Welcome to Class 4
In Class 4 we have Year 5 and Year 6.
Miss Smith is the class teacher
A note from Miss Smith… Welcome to Class Four! I hope you all had a relaxing summer break and that the children are excited to be in their new class. I am really looking forward to getting back into a routine, great lessons and achieving great success with year 5 & 6. I have worked hard to create a warm atmosphere in class with a lot of fun and laughter but lots of learning too. Independence and a hardworking attitude are the key to success in the upper juniors.
PE - Lessons will take place on Tuesday and Friday delivered by the Lancashire sports partnership.
Reading— We have weekly guided reading sessions in which I listen to children read within a group, in addition, we try to listen to the children individually each week, recording comments in the yellow reading record. Could you also add in comments as you listen to your child at home. The emphasis is on developing reading for pleasure and children’s understanding of a book, its plots, sub plots and character analysis. Pupils are free to choose from the school library, or your child may bring a book in from home. The most important thing is that it is a book your child will enjoy reading but is suitably challenging. Homework will be set from our guided reading book, each child will have their own copy of the book and will have a chapter to read each weekend with set questions to develop a deeper understanding of what they have read.
Spellings - Each week we will have a focussed objective for spelling and every morning we will study related spelling patterns, the children will be set 10 to 20 words featuring that pattern to learn at home and in school. On a Friday the children will be tested on ten of those words.
Forest School will take place after the half term to fit in with our Stone Age topic
Year 6 The deadline for applying for your High School place is 31st October. We will shortly be sending out the details regarding the process for application for High School. If you are planning to apply to St Bede’s they require a copy of your child’s baptism certificate as part of the application.
If you have any questions or concerns, I am available to discuss your child’s academic or social progress – just call into the office to make an appointment to see me.