Fireflies 2023 - 2024

Mrs Bull

Mrs H Bull

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


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 Friday. 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 write the 10 words each week into full sentences in your yellow book (to show you understand the meaning of the words) Spelling test every Friday morning.  

Reading Books - Reading is amazing and can open up whole new worlds. We continue to promote reading for pleasure! It's so important that your child reads every single day. In Year 5 it is expected that children read between 15-20 minutes a day, and at least 3 times per week online. Reading will be monitored weekly using the Readingplus or Readingeggs online programme your child has an individual password to access this.. Children will have a home reader book and reading record which must be signed by an adult when they have read 3 times, please also write in the record book when they access online. Books can be changed any day, once they have read a whole book they will be required to complete a book review!

Times Tables Rock Stars - Please click the link The children have their own username and password for this site. It is important that they are regulalry learning their tables. Children should access three times a week for at least 15 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. when children have a Multiplication Tables check which is set out by the government. 

For SEN pupils, homework is set as appropriate to their individual profiles and targeted learning plans. Parents will be informed accordingly.


Fireflies have PE in school on a Thursday afternoon and Swimming lessons on Friday afternoon. Coloured, house team t-shirt and full kit to be changed into for PE, no jewellery and earrings either removed or covered. PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF CLOTHING.  Normal uniform to be worn on swimming days. We also have access to Forest Schools and more information will be given once this has been timetabled by Forest School Leaders.

Curriculum information 

The curriculum map (file attached) outlines your child's learning across the year. In class we will be reading novels each term which compliment our English Unit. Our class author this year is C.S.Lewis. 

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

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

Please find below links to several more websites that children can use to help them whilst on their learning journey. - Homework help - lots of exciting maths games  for maths games and activities - lots of different quizzes to test and improve SPAG ability - pupils have their own login - Dance Mat typing Times table test practise


If you require further information or need to contact me then please email me directly [email protected]

Thank you.

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