Welcome to Rowling Class – Year 4 + 5
Class Teacher: Ms McPherson
TAs: Ms Geraghty
Rowling class is the Year 4 + 5 class at St James.
I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Easter break. Term 5 is shaping up to be another fun filled, busy term with a lot of new learning to be done!
Our Big Question this term will be “How did the blossom become an apple?”, we will be looking at the life cycle of butterflies, plants and other insects/animals for both Science and Topic.
In Maths we will continue with our weekly Learn Its and Beat That CLIC Challenges. Once completed the children will be given these sheets to take home each week to practise any aspects they struggled with. Your support in helping your child with them will be much appreciated as the children really enjoy these weekly challenges.
Students will be split for Maths and Guided Reading this term, I will teach Year 4 and Mrs Peacock will be taking the Year 5’s. In Maths we have a focus on fractions and decimals.
We have another fun homework challenge this term, look out for it in your child’s homework book (this has been sent home already, a lot of homework books were not returned last term and so this terms homework has been sent home on a piece of paper with spelling words attached). Spellings to be learnt this term will be stuck in these books.
This term, PE will be on Thursday afternoon (OAA or Forest School) and Friday afternoon (Tennis), however please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school at the start of every week. It is extremely important for hygiene reasons that they have a change of clothes and also appropriate foot wear for sporting activities. They will also need to have a labelled water bottle to bring to school – this should be taken home and refilled at the end of each day. If students find themselves without P.E or Forest School kit they will have alternative work provided for them.
In OAA we have a focus on Team Work and Problem Solving and I am looking forward to the fun activities planned to develop these skills.
We are continuing to use Class Dojo. The Dojo System is a great way for me to communicate with you and keep you informed about your child’s activities and achievements. I ask that you use the message facility to inform us of any appointments, changes to pick up arrangements or any specific information about your child. Absences and urgent messages only should be communicated with the office. I will check my message folder before school starts and again at lunchtime.
I am looking forward to working with your children again this term and all the great learning we have ahead.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Ms McPherson and Ms Geraghty
Helpful Sites for Spelling and Maths Games
Although a site to help those with dyslexia, these are great fun for all spellers.
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