Year 4/5A

Welcome to Y4/5A

Class teacher this year is Miss Coyne and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs G Glynne Jones.

As in all classes across the school, we learn a lot every day. Each morning we study Maths and English so we can become better mathematicians, readers and writers. Every day we make time to pray and we reflect on the values we are focusing on which this term are kindness and honesty. Here at All Saints we believe that you can’t be too kind; we think about others and always try to show a caring, generous and unselfish attitude, we always try to tell the truth and make the right choices. We also pray for other people in the world who are struggling to find a safe place to live and work.

As well as Maths and English, we also study Religious Education, Science, History, Computing and P.E to name but a few. Our main topic for this term is ‘Jungle Fever’ which links with both our Geography and Literacy topic. In literacy we are currently reading Rudyard Kipling’s Just-So Stories and in Geography we are learning about Rainforests.

In Key Stage 2 we are continuing with our Spelling Mastery scheme which we do three times a week. We have our own workbooks and it really helps us to become better spellers AND readers. We also do Move on Maths once a week which helps us to consolidate our learning in Maths.

In Year 5 we are continuing to use the Learner Response System. We each have a device that looks like a Blackberry phone and we can use these to answer questions, respond to polls and take part in class discussions. We love them because they allow us to work at our own pace and level, give us instant feedback and make us feel like our lessons are really futuristic.

In our Maths lessons, there is a real focus on knowing our times tables off by heart. We use our handsets to sit a daily test of 144 questions and are getting better all the time! Parents and guardians, you could even test your children to help them become an even more marvellous mathematician. So far this year, we have been improving our knowledge of place value, calculation methods for all four number operations, square numbers and fractions.

We have plenty of trips linked to our learning in class to look forward to and there will be many pictures uploaded to this page so parents can see how much fun we had.  We also enjoy learning through music and song.

Some of our pupils attend extra-curricular clubs such as breakfast club, football and Touch Type. Many members of Year 5 are members of the school choir, led by Miss Coyne, Mr Tyson’s football club.

If any parents or carers would like any help to support their child outside of school, especially through reading or maths, please feel free to ask questions or run past some new ideas you may have. You are always welcome.

We hope that you enjoyed reading about our class and there will be opportunities for you to come and see us working in class soon.

Monday

Year 5A

Send in 1 pound snack money

 

20 minutes reading at home, spelling and times tables practise.

Tuesday

 

Year 5A

Swimming Lessons – shorts, towel and swimming cap required.

20 minutes reading at home, spelling and times tables practise.

Wednesday

Return Maths and English homework.

 

20 minutes reading at home, spelling and times tables practise.

Thursday

   

20 minutes reading at home, spelling and times tables practise.

Friday

Maths and English homework set for following week.

P.E kit needed.

Extra PE lesson every second week.

 

20 minutes reading at home, spelling and times tables practise.