WELCOME TO THE SQUIRRELS' CLASS PAGE
Year 4 and 5
Class Teacher: Mrs Roberts
Class TAs: Mrs Hobbs and Mrs Eddleston
Schools Direct students:
Miss Molly Owen
Mr Adam Samuel
This term our Topic is:
Our Active Planet
We'll be having fun looking at all of the ways that our planet is active, including volcanoes, earthquakes, tectonic plates and the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'
Home School books
All KS2 pupils all have a Home School book in which to record their reading, spellings and times tables, in addition it contains lots of other useful information, such as dates and other important facts.
We ask parents to sign the Home School book each week, and they are collected in each Friday. Reading Challenge points are awarded for evidence of reading at home, and spellings and times tables practises are checked. Parents may write comments if they wish, and teachers also may convey information in this way.
If your child is a free reader they may choose a book from the selection in class, or if they prefer, they may bring a book from home to enjoy during quiet reading. If your child uses the reading scheme they may change their book whenever necessary.
Their current reading book should be recorded in their Home School book, together with signed comments from home whenever they read to someone. We strongly encourage children to read aloud as often as possible, as well as reading to themselves.
PE will be on Mondays & Thursdays.
We are reading 'A Boy Called Christmas' by Matt Haig
This will be sent out on Friday, to be returned by the following Wednesday. As a general rule it is literacy/topic based one week and maths the next. In addition to set homework, children are expected to practise spellings and tables each weekday at home. We also encourage children to use Sumdog frequently as it is a fun way to practise maths skills.
These will be sent out on Monday and will be tested the following Friday. During the week children will work on them at school each morning through a range of activities such as ‘Rainbow Write’ and ‘Bitesize’.
Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning. Please don’t hesitate to come and speak with me if there is anything that I can help with. We are really keen to have happy children who enjoy their time at school.