Year 4/5

Year 4/5 - Mr Woods

Welcome to Autumn term in Year 4/5

Welcome back and I hope you had a fantastic summer!  This term the children will be learning about space in topic/science and they will also be completing art work and writing about space.  The book they are reading in class is called Cosmic.  Year 5 pupils will be having swimming lessons on Monday, both years 4 and 5 will have a dance lesson with a specialist teacher on Wednesday and on Thursday they will have P.E.  However, can they please always have their kits in school because this may change. 

Homework will be handed out to the pupils every Friday starting this week and it will be expected to be handed in on the following Thursday.  If pupils are finding the work difficult, I encourage them to come to me before Thursday so I can go through it with them.  Homework will be:

  • Spellings – 10 spellings each week.  Pupils are expected to learn these spellings
  • Times tables/rapid recall – Pupils will receive times table to learn at home and I have received Ms Denny’s table that shows me what stage each pupil is at.  I have changed the scheme slightly and I may ask pupils to redo some tests so make sure they haven’t forgotten them over the summer.  They will start to receive this homework from next Friday to give me more time to assess where they are compared to last year
  • Reading – Pupils are expected to read every night but I do understand at times this is not always possible with clubs or other after school events.  Please can an adult sign their reading journals to show that they have read

Maths – An activity will be set on Maths Whizz which the pupils can complete online using a tablet or laptop.  If pupils do not have access to these devices or the internet, I will be running a Maths Whizz lunchtime club for pupils to come to.

Below is a map of what we have planned for this half term: