Years 4 and 5
Welcome to Ravens Class. We are Years 4 and 5!
Our teachers are Mrs Greenwood and Mrs Daftar. On a Wednesday morning Miss Elliott and Miss Juan will teach us for PPA cover. On a Thursday afternoon Mr Birkett will teach us.
Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can keep up to date with important messages from your child’s class teacher.
School Jotter App
Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.
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Wonders of the World Topic
This term we are learning about natural and man-made wonders of the world. Our class text will send us to Mt Everest and we will be writing adventure stories, travel brochures and non-chronological reports. In Geography we will be looking at the location and the civilisation for each wonder we cover. In history, we will be investigating when and why the wonders were made, including mountain formation. Science this term will be looking at the wonders of the human body, biomes and a variety of plant. Our Art project will be to create a portfolio of nature photographs from our school grounds.
Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo online.
We have PE on Thursday. Your child will need navy shorts, a white t-shirt and pumps or trainers. No jewellery, including earrings, is permitted for PE. Children need to remove these or cover them with tape. We also require that long hair is tied up for these lessons.
You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.
Year 4 will go swimming once we have approval from the swimming baths. They will need a towel, a swimming costume (full costume for girls, not bikinis / swimming trunks for boys, not loose or baggy boxer style shorts) and a swimming hat.
It is vitally important that your child reads at home. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.
See your child's class teacher for their login details to Rising Stars Reading Planet or Read Theory which will track your child's reading at home.
See your child's class teacher for their login details to our home learning portal on Google Classrooms. Here you will find all of your homework for the week which can be completed online.
We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day.
Your child is welcome to bring a pencil case to school to use in class. However, they must ensure that their property is easily identifiable and named. They should also understand that they are responsible for this equipment and school cannot be held responsible for personal items being misplaced.
Mobile phones are not permitted in school. However, if your child is in Year 6 and needs a phone in school for a valid reason. Please write a letter seeking permission for this from Mr Birkett. If this is authorised by Mr Birkett, the phone can be locked in the school office each day and must not be used until your child is off school premises.
Clothing and Outdoor learning
We are very lucky as a school to have some amazing outdoor spaces to explore and we will be looking to take advantage of this as much as possible. Therefore, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities i.e. coats and hats when it’s cold and sun cream in the summer months.
Please ensure that all clothing (including school jumpers and cardigans) are named. That way we can return them to you should they get lost.