Fireflies 2021 - 2022

Mrs O'Sullivan

Ms Evason

Mrs Terry O'Sullivan

t.osullivan@st-aidans-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 4/5!

Our Class Value is HOPE

In Fireflies we strive to acheive the best of our potential through experiencing a rich and balanced curriculum that will excite, engage and create lots of fun whilst learning. 

Please take a look at our page and try out some of the homework links we have put on for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to call and speak to myself or Teaching Assistant Mrs Evason .

Important information

Homework

ALL pupils will be set homework each half term. Homework is given on Friday which will need to be completed and handed in the following Thursday. All homework is to be completed in the yellow Homework Book which is to be handed in weekly.

Spellings: half-termly overview stuck into yellow books - ten words to practise, at least 3 times a week  Please choose 8 words each week and write into full sentences in your yellow book (to show you understand the meaning of the words) Spelling test each Friday morning.  

Reading Books - Reading is amazing and can open up whole new worlds. This year we will be promoting reading for pleasure! It's so important that your child reads every single day. In Years 4 and 5 it is expected that children read between 15-20 minutes 3 times per week. Reading will be monitored weekly using the Readingplus or Readingeggs online programme https://login.readingplus.com  https://readingeggs.co.uk your child has an individual password to access this.. In addition children can take a home reader book or choose one from the library.

Times Tables Rock Stars - Please click the link https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student The children have their own username and password for this site. It is important that they are regulalry learning their tables. Children should access twice a  week for at least 20 minutes. All primary school-aged children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by heart. In fact, they are expected to have mastered their times tables by the end of Year 4. At the end of the year, children have a Multiplication Tables check which is set out by the government. 

P.E.

Fireflies have PE on a Monday with a sports coach and swimming summer term on Friday afternoon, (starting 29th April until 13th May inclusive). Coloured, house team t-shirt and full kit to be worn on Monday PE day please, no jewellery and earings either removed or covered. 

Uniform MUST be worn on swimming day and bring a strong waterproof bag, one piece swimming suit or trunks/shorts (not past the knee) towel, cap (which can be purchased from school) and a hairbrush. (NO sprays or gels! NO earrings)

PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF CLOTHING

Curriculum information 

The curriculum map (file attached) outlines your child's learning across the year. In class we are reading Jungle Book this term which compliments our English Unit, Amazon Adventure.

Please find below a copy of the word lists that children are expected to know by the end of Year 3/4 and 5/6. (a copy of these will be sent home for children to practise the ones they don't know)

Homework links

Purplemash - Children have been given a class username and password to access the computing tool to help them develop skills needed within the curriculum. Please click on the link https://www.purplemash.com/sch/bambe.

BBC KS2 Bitesize - This website has several games and activities to help children develop their knowledge and understanding of English, Maths and Science. Please click on the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

Please find below links to several more websites that children can use to help them whilst on their learning journey.

https://mymaths.co.uk children have their own pupil login

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ - Homework help

http://www.coolmath-games.com/ - lots of exciting maths games

http:topmarks.co.uk  for maths games and activities

https://www.spag.com/ - lots of different quizzes to test and improve SPAG ability - pupils have their own login

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr - Dance Mat typing

www.timestablechecker.co.uk Times table test practise

 

If you require further information or need to contact me then please email me directly t.osullivan@st-aidans-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Thank you.

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