Years 4 & 5

Teacher: Mrs Michelle Metcalfe   Summer Term 2019

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Gammon, Mrs Stapleton & PPA Cover – Mrs Hornbuckle.

The school day:
Morning: 9.00 - 12.30
Assembly: 9.10 – 9.30
Break: 10.50 - 11.05 Lunchtime: 12.30 - 1.35
Afternoon: 1.35 -3.25

Areas of work this term

This term we will be learning about Leicestershire. We will be working through a number of learning challenges which will help us understand more about the county in which we live.

Learning about Leicestershire will cover many subjects. We will be learning about maps, and physical and human geography. We will be looking at famous figures from the past including Richard III and Lady Jane Grey. We will be creating a sandwich fit for Leicester using local ingredients and in art we will practice water colour techniques to paint a landscape.

We will be looking for links in Science and discover what makes Leicester such an important place when it comes to space and we will be finding out about some famous scientific discoveries.
In RE we will be looking at the religious practices and beliefs of different communities in Leicester and Leicestershire.

In English we will continue to improve our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. We will be studying the book ‘There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom’ by Lois Sachar. Through reading analysing and discussing this text we will write a number of creative pieces, including a series of descriptions, a diary entry, a letter, a news report and a book review. In the second half of term we will be studying Romeo and Juliet and create a short class performance.

In Maths we will continue to develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. Later on in the term we will complete units of work on measurement, geometry and shape.

PE will take place on Thursday afternoons with our PE teacher, Craig. We are also lucky enough this term to receive some Cricket instruction from Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

School Play. Key Stage 2 are proud to announce that we will be performing to friends and family during the first week of July (details to follow). The play we have chosen is called Summer Holiday and includes lots of singing, dancing and opportunities for our aspiring actors to shine.

Homework will be given out on Monday to be handed in on Friday. Please remind your child to hand their homework in on time as this will give me time to mark it and hand it back. A very important part of homework is for children to read. A letter will be sent out shortly detailing a competition we will be running across school to win some super prizes for the whole family.

My Style Homework: For my style homework this term I would like you to create a piece of work that relates to Leicester or Leicestershire. Here are some ideas to get you thinking. You could… Make a promotional video of fun things to do; write about your favourite sports team, player or venue; visit a local attraction and write a review, paint or draw a Leicestershire landscape; create a map of places to visit; create a photo collage of your favourite place. These are just a few ideas but as you have proved this year you can come up with some spectacular ideas of your own.

Clothing and Belongings
A big thank you to those of you who have reduced the size of your school bags and the amount of equipment you bring to school. We are very limited for space in our cloakroom so a simple draw string bag is the best option to help keep our space tidy and manageable. Children’s water bottles, packed lunch and snacks should not be kept in bags that are kept on our pegs but should be placed on the shelves adjacent to our cloakroom. Thank you for your cooperation.
Mrs M Metcalfe