Class 4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Class 4
Year 5 and 6 Teacher: Mrs Hunt and Mrs Latham Teaching assistant: Mrs Pountney
In Class 4, we support and encourage the children to be hard working, enthusiastic, positive, determined and most of all happy. We aim to develop independence, by encouraging the children to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. We like to create a learning environment that is fun and interactive, which engages and motivates the children helping them to make good progress. There are lots of opportunities for the children to take on important roles and responsibilities within the classroom and throughout the school, including being a play buddy and a collective worship assembly monitor. We provide plenty of opportunities for the children to express themselves, share any worries or concerns and build resilience all within a safe, secure, and caring environment.
The weekly homework will consist of the following:
- Children are expected to read daily and record this in their reading record book
- A Reading Eggspress spelling or reading task
- Mathletics activities
Children may also receive other pieces to support with their leaning in class.
The logins for Mathletics and Reading Eggspress are all the same as the previous year. If the children should forget any of their login details, they can access them on a clip board in the classroom. Mathletics work will relate to the work we have been covering in class each week. Spelling or reading lessons on reading Eggspress also correspond with lessons completed that week in school. The children should also be reading on a regular basis at home. It is excellent practise for the children to read out loud, as this helps to improve fluency, expression and pace. Reading a book with a special adult at home helps to build a love for reading.
Things to remember:
Monday – PE kit
- Reading record books checked
- Homework due in
- Homework set on Mathletics and Reading Eggspress
Wednesday – PE kit
Wednesday PM – Steve Reddy PE session
Friday – Musical instruments
- Celebration worship
How to help your child at home.
The following websites provide spelling, punctuation and gramma activities, games and videos. We hope you and your child find them useful.
KS2 bitesize revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/
Terminology & games: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=47
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - 20 Key Stage 2 Literacy interactive teaching resources for Primary Schools.
English educational kids games and activities. Teach your child, spelling, sentences, verbs, collective nouns, compound words, singular to plural, story sequencing, alphabetical order, and grammar with these English learning games.
Helpful links to develop and consolidate maths learning:
Woodlands Junior - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html is an excellent site with games and challenges in maths.
https://www.teachwire.net/news/5-of-the-best-times-tables-games-for-key-stage-2 - great websites for online interactive times table games.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing - has a huge selection of games which have been split up into all the different sections of maths, making it incredibly easy to pick the area you would like to practise.
https://uk.ixl.com/maths - This website has all year groups and within each year group has the maths broken down into the different sections. It helps children master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/ - maths quizzes
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/content/ - Corbett Maths - Maths videos, activities and answers for all areas of KS2 mathematics.
https://mathszone.co.uk/tag/ks2-upper/ - maths activities
https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-8-12/ - money activities. These games, videos and interactive activities could turn you into a money genius in no time!
Maths and English
IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision
A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.
A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.
These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer. View on screen or print off for free. Best used
Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.
This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.
Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.
A range of English games and activities.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.
We aim to ensure that the SATS process is not stressful for our children. However, please see the document below for advice in promoting positive mental health when taking tests.