Serpent Class - Years 4, 5 & 6

Serpents


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

This year Mrs Crosbie and Miss Rivera are team teaching the class with the support of our HLTA, Mrs Fletcher. 

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 Serpent Class to help you to get to know how we're organised and work...

 When is homework due?

Monday - spelling tests

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.

Weekly - children should read four times a week for ten minutes with an adult. One of these times can be on their own. 

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. Journals will be checked daily, children will be asked to put their journal in a basket in class for the adults to check. 

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 our own spelling programme to teach the children spellings. This programme is linked to the spelling objectives set out in the National Curriculum and will allow children to build up their knowledge of the etymology of words and patterns. 

 

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