Year 4/5 Mr Heath
Summer 2 Term 2019
Welcome back to class PHY4/5
Welcome back to PHY4/5 for the final half term of the school year. We have lots to luck forward to and plenty to learn. We will have Miss Murray in class with us and also Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Tuck.
This half term we will be reading and doing some work linked to our class novel: Charlotte’s web. Charlotte’s Web is about a girl named Fern, a pig named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte. They live on a farm and Fern is horrified when she finds out that Wilbur as a piglet is to be slaughtered. She rescues Wilbur only then to have him sent away from her to her uncle's farm where he is friendless and snubbed by the other animals except Charlotte, a spider, and this is where Wilbur's adventures begin.
In maths we will be looking at statistics and how they are used within our daily lives. We will be undertaking a variety of different experiments and tasks. We will go on to look at shapes and their properties. What is your favourite shape whether 2D or 3D and why?
This year it’s especially important that your child learns their times tables because a national test for Year 4 pupils is being introduced in June 2019. Children should spend 5 minutes each day learning their times tables at home to boost regular practice in class. Children are expected to know their times tables up to x12 by the end of Year 4. Fluency in times tables will really help with answering calculations quickly and efficiently. Please encourage your child to practise using the www.urbrainy.com/mtc website. All children have been provided with log in details so they can access this from home.
Year 4 children will be learning about the human body and looking at teeth. How are teeth formed? Is there special names for different types of teeth and what are their specific roles?
Year 5 children will be learning about animals including humans., where we will describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
Our topic this half term is a local history unit. We will be looking at our town – Batley. What are the physical features of Batley? Can they be identified on a map? Describe the landscape of Batley town centre and draw a street with shops and houses in the style of the artist Lowry.
This half term PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays, so make sure your child comes to school with their full PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions.
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.
Spellings - Our spelling test is on Friday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Friday, so make sure you help your child practise them ready for their test the following week. The weekly list can be accessed and practised using the Spelling Shed website (spellingshed.co.uk) and your child’s individual log on details. The more they practise, the more points they gain – help them to aim for the top of the school table!
Homework – Every week, children are expected to learn their spellings, read their school book for at least 10 minutes a night.
Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it. 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.