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Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!

Mr. Allen

Summer  Term

Class 4 continue to shine! As the eldest in the school, Class 4 pupils are called to lead by example by living our virtues each and every day. We strive to grow in faith and love as we look beyond ourselves.


Learning in Class 4


Pupils will learn about the importance of faith and about the many gifts and talents that God has given to them. Pupils will learn about how their bodies change during puberty and about the many emotional changes and challenges that they may face over the coming years.


This term we will be covering the following units: Easter, Pentecost, The work of the Apostles and Marriage & Holy Orders. We will be learning about these through Gospel readings, artists interpretations and discovering how we can use these teachings in our lives today.  We also look forward to Mass and our weekly Gospel assemblies.




In English, we will use a variety of texts to inspire our writing. We will fine-tune our writing in the genres of: Recount (Newspapers), extended narrative, discussion and diary writing. 



Every child will be given a reading book from our reading scheme. It is imperative that children read at home as it stimulates imagination and expands their understanding of the world. Children should read for 30 minutes each night and have their reading records signed. Children change their reading books when necessary and we ensure we hear them read at school and monitor their reading carefully on a one-to-one basis and during their guided reading sessions.



We are continuing to follow the robust Read Write Inc. Spelling scheme, which the children are finding engaging and fun! Once the children have been introduced to the weekly spelling pattern, they complete interactive and written activities to consolidate these and words that are more challenging to each individual are logged in their reading record to learn at home.



Year 5 will begin the term with perimeter and area before moving on to graphs and tables, geometry, measure and graphs / tables. We will also continue to practice our multiplication tables and basic arithmetic.


Year 6 will learn about geometry, co-ordinates, problem solving and statistics.

Both year groups will use and apply their skills to solve word problems set in different real-life contexts. Pupils should continue to practice their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars.


We are very fortunate this year to have our specialist teacher from Painsley to teach us science, Miss Swinson. In the Summer term the children will be studying: Animals including humans and Living things and their habitats. 



In history, we will be studying the Mayans. We will study: Their significant achievements, where they lived, how did they grow so strong, their ability to farm, society including how the Maya was ruled.



Our Geography unit this term is South America. We will locate and name countries and capitals as well as studying the diverse climate. We will look at human and physical features including trade, the Amazon and the Andes Mountains. We will then go on to study Brazil in more detail.


Pupils will be taught Spanish this year by Señora Mertz, a specialist teacher from Painsley.


We are very fortunate this year to have our specialist teacher from Painsley to teach us computing, Mr.Johnson.



Our art focus is drawing, where we will be exploring the work of Jean-Michel Basquait. We will study his paintings and how what styles he became most famous for. 



In technology, we will first look at textiles by making a stuffed toy followed by the little inventors challenge. Here, the children will be ale to develop their business skills!




We are continuing to use the Charanga scheme, and our first unit, ‘How does music bring us together?’ celebrates a wide range of musical styles. We will be listening to and singing a range of songs, as well as playing, composing and performing our music.



This term, we will be covering: striking and fielding and athletics. PE sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please make sure children have their PE kit in school on these days, making sure every item is clearly labelled. On Thursdays, children may come to school wearing their PE kit. School uniform must be brought in so that children can change into it after our lesson.



Homework tasks will be set on a Wednesday and need to be completed and handed in (or submitted) by Monday.  (If tasks are completed earlier than this, they may be handed in of course.)  A Maths and English homework will be set weekly, usually on Century Tech. Logins for this will be shared with the children during the first few weeks back.

Please encourage your child to do extra practice on multiplication tables and number bonds EVERY week, as recall speed still needs to be improved.


Homework based on the other subjects will be set as required.

Pupils should read for 30 minutes a day and this must be recorded in their diary.  Reading really does enrich the mind and has proved to have a great impact on progress.  Thank you for your continued support in this area.


All Year 6 pupils will be involved in SATs during the week beginning 8th May 2023 for which they will be well prepared.

We thank you for your continued help and support as we assess your child and decide upon the best ways to help them to make the progress necessary to meet their aspirational targets.


Thank you for your continued support. If you have any worries or queries, please send a message in the home school diary or contact me through Class Dojo. I will do my best to answer your queries as soon as I can.

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