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 Groves and Miss Smith.
I hope you will enjoy reading this page to find out information about life in Class 4 and what we have been learning.
Miss Morrell's Morning Message
Monday 1st March
Home Learning WC 1st March
Learning overview for the week - Click here
Thursday is World Book Day. There are some activities and links for you, which are connected to reading and books, further day on our class page. These can be completed during this week and/or on Thursday 4th March. There is also a link to watch a BBC live lesson at 11:30am on Thursday - Why not join in the lesson?
Year 5 Maths Worksheets
Year 6 Maths worksheets
English worksheets and resources
Tuesday - Mythical creature planning sheet
Wednesday - No resources needed
Thursday - Active and Passive voice activity sheet
Monday topic resources and worksheets
Tuesday RE resources and worksheets
Thursday science resources and worksheets
Friday topic resources and worksheets
Additional activities for the week:
Zoom calls - everyday at 3:10pm
Submitting home learning
I'm really enjoying looking at the work you are completing so don't forget to send it through to the firstname.lastname@example.org account. You don't need to send through everything you complete - just the main activities that I have set for the day e.g. English, maths and the afternoon session!
Slide show of work for WC 22.02.21
Class 4 have been super busy this week, check out their work on the slideshow below - great work Class 4!
Thursday 4th March - 'World Book Day'
Thursday 4th March is 'World Book Day'. Below are suggested activities and links to a range of activities you could do during this week and on Thursday itself to celebrate this special day. There is even a BBC live lesson at 11:30am - maybe you could tune into that? (see the link below) If you decide to get dressed up for the day as one of your favourite characters from a book then don't forget to send your picture through to the email@example.com email account.
Why not play the game 'Card on your forehead' with your family? Click here for some suggested characters from stories you could be.
Why not listen to some audio books being read by different people, including some celebrities? Click here to access the audio books.
Why not tune in to the BBC live lesson at 11:30am on Thursday 4th March? Click here to access the link for the online lesson.
Click here to access the 'World Book Day' website where there are a wide range of resources and activities for you and your family.
We have now entered the time of Lent in the Christian calendar. I wonder whether any of you have decided to give something up or try something new for Lent this year?
The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham have released a Lent Challenge for 2021 called ‘Look after yourself and the world!’ which involves you taking part in 24 Acts during the next 40 days.
The Lent challenge this year is about looking after ourselves and God’s world. There are four areas to focus the challenges on:
Relationships – getting along with other people God’s world
Physical – looking after our bodies
Mental – stretching our minds
Spiritual – connecting with God
Click here to see the 24 Acts for 40 Days
You can do the challenges in any order you like – just find 24 days out of the 40 in Lent to do them.
How many can you do?
Mental Health and Well-being Resources
The week commencing 1st February was Children's Mental Health week, which we took part in virtually this year. Below are a range of activities you might want to complete to make you think about yourself or to look after yourself a bit more.
There are also a range of resources and websites to look at on the Mental Health and Well-being page of the school's website.
See the links below for previous home learning
Click here to see Home Learning during January 2021
Click here to see Home Learning during February 2021
Other activities to complete at home
Want something else to do during the day after your learning that doesn't require a screen? Why not try these non-screen activities - Click here
Click here for a list of 100 things to do indoors
Reading - Why not order some books to read from Stapleford library with their click and collect service? Click here to access the order form - please ask your parent/carer to fill out the form.
Useful websites for further learning at home
The BBC has a useful website called bbc.co.uk/teach has videos to watch in a range of subjects. If you click on the video resources for 7 - 11 year olds these will be the most appropriate for your child's age.
There are some useful games on multiplication.com which may prove helpful to some children to learn their times tables.
Topmarks is a useful website to help you practise some key maths skills.
Maths Frame has some great resources for teaching your child some of the key resources including worksheets and teaching tools as well as games and activities for children independently.
Oak Academy An online classroom created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding.
Natural History Museum
Most major museums have children’s sections on their websites, and this one is definitely one of the most interactive ones out there.
Help your child learn to read, and love to read, with a range of over 100 free eBooks.
A fun (and rather silly) historical sketch show, based on the successful books by Terry Deary.
Artyfactory's free art lessons share the knowledge and understanding of art and design to improve your artistic skills.
NASA For Kids
Space buffs are sure to love the NASA for kids website. There is loads of information for children of all ages,
This site provides 100s of movement and mindfulness videos for kids.
Free stories, poems, songs, and jokes - YouTube.
Carol Vorderman has maths resources on her scheme 'The Maths Factor'. Click here to find out more. (Subscription required)
These apps have been recommended to me by someone who works in Nottinghamshire County Council so I cannot vouch that they will work but something to use that is a bit different maybe?
This app has two elements - one to design animations and the other allows children to film themselves doing different activities - news report, story, weather report, daily diary entry. This is an app designed for an ipad however there are similar ones for android or other tablets out there if you search for them. Click on the image and it will take you to the website which explains more about how it works.
This programme works on ipads, androids and web browsers. It allows you to program your own stories, animations and games which you can then share with others. There are two levels - scratch junior for children aged 5-7 and then scratch for children aged 8 to 16. Click on the image above which will take you to the website to join, register and use.
These apps are designed to support children with their learning however remember to think about your child's online safety when using online apps and applications. Remember children to check with your parents before signing into anything you're not sure about and to not give out your real names or any personal information!
Parents: For further information about keeping your child safe online click on the following links:
Key information for parents of children in Class 4
Obviously due to the school closure things will be a bit different whilst we are online teaching. That said we will follow the weekly timetable when possible and also the learning on the termly overview.
Click here for a timetable showing a typical week in Class 4 during the Spring Term.
Click here to find out what your child will be learning during the Spring 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.
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.
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.
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.
PE is held on a Wednesday afternoon. This year children in Class 4 will need to come to school in their full PE kit. This should be shorts or jogging bottoms, a t-shirt, a jumper or fleece (not school jumper) and trainers suitable for outdoors. Remember we are getting towards winter so please think about suitable and appropriate clothing for your child. Due to lack of hall space, children are expected to take part in outdoor PE and will do so in all but the most extreme weather so wrap up warm! Please ensure all kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
New to Year 5 and Year 6 Transition Information
As we have now started back at school I have moved all the transition information onto a new page on the website, you can find it by clicking here.
Click on the links below for previous learning in Class 4
What did Class 4 do during Autumn 2020? Click here to find out more.
What did Class 4 do during Spring Term 2 and Summer Term 2020 when school was faced with closure? Click here to find out more about the learning and activities the children completed at home or in school when it re-opened.
What did Class 4 do and learn during the Autumn Term 2019 and Spring Term 2020?
Click here to find out.