Welcome to Class 4
A taste of class 4
Welcome to Class 4 - Year 5 and 6
Class 4 – Spring Term 2024
Dear Parents and Carers
Happy New Year! We hope you are all well and have had a lovely Christmas time.
We are looking forward to hearing all of the children’s news from the holidays and have lots of exciting plans in place for everyone to enjoy.
Class Four are taught by Mrs Donnelly-Stott (Monday) and Mrs Thornton (Tuesday-Friday). We also have French lessons with Mrs Walsh on Wednesdays and Guitar with Mr Johnson on Fridays.
We have an exciting start to the term learning all about 1066 and beyond, the Windrush and five Monarchs.
We will also be studying ‘Macbeth’ and the ‘Three Musketeers’ which will be a super link into our exciting residential to France later in March. We will be learning about report writing and journalistic styles, arguments, debates and diary writing. We will also be meeting with Culgaith school to take part in a fun collaborative project in preparation for our residential trip.
In Science we will be learning about ‘Properties of Materials’ and ‘Changes in Materials’. We will be working on our investigations, explanations and understanding of enquiry-style questions.
Spelling – New spellings for this term are now available on our new Google Classroom page, our class web page, and Spelling Shed. As before, we add 5 new spellings each week to the previous list in order to further consolidate the learning. Spelling Shed should be accessed and practised at home regularly.
Guided reading – During this term we will be reading ‘Three Musketeers’, an exciting text, linked to our class topic and residential. We will also be reading ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. The children will be given homework based on the text, which will usually include some reading to do at home as well. Children are also expected to read daily at home from their own chosen text and log their reading on Boom Reader (link available on Google Classroom).
Homework – Homework will be available on Google Classroom and should be submitted back on there every week to be marked. Maths and guided reading homework will be uploaded weekly and should be completed and returned before the following week.
Maths – Please continue to help your child learn all of their times tables. The children can also practise these using ‘Times Table Rockstars’ (the fun games website the school subscribes to; each child has a log in for this). They will have a class tables test each Friday alongside a Big Maths test – the 'Learn It’s' are based on the previous week’s test.
Maths homework will continue to be set on Google Classroom on a Monday to be completed for the following Monday and submitted online.
This term, PE will take place on Thursdays and Fridays. Please remember to have a suitable PE kit in school every day for indoor and outdoor PE, as we do make occasional changes. Please include warm PE clothes and spare socks as well as a T-shirt, joggers, shorts and a fleece/jumper.
Equipment – please ensure your child brings a labelled water bottle every Monday. Water bottles will stay in school during the week and will be sent home on Fridays. No pencil cases will be needed as the children will have their own pen pack in school. School guitars are currently being kept at school as we may need to replace some instruments – if you still have a guitar at home please send it into school as soon as possible and we will update you as soon as we know further information regarding the instruments in school.
As always, please ensure all clothing and shoes are clearly labelled.
We’re all looking forward to seeing you and having an exciting term at school.
Mrs Thornton and Mrs Donnelly-Stott
Spellings Year 5 and 6