Class 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Smalls

Years: 5 and 6     Teacher: Miss Smalls     Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pountney


Welcome to Class 4

Dates for the diary

Autumn 1

1/9/21 - Inset day

2/9/21 - Children return to school

10/9/21 - Class 4's music lessons with Edsential start  

23/9/21 - Cross country at Bishop Heber 

30/9/10 - Tag rugby at Bishop Heber 

12/10/21 - Long Mynd trip 

19/10/21 - Chester Cathedral Pilgrims trip 

20/10/21 - Pumpkin competition 

21/10/21 - Harvest service at Church        Break up for half term

22/10/21 - Inset day 

Autumn 2

1/11/21 – Back to school

3/11/21 – Multi skills day

8/11/21 – Parent review phone calls

15/11/21 – Parent review phone calls

22/11/21 – Crucial Crew trip PM

3/12/21 – Sing the Christmas story

10/12/21 – Christmas jumper day       Christmas school fair

13/12/21 – Key stage 2 Christmas party

14/12/21 – Talent show

16/12/21 – Christmas church service      Break up from Christmas  

17/12/21 – Inset day




All homework will be set via Google classroom. It will be set on a Friday and will need to be completed by the following Thursday evening or before. Completed homework should be submitted/turned in on Google classroom. The work can either be completed using a Google doc or the children can write it by hand and then submit a photo of the completed activity. The Google classroom app on a mobile phone makes it a lot easier to upload pictures. This can be downloaded for free. There is no expectation for any of the worksheets to be printed off at home.


The weekly homework will consist of the following:

  • Spelling activities
  • Handwriting practise
  • Mathletics
  • Times tables practise
  • Reading

However, they may also receive other pieces to support with their leaning in class.

The logins for Google Classroom, Mathletics and Reading Eggspress are all the same as the previous year. If the children should forget any of their login details, then they can access them on a clip board in the classroom. The Mathletics work will relate to the work we have been covering in class each week. As well as completing sessions on Reading Eggspress, 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.

A change in spelling

To develop active engagement and enthusiasm for vocabulary and spelling, key stage two children will now be asked to carry out activities, which will support their spelling in different ways. The weekly activities will help the children to understand words and use them in the correct context. This work will be set via Google Classroom and will replace weekly spelling tests.


Topics and units for the autumn term*



In maths, we will be looking at the following areas:

  • Number and place value 
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division  
  • Fractions 
  • Decimals 
  • Percentages 

Helpful links to develop and consolidate learning: 


Please see the attached file below for the year 5 and 6 objectives 



For our geography unit this term, we will be learning all about rivers. We will be learning about the features of a river, the formation of a river and the location of different rivers. Also, as part of our unit, I have organised a class trip to Carding Mill Valley and the long Mynd. During our day trip, we will be able to develop and extend our knowledge even further, through a range of hands-on activities and investigations. 

To help extend your learning at home, here are some webpage links you can use. 


Religious Education

In RE, we will be exploring why the Five Pillars are important to Muslims. This will be taught by Mrs Latham on Wednesday afternoon, during my PPA. 



Our unit in French this half term is ‘Getting to know you’. We will learn to express our emotions and talk about our future and what we would like to do when we grow up.



For our first science unit this term, we will be exploring Properties and changes in materials. We will be exploring everyday materials and the properties they possess. We will investigate how we can separate mixtures and how materials can change state.



The book we will be using for our literacy unit this half term is called ‘Queen of The Falls.’ This is a wonderful book, which tells the true story of one woman’s heroic, yet crazy adventure over Niagara Falls. the children will use the text to create different pieces of writing, incorporating a range of styles and features. 



The children will be having their music lessons on a Friday afternoon, where they will be learning how to play their chosen musical instrument. These are brilliant lessons, which I know the children will thoroughly enjoyed.



During PE, we will be focusing on tag rugby. We will be taking part in a tag rugby tournament at Bishop Heber later in the term, so this will be brilliant practise.  


*These are subject to change




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