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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 & Class 5!


Our Class Teachers are Miss Croxford and Mrs Norman. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Nichol, Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Raine. 


There are 33 children in our class ( 18 Y5 children and 15 Y6 children). On a morning children are split between two classes and are either taught by Miss Croxford or Mrs Norman.  On an afternoon all children are taught by Miss Croxford.


Religious Education

In RE this term we will be exploring the following topic 'Sources'. In our lessons we will reflect on how our lives are enriched by books and the wonder of books and how they take a person beyond themselves. We will then explore a variety of books within the Bible and consider the purposes of why they were written. At the end of our topic we will remember, celebrate and respond to the experience of a wide variety of books and and the purpose for which they were written and the Bible as a story of God's love told by the People of God.



In our English lessons this term we will be reading 'Journey to the River Sea'. All of our Reading, Spag and Writing lessons will be centred around this text. 




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


In topic we will be learning all about Raging Rivers. Please see attached the Medium Term Plan for more information on what we will be covering in each of our lessons.  


Our topic in science this term is Properties and changes of Materials. 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 Tuesday and Friday afternoon. This term Year 5 will be swimming. 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 Thursday.


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 reading records that are sent home with them every Friday. Children are encouraged to read for at least 15 mins per evening and to record their reading in their reading records. Parents are asked to sign their child's 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 folder. Please help to support your child with completing their homework which is due into school on a Wednesday.  


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!