Class Four

This summer term is extremely busy with events such as the play ‘The Pied Piper’, our 150th School Celebration and the Year 6 Leavers Service. As well as sporting events; sports day, cricket tournament and rounders tournament and completing our bicycle safety training. We will be going on trips out of school; to Lancaster Castle and Priory, Carnforth and the climbing wall at Salt Ayre.

We will be continuing with our Cities of Stone topic focusing on Mayan food and their daily life, before beginning a new topic where we will be investigating ‘settlements’ to teach about the UK and our identity. Using our recent residential to Liverpool and a trip to Carnforth as comparisons the children will develop their fieldwork skills, map reading ability, data handling skills and statistical.

In Literacy we will be focusing on Flashbacks using the Harry Potter books as a stimulus to help us create our own flashbacks! We will also be looking at letter writing and hopefully linking this into our settlement topic.

In maths we will be continuing with mastering our maths skills, focusing on long multiplication and division and looking at statistics, which will link into our settlements topic.

In science we will be moving on from Classification to Evolution and Inheritance, focusing on the work of Darwin, Anning and Wallace. We will be focusing on the features of survival and specific examples of Evolution.

The children will continue having weekly spellings, maths and will also need to learn their lines for the school play at the end of the school term.

If you need any further information please contact myself or Miss Hall.


img_8513Welcome to Class 4

Class 4 are a group of 16 children in years 5 and 6. They are taught by Mr Bonwick and Mrs Cunliffe.

The children in class 4 study Maths and English every morning and practise their times tables, handwriting and spellings as part of these lessons.

Weekly timetable 2016-17 PDF

Yearly Timetable 2016-17 PDF

Parents Overview Summer 2017

Y5 and Y6 Maths Overview PDF

Class 4

The Children in Class 4 are taught by Mr Bonwick and Mrs Cunliffe.

The children moving into Class 4 – (Year 5) will have an important role in making sure our school runs smoothly. In fact, without their help the opportunities available to the children would be less comprehensive. The increased responsibility does mean the Teachers expect a very high standard of behaviour. Some children may be a little apprehensive at first, but the older children in the class will act as mentors and help them to settle very quickly, and to become role models for the younger children and ambassadors for our school.

 General information

School begins at 09:00 if you are dropping children off by car please make sure you use the Village Hall car park. A member of staff will be on duty in the playground from 08:50. Please close the gate.

If your child arrives after 09:00 please use the front door and report to the office.

If your child is absent through illness please contact the school before 9:00, and confirm the reason for absence in writing when your child returns to school.

Medicines should only be sent into school if essential and a medical form completed. This can be downloaded from the school website. If possible only send the required dosage for that day into school in the original container and labelled with: the child’s name, and the time it is required to be administered.

School closes at 15:30; children will be registered and taken to the buses or will wait in school until parents arrive in the playground. Children in Class 4 will leave by the porch door next to Class 4.

If your child is attending the after school club then arrangements can be made with Ms Dawn Caunce via the School Office.

If your child is being collected during school hours please sign them out in the register in the entrance hall and sign them back on their return.

If your child is being picked up by someone different or is travelling home in a different way to usual please write a note in their reading record and ask your child to show the Teacher during registration.

 Weekly routines

 Reading

The blue Reading /Homework folder will be required daily and it should contain a reading book, reading record book and relevant completed homework. A photocopy of the multiplication card should be available as a record of progress.

It is essential that all children can confidently recall their times tables up to x12 to enable children to access the new mathematics curriculum.

The Reading record should contain the title and author of each new book and a regular update of progress. There is also a recording sheet of different genres at the back of the book which should be updated. Please encourage a book review to be written at least every half term. My confident readers should start to compare the writing style of different authors recording their likes and dislikes.

Homework

In preparation for the transition to secondary school children will have homework timetabled each day. Where possible they will be given 7 days to complete the task. I would encourage early completion however the children will be reminded the day before it is due for marking.

Monday     

Science homework

Rotakids meetings are half termly during lesson time.                       

Tuesday

Topic homework

Library van every 3 weeks, please return library ticket to school.

Wednesday

Music lessons taught by Mrs Williams

French lesson taught by Madame Luckham

Games lesson: trainers, football / rugby shirt, shorts and socks should be brought into school and taken home after school.

Thursday

Mathematics homework

Music tuition: individual lessons with Mr Warriner during the school day.

School Band: when your child reaches the required standard for the School Band you will be informed. Sessions take place during lunchtime 12:00 to 12:30pm in Class 4; musical instruments and musical notation will be required.

Friday            

Spelling homework

PE: It would be very helpful if children have black pumps, navy / black shorts and the school PE shirts left in a bag on their coat peg and available for the dance / gymnastic sessions on Friday. This not only saves time when changing but on the occasions when the children perform in public it ensures their appearance matches the quality of their work. These items can be taken home every half term for washing.

No jewellery – studs in ears must be removed for PE or covered with a plaster.

Please make sure all items of clothes are named with named tapes and not marker pen. Trainers and pumps should also be named as this will provide us with a reasonable chance of returning lost items to their owners.