Year 4/5 - Mr J Taylor

 

Hello and welcome back.

 

Things to remember:

  • Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing! Please record which page your child has read to and also when they have finished a book so we know when to change it.
  • Times tables – Your child should spend 5 minutes each day learning their times tables. This will really help with answering the calculations they need to solve.
  • Our spelling test is on Monday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Monday, so make sure you help your child practice them ready for their test the following week.
  • PE is on Tuesday and Thursday so make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions. The change is due to sport coaches working with KS1 this half term.
  • Celebration assembly at 9.10am on a Friday – Children who have impressed the adults in class will be chosen as our star pupil of the week and will receive a certificate of achievement. All mums, dads, grandparents or carers are welcome to come along any week.
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by Wednesday the following week.
  • Please speak to your child about their Mini Stars which they receive for Success, Teamwork, Aspirations and Respect when at school.

 

Autumn term

Literacy – We will be reading A Christmas Carol in December. This is an iconic story that we feel the children will enjoy. In November we are looking at Non-fiction texts based on our topic of light and electricity.

From reading these we will aim to improve our writing skills and build on our sentences, writing a range of pieces and editing and improving these pieces.

 

Maths – We will be covering multiplication, division, area, perimeter and measurements.

 

Science – This term we are looking at electricity. We will set up, carry out investigations, and begin to use key vocabulary to explain our findings. We will understand how to be safe and spot danger and create circuits.

 

Art and DT- We will develop our art techniques, looking at artists who used light and shadow and in DT will we be designing and hopefully building an electrical festive piece.

 

Computing - We will be learning how to design toys on the web.

 

French – We will looking at food, colours and countries as well as having a festive French session.

 

RE - We will be looking at the sources of wisdom of different cultures and identity.

 

PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme and celebrating differences.

 

The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.