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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 for a timetable showing a typical week in Class 4 during the Autumn term. 

Termly Overview

Click here to find out what your child will be learning during the Autumn term.  

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. 

 

Important messages and key diary dates

Safety Zone Trip 

On Thursday 19th September Class 4 will be going to The National Water Sports Centre to take part in their Safety Zone week. Click here for a copy of the letter which has been given out which gives more information about the trip, the cost and how to give permission for your child to attend.

Swimming has now commenced for Year 2 and Class 4. If you've misplaced your letters they can be found below. 

Swimming permission letter 

Goggles permission letter

Swimming guidance for parents 

Guidance on inhalers 

Key dates for your diary: 

Monday 16th September - Individual photographs 

Wednesday 18th September - Harvest celebrations 

Thursday 19th September - Safety Zone trip 

Saturday 21st September - Celebrating Issac afternoon at The Cowshed, No Man's Lane, Dale Abbey 4:00pm. Please inform the family if you intend to attend this celebration of life afternoon. 

Thursday 26th September - Family fun night after school 

Monday 7th October and Tuesday 8th October - Parents Evening

Thursday 17th October - finish for October half term 

Friday 18th October - INSET day 

Monday 4th November - INSET day

Tuesday 5th November - school re-opens for children for Autumn Term 2  

 

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 topic work Class 4 will begin the Autumn Term studying World War II. Look out for more information about what Class 4 learn during the new term. 

 

In science Class 4 will be learning all about the changes humans and animals take from a baby into adulthood. They will also learn about key body systems and how they work as well as how diet, exercise and drugs can have an impact our bodies. Watch out for more information when the new term gets underway. 

 

Click on the links below for previous learning in Class 4

What did Class 4 do and learn during the Summer Term 2019? Click here to find out. 

What did Class 4 do and learn during the Spring Term 2019? Click here to find out. 

What did Class 4 do and learn during the Autumn Term 2018? Click here to find out.