Miss E Clark - Teacher and Acting Assistant Headteacher
Miss E Cammidge - Teaching Assistant
Mrs N Bodill - Teaching Assistant and PPA/LT cover
Please find below some information about the learning which is happening in Class 6. For more information, please find our termly 'Class Newsletters' below.
In English, we will be reading the text 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. We will be studying the features of various genres and writing our own versions based on the text, including: setting and character descriptions, diary entries and newspaper reports.
We will also have set guided reading sessions each week where we will focus on refining key reading skills.
This term, our topic will be The Victorians. We will be learning all about Queen Victoria and what it was like to live in Victorian times. Our DT topic will be linked to this as we will be researching and building Victorian Toys. In these sessions, we will be looking at mechanisms and how manipulating the materials can change the movement and pattern of the mechanism. We will then be researching, designing, creating and evaluating our own Victorian toys.
P.E. will take place on Monday and Wednesday and your children are required to come into school wearing their P.E. kit with a school jumper/cardigan on top. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed or covered with a plaster.
Children are expected to read at home at least 4 times a week which will be monitored during planner checks. It is still important for children to read to an adult, even if they are fluent readers. This will develop their comprehension skills.
Children will also participate in three specific guided reading sessions a week to develop a broad range of reading skills. These sessions will be based on a range of different genres.
Children will receive a list of spellings on Friday and they will be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. These will be based on the spelling patterns and spellings lists from the National Curriculum. Please encourage your child to practise these regularly.
At the beginning of each term, your child will receive an arithmetic folder. Children are expected to complete an arithmetic sheet per week - it is suggested that they complete a column per night, but it is up to you how you decide to do this. Children can mark their own using the answers at the back. Children should bring these in on a Friday (along with their planners) to have them checked by a member of staff. If your child wishes to take home a book/squared paper home to complete this in, please do just ask and we will be happy to arrange this.
Times tables are a highly important aspect of mathematics, requiring a great deal of support at home as well as at school. At the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x.
Children will be set weekly activities via TT Rockstars (their login details are in their planners) which they are expected to complete. These may either be games in the 'Studio' or 'Battles' between classes/groups.
Please ensure your child brings a water bottle into school every day.
Planners are expected to be brought into school on a Friday so that homework can be checked and new spellings can be handed out and glued in. If your child has not completed their weekly homework, they will complete this during their breaktime.
If you do have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call the school office to arrange a telephone appointment or email the class email address: Class6@stamfordbridgeschool.co.uk