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Our Lady and St Joseph's Brooms RCVA Primary School, Leadgate

We Learn, We Love, We Grow in Jesus' Name

Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!


Our Class Teacher is Miss Croxford. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Nichol, Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Raine. 


There are 34 children in our class, 17 Y5 children and 17 Y6 children.


Religious Education

In RE this term we will be exploring the following topic 'Mission'. We will be finding out about the mission of Jesus and how he called others, like the Apostles, to follow him. We know that the mission of Jesus continues today and that our Bishop Robert Byrne looks after our diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, following the example of Jesus the Good Shepherd. 




In our English lessons this term we will be reading Wonder. Our reading, writing, GPS tasks will all be based around this book. 




In our Maths lessons this term we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages, algebra, measurement, ratio and statistics.


History and Geography
In topic we will be learning all about Leisure and Entertainment through the ages. In Geography we will be looking at The Americas. 


Our topic in science this term is Evolution and Inheritance. Please see attached the Medium Term Plan for more information on what we will be covering in each of our lessons.



This term, PE will take place on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. This term Year 5 will be swimming on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their swimming kits with them each week.


The children will be given time within class to work on spelling rules and extend this knowledge through practise in school. They will also be given the spellings books to take home and practise for their weekly spelling test on a Friday.


Times tables
According to The National Curriculum framework "children are expected to apply all of their multiplication tables and related division facts frequently, commit them to memory and use them confidently to make larger calculations". It is important that the children continue to practice their times tables.


The following websites will help your children to practice their fluency of answering multiplication questions within a time limit.


Reading Books
Children have reading books and diaries that are sent home with them daily. Children are encouraged to read for at least 15 mins per evening and to record their reading in their diary. Parents/Carers are asked to sign the diary on a Thursday evening if possible ready for a reading record check on a Friday.


Homework will be sent home with children every Friday in their homework book. The homework grid links to the topic your child is studying in class. Each week it is expected that your child will complete at least one task on the grid and this is highlighted off. Please help to support your child with completing their homework which is due into school on a Wednesday. 


Your child also has access to the following websites and will be required to complete homework tasks on these. 


  • MyMaths
  • Lexia
  • Read Theory
  • TimesTable Rockstars


School Diaries

Please feel free to write any queries or comments in your child's diary that your child can show their teacher in class. The diary is an invaluable tool for you to keep in regular contact with us!


Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Croxford