Welcome to Class Four
We are a class of year 5 and 6 children taught by Mr Dean. Additional teaching is provided by Mrs Farraday and Mrs Craggs.
Our class email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org - please feel free to contact us with any questions you have and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Any urgent enquiries or drop-off & pick up arrangements must be sent to email@example.com as the class inbox is not monitored during teaching time.
Home Learning Information
Homework: Learning never stops! In preparation for secondary school, Class 4 has a focus on students managing their own learning outside of the classroom. This includes keeping homework safe, completing it on time and asking for help if needed. Support from parents in managing this and ensuring work is completed in good time is greatly appreciated. We have the same standards for homework as we do work completed inside the classroom, including presentation. Work should be completed thoroughly and neatly, usually in either pencil or black pen. Homework is due in on Friday morning unless otherwise specified. If homework has not been submitted by the deadline, students will be expected to complete it in a breaktime - no exceptions this time around!
Each student has a blue homework diary where they record what they need to do each week. Homework often takes the form of CGP books provided by school (Y6) or photocopied sheets - there will usually be a maths, English and ‘topic’ task.
Spellings are tested and new words are set on a Monday. Students will have a set of 5 or more words to learn, alongside a word work activity designed to reinforce the spelling rule. Spellings should be practised little and often; practice strategies are learned in school.
Students are expected to read regularly at home - around five times a week - both alone and to/with an adult. This should be recorded in reading records alongside any notes on the reading (particular discussions, tricky words etc.) Parents are asked to sign reading records to acknowledge reading at home. Pupils are welcome to read their own choice of book from home or choose from the extensive selection in school.
Online learning Links:
- TTRockstars - We use TTRockstars in school to practise our times tables. Practising little and often is the key to success!
- IDL - To improve spelling, students have opportunities in school to use the IDL application. This can also be accessed from home if needed.
Forgotten your login information? Login information for the services above can usually be found inside a student's home learning diary. If you have lost or forgotten your username or password, please let us know as soon as you can and we will be able to reset it for you.
Useful Social Media Information
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Maths: This term starts with a focus on shape, including measurement, calculation of angles and the properties of 2D & 3D shapes. Position and direction is also covered, with lessons on coordinates in 1-4 quadrants, translation, reflection and symmetry. Following SATS week, Year 6 will work on a range of consolidation and revision topics to ensure they are ready to access the KS3 curriculum. Year 5 will deepen their understanding of decimal numbers, negative numbers and units of measure.
English: Our class novel for this term is Trash by Andy Mulligan, which will inspire a range of narrative writing. Further to this, we will also cover writing to persuade, both in speeches and letters, on the topic of the environment to match our learning in Geography.
Science: Our focus in Science this term is on animals, including humans. We begin with examining how nutrients and water are transported around the body via the circulatory system. We then chart the changes in humans from birth to old age and how our bodies are affected by various factors.
Geography: Two topics are covered in Geography this term. We begin by looking at how human activity affects the planet from wildlife to climate change. We then progress to making comparisons between a local area (the Lake District) and a similar area in another country (the Alps), using a range of tools to assist us,
SCARF: Our SCARF themes this term are “keeping myself safe” and “growing and changing”. This includes work on how our bodies change during puberty and, for year 6, human reproduction.
PE: Athletics is covered this term with a focus from our learning in science, looking at how our body responds to exercise and how we can monitor and improve our performance. We also cover dodgeball, tennis and leadership skills.
Computing: For the final computing units of this term, we will create our own digital media, from 2D vector drawings to 3D models.
RE: This term we are looking forward to building on our learning in World Faith Week when we visit a Mosque. We will also study Incarnation and gospel from a Christian perspective.
D&T: I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to know that this term we have a cooking-themed D&T unit! We’ll be looking at the journey of food from farm to fork and understanding how to make healthier choices for ourselves and for the planet.
Art: We will be inspired by the work of John Copeland and Man Ray as we study the human figure through the medium of photography. We will then build on this work by creating a wire sculpture of a human figure, emulating the work of Alberto Giacometti.
French: Colours will be recapped this term as we describe works of art and the changing seasons.