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Class 4 – Year 5 / 6

Teachers: Mr Torrie, Mr Gibbons & Mrs Spencer

Welcome to Class 4!

As we embark on the final stretch of the summer term, all three Class 4 teachers would like to say a huge WELL DONE to all children and parents for doing a superb job at home schooling!

It's not been any easy task but the work you've done to date is fantastic and we hope you can keep it up for a few more weeks (or until we get back to school and back to normality).

We are continuing to upload a 'Home Learning' sheet each week which has a range of core subject and foundation subject activities along with website links. These sheets are updated weekly and set out what we would like you to do in your home learning. If anything on there is unclear or you need any help, please get in touch straight away.

If you need to contact us or share work with us or show us what you have been up to, don't forget our class email is –

Home learning resources:

Top Marks Maths
NRich Maths
Times Table Rockstars
Daily 10 Maths
Top Marks SPAG
BBC – Daily Lessons
Spelling Frame – Spelling games
National Geographic Kids
Spooky Spelling
Little Bird Spelling
Look Cover Write Check Spelling

As a rough guide, we would recommend the timetable below for each day.
30 mins reading
40 mins Maths
40 mins English
1 hour on Topic or Science work
30 mins PE
30 mins Spelling – from spelling frame link above or feel free to use the national curriculum spelling programme that is attached to our page. Work through the words from the Year 5/6 word list and re-cap some of the spelling patterns with the example words from the right hand side.

We highly recommend using this home learning resource from White Rose to help teach your child Maths at home to suit their specific year group. There are five daily lessons for each week and they provide audio teaching and related worksheets free to download for your child to complete.
Year 6 Link
Year 5 Link

If you wish to access our Maths No problem Singapore Maths scheme, please email our class email and we will create you a login.

Year 6: You may wish to complete some of these practice SATs papers that are available online – please only do the 2016 Sample and onwards as these are on the new curriculum. Year 5, please do not complete these as you will be doing these next year!

Here is the link: SATs Papers

Topic work: Our topic this half term is going to be 'Run a Restaurant'. Please see below for the suggested projects and activities to complete at home over the coming weeks. Some of these are going to take a longer period of time and will therefore need to be spread over a number of days.

  • Investigate and decide if Fair Trade is a good thing for buyers. Does it benefit everyone? Children could complete a PowerPoint presentation on this, or do it on paper.
  • Study where our food comes from – try and plan a meal that is totally from the UK or even harder, from Cheshire!
  • Look at what is grown where around the globe, looking at main livestock and crops of a country from each continent.
  • Study main imports and exports of UK – why do we have too much of exports and not enough of our own, so are forced to import others?

Accelerated Reader

If your child would like to complete an accelerated reader test once they have finished reading a book, please click the link below. This will take you to the correct log in site for Calveley Academy.

Accelerated Reader

Ideas for keeping active

It is really important that we are all staying active in this difficult time. We hope your still getting out for some daily exercise with your family. There are a number of other ways to stay active – Joe Wickes has a 30 minute workout each day from 9am on his youtube channel. The Crewe and Nantwich Sports partnership are uploading a daily challenge on their twitter feed which is @candnssp. We have attached a couple of files with nice activities to try at home. There is also a really nice set of videos on Youtube created by PE teachers across the country for families to try at home under the hashtag #thisispe – We'd love to see some videos of any of the things you've been doing to stay in active during 'lockdown.'

Important Notices:

  • Please encourage your child to read at home regularly and write what they have read in their diaries. If they are unsure what to read, come and speak to us and we will recommend something! Reading at home makes an enormous difference to their comprehension and writing work in school.
  • Short arithmetic problems and spelling activities will completed each morning
  • We will also add interesting websites linked to our topic where appropriate.
  • Active 30 is continuing at the usual time – please ensure your PE kit is in school each day and is suitable for wet weather too!
  • Year 6s – Please bring your grey revision guides each Friday so you can review set homework and record new revision tasks. If you have any questions about your work, speak to us in the week and we will help you.
Year 6 Singapore Maths

Hi Year 6, For the next few weeks until the end of term, if you have finished the previous work we set for Singapore Maths, please move onto Chapter 9 (Algebra). This is the content of the lessons that we would be doing if we were in school. I hope you are all doing well and as always, if you would

Year 5 Singapore Maths

Hi Year 5, For the next couple of weeks, if you have finished the previous work, please focus on Chapter 4 on Maths No Problem/Singapore Maths. This work is all about whole number word problems. As always, feel free to email me any pictures of work you have completed – it is lovely to see. Stay safe, See

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