Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

Class 4

Welcome to Class 4 at Longtown Primary School!

Class 3 is a mixed Year 5 and 6 Class.  Our topics this year are:


History / Geography

Autumn 1

The heart, circulation and 

the transport system

Marvellous Maps

Autumn 2


Ancient Greece

Spring 1

Properties of materials


Spring 2

Evolution and inheritance

Social history across time:

leisure and entertainment

Summer 1

Animals including humans: 

ageing, diet, keeping healthy

World War II

Summer 2

Lifecycles and reproduction of 

plants and animals


Please be aware that due to the nature of involving children in their learning, these themes could change.

In Year 6, children are assessed in line with statutory assessment tests (SATs).  This takes place in May in the summer term. An information evening for parents is held in the Autumn term. 


Class Information

P.E. is every Monday and Friday. Please could children wear their kit to school and ensure they have sufficient warm clothing for outdoor P.E. sessions as the Autumn progresses.

Forest School is alternate Thursdays. in Autumn first half-term and Summer term. Please could children bring suitable outdoor clothes and wellies to change into at school.


Home Learning

  • Homework will be weekly spellings, reading and times table practice / KIRFs.
  • Spellings will be given for each half-term. Children will learn about the spelling rule in lessons each week and be tested on Fridays.
  • We expect children to read regularly at home during the week (at least four times per week). This could be with an adult or by themselves. Regular reading is important in developing children’s fluency, vocabulary, comprehension skills and understanding of the wider world. In Class 4, we will continue to use ‘reading scrapbooks’ for children to record and share their reading journey over the year. This means that parents and children do not need to note or sign each reading session; rather children have the opportunity to creatively record their response to a book or text as they read by creating a scrapbook page for each book.  Scrapbooks will be shared and discussed in class regularly.  
  • We would appreciate your support in helping children become fluent in their times table facts. ‘Little and often’ practice is really helpful and a few minutes a day at home can really make a difference.


If you would like to discuss anything with us, please do not hesitate to ring or drop in after school for a chat.