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:

Science

History / Geography

Autumn 1

Changes in materials

The Maya

Autumn 2

Forces

Earth Matters

Spring 1

Light

Stone Age to Iron Age

Spring 2

Earth and space

Farming around the world

Summer 1

Classification of living things

Local history

Summer 2

Scientists and inventors

The Americas

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 January. 

 

Class Information

P.E. is every Friday and alternate Thursdays. 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. As before, please could children wear suitable outdoor kit to school and bring wellies separately.

 

Home Learning

  • Homework will be weekly spellings, reading and times table practice.
  • 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 be trialling using ‘reading scrapbooks’ instead of reading diaries for children to record 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 when they have finished it by creating a scrapbook page.   A blank scrapbook and more information/examples will be given to children in the first week back.
  • 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.