Welcome Class 17 at Ghyllgrove Primary School.
Your child's class teacher will be Mrs Edwards
Miss Yeo will be our class learning assistant.
Mrs Lee, Mrs Davie, Mrs Nash and Mrs White will also be helping to support our learning throughout the week.
I am very excited to hear about your adventures over the summer and I am looking forward to teaching you again in year 5. Please check our class page regularly for important notices and information about our upcoming topics.
During our English lessons this term, we will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory It's a brilliant story and I am sure we will all be engrossed in reading about the adventures that Charlie faces. We will also have guided reading and big write sessions weekly, as well as plenty of work on grammar and spelling. Remember to practise your spellings weekly! We will also be reading Tom Palmer's book Foul Play so feel free to read others in the series.
In Maths, we will be continuing to improve our number and arithmetic skills as well as tackling a range of problem solving and reasoning activities. We will then move on to developing our mental methods of calculation and our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. Additionally, we will be practising our times tables daily – remember practise these at home using your home school diary and Times Table Rock Stars
Our topic this term is going to be ‘Groovy Greeks'! This is a very exciting Geography and History topic. We will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks and will be creating our own museum. We will learn about their Gods and Goddesses and enjoy reading some of their myths and legends. We will also explore the geography of some modern day Greek islands and compare one of these with an area in the UK. The fun continues in art where we will be sculpting our own Greek masks and we will even cook some of our own bread.
Our PE lessons will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. PE kits (white t-shirt, red shorts, trainers) are to be kept in school and will be sent home half-termly to be washed.
With so many exciting things going on in school, there will be lots to talk about on those journeys home from school. Make sure you’re showing off all your learning and impressing your parents.
Behaviour and attitude to learning – the key to success!
In Class 17 we have very high expectations of exceptional behaviour and attitudes to learning. All children are expected to stay on green by following the school rules, listening carefully and trying their best. However they should be striving for gold by showing the Ghyllgrove Learning Powers. You should aim to be getting your green certificates to take home every Friday to show your parents how fabulous you have been at school.
Home School Diaries
All of the staff in Class 17 love reading and we ask that your child reads aloud to an adult at least three times a week. Records of this can be made in your child's Home School Diary. Please take the time to put a small note and we will also do the same anytime we hear the children read during the school day. Prizes will be up for grabs for our most avid readers. Miss Yeo will collect the diaries weekly, but please make sure they are in school every day.
Homework is an important part of school that helps ensure children have grasped the week's learning and can apply it independently. This year, children will have new homework packs, which will include their mathematics and grammar homework . Every Friday, a task will be set which must be completed and returned by Tuesday. In addition to the homework packs, children should be reading at home at least 3 times a week, practising their multiplication and division facts and working on their spelling words.
Children - please remember - if you have ANY problems during the year then come and see us. We will always help you if we know about anything that is worrying you. We want to keep you all safe, happy and learning.