Narnia (Year 4 and Year 5)
Welcome to Narnia Class!
Mrs McCorrie is our Year 4/5 teacher. Mrs Clements and Mrs Bannister work with us during the week.
On a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Organ teaches us RE and SMSC.
Maths and English homework will alternate each week; it is set on a Friday and due in on the following Friday. 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 Fridays.
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 (in the topic section below).
In English, we have started our Mayans topic by writing playscripts all about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
In maths, we have begun 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 will shortly be moving onto using the written methods for addition and subtraction, exchanging where necessary.
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.
Our first topic is all about the Mayan civilization. We are learning when this was, who the Mayans were, where they lived and how their letter and number system is different to ours. We are also enjoying learning about the Mayans beliefs of chocolate being a gift from the gods. We enjoyed visiting Cadbury World to learn all about the history of chocolate and complete some all-important taste testing!
Here is our topic fact sheet. It gives information about what we will be covering during the topic as well as the key questions and homework tasks:
Our first science unit this year is all about rocks. We have learnt all about the different types of rocks, how soil is made and how fossils are formed.
We are very lucky to have a specialist PE coach working with us each Wednesday, Miss Jones. All pupils will need a PE kit (suitable for all weather conditions) in school every Wednesday and Thursday.
Year 4 are currently taking part in 10 weeks of swimming lessons each Thursday. Their final session will be on Thursday 7th December.