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Class 4

 

Welcome to Class 4. We are a mixed class of Year 5 and 6 children and our teacher is Miss Morrell. Other adults who work in the class are Mrs Truby and Mrs Groves.  

I hope you will enjoy reading this page to find out information about life in Class 4 and what we have been learning.   

 

Key information for parents

Weekly timetable 

Click here to see a weekly timetable in Class 4 - this might help you know when to bring your PE kit and swimming kit. 

Termly Overview

To find out what Class 4 will be learning during the Spring Term click here. 

Spellings and Grammar 

It is expected that by the end of Year 6 children should know all of the spellings from Years 5 and 6 but also those from Years 3 and 4. This includes reading them accurately, spelling them correctly and using them within their written work. Children will revise these spellings and spelling rules throughout English lessons and through their weekly spelling tests. Click on the links below to practise the words with your child. 

Years 3 and 4 spelling mat

Years 5 and 6 spelling mat

Children receive weekly spelling lists on Friday mornings which are stapled into their planners. They then have a week to learn them as they are tested the following Friday at the beginning of the English lesson. It is an expectation they score above 7 out of 10. 

Spelling Shed

Children have the opportunity to practise their spellings at home using Spelling Shed. This is an online website where the weekly spellings will be uploaded for the children to access at home. Each child has their own username and password which has been stapled into their home to school planners. Children should use this information to then log onto the website to play games and practise their spellings. 

Click on the image to gain access to the login page for Spelling Shed.  

We also learn a lot of grammatical terms as part of English lessons during the year. Click here for a glossary of the different terms which may support you with your child's homework and learning. 

Reading

Children continue to read books which are book banded in Class 4. It is an expectation that they read their books at least three times before changing them. Please record in their planners when they read and sign it so points can be given for their reading on the reward chart found at the back of their planners. Children can read both their school book and their own books at home although I do expect to see both recorded in their planners. 

Homework

This term the children have received homework linked to our topic 'Rivers and The Water Cycle'. Children are to complete four pieces of homework in total - two from the Art/D&T column and two from the Geography/English column. All four pieces of homework should be handed in by Wednesday 13th February

If you have lost the homework sheet click here for a new copy. 

 

Important messages and key diary dates

P.E. 

On Tuesday morning your child will need to come to school in their PE kit - I suggest a white t-shirt/BEST t-shirt, jogging bottoms, jacket and trainers. They will need to bring their full school uniform, including their shoes, to school to change back into when we return mid-morning. 

PE on Wednesday afternoon is often outside - whatever the weather! Please make sure your child has the appropriate PE kit - I suggest a white t-shirt/BEST t-shirt, jogging bottoms, a warm (possibly waterproof) PE jacket and older trainers, plus a spare pair of socks. 

 

Key Dates

Friday 18th January - Wear your Pyjamas (PJs) to school 

Tuesday 5th February - Last week of indoor PE on Tuesday mornings. 

Tuesday 5th February - Valentines Disco at 6:00pm at St Helen's Church Hall 

Friday 15th February - Break up for half term 

Monday 25th February - School re-opens for the next half term 

Week Commencing 4th March - Science Week 

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day 

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March - Parents evening 

Thursday 28th March - Class 4 Trip - more details to follow 

Friday 29th March - Mother's Day Service - more details to follow 

Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April - KS2 Residential Trip 

Friday 5th April - Easter Service at St Helen's at 2:00pm 

Friday 5th April - Break up for Easter 

Tuesday 23rd April - School re-opens for the Summer Term 

 

Useful links

BBC Bitesize has useful games and activities to read and play to help with some key areas of learning. Click here to load the page. 

Class 4 find remembering their timetables challenging. There are some useful games on multiplication.com which may prove helpful to some children. 

Topmarks is also a useful website to help you practise some key maths skills. 

 

What are Class 4 currently learning? 

 

In geography over the next half term Class 4 will be learning all about rivers in the UK and the World. They will also be learning all about The Water Cycle. Watch out for pictures of the work and activities they undertake in the coming weeks. 

  

              

 

During RE lessons this term Class 4 will be discovering about the key milestones in our lives and how different religions celebrate or mark these 'big' events and why. 

They have already watched a video to start to think about key milestones in a person's life. Why not watch it yourself? Click here (other shops are available!)

It is going to be an interesting but also thought provoking module. Again look out for examples of their work and photographs of activities they have undertaken over the coming weeks.  

 

 

In science Class 4 will be continuing with their materials module particularly focusing on how materials can change and whether these changes are reversible or irreversible. 

Class 4 have discovered the difference between a reversible and irreversible change is that when a material can return back to its original state (how it started) then it is reversible. If a material no longer is the same after a reaction or change and cannot be returned to how it began, then this is an irreversible change. 

Class 4 have discovered that often when a material is heated causing it to melt, it can be returned back to its original state through cooling. For example ice can be heated and will turn into liquid water. When this is then cooled or frozen it will return back to a solid.

Class 4 tested a series of materials, including chocolate, lard, butter, plastic, metal, wood and cotton wool, to see whether they would melt. After making some predictions each group placed the materials on top of a lid on an insulating cup containing boiling water. They then observed whether the materials melted. Here are some of the photographs of the investigation.

  

  

 

 

 

Click on the links below for previous learning in Class 4

What did Class 4 do and learn during the Autumn Term? Click here to find out.