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 Tuesdays




Our book this half term is FArTHER-a story about a boy whose dad has dreams beyond his capabilties. The boy ends up succeeding where his father had failed in this text which is full or rich vocabulary, and an ending tinged with sadness.

What are we learning in Autumn 1?

Maths will be taught in single age year groups, following the Maths No Problem scheme. For this half term, it will mainly be place value and addition and subtraction that the children will be focusing on.

This half term, during RE, we will focus on Christianity and study the focus question: Why is it sometimes hard to do the right thing. Our history is the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons-how it impacted Britain and it' people.

Our Art this half term is Sculpture-creating work out of soap, wire and clay! We will also be learning about time signatures in music, and looking at describing portraits in French.


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, on a Wednesday and 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

Newsletter 16th September, by Mrs Kochan

Newsletter, by Mrs Kochan

Larch Class - Year 4 & Year 5: Gallery items

Larch Class - Year 4 & Year 5: Calendar items

Larch Class PE (Outdoor), by Mrs Shepherd

Larch Class PE (Indoor), by Mrs Shepherd

Larch Class PE (Outdoor), by Mrs Shepherd

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