Welcome to Class 4!
Welcome to Class 4!
Our topic this half-term is ‘Kirkby Thore and Beyond’ and we will be learning about some of the important buildings and activities around our village. We will be researching the history of Kirkby Thore and thinking about its future, and we will visit some of the important sites around the village. There will also be plenty of opportunity to look at maps of the area. After the half-term holiday, the class will start an enterprise topic leading up to the Summer Fair.
The Year 6 SATs tests start in the week beginning 13th May. These are the dates:
May 13th: Grammar and Punctuation Test, plus Spelling
May 14th: Reading Test
May 15th: Arithmetic Test and the first Maths Reasoning Test
May 16th: Second Maths Reasoning Test
The Year 6s are all working hard to prepare for the tests and are looking forward to their treats when they have finished - an ice-cream down at the Bridge Bistro after the final test, and then, on Friday, 17th May, a day at Patterdale Outward Bound Centre with Year 6s from other local schools. There will be a free breakfast for all the Year 6s on the days of the tests.
The Year 5s are going to Ullswater Community College on Thursday, 20th June for a day of Science and Art activities. Also for Year 5s, the Maths and Science Trail takes place at Appleby Grammar School on Friday, 12th July.
This half-term, our PE will be on Friday afternoon. The children should wear the school PE kit and either pumps or trainers for PE, not the same shoes that they wear in class. As the weather gets warmer, we may fit in some extra PE sessions, so it would be best if kits could be brought to school every Monday and taken home to be washed on Friday. There will also be netball club after school on Mondays and football after school on Tuesdays; we hope to take part in several local tournaments this term, including our own Catriona Stables Tournament on 2nd July.
Each week the children will have some Maths and/or Literacy homework, and there will always be spellings and times tables to practise. At times the children may also be given other homework connected to our Science or Topic. They should have their reading books in their bags every evening; if you listen to them read three times in one week, they earn a team point and a raffle ticket for the reading raffle which is drawn every Friday. There is a record sheet inside their homework books which should help the children remember what they are supposed to do; please feel free to use the reading records or the homework books to write any information you feel I should know.
Enjoy the term and please contact me at any time if you have any concerns about your child in school.