Class 5 - Year 4 & 5
Teacher – Mrs Jones, Mrs Jenkins (Tuesday pm PPA).
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Chesworth
Welcome back everyone, I hope that you all had a lovely Summer holiday and are all ready for an exciting Autumn Term.
Our Reading for Meaning text this term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Roald Dahl. This is a fabulous story written by one of our favourite authors, we are very excited to be completing lots of chocolate based work this term! As part of our English curriculum we will also continue to study Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar to extend the children's key written skills.
Our Maths focus this term will be Place Value, where the children will be looking at numbers in the tens, and hundreds of thousands. We will continue to develop our Number Skills in all four areas whilst extending our problem solving skills.
In Science this term we will be learning about The Earth and Space before carrying out a number of Scientific Investigations. In History we will be looking at the Viking Invasion of Britain and the legacy that they left behind. We have plans for a re-enactment of our own Viking invasion in Long ships that the children will be asked to make at home.
PSHE concentrates on New Beginnings and how we can set ourselves goals that can contribute to quality learning in school. During Computing sessions we will continue to look closely at how we keep ourselves safe when online and will now be undertaking lessons using our fantastic new I pads. Islam will be our focus in RE. Our artwork and DT work this term will focus on Viking art, particularly Viking jewellery.
Music focuses on singing and percussion and the children will continue to learn Spanish, this year, with Mrs Jenkins.
Our PE sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays this term. Please make sure that your child brings their kit each week and a reminder that all children with long hair will need to bring a hair band (please make sure that earrings are removed).
Getting changed for P.E. can be very busy and clothes can often get mixed up so please ensure that all kit, including footwear, is clearly named.
Children will be given spellings every Friday to be tested on the following Friday. These spellings will focus on the spelling pattern for the week. Your child will be sent home with a sheet each Friday for them to keep at home so they can then practise their spelling. Your help and support with spellings and times tables practise is invaluable to make sure that your child makes good progress.
Many thanks for your support with reading both in school and out. We are very privileged to have so much in school support with reading. The children are making good progress and are clearly enjoying reading for pleasure.
If you have any concerns or questions I am available before or after school if you wish to discuss anything.