Welcome to the Himalayas class (year 4 and year 5). Mrs McCorrie is our teacher and Miss Lawes is our super teaching assistant.
Our topic this half term is ‘The plague, pox and antibiotics’. This will include looking at The Black Death and medicine during Tudor times.
Our topic fact sheet can be viewed here:
This half term, we are writing mysterious narratives, focusing on improving our vocabulary and creating tension. During science week, we will be writing old fashioned newspaper articles about the plague. Each week, we will continue to practise the list of common exception words.
Here are some games that will help practise the current spellings:
This half term in maths, we will be looking at fractions initially and then moving onto decimals (and percentages for year 5).
All of class 4 have been given a logon and password for the website www.timestables.co.uk which will allow them to take a speed test and play many games to earn trophies; we can then view this at school and update our leaderboard.
We are very lucky this year to have specialist teachers with us; coach Dan will continue to work with us on a Tuesday and we also have a specialist French teacher.
Year 4: Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them in school on Tuesdays and appropriate forest school clothing and footwear on Thursdays.
Year 5: Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A piece of homework will be given out each Wednesday – this will alternate between maths and English. Also, new spellings will be given out each Thursday and tested the following Thursday. 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.
Each half term, we also ask for one piece of topic homework. This can be chosen from the list on the topic fact sheet (link above). The homework that the children produced for our Galapagos and Romans topics was fantastic – we can’t wait to see what else they bring in! Thank you very much for all of your help and support with this!
We had an enjoyable day at the Cross Country at the Bredon School near Tewkesbury. The children did a great job of keeping going on what was a difficult course on a cold day.