Class 4 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Class 4
Year 5 and 6 Teacher: Miss Smalls 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.
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, if not 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 activities
- Times tables practise
- Reading Eggspress comprehension sessions
- Independent reading and/or reading to an adult
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.
Things to remember:
Monday – PE kit
Wednesday – PE kit
Wednesday PM – Miss Smalls PPA (planning preparation and assessment time)
Thursday evening – Homework due in
Friday – Homework set on Google Classroom
Friday – Musical instruments
How to help your child at home.
The following websites provide SPAG 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 Practise
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 purposes!
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.