Class 4

Class 4 is a mixed year 5 and year 6 group. They are currently taught by Melissa Pinfield, the Deputy Headteacher.  Mr Hunt works with the class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons teaching Art, Topic, Science and RE.  Mrs Lane works with the class on a Thursday morning teaching the Year 5 maths. They are supported by teaching assistant Heather Thomson.

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Here is the weekly timetable for class 4.

Although PE is timetabled for set days, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times as inclement weather can effect our timetabling.

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Please find all the information from the PowerPoint here.  For those people interested in CGP books, you can find the range for KS2 here For these people interested in Singapore maths more information can be found here .

Summer homework

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Well done to all those pupils who have handed in their Caribbean projects.  There has been a wonderful selection of projects ranging from booklets about animals, visits to cook at a Plymouth restaurant, facts about the West Indies team and a journal written by Blackbeard.

Friday 22nd September homework

  1. Reading – please can you make sure that an adult writes in your reading log and signs it. The expectation is that you read 3x a week to an adult (at least) and 2x to yourself.  We have reading in class every day and sometimes twice a day so you can fill in the reading log after these sessions.  Can you also make sure that you are up to date with reading for book club on Thursday as it is hard to discuss a book if not everyone has read it.  Please can you also ensure that your reading log is in school for Thursday.
  2. Work on your spellings. You can choose from a range of activities on the back of the sheet. Date and initial the activity when you have tried it.  There will be a spelling test on Friday.
  3. Work on your 4x tables and corrections from this week’s mental maths test. Sample questions can be found on the Class 4 section of the Harrowbarrow website.

Homework will be due in on Thursday 28th September.

Paduan questions for the 4x table

1. 3 x 4

2. 4 x 4

3. 5 x 4

4. 6 x 4

5. 7 x 4

6. 24 divided by 4

7. 28 divided by 4

8. 32 divided by 4

9. 44 divided by 4

10. 12 divided by 4

Jedi questions

1. 12 x 4

2. 8 x 4

3. 7 x 4

4. 32 divided by 4

5. 36 divided by 4

6. What is 4 cm in mm?

7. What is 40 – 14?

8. What is 400 – 14?

9. What is 4,999 + 1?

10. What is a 4 sided shape called?

Master questions

.1 400 x 400

2. 40 x 20

3. 120 x 4

4. 0.4 x 30

5. What is 0.004 x 100

6. What do the angles in a quadrilateral add up to?

7. Name a quadrilateral with only one set of parallel sides.

8. What is 1/4 of 292?

9. What is the 4th prime number?

10. Name a prime number between 30 and 40.


This term’s topic is the Caribbean.  Please find more information on the topic web.

Want some ideas for homework?

Here is another good game for converting units of measurement


Here are the expectations for writing.  Here are some the writing maths for Year 5 and Year 6.

Supporting your child with maths

Following the meeting with parents, here are some resources that might help you support your child with maths.  Here are the maths targets for Year 5 and Year 6 to give you an idea of what is covered during the year.  Here are the expectations for pupils wanting to achieve a level 5 or 6 in maths.  Here are the different methods for working out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions.

Here are some good websites for games

Supporting your child with writing

Technical terms that might help you

Determiner – tells you who much, how many and which one about a noun so it could be words like: two, each, the, an, a every, no

Prepositions – describes a relationship between things in a sentence e.g. over, under, behind or below

Adjectives – describe a noun.

Superlative adjectives – words like largest, most frightening which shows the greatest degree

Comparative adjective – compares one thing to another e.g. larger, more scary

Embedded clause – is a subordinate clause in the middle of a sentence e.g. The trenches, a hell hole of mud and fear, were loathed by the soldiers.

Conjunctions – are words that join sentences or parts of sentences together.  You can have subordinating conjunctions such as although, whenever, wherever or co-ordinating conjunctions such as and, but or.  Subordinating conjunctions introduce a subordinating clause or phrase which is normally the part of the sentence without a main verb. With the co-ordinating conjunctions the two parts of the sentence have equal weight.

Adverbs – describe a verb and can be adverbs of time, place or manner e.g. yesterday, over here or quietly.  An adverb also describes an adjective e.g. the very cold wind

Subordinate clause – a part of a sentence that does not have a main verb and so can not stand on its own e.g. Standing alone, I could see the mortar bombers in the distance.

Simile – compare something to something else using as or like e.g. the fire crackled like tissue paper

Metaphor – compare something to something else without using as or like (try and use the 3 step approach by listing characteristics of an object and then finding something else that has that characteristic e.g. bombs – loud/bright/destructive – think of something bright = sun so the bombs are miniature suns exploding in a fiery blazes

Personification – a type of metaphor where something inanimate is compared to a person or animal e.g. the crowd swarmed through the streets

Supporting your child with spellings

Here are some ideas on how to help with spellings each week.

Bloodhound Race for the Line Rocket Car Competition

Following several weeks of designing and building rocket cars the children finally got to find out how fast they could travel. On Thursday 23rd March we joined Callington College A Level students and the British Army to fire our rocket cars down a short track between timing gates. Well done to the team who designed the Fire Boss 2000 as they achieved the fastest time of 26.32 metres per second. Click on the rocket car name below to see a video of that car.

The Red Demon

Hyper Venom Phantom 3

Water Walker

The Fire Boss 2000

Rainbow Flash 2000

Lolly 604

The Flame Thruster 2000

Sonic Boom

Rocket Blaster 101


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