Welcome to Oak Class (Year 4 and Year 5). Mrs McCorrie is our teacher and Mrs Clements is our super teaching assistant. On Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Dudfield will teach you RE and SMSC.
Maths and English homework will alternate each week and is set/due in each Wednesday. It will be uploaded onto Class Dojo. Each week, we will bring home spellings to practise once we have learnt a new spelling rule in school. Our spelling tests will be on Thursdays.
Please help your child with their practise at home. Here are some games you might like to try: https://www.spellingtraining.com/
We greatly encourage regular reading and ask that children read every night and make an entry in their reading record. If this is done independently, it should also be signed by a parent/guardian. You can also take reading quizzes at home: https://ukhosted49.renlearn.co.uk/2250969/default.aspx
There will also be one piece of homework for each topic (roughly once every 10 weeks) which can be found on the topic fact sheet. We had some super projects and models last year and look forward to seeing what you create for our new topics! Thank you very much for all of your help and support with this.
In English, we are going to be writing newspaper articles about the Vikings.
In maths, we will be starting the year by learning about place value with increasingly large numbers.
We will also be practising our times tables regularly, ready for the statutory Year 4 times tables test; please practise them at home also.Year 4 pupils should know all of their times tables (up to 12 x 12). There are lots of games and challenges that can be found on www.timestables.co.uk to help get quicker at answering questions. All of class 4 have a login for this website which will record their progress as they complete medals and trophies.
Our first topic is Legends and Longboats where we will be learning all about who the Vikings were, when they lived and what they did during this period. In our DT lessons, we will be making Viking longships and exploring which materials are buoyant.
For our Computing lessons, we will be following the Teach Computing scheme of work. Our first unit is creating media: audio editing.
In our Music lessons, we will be following the Charanga scheme of work and learning how to play the glockenspiel. Pupils can also log onto this at home if they want to practise their instrument.
Our topic homework choices are on the fact sheet, which can be viewed here:
We are very lucky to have a specialist PE teacher; Miss Christopher will continue to work with us each Friday. Please ensure your child has their labelled PE kit with them in school on Thursdays and Fridays.
We will continue to use Class Dojo to set homework and send reminders. You will also be able to see the awards your child has received for showing the school values, great effort in their reading and for completing their homework. It’s a really good way to keep in touch with us and send any queries you may have.