Crystal

Welcome to Crystal Class which this year is a mix of year 4 and 5 children. Your teachers are Mrs Abi Doe (All day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon) and Mrs Lauren Randall (Thursday morning and all-day Friday). Mrs Maria Smith will be our fulltime TA.

Welcome back to Autumn term 2!

Our topic this term is: Properties and changes of materials, we will be exploring this topic through all areas of the curriculum.

In Writing, we will be presenting our work neatly; using different layout devices and a range of punctuation; linking paragraphs; spelling the Year 3/4 & 5/6 words; editing and improving our work and writing in the genre of poetry, persuasive writing and story writing, all inspired by Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine.

In Guided Reading, we will be exploring texts and answering comprehension questions about them.

In Maths, we will present my work neatly; understand place value in numbers up to 10,000,000. Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit. Solve number and practical problems that involve large numbers, rounding and negative numbers. We will use formal written methods for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. We will recognise equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. We know all my times tables and related division facts. We will solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure. We will apply our skills to solve problems.

In Computing, we will give examples of the risks of online communities and demonstrate knowledge of how to minimise risk and report problems. As well as understand how simple networks are set up and used. We will focus on communicating safety online and how simple computing networks work.

See the Autumn 2 Topic web for a full list of learning.

P.E Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts and suitable P.E. shoes on these days.

Homework:

Children are expected to read daily and practice times tables and given spellings. Optional topic homework will be given out every 2-3 weeks, including ‘chatter topics’, which are ideas for conversations around the children’s learning.

Drop off/pick up:

All children are to be accompanied by an adult to the KS2 gate in the mornings and to be collected from the same place in the afternoons. Please wait with your child/children until the gates are opened at 8:45am.

What to expect in Crystal Class:

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1

Useful websites to support your child’s learning.

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Below is a link to the NSPCC website. This is not only a good website for information but also some super activities and games for children.