Primary 5/4

Class Teacher:  Mr Armstrong

Welcome to the P5/4 webpage! We are all back and rested after a nice Easter Holiday, ready to start our final term (how time flies!)

In maths this term, the class will be focusing on 24 hour time, revision of number processes and data handling.

In language, we are currently reading through the novel ‘The Iron Man’ and are thoroughly enjoying it! Pupils are also working on their Big Cats books again this term in class.

Our current mini-topic this term is about Avril Paton’s famous  ‘Windows In The West’ painting. We are all very excited to learn more about this amazing piece of work and try our hand at some art ourselves!

P5/4 are also learning all about how different religions around the world celebrate weddings. We will also be learning all about the water cycle and renewable energy in our upcoming science topic- The Dam!

Thank you all a gain for your continual support this year- and check back soon for more updates!

Homework will be issued on a Friday for the following week. Homework takes the form of Reading, Spelling and Maths. Throughout the year pupils may be issued additional tasks for homework.

In Term 4, P4-5 are changing the format of their Spelling Homework to provide a more interesting experience for pupils. Pupils are still required to complete their word lists, however now have the added task of selecting one of 4 writing activities on the list at the front of their jotters. These writing tasks are to replace sentences and active spelling. Pupils are to complete one task a week, but may not complete the same task two weeks in a row. We believe this will make spelling homework more interesting and engaging!

Maths homework will also be seeing the addition of Problem Solving and Number Talk homework, on top of the regular maths  homework issued. These new tasks will be alternated week to week and are to be completed in the maths homework jotter.

Reading -All children will have an Accelerated Reader which will be read in class. At least 15-20 minutes should be spent reading these books at home each evening.

Maths -Children will be issued a piece of maths homework relating to work they have been doing in class each week. This will be issued on Friday, to be completed by the following Thursday.

Spelling -Monday – Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check each word once in jotters.

Tuesday – Writing task. Pupils select one of the 4 options for a writing task and complete it in their jotter.

Wednesday – Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check each word again, then write 3 interesting sentences using the words which are starred in jotters.

Thursday – Revise words for Friday’s spelling test.

As your child progresses with their reading you may wish to try some of the strategies to make reading even more fun and interesting.


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