Warrior Class - Years 4, 5 & 6

Warriors


Welcome to Warrior Class' webpage. Here you will find out information about what we are learning, FAQs and links to useful websites. 

This year Mrs Box and Mrs Rivera are team teaching the class with the support of Mrs Curry, Miss Buckmaster and Miss O'Connell. 

Following parents meetings we shared a document containing what we would be learning this term. Please find a link to it here.

FAQs

Here's some FAQs about Warrior Class to help you to get to know how we're organised and work...

 When is homework due?

Monday - spelling tests

Tuesday - reading reflections

Wednesday - times table test (for those children who are still learning there times tables)

Weekly (it resets on a sunday at midnight) - half an hour of MathsWhizz

Half Termly - a big think.

 What is the homework like?

From day 1, all children are encouraged to be actively reading their own choice of book from school or home throughout the week. Children are asked to ensure they write a good quality reading reflection in their journals where they analyse what they have written to show understanding. We check these journals weekly and expect more from the different year groups/children. Generally year 4/5 should produce 1 reflection, year 6 should produce 2 with some exceptions. We encourage quality over quantity.

Pieces of homework that link to the topic work or to support their understanding in class may be issued randomly alongside the BIG think homework. Additionally, work that is incomplete from class may also be sent home to complete.

The times table tests are 40 questions to be completed in 6 minutes. They will be individual to your child so every child may be on a different times table. They will be questions using the multiplication and division facts. Once your child knows all the way up to 12x12 they will move on to a mental arithmetic test each week which will allow them to practise fast recall of mathematical facts. There won't be homework set for this. 

Spelling tests consist of ten spellings weekly based on the spelling unit we are learning that week. Children will have a daily spelling lesson in class that supports learning the spelling pattern but does not focus on the ten words in particular. See below for more information about how we teach spelling. 

What are the spelling routines?
This year we are using the Read, Write Inc programme to teach the children spellings. This 13 week programme will ensure the children know their spellings for the year group they are in by looking at phonics, morphology and etomology in order to learn the spelling rules of the words they learn. This will be done in daily sessions for 15-20 minutes and a test will occur once a week. 

 

Forensic Science Visit

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Tractor Visit

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Science - Experimenting with Light

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Please support your child with their learning and the links below give some useful educational websites.

Links

Mathletics! - Practise your maths, times tables and spelling!

Visual Fractions

Times Tables

Spelling Games

Maths Zone - Improve your maths here!

Wordle - Create your own word display

Phoenix Class End of Year Blog - Find out what the highlights were of our year...

Chunking for division

Using the Grid Method for multiplication (x)

Take a journey to improve maths

Fractions Beat the Clock