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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 and Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Nichol and Mrs Williamson. On a morning Y5/6 are split and Mrs Norman teaches some of us.


There are 33 children in our class. Every Thursday afternoon Miss Croxford has PPA time and Mrs Norman will be in class on this afternoon.


Religious Education

This term we will be focusing on the following topics: 



Our class reader this term is Kensuke's Kingdom. Children are explicitly taught the skills of reading outlined in the KS2 test domains through the use of 'VIPERS' which was created by Rob Smith (The Literacy Shed). 

Our English lessons for Autumn 2 are based on the autobiography written by 'Tim Peake'. 



This term we will be covering multiplication and division and fractions. 



Our topic in science this term is Animals Including Humans.



In geography this term we will be learning all about Ancient Greece.



This term, PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. All children must attend school wearing their PE kits.



The children will be given a different spelling rule to learn each week. Children are expected to learn their set of spellings during the week ready for a spelling test every Friday. Spellings can be accessed via the files on Microsoft Teams.


Times tables

It is important that children continue to practice their times tables. Children have times table practice in school through Times Table Rock Stars. It is important that children access this at home. 


Reading Books

Children are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes per evening. Children must ensure if they are reading a shorter chapter book, they return their reading book to school on a Friday ready to be changed. Children can also access Read Theory and Lexia at home.



Children have a homework grid which is in their homework book. Children are asked to choose at least one activity each week to complete and bring into school at the designated time. Please help to support your child when completing their homework.

Children also have access to the following sites where homework/tasks will be set:

  • Lexia
  • TTRS
  • MyMaths
  • ReadTheory 



Useful websites for Home Learning

  • For anyone who wants to keep on top of their PE lesson. Check out online lessons with Joe Wicks #PE with JOE. Monday to Friday 9am Live on Youtube. The Body Coach TV . 
  • Oxford Owl -
  • - to create your own daily arithmetic questions. 
  • Vocab ninja
  • White Rose Maths - (problems of the day)
  • Third Space Learning 
  • Classroom Secrets 



***PE Resources***


I have listed below some links that you can follow at home. I am looking into some more and will update you when I get them. A lot of NGBs have free activities on their website so if there is a sport I haven't included that you would want their website is likely to have it.

Oti’s West End Wednesday.
I-Moves offering Free Dance Ideas!
South Durham Gym offering Online Tutorials with their ambassador Mercedes.

Dane Bates is offering Master Classes

Disney 10 minute shake-up

Super moves fitness.









-  3 month free membership to schools, pupils, parents, to experience yoga at home




Joe Wicks workouts – daily at 9.30 a.m. on youtube.




Youth sport trust app TopYa is available to download too and they have a free access code which is 23880. The app is full of activities and challenges too.