Fireflies 2021 - 2022
Mrs Terry O'Sullivan
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 Ms Evason .
ALL pupils will be set homework via school’s website (pupil homework log in) each 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 either handed in weekly or alternatively children will be shown how to log on to the pupil area and upload a photo of their homework as proof.
Spellings - ten words will be set on the homework link too (parents/pupils will be notified which is their group) practise these at least 3 times a week e.g. Look, say, cover, write, check. Please choose 5 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 a day. Reading will be monitored weekly. Please also ensure your child has their reading book in school every day. Please sign your child's homework diary each time they have read. Completed reading books will be changed when finished and this year I would like pupils to write a short book review which I will display in our reading area. Your child will also have access to Reading Plus online (please note in their reading record if they access this instead of their reading book).
Fireflies have PE on a Tuesday and swimming AutumnTerm on Friday. Coloured, house-team, t-shirt and full kit to be worn on 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, NOT SHORTS, towel, cap (which can be purchased from school) and a hairbrush. NO sprays or gels!
PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF CLOTHING
The curriculum map (file attached) outlines your child's learning across the year. In class we are reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo which compliments our English Unit based on Myths and Legends.
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
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.
Times Tables Rock Stars - The children have their own username and password for this site. It is important that they are regulalry learning their tables. 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. Please click the link https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
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/
Reading Plus - Reading plus is a fantastic resource to help your child develop their reading comprehension. Your child should aim to complete at least 5 reading lessons a week on it - 3 of these will be done in school, the rest can be done at home. https://login.readingplus.com
Please find below links to several more websites that children can use to help them whilst on their learning journey.
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr - Dance Mat typing
If you require further information or need to contact me then please email me directly. Thank you.
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