like to share with us to hello@gig-mill.dudley.sch.uk (please put Y4 in the email title/subject so we get to see it). We have loved what’s been sent to us so far but would love to hear from lots more of you! 

Make sure you have a fantastic half-term! 

Mrs Anderson, Mr Flack and Mrs Franklin 😊  

Week commencing 11th May 2020

Hello Year 4!  

We hope that you are all well. It has been lovely to see some of the work that you have created and sent into school.  We know there are lots of distractions at home, but it is so important to both us and your families that you put aside some time each day to complete some of your home-learning work. We can’t wait to hear about everything that you have learnt! 

We hope that you had a fun weekend celebrating VE day. We planned some great activities for you, but I’m sure you did some lovely activities of your own too. Remember, send anything that you are proud of or would like to share with us to hello@gig-mill.dudley.sch.uk (please put Y4 in the email title/subject). We really enjoy receiving these from you! 

This week, we have given you a wide range of activities to complete. You can create your own map of an island, take part in your own scientific experiment to explore evaporation, play snowball smash while also learning some new spellings, see Mrs Bayliss in her interactive recorder lesson and get active as part of our wellbeing topic. 

Have a fantastic week of learning and look out for our next message to you next week. 

Mrs Anderson, Mr Flack and Mrs Franklin 😊  

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Hello Year 4!  

How are you all? We hope you are all keeping yourselves safe and well.  

Did you spot any of your teachers in the video on the school website?  We had a lot of fun making our pictures at home last week.  It was wonderful to see the collaboration of everyone involved to make the video.  Did you have fun completing any collaboration activities last week? We’d love to see some photos or hear about what you’ve been up to at home.  You can ask a grown-up to send us a message at hello@gig-mill.dudley.sch.uk (Please put Y4 in the email title/subject) if there’s anything you want to show us or tell us! 

We hope you enjoyed completing some of the home learning tasks we set for you last week. Please don’t worry if you don’t get everything done, just do what you can and try to learn a little every day!  We have set some new tasks for you this week and we hope you enjoy these too.  Don’t forget, you can learn lots of other things too at home, like gardening, helping with jobs around the house and looking after others in your family.  Why not write a letter to a family member or friend that you miss?   

This week, we'd also like to invite you and your family to join in the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which is happening on Friday 8th May. Please click on the link on the school website homepage or here.  

We look forward to messaging you again next week and it would be lovely to hear from you too! 

Take care and keep enjoying learning! 

Mrs Anderson, Mr Flack and Mrs Franklin 😊  


Dear Parents  

Your child was having a recorder lesson in school once a week. To keep them going we have created a short film that they can watch and join in with. All you need to do is click on the link below and the lesson will appear. You will also need your child’s Charanga log in.  During the film you will be posted to the Charanga website which can be found at www.dudleyperformingartsonline.org.uk.  

Before you start watching get the instrument ready, ask your child to play a few notes and you are ready to go! There will be another film next week and you can use the films more than once – in fact, the more the better. https://youtu.be/GBeD4OggDFA  

Mrs Bayliss 

Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Hello Year 4! 

We hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the sunshine.  

It’s been lovely to hear about some of the amazing activities and projects you’ve been doing whilst at home.  

Our new summer term Year 4 topic is all about rivers and mountains. We have planned some activities for you to complete through the week. There are lots of new tasks for you to enjoy; some English, maths, topic and PE.  

We hope that you enjoy completing the tasks we have chosen for this week. Don’t forget, it’s really important to keep practising times table facts, this could be on TT Rockstars, and be sure to read every day.   

We are sure you will also have lots of your own ideas of activities that you’d like to do to keep yourselves busy as well and we are looking forward to hearing more about what you have been doing.  

Take care of yourselves and look after your family! 

Mrs Anderson, Mrs Franklin & Mr Flack 

Contact us

Gig Mill Primary School,  The Broadway, Norton,  Stourbridge, DY8 3HL (For SAT NAV, please use DY8 3HP)

Contact for Parents / Members of the public - Mrs A Payne/Mrs M James

01384 818600 

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