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 afternoon teaching Art.  They are supported by teaching assistants Heather Thomson and Jo Cocking.

Information from the teacher


Childline Schools Service

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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Summer homework

Please read attachedReading will continue throughout the summer term as part of the homework.  Remember the expectation is to read at least 3x to an adult each week and 2x to yourself.


Spellings 9th May 2017

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 Summer holiday homework

Please find attached details about the summer holiday homework.  Here is the reading sheet and here is the sheet about your project.  Please can you ensure that all homework is handed in the week beginning the 11th September.

There is a homework club on Tuesdays for any one that wants to attend.     It is free and open to all .  You can drop in for 20 minutes or stay until 4 pm.  It is up to you!

Want some ideas for homework?

Here is another good game for converting units of measurement

Information from Pupil Progress Day 31 March 2017

Here is the Literacy Trust recommended reading list

Here are the question stems for reading

Question stems for reading

What has happened in the story so far?

What do you think will happen next?

Who is your favourite character? Why?

Who is the character you like least? Why?

Does your opinion of this character change during the story? How? Why?

Which part of the story is your favourite / least favourite? Why? Would you change any part of the story? How?

Pick three favourite words or phrases from this chapter. Can you explain why you chose them?

Did this book make you laugh? Can you explain what was funny and why?

Have you read anything else by this author? Is anything similar?

When do you think this book was written? How do you know? Does it matter?

Do you think the title of the book is appropriate? What would you have called it?

What is the genre of the book: sci-fi, mystery, historical, fantasy, adventure, horror, comedy?

What are the features that make you think this?

Would you like to read another book by this author? Why/ why not?


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

SATs preparation

Here are the sites for sample papers

Sites for past papers

Information on the 2017 SATs.

Here is a video from the Government on the SATs

Meet the Teacher

Please find attached the powerpoint from the Meet the Teacher session. Here is more information from last year on life after levels.   If you would like more information, here are two useful videos which explain some of the changes. At the bottom of the page there is a selection of PDF files which explain more about mastery and give example questions.

2016 SATs

Find here the expectations for Year 6 pupils.  Here are the expectations for Year 5 pupils.  The year 5 expectations are in a concise form.  For the full version, click on the link here

Here are sample materials for the new style tests for KS2

Here is information about all the SATs next year and more information about changes to the maths SATs paper

Here is the word list expected for Year 5 and 6 for next year

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 this week

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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