Class 4

 

 

Welcome to Class 4

Dear parent/carers

Welcome back to Spring 2 this is an important time in the church calendar as we prepare for Easter. We have, as always got a busy half term with lots of exciting learning to be done. For our year 6 children we are also beginning to think about SATs. If you were unable to make the meeting I have attached the meeting to our class page to give you more information but if you would if you are unsure about anything please do not hesitate to ask. Like I did explain at the meeting I do not want the children to be worried by these tests; they are only a very small measure of your child's learning journey. I will be running SATs booster classes after school on Tuesdays. These are completely voluntary, however past pupils have always found them very useful and actually helped reduce any worries. 

 

In Topic : This half term we will looking at volcanoes and earthquakes exploring how they are connected and how they can effect the environment. Children find this topic very interesting. I hope that we will be able to create volcano models at the end of the unit. 

 

In Maths: In year 5 we are looking at multiplication and division and looking at fractions and decimals. For our year 6 children although we will still be using our Powermaths scheme I will be picking bits from a variety of units to ensure that we have covered all areas so that the children have the best opportunity to answer all questions in their assessments.  

 

In English:  This half term we looking at the beautiful picture book 'The journey' by Francesca Sanna. I have attached a knowledge organiser to help you understand grammar and sentence structures we will be exploring. We will then write a short narrative from another characters perspective. 

 

In Science: We are starting our topic of Living things. This term we will be looking at grouping according to characteristics. 

 

In R.E: We will be focusing on Lent and the run up to Easter. 

 

In Music: We will be explaining what musical theatre is and looking at the features of this kind of music.

 

In ICT: We will be exploring quizzing programs. 

 

Art:  Will be based on nature using skills such as printing, and modelling. 

 

P.E is on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. This half term we are looking at hockey. Please can you ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their P.E kit. Please note that due to the units we are covering this half term we will be conducting P.E. outside on most occasions. 
 
Homework- We have now moved away from the CGP homework books onto an online homework system called Century learning. This will be set weekly on a Friday and I will be looking at this the following Friday. I have made sticker for the children to log in easily. Homework will generally be based on what we have been covering in class. There will be a reading, maths and grammar activity set for each child. 


I have also included an optional homework grid on our class page. There are also games on your child's Active learn account and on purple mash.


Reading- is very important, it not only develops a love of reading but also develops imagination which is essential for story writing. Please wherever possible encourage your child to read at home and bring their reading and library books back into school when they are ready to change them.  We are wanting to inspire a love of reading if your child is not enjoying their school book and prefers to read a book of their own please just make a note in the reading book journal so that the children can be rewarded for reading for pleasure.


        Spelling-spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. 
        Time tables/arithmetic - we conduct daily arithmetic challenges and children are rewarded with points

The Class 4 Team
Mrs K Taylor– Class Teacher

Mr S Whittaker - Teaching Assistant. 
Miss Seed – HLTA (Computing on Monday)

Miss Halstead (P.E on Monday and Thursday)

Miss Pinn (R.E. Music on Thursday and Friday)
 
Personal Belongings
Please make sure that all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's full name as we are getting a number of items left daily that are unclaimed or are taken home by other children in error.  Many thanks for your help with this. 
 
As always please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year. 
Mrs Taylor

 

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart' - Colossians 3:23-24

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