Tiger Class (Year 4 and Year 5)

 

Welcome to Tiger Class!

Mrs McCorrie is our Year 4/5 teacher. Mrs Clements and Miss Boulton both work with us during the week.

On a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Dudfield teaches us RE and SMSC.

Homework

Maths and English homework will alternate each week; it is set on a Thursday and due in on the following Thursday. It will be sent home in work books. Each week, we will bring home spellings to practise once we have learnt a new spelling rule in school. Our spelling tests will also 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 (below).

English

In English, we began our Romans topic by writing diary entries. We then wrote adventure narratives about escaping Pompeii from the great Mount Vesuvius. To start our Extreme Earth topic, we will be writing poems all about natural disasters before moving onto writing recounts. 

Maths

In maths, we began the year by looking at the place value of different numbers (ordering, comparing and rounding them). Year 4 looked at 4-digit numbers whilst Year 5 looked at numbers up to 1,000,000.

We then moved onto using the written methods for addition and subtraction, exchanging where necessary.

Our new unit of work will be all about multiplication and division. This will also include using written and mental methods, deciding which is the most appropriate and efficient. 

 

We are also practising our times tables regularly, ready for the statutory Year 4 times tables test; please practise them at home as well. 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 KS2 have a login for this website which will record their progress as they complete medals and trophies.

Topic

Our first topic was called Chariot Champions. We looked at useful Roman inventions, the differences between how the rich and poor Romans lived and Roman pottery. We also made fantastic Roman catapults (having made prototypes to test which shapes would be useful to reinforce our structures) out of wood. We tested these, put our results into a bar chart and wrote an evaluation. We also made clay pots and looked at the difference between fine ware and coarse ware pottery. 

Our new topic is called Extreme Earth; we will be learning all about human and natural disasters as well as extreme weather. 

Here are our topic sheets. They give information about what we will be covering during the topic as well as the key questions and homework tasks:

Romans topic fact sheet          Extreme Earth topic fact sheet

Science

Our first science unit this year was living things and their habitats. We learnt how to classify different animals, what makes a good habitat, how animals are suited to their habitats and which environmental factors could endanger these. Our second unit is all about magnets and forces.

 

PE

We are very lucky to have a new specialist PE coach working with us each Thursday, Miss Jones. 

Year 4 have now finished all of their swimming lessons and Year 5 have finished their forest school sessions. Therefore, both year groups will just need a PE kit (suitable for all weather conditions) in school every Thursday and Friday.

 

  

Upcoming Events

  • 08 Feb
    Tag Rugby Year 4 & 5 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • 09 Feb
    Class 4 Family Lunch 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

    One family member per child is invited to come and share lunch with their child in Class 4

  • 13 Feb
    Valentine's Disco 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM

    Please see poster for details.  Organised by Friends.  Key Stage 1 & Pre-School 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm and Key Stage 2 5.15 pm - 6.30 pm.

  • 08 Feb - 13 Feb
  • 01 Mar - 06 Mar
  • 08 Mar - 18 Mar
  • 14 Mar - 18 Mar
  • 22 Mar - 01 Apr
  • 17 Apr - 12 May
  • 26 May - 29 Jun
  • 20 Jul - 21 Jul