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Class 4 – Year 5 / 6

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Welcome to Class 4's page.

Class 4 is made up of Year 5 and Year 6 children and is taught by Mrs McGarrigle.

I am so happy to be back from maternity and being back in the classroom. I can't wait to get stuck into all of the exciting learning that is going to take place this year and the adventures we are going to go on.

Summer Term 2024

This summer term our history focus is looking at the question 'Is it ever right to fight?' During this enquiry we will be looking at different wars through the ages starting from 1066 to present day with a specific focus on WWII. We will be looking at the causes and consequences of wars and the roles and responsibilities.

In geography we will be looking at 'The Water Cycle' and major rivers and lakes in the UK and around the world. We will be looking at their importance and sustainability.

Our English lessons this year will based on two fantastically immersive books, King Kong by Anthony Browne and The Origins of Species by Sabina Radeva. We will have a look at writing a narrative, balanced argument and an explanation text.

Our class novel will be Final Year by Matt Goodfellow and City of Ember by Jeanne DePrau

In Science our topic is evolution and inheritance. As part of this topic we will be looking at Charles Darwin and his theory of survival of the fittest. In RE we will be looking at multi faiths as well as Pentecost and Ascension.

Spring Term 2024

This term we will be looking at the Maya civilisation in history and comparing this to what life was like in Britain at the same time. In Geography we are focussing on South America and its human and physical features.

For more information please look at our class topic web.

Our Class novels will be Final Year by Matt Goodfellow and The Last Chance Hotel by Nickki Thornton.

Autumn Term 2023

This term we will be looking at the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and the Scots. We will be concentrating on how the Vikings came to Britain and the power struggle that commenced with the Anglo-Saxons and the Scots.

For more information about what we will be learning across our entire curriculum have a look at our class topic web.

Our class novel for this term will be Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

Reading – for 20 mins everyday. Please record which pages you have read each night and the book you are currently reading in your diary.

Times Tables – Quick recall of times tables facts can have a significant impact on maths confidence and performance. Please encourage your child to learn / recall/ recite tables on a regular basis.

If you have any queries about homework or anything else you would like to discuss please do not hesitate in contacting the school office to make an appointment.