Larch Class - Year 4 & Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Parker

Mr Parker

Welcome to Larch Class!

The adults in our class

Mr Parker-Class teacher

Mrs Berry-Teaching assistant

Miss Powell-Teacher on Thursdays



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Our book this half term is one is called 'Our Tower' by Jospeh Coehlo. This is a story about a group of children from a inner-city tower block , who go on an adventure in a nearby forest and experience things they have never seen before!

What are we learning in Spring 1?

Maths will be taught in single age year groups, following the Maths No Problem scheme. 

This half term, History is finding out the answer to the question 'What did the Greeks do for us?'. For our Music we are discussing musical vocabulary whilst looking at songs about rivers. Our French is learning how to write the date in French and our PE is swimming and dance based on the Viking.

Our Pathways to Read topic is based on 'Odd and the Frost Giants' a book about a boy who ends up adventuring with the Norse Gods to stop the Frost Giants!

Home Reading

Our school aim is to complete at least 5 reading at home sessions each week. We will be monitoring reading at home closely by checking reading diaries each day and changing children’s books once a week, if required. We encourage children to develop their own sense of 'reading for pleasure' and would love to see the texts that children are also reading at home.


We will have two lessons of PE throughout the week, swimming on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday. As per the PE uniform policy, children are to come dressed in their PE kit on both of those days.



Each Friday, we will complete a spelling test on the words taught that week.  Children will be taught these spellings during the week, with a focus on applying the rule that is being taught. Children are then expected to practise their spellings further at home using Spelling Shed, a new assignment will be posted on a Friday, along with a practise 'Look, Cover, Write' sheet. 


Online Learning Resources

Our children have access to a range of online resources to aid their learning. Here are the links to some useful websites that children can use whilst not in school, their usernames and passwords can be found in their School Planner.  All children are familiar with how to use these. Clicking on each name will take you to the website.

Larch Class - Year 4 & Year 5: News items

Larch Class - Year 4 & Year 5: Gallery items

Christmas 2022, by Mrs Shepherd

Harvest Assembly 2022, by Mrs Shepherd

Chester Zoo October 2022, by Mrs Shepherd

Larch Class - Year 4 & Year 5: Calendar items

Larch Class Swimming, by Mrs Shepherd

Larch Class PE (Indoor), by Mrs Shepherd

Larch Class Swimming, by Mrs Shepherd

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