Years 4 & 5

Welcome to Class 4 and the Autumn Term 2019

Teacher: Mrs Metcalfe

Class Cover:  Mrs Hornbuckle

Learning Support Assistants: Miss Victoria East & Mrs Gammon

The School Day:

Morning:       9.00 – 12.30(Break time 10.55 – 11.05 Assembly 9.10 – 9.30)

Lunchtime:   12.30 – 1.35

Afternoon:    1.35 – 3.25


We are starting off the year by doing some descriptive writing about settings and characters. We will base this upon our class book – Stig of the Dump. We will use what we have learnt to write a short story later in the term. We will also be writing diaries and letters and at Christmas we will be studying a range of poems which we will use to help us write poems of our own.


We will be using the White Rose programme of learning to develop and extend our skills in: place value & number work; addition & subtraction; multiplication and division and measurement of length, perimeter & area.

Children will work on fluency, reasoning and problem solving in every lesson.  We will be practicing our times tables through regular practice, playing games, singing songs and using the computer.


This will be given out on Monday to be handed in by Friday. Please remind your child to hand their homework in on time as this will give me time to mark it. Homework books should always be handed in on Friday, even if homework is not completed, as their new homework will need to be stuck into their books.


Once a term, children will be given a title which should be the inspiration for a piece of project homework.  This homework should reflect things that they enjoy or an area of learning they would like to find out more about. For example; if your child loves art they can create a painting or collage, if they enjoy computing they can create a power point if they like cooking they can cook something and bring it in for the class to sample. The possibilities are endless. Children can work on their projects with a parent or other family member. Children will be asked to present their homework to the rest of the class and they will be awarded fuzzies for their time, creativity and effort. Dates for my style home work will follow shortly. 


Please ensure that all the things your child brings into school are clearly labelled with their name. As you know the space in a cloakroom is limited so please encourage children only to bring in what is necessary. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times in a small draw string bag if possible. Jewellery is not permitted in school with the exception of an inexpensive watch and stud earrings for those with pierced ears.

Please click on the link to access the Key Stage 2 curriculum overview: Key Stage 2 Curriculum Autumn Term 19