Class 4



Welcome to Class 4's page


Dear parent/Carers

Welcome back to the Spring term I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. As always, I have a very busy term planned for the children. Some year 6 parents have been asking about SATs which will start weeks commencing 8th May 2023 with the first test being on 9th May 2023. I have spoken to the children and explained that SATs are a very small reflection of their learning journey and I don't want them to worry.  I will arrange a parents meeting this half term to discuss them and will begin some after school booster sessions. 


In Topic – We will be studying a History unit. This is a new one for our school and will be based on the whole school substantive concept of Empire. Our class will be studying the British Empire. We will be looking at what is an Empire and also looking at the positives and negatives of an Empire. We will be learning to analysis sources and understanding motives of sources. 
In Science we will be continuing to look at space. We will this term be concentrating on understanding the moon. 
In Maths. Yr5-Fractions and then multiplication and division. Yr6-Will be finishing Fractions, then we will then look at measure then we will move on to ratio and proportion. I cannot stress this enough as these units in both Yr5 and Yr6 require confident use of times tables; if your child is not confident with their times tables please encourage them to learn them as this will give them greater confidence in the following units of work. If you would like any material to support this please let me know
In English: We are looking at fairy tales. We will be exploring some of the different versions and looking at the meanings behind some of these fairy tales. Our first unit will be based on Neil Gaiman’s version of Hansel and Gretel a slightly darker version of the tale. We will be looking at various grammar features exploring speech, subjunctive forms, and clauses. We will then move onto Goldilocks focusing on newspaper report writing, exploring the structure and grammar features of a newspaper report.  
In R.E: We are looking at community and the local church.


In ART: We will continue to look at space and Retro-Futurism as we didn’t get this finished last half term. We will be getting to grips with using our sketch books effectively. We will look at a range of painting and sketching techniques. We will then create a several pieces which we will evaluate.  
In Music: We will be looking at how music make the world a better place. In this unit children will gain a broad Social Theme of ‘Music Is a Changemaker’. Aside from social justice and political issues, this is relevant to learning topics such as psychology, feelings, emotions. Children will be exploring and making music using their voices and glockenspiels. 


In ICT : We will be continuing to look at Blogging. 

In PSHE: We are looking at the tricky subject of friendships and working together. We will explore how to solve friendship problems and recognise the challenges that can arise from friendships. Learning how to be confident and assertive while recognising others perspectives. We will also be looking at stereotypes and understanding how damaging these can be. 
Spanish: Describing ourselves to others. 
P.E will now be on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. We will be looking at invasion games focusing on netball. We will also look at orienteering and dance. 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- Your children now have their own CGP homework books which I will give out each week. The page numbers for each book will be given to your child on the Monday and I will need the books back by Friday. I understand that some children do their homework during the weekend which is fine but the books must be back by Monday as this is when I will go through the homework with them. This is an important part of the homework as it allows me to check if your child is still struggling in any area and requires further support.

I have 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 - Each Friday i will also conduct a mini times table/arithmetic test which will normally focus on what we have been learning during the week. 
The Class 4 Team
Mrs K Taylor– Class Teacher
Miss Seed – Teaching Assistant-HLTA (R.E, Computing, Music)

Miss Halstead and Coach Gunn (P.E)
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. 
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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