Class 5 - Year 4 & 5
Teacher – Mrs Jones, Mrs Jenkins (Tuesday pm PPA).
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Chesworth - Mon to Thur, Mrs Wilson - Fri
Welcome back everyone, I hope that you all had a lovely half term break and are all ready for an exciting Spring Term.
Our Reading for Meaning text this term is Street Child, written by Berlie Doherty. This is a story set in Victorian England with some quite challenging subject matter. We share the life of Jim Jarvis, a young boy who is orphaned and then has to make his own way through the world. 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 Fractions, where the children will be looking at adding and subtracting both proper, and improper fractions. 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 Materials and their Properties before moving on to Electricity and Magnetism. In History we will be learning all about Victorian England, whilst in Geography we will be studying the Environment.
PSHE concentrates on Getting On and Falling Out, learning about strategies that could be useful for solving disputes. During our Computing sessions we will continue using the IPads which have been a fantastic addition to the school. We will also be learning how to create and use Excel Spreadsheets. Christianity will be our focus in RE. Our artwork and DT work this term will focus on Victorian art, particularly the designs of William Morris.
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 Monday and Tuesday this half term, with swimming on a Tuesday and Football on a Monday. Please make sure that your child brings warm 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).
For the Monday football sessions we are recommending that the children bring in football boots and shin pads if they have them. We also ask for a carrier bag to pop any muddy kit into after the sessions.
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 the half term's spellings inside their English homework books. Please continue supporting your child with their spellings and times tables, your support is very much appreciated.
Many thanks for your support with reading both in school and out, we are very privileged to have you. Of course, if you can spare an hour to come in and read with the children we would be delighted!
If you have any concerns or questions I am always available before or after school if you wish to discuss anything.
Looking forward to a wonderful term.