to Year 4/5

Welcome to our class page!

We are a hard working, curious group of children, who have a love of learning! Our Teacher is Mrs Kelly and our teaching assistant is Miss Sands.

Take a look at our beautiful learning environment. Our topic areas are interactive, resourceful and allow the children to independently continue their learning.

Reading is embedded throughout the environment and carefully chosen texts are available for children. Our reading area is well stocked and organised, exposing children to a range of authors.

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Useful information

Spellings will be sent out on Friday and tested the following week. Please practice at home.

Children are expected to bring their book bags with reading diaries and books in every day and will be read with by an adult

at least once a week.

Our PE day is Tuesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on this day.

Jewellery is not allowed and long hair should be tied back. Please ensure that your child brings a jacket on cooler days.

Autumn learning

English: A range of text types including biographies, story writing and poetry

Maths: Patterns in number and calculation

Science: Materials and their properties

History: Aztecs

Geography: Rivers

Remember to use Espresso at home.

Your login details can be found in the front of your reading diary.

What is Espresso?

Espresso is the UK's leading educational digital content company. It is available for parents and children to use at home. The aim is to transform learning at home by providing high-quality educational resources. Espresso Primary is an easy-to-use and constantly growing library of digital educational resources. Everything on Espresso supports the National Curriculum and the classroom work which we do here a Shafton Primary. Children can log on to this resource at home by using their log in details given to them by their teacher

Just a little reminder to keep playing on Times Tables Rock Stars. It is a good way to keep practising those tables and keep your speed up in answering questions. Your username and password are in the front of your reading diary. Look out for any battles that I set, such as Y3 v Y4 or girls V boys, who will be the winners?

Also if you play in the studio area and earn a certificate keep a look out in your school email for it.

Keep TT Rocking!

Mrs Stephenson xx

Science: Materials and their properties

The children have really enjoyed exploring soluble materials. We tested a variety of solids with cold water. We discussed why certain materials, such as the jelly cubes, did not dissolve and what would be needed in order to speed up the process. The children really did put their 'scientist hats' on and came up with some great ideas!

PSHE & Computing

We have been making the most of our new technology in Year 4/5 and have been learning how to use google slides to present work. We have explored creating a document, adding images, adding text, changing fonts and sizes and much more!

Using this knowledge, we created the first slide in our 'healthy relationships' presentations, 'what we look for in a friendship'.

We will be adding more to these presentations over the coming weeks.


Take a Look at some of last year's learning in Year 4/5

Earth Day 2021

The theme for Earth Day this year was 'Restore Our Earth', and so we thought about what 'restore' actually meant, and then all of the ways that we could help start to bring the Earth back to a healthy state. We then put our ideas into the form of an acrostic poem so that we could spread the message in a lovely, creative way! We had some wonderful ideas and were able to design our poems beautifully!

Testing Out Our New Technology!

We are very lucky to now be able to provide each of our children their own laptop when we are in need of doing some deeper research. With our geography topic being the perfect candidate for such a deep dive, Year 4/5 were tasked with testing out the new laptops and seeing how well we did with them! Everybody managed to get to grips with how to use them extremely quickly (even though for some of us it was our using Chromebooks), and we managed to find some wonderful facts and information to help us find a bit more about Europe and the countries inside the continent! As I'm sure you can see, we all loved using the laptops and look forward to using them again soon!

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Our Upcoming Term

We come into school at 9:00am and we finish at 2:30pm. We’re still coming into school through the door at the front of school.

Children need to be bringing in their book bags with reading diaries and books everyday, they will read with an adult at least once a week as part of our book club.

I will be sending spellings home on a Friday which will be tested the following week. Please make sure that your children are practicing these at home as they are important going into year 5 or 6!

We have PE on Fridays. Please can you send your child to school in their kit with either a hoody or light jacket, just in case the weather turns.

Summer term 1 learning

History – World War 1

Geography – European countries and their capital cities

Science – Animals including humans

RE - Christian places of worship

PSHE – The challenges we face

Art – Figure drawing

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Out of this World!

With our Science topic this term being Earth and Space, we have been really getting stuck into what makes up our Solar System. So far some of our children have had the chance to make a papier mache Saturn, and we've also been able to have a round of speed dating with the planets! Getting to know them, what makes them special and whether they would be pleasant to live on (we soon found out that Earth is the only one for us)!

Our New Classroom

As you can see from the picture below, we have got a few new areas for the children to enjoy!

We now have a calm corner for the children to take some time for themselves, as well as a Space table with books, challenges and other interactive artifacts for them to explore! At the moment we have just a handful of some of the amazing pieces of work done during lockdown from Google Classroom, but after the classroom being empty for so long, we're all very happy and excited to start getting more of the children's fantastic work up on our display boards!

A Very Merry Christmas from Y4/5!

As the festive period is finally among us, we decided as a class that we wanted to sing 'Jingle Bell Rock' and 'Merry Christmas Everyone' to welcome the Christmas Spirit into class! We loved practicing our songs and hope that you all enjoy listening! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy new year!

The Water Cycle!

In our geography sessions, we have been starting to focus our attention on how the Water Cycle is linked to rivers. We've had to learn a lot of new (and very long) words that are all specific to certain parts of the cycle. After learning these terms, we created our own diagrams to show what we had learnt!

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Looking back at our NHS!

Here is a closer look at some of the fantastic NHS posters that we created when looking at the history of our incredible service. We investigated some of the influential pioneers that lead the way in modern medicine, as well as looking at what the health service looks like today. We are going to be learning more about people like Mary Seacole who selflessly paved the way for modern medicine, and who also began a cultural change for the acceptance of black nurses within our country! A real hero to look at for Black History Month!

Straight back into it!

We've produced some brilliant pieces of work this week and have really got stuck in with our learning! Jack and Sophia have both produced a wonderful poster about our NHS and parts of it's history, as well as Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale who were both extremely important in shaping modern medicine!

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We're all ready!

Here we have our reading corner and maths area set up for the big year ahead of us! We've got plenty of space for all of our fantastic work to go up on our display boards as well!

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