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Year 4/5

Welcome to Year 4 and 5's Class Page!
In Year 4 and 5 this year we have 25 children, 14 boys and 11 girls. Our class teacher is Mr Bragg and teaching assistant is Mrs Crichton. You will find lots of information on this page, that will show what we have been getting up to.
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Year 4/5 Class Newsletters (2018-2019)


Key Information:

  • Snack - Snack money will be £1 per week and should be paid on Mondays, children will then be provided with snack at break time each day.
  • Homework - Homework must be completed and returned to school on Wednesday's each week and new homework will be sent home on Friday's. If children are having difficulty with their homework, they can bring it in to school on Monday or Tuesday and staff will be able to provide them with additional support. 
  • PE and Swimming - During the Autumn Term children in Year 4/5 will have 1 PE session in school and 1 swimming session each week. Swimming will take place on Monday mornings and PE will take place on Friday afternoon. 
  • Swimming Kit - A towel, Boys - Swimming shorts (above the knee,) Girls - A one piece swimming costume.
  • PE Kit - A school PE Kit (royal blue shorts and a pale blue t-shirt with a school logo) and trainers. No jewellery to be worn on PE days.   
  • Reading - Reading is such and important skill which supports children with their learning in all areas of the curriculum. This year we are continuing to use the Strive for Five reward scheme to promote reading across school. Prizes will be handed out at the end of each half term, for children who have read 5 times a week each week. We ask you to spend as 10 minutes each evening reading with your child, before discussing the book that they have read to clarify their understanding. Reading records must be signed by an adult after reading and will be checked each morning at school. 
To encourage and engage our Free Readers at the beginning of the school year in Year 4/5, we wrapped some books from our class library up and displayed the blurb on the front and the children chose their book without seeing the cover.

Music in Year 4 and 5 - The White Cliffs of Dover.

As part of our work looking at 'The War Years' (1914 - 1945) the class have been learning about the role played by Dame Vera Lynn, when it came to entertaining the soldiers and trying to lift their spirits and moral during World War 2. After learning the song as a class these children bravely volunteered to come to the front of the class and sing. 

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Visit to the Distington War Memorial.

To kick off the work on our new topic, which is going to be looking at the period of history between 1914 and 1945 (The First World War and The Second World War) we visited the village war memorial. Children had some time to discuss the the meaning of the memorial and what it represents with their peers and we also had a quiet period of reflection in memory of all the men from the local are who have died or been injured fighting in many different wars around the world. We also saw and image of the Silent Soldier, that has been displayed in the village as a tribute to the 100 anniversary of the end of The First World War.  

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